Sunday, December 8, 2013

Counting Down: New in the Shop

Sunday Greetings! We hope you have had a chance to stitch away during the bad weather that much of the country seems to be experiencing. We threw a chunk of meat in the crock pot, hunkered down with our needle, a couple of stitching projects and a couple of cats and only got up to fetch a diet coke or a hot chocolate.

There are a number of new items in the shop this week: Lizzie Kate's "A Little Snow." Appropos!

"Jingle Bells" by With Thy Needle and Thread. So adorable.

"How Can I Keep from Singing" from Heartstring Samplery.

A design to affix to Foxwood Crossing's ornament (we carry the sled and a variety of these clever ornaments).

"Raccoon Cottage" from Country Cottage Needleworks--this is the first in a series of 9 designs that can be stitched together on one piece of fabric, or separately. I purchased this and am working it up into an ornament for my tree (yes--last-minute Christmas stitching for myself or for a gift, but it is a truly petite design, charted for DMC. We carry the gray fabric.)

As always, The Drawn Thread has released a couple of charming Christmas designs. Here, "Christmas Jumble."

And "Christmas Thoughts Sampler."

A beautiful traditional sampler, "Harriette Elizabeth Coe 1844" by With thy Needle and Thread.

By Shakespeare's Peddler, another traditional sampler, "Mary Bate."

A gorgeous reproduction that I raved about on my own blog: Queenstown Sampler Design's "Mary Johnson 1806." I have seen a finish of this and it's far more vivid than the chart cover shows. Here is the floss toss on some 40 count Lakeside Pecan Butter. This will be my Christmas Day start.

Another lovely sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread: "Needleworker's Sampler."

And some bling for the dark days of winter: clever, shiny needle minders. A perfect stocking stuffer for a friend--or yourself.

We are located at 8800 F Pear Tree Court, Alexandria, VA. Call us at 703-360-4600 with questions or to order. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Stitch Nights are the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Happy Stitching!

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