Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just a quick reminder that the St Charles Market pre-order/pre-payment coupon expires the end of tomorrow (Sun Sept 26th) I just loaded a bunch of new releases from Little House, Country Cottage, Homespun Elegance and more. (even though some of these are not at St Charles they will still qualify for the 15% off) Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

OK so I think it has been decided that I am not very good at keeping up this blog....I am trying and I guess that is all I can do. I loaded a bunch of new patterns on the site yesterday and there will be a lot more over the next few weeks/month as we get closer to the St Charles market. At this point I am not going to be attending the market (unless something major changes over the next week or so). I will miss seeing everyone and the models but with the local Food Allergy Walk (which my husband and I are chairs of) being held the week after the timing is not great this year.....guess I will just look forward to Nashville!

My daughter (9 yrs old) has decided that she wants to start a craft blog herself. She wants to film herself making/showing crafts and then posting it online for other kids. Right now she is getting a game plan down so we will see where/if it goes but she is excited.

Over the next week I will be working on adding a ton of more clearance items....I still have boxes and boxes from the closing LNS (I brought all their charts at the end of last year) Anyway I hope that everyone is having a great week and looking forward to the weekend ahead- the weather is supposed to be pretty nice so am looking forward to it!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

I am happy to report that the heat has finally given us a little break the past few days.....we have had to deal with rain but the rain is very welcome at this point! I added a bunch of new patterns the other day and here are a few of my favorite from Little House Needleworks-

Little House Needleworks Tall Pines

Little House Needleworks Sarah Street-Faithfulness
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend and I will talk to you all soon-

Thursday, July 29, 2010

OK- it has been forever since I have updated this blog but I promise I will try and do so more often. Today was mostly spent on sending out auto ships. Just received both the Little House Peppermint Twist- just love the JABCO button to go with it- yummy enough to eat....I am so excited for the holiday season (can you tell I am very tired of this hot weather!) Also just released is the 6th chart in the Blackbird Anniversaries of the Heart series- this one is called Happy Birthday. This has been a great series and I can't wait to see the finished piece (if anyone is sewing this either as one piece or separate please let me know-would love to see pictures)

Nest up is the August SYHO from Ink Circles- this has a lot of people talking and she has designed a companion piece that uses the extra floss- can't wait for these to arrive! Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying their summer! Can't believe the kids start school in like 3 weeks....where does the time go??


Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th

Wow I can not believe how fast this past few months have gone by! I know that today is the 4th of July but the big celebrations around here were yesterday. We had a great time at the parade and fireworks with the kids and most of my extended family. Today was a much more mellow day and I spent it with just the kids and my husband. I have not been very good at keeping up with my blog but will try harder- I also just started a page on facebook (under Wasatch Needlecraft) so will try and update smaller news there as well.

Not much planned for the week beyond work so nothing really excited to report except that it is my daughters 9th birthday on Tuesday- her party will be next Sat. She is having an art party since she has been so into drawing lately. I really am amazed at how good she is considering she has had no lessons and has just picked it up- I will need to try and get a picture from her tomorrow and post it. I really can not believe that she is nine fast kids grow up! Why is it when they are babies we want and encourage them to grow, walk and do things on their own but once they are older we want them to stay babies forever? I am so proud of the person that she is becoming- truly a remarkable young lady in the works.

Hope everyone has a great week and I will talk to you soon-


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sorry it has been so long since I have update the blog- can't believe how fast the past few weeks have gone by. My surgery last week went well but think I over did it for a few days and the past few days I have been basically down and out. Am feeling better this afternoon so am hopeful that by tomorrow I will be a hundred times better. I don't remember who I told but my "new" car broke down on the way to the hospital for the surgery so we are not dealing with that (needs a new engine) as well....never ends ;)

Spent this past weekend with my family (parents, 6 siblings and spouses, 20 grandkids and 3 great grandkids) for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. As I mentioned before I did a sewing piece for them and was trying to get it finished and framed before the weekend I totally forgot to get a picture. I will get over there in a few days and take one and post it. It turned out well- not perfect by any means but aren't we always critical of our own work??

