Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Victoria Sampler, Chatelaine Designs plus more

The Victoria Sampler
Heirloom Stitching Sampler is a gorgeous new design from The Victoria Sampler. It is the 10th addition to the Heirloom Sampler series. This newest sampler has three scenes that depict stitchers at various points in history.

The 23rd design in the Alphabet Samplers series that started back in 2004 is W is for Witch. This is the second to last chart of the series. The last and final sampler (X, Y, Z) will be available in a few months.

Last, but not least, from Victoria Sampler is Forever and for Always - a very pretty wedding sampler and sachet. Gosh, there just aren't enough hours in the day!

My Big Toe Designs
There are four (yes four!) new releases from My Big Toe Designs: Building Blocks - Reign, Hope in the Lord, Quaker Harmony and Be Not Forgetful.

Building Blocks - Reign

Hope in the Lord

Quaker Harmony

Be Not Forgetful

Jim Shore
Mill Hill brings us a beautiful leaflet called 12 Days of Christmas by designer Jim Shore. Guess you've got a little time to stitch these before next Christmas!

Chatelaine Designs
Chatelaine Designs often hosts online classes as a way of introducing a new design. A different section of the chart is given out each month until the project is completed. German "Ostsee" Mandala Garden is the subject of the next online class. This project will start on March 1 and continue for 12 months. Designs that are part of a class are not immediately available for purchase outside of the class. So sign up now if you'd like to stitch this one!

Another online class starting soon is the MIDI class. The design for this one is called The Hanging Gardens of Semiramas. This project is much smaller and so the class will run for 6 months, from April to October.

And finally, one of the designs that was used in a Midi Mystery class is now available for purchase. It is called Medieval Herb Garden and it can be bought directly from Chatelaine Designs as a virtual chart (sent via email). Print versions of the design are coming soon.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Carousel Charts, Sam Sarah Design Studio, X's and Oh's

Carousel Charts
Hearts & Valentines is the latest design to be added to the pendant jewelry kits from Carousel Charts. If you like this one, be sure to have a look at their other jewelry themes.

Sam Sarah Design Studio
Sam Sarah Design Studio adds to its Alphabet Baubles and Pearls series this month. D is for Dog is the next chart in Alphabet Baubles and First Day of Spring is the latest release in the Pearls line.

D is for Dog

First Day of Spring

Also new this month are Seize Mortals and My Sampler. These two samplers look like they could be stitched and up on your wall in no time!

Seize Mortals

My Sampler

X's and Oh's
The latest from X's and Oh's are Alpha Dogs A-D and Tic Tac Snow. Alpha Dogs is the first chart in an adorable dog alphabet series featuring breeds that start with a particular letter. Tic Tac Snow is a cute little design of snowmen and stars playing in a friendly game of tic tac toe.

Alpha Dogs A-D
Tic Tac Snow

Have fun adding to your stash! (I'm such an enabler.)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Heaven and Earth Designs, Little House Needleworks and more!

There are a lot of new designs for you in this post. Let's get started!

Little House Needleworks
There are two new releases this month from Little House Needleworks. The first is Coming to America and it is a design of immigrants arriving in America. The second is called In the Beginning and is a country version of the Garden of Eden.

Coming to America

In the Beginning

Heaven and Earth Designs
Heaven and Earth Designs is always coming out with something new and this week is no exception! Here is what they have for us:

Sadness of Gaia

Tarot King of Wands

TT Purple Dragon

TT Violet Sometimes

Country Cottage Needleworks
The latest from Country Cottage are Beach Cottage and She Sells Seashells. Both of these designs would be the perfect addition to a vacation home or cottage (don't I wish!).

Beach Cottage

She Sells Seashells

Willow Hill Samplings
Willow Hill has two new beauties for us as well. Rapunzel is, you guessed it, a representation of the classic fairy tale. Victoria Wedding Sampler would be a good one to stitch up quick for that wedding that has snuck up on you!


Victorian Wedding Sampler

By the Bay Needleart
By the Bay Needleart brings us Mystic Island. I wish I could live here. I'd get so much stitching done in the peace and quiet!

Kit & Bixby
Kit & Bixby are out with a new sheep design - Blessed Wool. This delightful checkered/patchwork sheep is feeling spiritual.

Lisa Cowell
Lisa Cowell continues her Grandma's Attic series with a sampler called Cecilia 1896. The verse says: "Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

More from Barbara Ana and The Sweetheart Tree

Barbara Ana
Yet another new release from Barbara Ana Designs. This time it's a male version of Kiss the Cook. This could be a good one to stitch on an apron! Visit Creative Poppy to see or buy this design.

The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree has released several beautiful designs this month. Are you ready? Here we go!

First up are two new biscornu kits - The American Star Biscornu and Lavender Blossoms Biscornu. All of their biscornu kits coordinate with one of their decorative scissor fobs. The American Star Fob is already out, but the Lavender Blossoms Fob is new.

The latest addition to the French Alphabet Teenie Kit series is "P" is for Princess. Know anyone who fits the bill? I do!

The Sweetheart Tree also has a new Special Edition kit - a very elegant sampler called Country French Heart. Isn't it gorgeous?

And finally, THREE new patterns have been added to the Birthstone Sampler Collection. Have a birthday in April, May or June? Lucky you!
April - Diamond & Daisy

May - Emerald & Lily of the Valley

June - Pearl & Rose

Happy stitching!

Monday, January 19, 2009

New from Alma Lynne and Barbara Ana Designs

Alma Lynne Studios
Alma Lynne Studios has released the next three Little State Samplers in its series. The latest additions are: Iowa, Massachusetts and Missouri. You can vote at the Alma Lynne web site for the next state design!

Barbara Ana
Barbara Ana's latest designs are called Be Hippie and Valentine's Biscornu. Be Hippie is a colorful design of a hippie girl standing under a sunny sky. Valentine's Biscornu is a little fish who is "hooked" on love. You can see them both here.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Goodies from Mirabilia, Imaginating and more...

Country Garden Stitchery
"Chocolate Swirl" is a new one from Country Garden Stitchery. Just in time for Valentine's Day, this design is a chocolate heart framed by purple flowers.

There are several new great designs from Imaginating:

Bath Hang-Up - This is one of several designs in a series and is perfect for hanging in the bathroom.

Our Anniversary - This would be a beautiful design to stitch and give to a happy couple!

Perfect Gift - This baby sampler is also part of a series and contains a lovely verse from James 1:17.

Tea for Two - a cute one for all you tea lovers out there!

Michael Powell
Michael Powell has released three new designs:

Happy Christmas Little Gem

Mini Greek Island 2

English Village 2
CM Designs
There are two adorable new snowman designs from Carolyn Manning of CM Designs:

Snow Rainbow

For the Birds

The latest additions to the Christmas Eve Couriers series by Mirabilia are Rudolph and Santa's Sleigh. Aren't they gorgeous?