Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More Halloween, More Christmas and More Fun!

If you haven't gotten your Halloween fix yet, here are seven more spooky designs for you. I'm sure that at least one will tickle your fancy!

Black Cats and Bats
Stitch Count: 101W X 55H

Mr. Bone Jangles
Stitch Count: 130W X 114H

Boo Gang
Stitch Count: 66W X 80H

Spooky Pair
Stitch Count: 66W X 64H

Halloween Fun
Stitch Count: 64W X 81H

Simply Boo
Stitch Count: 70W X 60H

Halloween Sampler
Stitch Count: 119W x 72H

Midsummer Night Designs
Or perhaps you have moved on and are already looking forward to Christmas. Starting with some Christmas Cheer may be a good idea!

Christmas Cheer
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 40 ct. Natural Linen
Stitch Count: 103W x 179H

Heartstring Primitives
Joy to the World (3 Little Christmas Samplers) is a Christmas booklet that includes (you guessed it!) three designs. Each design contains an excerpt from the lyrics of the Christmas carol of the same name.

Joy To The World
Fabric: 28 ct. Linen, 35 ct. Linen by WDW
Stitch Count: 81W x 81H (Let Every Heart),
49W x 61H (Heav'n and Nature Sing),
76W x 110H (Joy to the World)

Country Cottage Needleworks
If you're not looking to stitch anything that is tied to a holiday, then Pie Menu or Spring Social might be the ticket!

Pie Menu
Fibers: DMC, CC, WDW, GA
Fabric: 28 ct. Lentil Linen by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 74W x 166H

Spring Social is the next series of seasonally inspired thread packs. Each thread pack comes with the chart and threads. The first of five charts will be available starting in November.

Spring Social
Fibers: Belle Soie silk
Fabric: 28 ct. Lambswool Linen
Stitch Count: 239W x 90H

Happy stitching!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Library, a Tombstone and a Stocking

Little House Needleworks
"An Open Book Is A Window Into The World". The Library is the perfect project for an avid reader...and stitcher!

The Library
Fibers: CC, DMC
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Light Examplar
Stitch Count: 257W x 129H

The Sampler Girl
An old tombstone, black cats, and witches are the new designs that you can look forward to stitching from The Sampler Girl. Isn't Halloween wonderful?

Hannah Picket 1725
Fibers: GA, WDW, CC, DMC
Fabric: 30 ct. Cafe Kona by R&R
Stitch Count: 77W x 87H

The Old Black Cat
Fibers: CC, GA, DMC
Fabric: 32 ct. Cream Belfast
Stitch Count: 116W x 70H

Out Flying
Fibers: CC, GA, DMC
Fabric: 30 ct. Witches Brew by R&R
Stitch Count: 60W X 60H

The Witch School Sampler 1821
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 32 ct. Espresso Linen by R&R
Stitch Count: 91W X 128H

Willow Hill Samplings

Land of the Free
Fibers: GA, CC
Fabric: 36 ct. Maritime White Linen
Stitch Count: 329W x 101H

Beehive Needleworks

Hannah Wright Sampler
Fibers: GA
Fabric: 28 ct. Linen
by Beehive Needleworks
Stitch Count: 101W x 118H

By the Bay Needleart
Here's an interesting way to finish a stocking - frame it using some fabric for the background!

Winter Stocking
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Lambswool
Stitch Count: 63W x 117H

Happy stitching!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Market Preview

As promised, here's a quick and dirty preview of some of the designs to be released at market this weekend, although you may have already seen some (or pre-ordered some!) by now.

Plum Street Samplers

Halloween Hornbook Sampler
Fibers: Belle Soie
Fabric: 36 ct. Vintage Quicksilver
by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 121W x 140H

Paradise Lost
Fibers: Needlepoint Inc., Gloriana Silks
Fabric: 36 ct. Vintage Light Examplar
by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 417W x 190H

Garden of Eerie
Fibers: Needlepoint Inc.
Fabric: 36 ct. Vintage Sand Dune
by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 176W x 161H

Heaven Gave Rain
Fibers: Belle Soie, Needlepoint Inc.
Fabric: 36 ct. Vintage Buttercream
by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 112W x 131H

Blackbird Designs
Joyeux Noel is a 40 page full color book of French-inspired designs. Inside are 16 projects to create beautiful sewing boxes, pincushions, samplers and ornaments.

Joyeux Noel

Sue Hillis Designs

The Homecoming
Fabric: 28 ct. Lavender Lugana
Embellishments: Star charms

Happy Holidays

Women who behave
Embellishment: Handcuffs charm

Carriage House Samplings

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow
Fibers: Needlepoint Silks, Thread Gatherer
Fabric: 40 ct. Examplar from Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 278W x 371H

A Mind Independent & Free

The Curse of the Raven

Happy stitching!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jane Austen in Autumn

CM Designs
Here's the latest Little Snowball to join all of the other's. Her name is Gracie.

Gracie, Little Snowballz

Lilybet Designs
Autumn Topiary, by new-to-this-blog Lilybet Designs, would make a great pincushion or framed piece.

Autumn Topiary

Primrose Needleworks
Autumn in New York is a gorgeous new design that celebrates fall in the Big Apple!

Autumn in New York
Fibers: GAST, DMC
Fabric: Sandcastle Linen
Stitch Count: 100W x 132H

The Sampler Girl
Apple Tree is another Pattern and Pieceworke kit with the pattern taken from In the Kitchen with Jane Austen. For those of you wondering what a Pattern and Pieceworke kit is all about, it's basically an excerpt of a previously released pattern that is matched with a coordinating piece of Moda fabric. You can use the kit materials to make whatever your heart desires!