Anyway for an update at the store I just posted the new Impie Hattie & Bea piece that goes with the new Little House Liberty Belles. It is a cute piece and I will only be getting a few in so if you want yours make sure you get it early. I never seemed to get them posted to the "new" site but I still have a few of the Tea Cozy pieces from the beginning of the year if you are interested in those let me know.

I will be working hard the next few days or so getting some more clearance items added to the site (will send out a newsletter when those are ready to go). That should about do it today- hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Loose Feathers Update

For those who have not seen it here is a picture of the last piece- should have it in about 2 1/2 weeks (so they say) But a cute project- can't wait!


Thread Sale

Just a quick heads up that I am loading a few more threads working towards the storewide thread sale. I will probably send out a newsletter sometime on Monday but wanted to give you notice so you can get your lists together.

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend- we have been dealing with off and on rain here but it is supposed to warm up towards the middle of the week. I have been working on a sewing piece for my parents 50th Anniversary....this is a surprise so I won't give details now but will post pictures as soon as it is done.....only have a couple of weeks to finish and frame- better get to work ;) I will have to say that plain cross stitch is not my favorite....this is a larger piece and I have to change colors every few minutes. My first and true love is hardanger and even some cross stitch with speciality stitches is great. My next project will be a petit point that I am excited about- I have not done a 1 over 1 in some time and just love the look of it.

Enjoy whatever project you are working on and I will talk to you soon!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm Back!

Well actually we have been back since late (very late...hate delayed planes) Monday night. I have been busy this week trying to get everything caught up. I have been adding a tone of things to the site and will get out a newsletter hopefully later today but thought you would want to see a few pictures. The first is my daughter McKayla- she loves animals and thought it was cool to hold the starfish. The of course is Trey- he really wanted to find the bottom of the beach- he wants to go back to he can find it. Last is a picture of both kids and my husband enjoying the fun times!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hello everyone- I hope that the weather is better for all of you- today we woke to more snow :( I am really getting tired of this back and forth season thing. Anyway I am back from my conference (went to the National Food Allergy conference) and it was a nice to get a way for a few days but I have decided that Vegas is not really my thing- it has changed a lot since the last time I was there and I am in no hurry to go back.

Our next trip with be with the kids to San Diego- which I think will be great for all of us. It has been too long since we have gotten away as a family and just relaxed. So I am getting caught up here at work and getting things ready for a on-hand/clearance sale. I am loading the items now and will send out a newsletter as soon as that is complete.

Hope everyone has a great weekend coming to decide if we are going to use our tickets we have to the baseball game in snow??


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Loose Feathers Update

Just heard from Norden that we are about a month out (hopefully!) on the last of the 2009 Loose Feathers Series.....can't wait to see it!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Another designer retiring

Not sure if you have heard but thought I would pass it on but Needle and Frame is expected to go into full retirement in 2011. If you are interested in any of their things you may want to keep that in mind before the end of the year. They are on the online show ( ) if you want to check out some of their things.

I think I have all of the car issues worked out (just waiting for my $) so now time to get caught back up at work. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabric Arrived

Yeah!! Most of the fabric arrived from Zweigart this afternoon (from the sale several weeks ago) I have not opened the box yet since I was dealing with insurance companies all day....have I mentioned how much I hate dealing with them ;) Anyway will open it in the morning and start cutting and getting them out the door as soon as possible. Hope everyone is having a great week!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just a quick update- The April SYHO charts just arrived so I will work on getting those out in the next day or two. Also coming up is the Online Needlework Show (April 15th-20th) and I am starting to get some new release information so I will be added those to the site as pre-orders within the next few days as well.

