Tuesday, July 30, 2019

New Design for Fall! Simple Gifts-Halloween

Simple Gifts-Halloween is our latest design!  It will be out in August to our distributors then to shops from there.  There is just enough time to have it completed for the month of October!  This has been fun to stitch!  It is stitched on 32ct Vintage Sand Dune from Lakeside Linens with floss from Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works.  Hope you enjoy it.

Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New Designs for Nashville Market 2019

Nashville is fast approaching and we have been very busy getting all of our designs ready.  We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we did designing them for you.
 Winter at Sugar Hill
The sweetest time of late winter is here-it's maple sugar time!  Smell the syrup is bubbling in the kettles while the trees are dripping their nectar into buckets.  It's a fun celebration for the end of winter.
 Simple Gifts-Kindness
Simple Gifts-Kindness is newest in our series of Quaker inspired designs.  In a world that needs kind words, this piece takes us to a time that kindness mattered.
          Halloween Hop Drum! 
You are spookily invited to our first ever Halloween Hop This chart features our design as either a drum or a framed piece.  We will have a limited number of finishing kits available for the drum.
 This delightfully cute Just Chillin’! kit is a limited edition kit.  These sweet 4” tall ornaments feature a two-sided jolly snowman inside a snow globe.  Materials used include cotton floss, linen, ribbon,  holly stickers, snow & more. All materials and complete finishing instructions are included.
Our new Boo! Humbug! kit is an adorable three sided case.  It features needlebook, ribbons, a stitch counter, floss rings, a ghost scissor fob & a slide tin with a fun surprise inside, a scissor fob. This is a limited edition kit.  It uses 32ct linen. All instructions & materials are included.
 The Little Flower Pincushion Fob is a small adorable scissor fob kit that will be the perfect addition to your sewing accessories!
And we don’t want to forget Tiny Percy Penguin Tin! This tiny slide tin makes a fun needle case-it even features its own tiny rare earth magnet! All materials are include and YES!, it is stitched over 2 threads!
We hope that you will enjoy all of these! Be sure to check with your local needlework shop to put your order in before some of these are gone!
Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Designs for the Fall

August is coming to a close and fall is just around the corner.  We have been working hard getting all of our new designs ready for you.  We have a new designs for the Halloween & Christmas!

      Mr. Bones Starlight Ballroom
 Mr. Bones has just opened his new Ballroom for all the Trick or Treaters.  He is offering lesson to young or old; spook or haunt. Don't be ;left our on the newest dance craze-the Black Cat Cha-Cha! If that is not your style then maybe the Purple Bat Samba the Spooky Waltz or the Count's Tango is more you.  Mr. Bones knows all the steps and will have you stepping out in style in no time.  Sign up soon-classes are filling up quickly!  They are just to dies for!

Santa Claus Lane
 As you can se Santa Claus is on his way and all the children are so excited to see him! Listen, you can even hear the sleigh bells merrily ringing in the air.  There are snowmen, bunnies & a sweet little house all ready for Santa's arrival.

Santa Claus Lane is the sweetest drum at only 4 1/2" high!  It can be finished as either a drum or a framed piece.  We are offering (thru your local shop of course) finishing kits for the drum with red fabric, trim, batting, Bristol board and the inside buttons. 

Hope these will get you ready for all the coming holidays!
Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan


Friday, February 16, 2018

New Designs for Nashville 2018!

Hope you have had a wonderful winter season-full of time to stitch!  We are still busy getting ready for Nashville but we wanted to take time to share our new designs.  We think that you will have fun with these!
Jingle All The Way Dust off your sleds and sharpen your skate blades, it's time for the annual Moonlight Sledding party!  The first big snow has arrived and the full moon is rising.  All the children either are busy heading for the biggest hill in town to sled or the pond to skate. Even the dog is in on the fun! It's an evening for cold weather, hot chocolate and friends!
Beach Dreams From beach balls, flip-flops & sandcastles-these are the symbols of the most wonderful memories at the beach!  This chart features our design as either a drum or a framed piece.

 Mary Porter 1832 Mary Porter was just 12 years old when she stitched this beautiful sampler. Surrounded by a strawberry border, the entire sampler is made up of floral motifs, blue birds, butterflies, & flower baskets.  In the center bottom of the sampler Mary stitched a tree of life complete with Adam & Eve and the serpent.

Here is the delightfully cute Petite Snow Buddies Etui kit. It is a limited edition kit These sweet 3” tall Penguin and Snowmen tins include adorable smalls.  Smalls feature a winter hat thread holder, a sledding party needlebook, a crystal stitch counter, a penguin scissor fob, a snowman scissor sheath, and a snowball pincushion.  Materials used include cotton floss, calicos, linen, ribbon, & beads. All materials and complete finishing instructions are included.
The Little Bird Blue is a small sweet necklace kit that will be the perfect addition to your sewing accessories! All instructions & materials are included.
outside view with scissor fob
inside of thread wallet
Our new Quaker Thread Wallet Kit is a beautiful trifold thread keep that you can fold up and slip into your stitching.  It features pockets, matching ribbons, a needle rest, floss rings & a scissor fob. This is a limited edition kit.  It uses 32ct linen & reproduction fabrics. All instructions & materials are included.
Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan

Monday, October 16, 2017

Missing Symbol for December Snow

Hi all!

We just discovered that we left out the symbol for School House Red on our design December Snow.  It should be a filled in heart. ❤ We hope that this will clear everything up for you.

We are so sorry for the confusion! Thank you for supporting our designs.  We couldn't do this without you.

Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan

Monday, August 7, 2017

New Designs for Fall are here!

Mummy's Moonlight Café is our new Halloween design!  
This design is smaller, but just as fun to stitch! Come and have dinner after Trick or Treating!  The mummy has hired the finest chef to serve you all the best.  Some of the new items on the menu are Brown Toad Casserole with worm gravy; Fried Bat Wings, Pickled Newt Eyes; Finger foods and best of all Ghost Cake! It promises to be an exciting meal so make sure you get there before everything sells out. 
Autumn Quaker is our new Quaker. 
Stitched with fall colors on 30ct Gold linen from Weeks Dye Works, this design whispers of crisp fall temperatures and the splash of leaves on the ground.  This is small enough that you can stitch it in a couple of weekends. 
Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan
P.S. Don't forget about our class in Williamsburg.  There are still a few places open!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Annie's Festival in Williamsburg 2017

Quaker Christmas Needle Roll
 This sweet little needle roll and accessories are finally finished! This fun stitching project includes a needle roll that features Dorset Button floss rings, a Christmas Tree needle holder, a stitched & lined pocket that includes rom for personalization, 2 extra pincushion "puffs" at the end of the needle roll.  Note the Trifle Purse to hold thimbles and other goodies. As well as the beaded scissor fob, we will be making an adorable scissor sheath.  Last but not least is the beautiful pinball.  It looks so difficult, but is very simple to make.

This is stitched with linen from Lakeside Linens and floss from A Gentle Art.   All the ribbons and the linings are silk & the beads on the center of the puffs are garnets. 

We are including with the kit some special goodies--wooden Christmas tree floss winders, a heart-shaped waxer, & scissors.  And of course a surprise.  If you have taken classes with us before then you know we like to give each participant a "prezie" just for fun.    WE hope to see you there!!

Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan