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Mid July News
Sent: July 15, 2005
Hi Stitchers –
Today is the first day I feel like things might be getting back to normal after Hurricane Dennis. I taught class this morning and am getting ready for tomorrow’s Ornament class. I hope that all of you who were affected by Dennis escaped his wrath as well as we did. I am still so thankful that it wasn’t like Ivan!
Our Fabric of the Month club has been very well received. If you still want to join, we have a few kits available for Flip Flop Days. Just let me know if you want to see it and I’ll send you a separate email. I’m trying to talk the designer into doing a monthly design for 10 ct Tula and starting a club for that – let me know if you’d sign up to get a piece of 10 ct fabric each month like we’re doing with the linen. It’ll give me more ammunition!
Tomorrow (Saturday, July 16) is the last day to view the Lizzie Kate trunk show – it has to be sent to another shop on Monday. Don’t miss out if you can help it!
The UPS man and the mailman are back to work too and have brought us lots of goodies this week. I'm expecting a box of new cross stitch patterns in this afternoon too!
New Arrivals this week:
From Victoria Sampler – www.victoriasampler.com
E is for Empress $10.00 – the latest in her alphabet series –
Heirloom Homecoming Sampler $12.00 a beautiful sampler with a house at the top done with different stitches and threads. The verse reads “Home is where my Heart is, It’s where I long to be Comfort, Joy and Laughter With friends and family”. Complete thread & accessory kit $44.95
From Leisure Arts – www.leisurearts.com
Hummingbird Quartet $6.95 four different pattern of hummingbirds and florals
Bookmarks Abloom $8.00 50 state flowers done with the state name part of the design
Fresh from the Orchard $7.95 elegant pears, apples, and grapes
2 by 2 for Baby $6.95 whimsical designs from Sue Dreamer featuring the friendly animals of Noah’s Ark – cute for babies
Southward Bound $6.00 Timber Mallards & Lakeside Woodducks
Parisian Panache in Cross Stitch $6.95 quick and easy designs adapted from the OooLaLa Girls, a creation of artist Jenna Lynne.
Just Between Friends – Mary Engelbreit designs available in cross stitch again – this book even has some decovative paper mats in it $10.95
Paula Vaughn: Through a Father’s Eyes $5.95 Bride standing with her father at a mirror showing his view of the bride as a little girl Beautful Dreamer $5.95 is a little girl playing dress up in a wedding dress looking in the mirror seeing herself as a true bride
Laura Perin Designs – Color Study: Pinwheels $12.95 another quilt pattern done in lavenders, purples, and greens; Art Nouveau Rose $16.95 a pink rose in the center surrounded by borders of different stitches. She has a couple more new patterns but they are on backorder – we’ll have them soon.
Carolyn Mitchell Designs (she also did Perspective Dreams which we will begin a class in the first week of August) has a new design called Tranquil Dreams $42.00. This geometric piece encompasses many stitches and uses a variety of threads. I’ll be stitching this one as soon as I can pick colors and find some time! I see a class on the schedule next year!
Drawn Thread finally has a new chart available. The Good Neighbor $10.00 is a row of houses and trees with a verse underneath that reads “Nor knowest thou what argument thy life to thy neighbors creed has lent. All are needed by each one. Nothing is fair or good alone”. You can see it at www.drawnthread.com
Just Nan – www.justnan.com
Our package arrived yesterday! It was full of great new patterns and frames. There are 2” by 2” square metallic frames (WhimZi) to use with most of her new designs. I especially like the one with spider perched on the edge. You can see everything on their website under their new section so I’ll just list it all here.
Moon Riders $6.50 the most darling little Halloween characters
Christmas Wishes $6.50 love (a sheep) peace (lion & lamb), and joy (several sheep)
Twinklings $10.95 four different “Nan” designs with star and snowflake embellishements
Jolly Old Elf $3.25 cute santa face that fits in the WhimZi ornament frame
Victor’s Stocking $8.50 this is her “cute” stocking and it’s adorable. A large teddy bear surrounded smaller santas, snowmen, elves, sheep, and teddies – this is a great stocking!
Painted Needlepoint Canvases are trickling in – this week we’ve received some cute Christmas designs and beachy designs from Danji Designs www.danjidesigns.com
At market I ordered a lot of quilted bags to hold your needlework as well as the quilted fabric scrapbags that hang over the arm of your chair or couch – they all came in this week.
Lots of new stuff from Mill Hill – kits galore. You can view them at www.millhill.com
Hope to see you soon –