I also wanted to thank everyone for their comments regarding my accident- still dealing with the insurance company so not sure if we are waiting for repairs or if they are going to total the car and we will need to shop for a new one....hopefully we will know more in a few days but I can't wait for all of this insurance running around to be over! Hope everyone is enjoying some spring weather- we have had snow the past few days but today was nicer and it is supposed to be warmer for a few days at least!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Day did not go as planned....

Well my day did not go as planned....I was in a car accident. The good news is that we (my 2 kids where with me) are all OK....the car not so much :( Just another case of a 16 year old who just got his license and was in a "sports car" and thought he could out run anyone...including turning left onto an intersection others (myself) were driving through. Good news is that he has insurance (as of 2 days ago) and was at fault so I don't have to pay for the repairs...just need to deal with the mess of having them done. So now I am home and got to catch up on work tonight. Hope everyone else is having a better start to their holiday weekend!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

No April Fools- $1 and $2 Charts

Just wanted to give you all a heads up first that I have loaded and will continue to load some of the closeout charts (from the closing LNS that I helped at the end of the year) Most are going to be $1 and $2 so if interested you can keep an eye out over the next day or two-

I can't believe that the kids are out for spring break and we have been getting snow :(


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Extended Sale

Due to the announcement from Carriage House today I have extended the Hoffman Merchant Mall Sale (20% off) until the close of Wed March 31st.


News from Carriage House

In case you have not heard - there is some big news from Carriage House Samplings. You can read it on her blog at


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just a quick note that I have added some new releases to the site. Here are just a few- The first is the new Dragon Quaker from Stickideen von der Wiehenburg-

Cat's Whiskers has released their new piece called Retail Therapy- This is a great tote bag (finishing instructions included) that folds up to fit into your purse.

This one I saw in Nashville and loved the colors- it has a lot of beads on it as well so adds just the right amount of sparkle to the piece as well. What a great release on this wonderful spring day! It is by Glendon Place and called Dance of the Tulips.

Hope everyone is having a great week and remember the Hoffman Merchant Mall sales end the close of Sunday March 28th.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I hate snow! Woke up this morning to more snow- at least it has stopped and hopefully will not return- I am so ready for spring!! Just wanted to let you know that I just loaded a bunch of new items on the site. All of them except for the pre-orders for My Big Toe are included in the Hoffman Merchant Mall sale so go on over and take a look. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

To all of my wonderful readers of this blog- today I offer you an additional 20% off clearance items. Additional discount will not be reflected online but mention the blog in your comment/instruction section and I will take off an additional 20% off all items listed on the clearance pages. Items are limited to on hand inventory so check often for updates. This offer is good until the close of Sat March 13th. Hope everyone is having a great day- after a few cold weather days we are warming up here- hope it continues!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just wanted to give my blog readers a heads up- I received a note yesterday from Zweigart with their new fabric colors but also a note that there will be a price increase in April- have not heard how much or if it is on everything but it is coming. I have loaded the new colors on the site and hope to add more later today. I will be sending out a newsletter probably tonight or tomorrow and let everyone know. I will be offering a prepayment sale over the next week on all Zweigart fabric (20% off yards and half yards and 10% off quarters and eight's) If there is a color/fabric you are in interested in that is not yet listed on the site let me know are and I will get it added.

Also the SYHO and the New Little House Ornament are listed on the site and are being packed up today- be on the watch out for invoices if you are on the auto ship for these. I will also be doing an auto ship for the Blackbird Anniversary Series so let me know if you are interested in that.



Friday, March 5, 2010

Not much going on here today- been sitting at my computer since I got up this morning packing up envelopes to get out in the mail. I have a much better handle on things then I did 24hrs ago and after this weekend things should be even that much better.