Apple Tree, Pattern and Pieceworke

The five patterns included in The Stitching Janeite's Pattern Book No. 1 are: Netherfield Park, Toffee Apples, Darcy and Me, Jane Austen Lives Here, and The Elizabeth B. Sampler. Each are inspired by the writings of Jane Austen.

The Stitching Janeite's Pattern Book No. 1

You can personalize Seaside Memories by adding your family initials and the place where you spent your summer vacation.

Seaside Memories
Fibers: DMC, CC, WDW
Fabric: 28 ct. Antique White Linen
Stitch Count: 160W X 190H

Clara's Christmas Dance 1892 is a new journal entry pinkeep that is similar in style to Clara's Skating Sampler 1891.

Clara's Christmas Dance 1892
Fibers: DMC, CC
Fabric: 28 ct. Antique White Linen
Stitch Count: 198W x 52H

In my next post I will have a preview of some of the designs that will be released at the St. Charles Market next weekend. Watch for it soon!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Letters From Nora and more Halloween

Ladybug Lane Designs
Misty Boo is the name of the girl ghost in this Happy Halloween design. Too cute.

Happy Halloween!
Fibers: CC, DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Clay Jobelan
Embellishments: Buttons
Stitch Count: 89W x 80H

Nora Corbett Designs
Here they are, the letters S, T and U in the Letters From Nora series. I'm still finishing up L!

Letters From Nora - S
Fibers: CC, Kreinik
Fabric: 32 ct. Waterlily Linen
Embellishments: Beads & Treasures
Stitch Count: 62W x 121H

Letters From Nora - T
Fibers: CC, Kreinik
Fabric: 32 ct. Waterlily Linen
Embellishments: Beads & Treasures
Stitch Count: 61W x 119H

Letters From Nora - U
Fibers: CC, Kreinik
Fabric: 32 ct. Waterlily Linen
Embellishments: Beads & Treasures
Stitch Count: 86W x 120H

Passione Ricamo
Fairy of Dreams - The Guardian is another absolutely beautiful design from Passione Ricamo.

Fairy of Dreams - The Guardian
Fibers: DMC, Venus, Rainbow Gallery
Fabric: 28 ct. Midnight Fantasy Jobelan
by Polstitches
Embellishments: Beads
Stitch Count: 224W x 335H

The Trilogy
Halloween Tree: Spooky is part of The Trilogy's tree series, and Sissy is another addition to their snowman family of designs.

Halloween Tree: Spooky
Fibers: WDW, GAST
Fabric: 32 ct. Cobblestone Belfast
Embellishments: Buttons
Stitch Count: 49W x 57H

Fibers: WDW, CC, GAST
Fabric: 32 ct. Dirty Belfast
Embellishments: Buttons
Stitch Count: 40W x 50H

Happy stitching!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pumpkins of all Kinds

Cross-Eyed Cricket
Open House is a companion piece to their previously released Three Gables design.

Open House
Fibers: DMC, WDW, Kreinik
Fabric: 30 ct. Antique Hydrangea by R&R
Embellishments: Buttons
Stitch Count: 127W x 144H

There are two designs to stitch in Autumn Aprons - Spell Binding and Autumn Brew.

Autumn Aprons
Fibers: DMC, Kreinik
Fabric: 30 ct. Carved Pumpkin by R&R (Spell Binding),
30 ct. Garden State Java by R&R (Autumn Brew)
Stitch Count: 89W X 109H (Spell Binding),
91W X 97H (Autumn Brew)

I always seem to think "Charlie Brown" when I read the title of this next design, The Great Pumpkin Conspiracy. This design really has nothing to do with the Peanuts gang though...it's all about ravens!

The Great Pumpkin Conspiracy
Fibers: DMC, Thread Gatherer
Fabric: 30 ct. Old Mill Java by R&R
Stitch Count: 247W X 139H

Star Acorn is a single motif that could be stitched multiple times to create a lovely acorn border.

Star Acorn
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 30 ct. Old Mill Java by R&R
Stitch Count: 74W X 66H

Waxing Moon Designs
Quick Stitches for Halloween is a collection of three Halloween designs, one of which (When Witches Go Riding) is designed to be finished as a bellpull.

Quick Stitches for Halloween
Fibers: DMC, GAST
Fabric: 18 ct. Natural/Green Checker
Mill Hill Stitch Band (Bellpull),
28 ct. Cappuccino Country French Linen
(Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween)
Embellishments: Buttons
Stitch Count: 39W x 158H (bellpull),
57W x 63H (Trick or Treat),
51W x 51H (Happy Halloween)

Only 500 copies of the Bittersweet Witch Hat leaflet will be printed, so if you like this one, you'd better get it before it's gone!

Bittersweet Witch Hat
Fibers: GAST
Fabric: 28 ct. Thyme Linen
Embellishments: Buttons, beads
Stitch Count: 59W x 69H

Every time I blog about one of these new Monthly Samplers, I think to myself that I should start collecting these patterns. I just love seasonal designs. This one is going on my wish list for sure!

Monthly Sampler: May
Fibers: WDW, GAST, DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Natural Brown Linen
Stitch Count: 111W x 168H

Country Garden Stitchery
Pumpkins for October is part of the A Year in a Country Garden series, which features monthly flower designs stitched in seasonal colors.

Pumpkins for October

Annie Beez Folk Art

All Hallow's Eve
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Antique White Cashel Linen
Stitch Count: 87W X 58H

Happy stitching!