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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

As you know we are teaching at the Needle Arts Festival in Williamsburg this coming December. We are teaching a delightful Christmas Quaker Needleroll. The pictures of our project will be coming very soon! But until then here is a sneak peak of the needle roll in progress.



We just learned that if you register by March 31 you will get $100 off your registration!! The link is www.NeedleArtsFestival.com . If you have been thinking about taking a class, then sign up by March 31st and save that money! (For more stash of course!)
 But until then here is a sneak peak of the needle roll in progress.
Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Designs for Nashville 2017

We hope that everyone has had a great start to the new year.  We have been busy creating new designs.  These will debut at the Nashville Market in March.  Make sure that you get your new goodies by contacting your local shop to place your order!
 M'Lady's Posey Necklace
is  a small kit that will be the perfect addition to your sewing accessories!
 Bewitched
is a limited edition kit. This sweet Witch Owl is mounted on a black tin as pincushion and includes adorable smalls.  The tin is lined with a band of cute Halloween creatures.  Smalls feature a flying cat thread winder, a jack-o-lantern stitch counter, the cutest owl scissor fob and a tiny trick or treat bag thimble holder.
 December Snow          
You've arrived just in time for the town's Christmas Eve Snowman Contest!  The children have dressed all shapes and sizes of snowmen hoping to win a prize.  While you are waiting you can take a sleigh ride or go skating on the pond.  You can even get a cup of hot cocoa if you want!  Don't look now but a snowball fight has started!  But everyone better watch out-because Santa is on his way!
 Sale at the Bubbling Cauldron
There's Moonlight Madness Sale at the Bubbling Cauldron tonight!!   Come and get your new flying brooms, snake eggs, love potions, magic cauldrons and croaking toads.  Love Potion supplies are limited!! Make sure to come early before the crowd carries all of the bargains away! 
 Rook’s Feast
Fall has brought a wonderful harvest in the garden and Mr. Rook has been picking out his favorite foods! Pompion (the colonial word for Pumpkin), Squash and Maize are first on his list of goodies in which to indulge!  May your own harvest of love and blessings be overflowing!
  Hooray for the Red White and Blue
Fireworks and cookouts; parades and sparklers-it's always inspiring and fun. We hope that you will enjoy celebrating the 4th of July with this small bit of celebration too!




We hope that you will enjoy these fun designs!!
Happy Stitching!
Pam & Susan