My husband and I just found out that we are going to be the chairs for the Salt Lake FAAN (food allergy) walk this fall. It will be a big task but the cause if very worth while and of course one that is close to our hearts. We also learned that they are having a leadership conference in Las Vegas at the end of April that we need to go to as well. We have not decided if we will stay over an extra night or not- it is hard to leave small kids and a puppy for that long but we have not had anytime together in a long time so it would be nice to have an extra night to relax- we will see....have to decide this weekend.

Just a few notes about work- I still have one of the Little House/Impie Needle and Thread pieces available so if you want one get it now- I will no longer be carrying the Impie portion of this piece. Also for those have have gotten the Blackbird Honeysuckle Manor book there is a correction- On pages 13 and 15 change change Belle Soie Sandy Beach to Belle Soie Vanilla Pudding (DMC Ecru)

We have been enjoying a wonderful week of warmer weather and a little rain....this morning we woke up to snow- gotta love Utah winters ;) Hope the weather is starting to improve for everyone and that you all have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

OK I know that someone ordered the set of Crystal Reindeer and Sleigh from Hinzeit but I can't seem to find the email. If this was you could you please contact me at Thanks!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just wanted to let you know about another cool thing that I saw in Nashville. I have been seeing ads for the new Kreinik Holographic Metallic threads but did not know what to think....until now. I have not stitched with them but I was able to see them in person at Nashville where they had a couple of ornaments stitched up with it and all I can say is cool!

(Taken from the Kreinik site) These are iridescent threads that have flecks of color in them and when put in the light they truly dazzle and they give off a 3 dimensional look. You can use these anywhere you want to add dimensional color- Right now there are 16 shades available in #8 Braid, Tapestry #12 Braid, 1/16" Ribbon and 1/8" Ribbon. While I do not have these on the site yet if interested you can email me and I can order them for you.

You can see them here

Today I am dealing with website issues- I know that most of my site will not pull up but am hoping that will be fixed soon. I also don't have access to process orders etc until that comes back up. I am working on getting the rest of the Nashville orders out, the next SYHO is here-just waiting on the fabric.

In doing some talking and thinking about how to clear up these orders from Nashville we have decided that the next show we will be mailing direct from the show. It really makes no sense to sort at the show, try and package and ship everything home, sort again and get things mailed. So we will be bringing mailing with us and you should all get your packages before a lot of stores are even home and unpacked. This change should make it easier and faster for everyone so I am looking forward to that!

Off to deal with website issues some more- hope everyone is having a nice day!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Not much to report today- still trying to get these orders from Nashville out the door. I did find out today that the Dinky Dyes Pretty Petite Scissors sold out and she won't have any more until April so I took them off the site until they are back on stock.

I will also be adding an auto ship for the new Blackbird Anniversaries of the Heart series- first two were released at Nashville- there will be one released every month and the last 3 will be released in a book (with a few other goodies) around September. You can stitch them separate or all on one piece of fabric. If you want to sign up for the auto you can do so for chart only, or add threads and/or fabric.

Enjoying a wonderfully warm (high 40's) today!!


Friday, February 26, 2010

There has been talk on one of the industry sites about what stitchers want to see from designers.....Any thoughts please post. What we you looking for (i.e. smalls, quakers, larger designers etc) and what are you tired of (i.e. smalls, quaker, larger designs) Any colors you like or not (muted verses brighter) Anything thoughts please feel free to post and I will forward on any thoughts- thanks!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another morning spent adding a ton of new things to the site. I am sure that there are some more Nashville releases I have missed and will work on those soon but right now I need to go pack up some orders to get to the post office today. Have fun looking at all of the new things and I will talk to you soon!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Well another day has flown by! Most of the Nashville orders will go out tomorrow. (Still waiting on a few items that are on the way to me that designers ran out of at the show) I have added just a couple of new items to the site and will work on some more tomorrow. One quick note on the March SYHO. I know that Hoffman has put it up on their site but it was not due to be released until March 5th. The fabric and thread companies have promised us the threads by that time so know that even though you are seeing it on Hoffman I do not have it yet and am waiting on the fabric and threads but below you can see the picture- it is from CherryWood Designs. (of course I would never say this about any of you!!)

Just a quick note before I head to bed- I have loaded most of the new things from Nashville that came home with me. I will still be adding more items as I go along tomorrow and over the next few days. New items I added tonight were the new Blackbird Anniversaries of the Heart series (first 2) , two new ones from Sampler Cove and the first Kris's Stitches chart has been released as well. Hope everyone has a nice night!


p.s. I will add the other Blackbird items eyes won't focus anymore ;)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Working like crazy this morning trying to get bags unpacked, notes out, pictures up, orders mailed so be on the lookout for updates throughout the day. I have just loaded the Just Nan new items (charts were not at Nashville but they should have them ready to mail out to the stores within the next week) They have also released a photo of their upcoming new release (end of Nashville) The Pretty Winder Pocket (winder sold separate) is $12.50 and comes with the chart, embellishments (no winder), over dyed silk, wool, shipboard and snaps. You can email me at if you want to pre-order.

Off to get more information up- will talk to you soon!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sorry no pictures but I will post them as soon as I get home.

First up we have the much talked about new Little House and Impie, Hattie and Bea piece- very cute!! The phrase on the stitching reads "Needle and Thread, Needle and Thread, When Starlight Fades, I lay them to Bed. The stitched piece gets attached to the finished Impie piece and becomes the blanket, there is an attached pin cushion to form the pillow and you can store a pay of scissors under the blanket. These are limited and I only have a few left- so place your orders now if you don't want to miss out. Price is $38 and includes the chart, threads and finished "bed"

Also new at Hoffman was the new Nora Corbett Floss Fairy- this is a complete set at $70.

I visited the ladies at Blackbird (talk about a crowded room) They had their new Honeysuckle Manor book which includes a few samplers and some smalls as well. They also had a new house series called Anniversary of the Heart- one released from Jan-Sep (one each month first two available now) The last 3 will be released in a book next holiday season.

I was able to see a sneak preview of the new Cat's Whiskers piece-Retail Therapy which will be released in April and it is purse that turns into a tote bag- very clever!!

For you who love the With My Needles Mrs Waddelow it looks like she is going to get some friends and this is becoming a series.

Next up I went to Glendon Place and saw her new piece- Dance of the Tulips that will be coming out in March- very cute- pinks and greens- can't wait for this one!

I went into the Stitch a Gift room and saw their banners. Shown were several examples but I really liked the Little House Monthly Samplers that were put into their banners (each month with a coordinating fabric for that design) So easy and no finishing required.

OK I have to admit that I have sold some Courtney Collection charts on special order but did not really think twice about them- I saw the models today and all I can say is wow- the Gem show collection is great- really love the colors and they look great all together-would make a great wall. Also released was Black Work Show which is a great blackwork piece that can be stitched as one large piece or broken up into smaller pieces.

I am not sure if most of you know but Hardanger is my first and true love!!!! I went into the Satin Stitches suite and just had to drool over everything. It is my goal in life for all of my customers to learn hardanger (and from the Year Resolutions I know there are a lot of you that want to) I know you will fall in love and it is easier then it looks and the results can be breath taking!

One of the reasons I love to come to these shows is because I always find new designers (new to me anyway) I went into the room for Gita's Designs and fell in love with a couple of pieces I know without a doubt are going into my house. A lot of her things are petit point but they are all full stitches and can easily be done in cross stitch as well.

For those of you doing the SYHO series I saw the finished book and it is really done nicely. All of the finished pieces are attached to a cream fabric and then finished into a book....remember you get the free finishing directions and cover chart when you buy all 12 designs.

There are some designs where the chart cover does nothing really for the design- the Little House Once Upon a Time series is one of these. I saw the finished models and love them!! So soft- I can see these stitched up and hung in my daughters room!!

New series coming out for Country Cottage (with Crescent Colours floss) is Summer Seascapes (5 part series starting in March) and a new series for Raise the Roof (also with Crescent Colours) is Libertyville- a great coastal piece (4 parts starting in March)

Another designer I have not really carried before was Chessie & Me- I saw some great pieces there with 5 new releases ( Strawberry Banke, Sarah Talbot 1787, Chessies Fern w/linen and floss ((pin cushion and fob)) , Botanical Sewing Pocket and Rabbit Run Cushion Fob) I will try and get those added to the site soon.

La-D-Da patterns did not disappoint either- new releases there include Lazy Alphabet, ABCD, Your Gentleness and Sarah Lowell.

The one piece that made me laugh the most was from Raise the Rook- UFO - This is a limited piece and I only have a few available. The chart comes with a "coupon" that you are allowed to take one of your UFO's and turn it into a pin cushion. The chart also comes with a UFO pin to use on it.....very cute and what a way to use and keep that UFO you know you will never finish. everytime you use it you can think about what a great use that UFO became.

The big preview of the show was probably at the Just Nan booth- Released in April is the Twilight Pearls Leave Ball- kind of a cross between a ball, biscornu and 4 leaf clover...strange sounding I know but very cool!! These will be $32 and include the chart and all embellishments.

I am sure that there are a lot of things I am missing and will add the other new things to the site as fast as possible when I return. Again I am sorry about the lack of computer-my goal was to post every few hours but I spent all of that time trying to fix my other computer. I wish all of you could be here- it is so exciting to see all of the models- so much eye candy and I wish I had a million years to stitch everything I saw! Have a nice night and will talk to you soon.

I am still alive I promise! I was up until 1am trying to get my computer to work and then again this morning and during lunch and nothing.......I finally gave up tonight and went out and get a new one! So let me get the update typed up and I will get it up as soon as possible, But know I am working like crazy so you should be able to see it soon. Sorry for the delay!!!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Well I am back from Preview Night and if you take the crowd out of equation I saw some wonderful things. Keep in mind only a small number of designers take part in the Preview Night but below is a short list what I saw.... I don't have a lot of prices on these but if you are interested just shot me an email at and I will get more information for you.

1) Erica Michaels- OK I have never stitched on the gauze but looking at these makes me want to try. She has 4 new releases- Easter Bits, St Patricks Day Bits, Papillon and Time and Seasons. I will say that my favorite was the Papillon (butterfly)- the colors really stood out to me.

2) Fern Ridge had a cute new sewing set- Willow Bay which sits inside of a Victorian sewing basket (also for sale).

3) Keslyn's- I just love her things! Newly released is Welcome (similar to Zephyr which is another of her recent releases) Blooming Hearts which is a great purple piece with hearts and a flower in the center. I have two favorites- one would be Itty Bittys- which is a larger piece made up of 16 different little designs. The second would be Ribbon Babies that is a design made up of 4 squares and all of the stitching is done in silk ribbon- very cool looking and one I really want to try. Also released is Mojave, and Crimson.

4) With My Needle- You saw the new pieces on my site but I will say that I love the colors in the Quaker Sampling III!!

5)Praiseworthy Stitches- again these are up on the site but the one that surprised me was the Emiliana Sewing Case- the pictures were nothing like the real piece- the stitching on both sides is incredible and the the colors are so soft - I love the greens and pinks together! This is a must have for me-

6) Just Nan did not preview her show special but I was able to see the releases for the first part of March. Being released is Leave It Green- a garden based sampler stitched on Spring Garden Belfast . Tea With Honey is a pin cushion cube that has a card stock banding and includes the Tea Party Pin Set. They will also have Keep a Little Secret for all of you peacock lovers out there- the set includes a needle slide (with a stitched peacock on the inside). The next pin to be released is the Peacock Charm Garden Pin. More Just Nan items include her Needle Tweets (little birds that hold needles and pins), and Vintage Winders (vintage brass stampings for winders for your thread)

7) Courtney Collection- for all of you blackwork lovers out there we have a newly released blackwork sampler that can be stitched together or you can take the motifs and stitch separate.

8) If anyone of you like silk ribbon there were some cute needlebook (or bead stop) kits from Divine Threads.

9) Also very cute are the new releases from Woolen Thread Designs- it comes with the wool and templates that you attach to your finished sewing- there were a couple of seasonal pieces (Snow, Halloween etc).

10) Milady's Needle- As mentioned earlier she has released the My Little Bees Ruler Pocket and also the ABC Come Stitch with Me set- both very cool. I also really liked the new Quaker Pendants- each come with enough fabric and threads for 4 designs and one pendant (you can buy additional pendants) Stitched over one these would make great gifts (or you can keep them all to yourself) for any Quaker or jewelry lovers.

11) DebBee's Design is having a 1/2 sale on all of their kits (they are not longer going to be making kits) Not sure what they have since it is limited to what is on hand but if there is something you are looking for let me know and I can take a look.

12) Stitching Parlor has a great new Easter Egg piece- come with several smalls that all fit into this decorated Easter Egg.

13) From Periwinkle we have Redfield Sampler, and Frosty Spring .

14) Last but not least from Jeannette Douglas we have several samplers released and a couple of small biscornu sets.

Sorry don't have a lot of detailed information but with the crowds it was hard to get more then a sneek peek. If any of these sound of interest to you please let me know. Again pre-orders are being taken through tomorrow (Sat) as long as the items are still available.

One note on the Rose Quaker- there are a limited amount on hand at the show (I will get as many as I can) but know that there may be a delay in these.

I am not going off to get my game plan for tomorrow going and then off to bed. I will talk to you all tomorrow. Thanks again!


p.s. forgive me if some of this does not make a lot of sense....I need sleep ;)
Well I am sitting here waiting for my plane to board- up at 330am is not fun! I am also not sure what is worse- getting myself ready to go or getting the house ready for a weekend of the husband alone with the kids :) Tonight is the preview night where I will be able to see some of the goodies in person and get some more information for you so I will talk to you all later- Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

I can't believe how fast today has much to do so little time. Just thought I would share a few more pictures of some great kits that I saw would be available. Don't have pricing information yet but you can see them (the pincushion- so cute in the jar lid and the keys piece) at Hope everyone has a nice night- I leave here about 5am tomorrow and still have not even thought about packing yet......


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

OK I know I said yesterday that was probably all before I get to Nashville but got a few more pieces added for you today. You can take a look on the site at Look for another release and a new tool from Rosewood Manor, 2 new pieces from Keepsake Stitches and some new threads from Crescent, Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art (more threads are being released just don't have detailed information yet) Hope everyone is having a nice day!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just a quick update as I have a ton on my desk to try and get out but just wanted to let you all know that I posted a lot more on the site- this "should" be it until I get the Nashville but you never know.....I keep getting more information every day!

Just as a side note there was an order problem with the Petite Scissors from Dinky Dyes (they did not receive the same colors that they ordered) so take a look at the new picture on the site for updated information. Can't believe I leave in 2 days.......anyone have extra time they could send my way?? Thanks!


Monday, February 15, 2010

OK not really Nashville related but if you have not seen the new design from Blue Ribbon (due out later this month) You need to check it out- It is beautiful!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

One more batch of releases for you-

I have entered the Lizzie Kate items on the site- no pictures yet but I have the pricing. I have also added the new Ink Circles design (not really a Nashville release but coming out the same week so I will offer the same prepayment discount) Also new to the site one of the releases from Shakespeare's Peddler- Jenny Bean's Humble Servant Sampler.

Not yet added to the site but thought you might want to here that the following designers will also have new releases-

-Keslyns will have 8 new releases
-Mrytle Grace will have several of their punch needle designs now available in cross stitch.
-Erica Michaels will have a few new releases in her Petite Collection
-Milady's Needle will have her release of My Little Bees Ruler Pocket and the ABC Come Stitch -With Me will have a new needlebook and fob that will be released in one chart with the ruler, floss tag and stitchers pocket. She will also be releasing 2 new Needle Pendants which come in a kit with the fabric and floss with the jewelry frame. Last she will release Milady's Schoolroom Primer Kit which will include the hornbook, fabric and silks.
-Praiseworthy Stitchs will be releasing the last of Simple Gifts- Joy, Emilians Sewing Case, Tiny Pumpkin Etui Kit, Eggstraordinary Egg Kit and Jingle Bells Ornament Kit.
-Workbasket will be releasing 5 new charts as well.

That is it for today but I will post as soon as I have more updates for you. Remember all orders will be combined and I can take orders until Sat the 20th as long as I receive payment and the item can still be ordered at Nashville.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

OK- I have a some new things for you....

1) The new Rosewood and Mingiustitch pieces have been added to the site ( )

2) Blackbird has released photos of their new pieces but I do not have pricing yet- so you can email me at to place an order. You can see their new pieces at

3) Jeannette Douglas is releasing Mandala- A Large nine round Mandala piece with a special Friendship treat- continues use of the Biscornu stacker.

4)The next Acworth Sampler is being released from the Marking Sampler

5)There will be a fabric and thread kit for both the GPA and Mingiustitch 3 basket pieces- prices are not final but they will be approx $46-58

6)Little House Needlework and Impie, Hattie and Bea will have a new limited edition piece released at Nashville- no pricing yet. If this is like last year it will be very limited on how many I can get but I will get as many as possible.

There will be more additions but this is what I have for now- remember all orders can be combined. Thanks again-


Friday, February 12, 2010

It has been a day full of Valentines parties at my kids these teachers do it day in and day out is beyond me- they deserve a medal! Plus it is too late and I am too tired tonight but I do have a few new things I am adding to the site tomorrow (Sat) You can look forward to see a great new piece from Mingiustitch- they have a 3 basket companion piece to the GPA set. I will also be adding the new pieces from Rosewood Manor and hoping to have a few more prices to add a few more things as well. Hope everyone had a nice night watching the opening of the Olympics and has a wonderful weekend (hope the bad weather stays away from everyone!)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to my the first posting! I am so excited to go to Nashville this year and thought that I would do something a little different. I know that given the chance many of you would love to attend Nashville but since that is not possible I wanted to try and make things as "real" as possible. During the weekend I will be posting several times with updates on the things (and people) that I see. While I really won't be able to take a lot of pictures of the models I will try my best to describe what I am seeing.

Now most of you know that I am having a pre-order and prepayment sale on all Nashville releases- This sale will continue throughout most of the Nashville weekend as well- As long as I get the money and I am able to order the items before I leave Nashville you can still get the discount- this way you can take advantage of the good pricing on the new items that I find along the way. (You can send orders to my email at and paypal payment to that same address) Feel free to send in multiple orders- I will combine and adjust shipping.

You can also check this blog throughout the week on new information about Nashville releases and after Nashville I will continue to post updates on new releases and even offer a sale/special now and again to those that follow the blog. Now on to some Nashville news-

Below are items that are going to be released but I do not have pictures or pricing yet but these are things you can look forward to-

Lizzie Kate will have 3 new kits released

1-Spring Fab Fob Kit (Limited Edition) Think Flower power colors and motifs and the cutest little scissors you have seen.

2-Chicks Rules Kit (Limited Edition) 3 Chicks who mean business- kit includes fabric and 3 hand dyed buttons.

3-ABC of Aging Artfully- Alphabetic phrases for aging artfully- kit includes threads.

I will add more here as soon as I get the information. If you see anything online that you want- just let me know. Thanks again!