Monday, February 21, 2011

Back From Market ~ Not!

Nashville Market was held this past week end, and this was my first time not attending in 11 years! It was a bittersweet decision to make. Reina and I have such a great time going and we missed seeing everyone and everything. It just felt like I needed to take a "breather" this year, lower my stress levels and just plain "relax"!!!

So, in thinking what I could do for you since I haven't brought home a bunch of "goodies" to "oooh and aweeee" over, would be to offer a 10% discount on pattern orders only through the end of February. Discounts on brand new designs, that's just unheard of!!!

If you would like to go to and/or and view their Nashville "new" stuff, make your list, call or drop by with your order and we'll get them shipped in just for you!!! We do have LOTS of "NEW" things here in the shop already as some designers like Lizzie Kate ship their new designs to us before they leave for market. As always, our "after market" orders require prepayment so bring your credit card or check book along with you when placing your order in store. If you're ordering via e-mail, you can include your cc#, etc. in the e-mail or phone us with that information. Our e-mail is: and phone # is: 785-228-0588.

I have 2 new designs released just in time for Nashville! "My Valentine" has been added to my other 7Ct. holiday designs. We also have St. Patty's, Happy Easter, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence and Halloween. You can go to to see all the other holidays!

"My Valentine" by The Sunflower Seed

"Month by Month" (below) is a very fun design as each month is cheery and quick to stitch. Stitch them all together like our model or if you would like, 12 individual pieces would be very sweet too. We used 28 Ct. Natural Linen and DMC thread.

"Month by Month" by The Sunflower Seed

Below are just a few of the "new" designs by other designers that were exhibited at Nashville.
"Gathering Basket" by Blackbird Designs

"Wild Lilies" by Blackbird Designs

"Basket of Memories" by Blackbird Designs

Below are some lovely designs by a new designer; Kathy Schmitz. I wish I could have seen these in person!
"Bird Songs Pillow" by Kathy Schmitz

"Seasons" by Kathy Schmitz

I love these; they're sooooo cute!!!

"Kringle Keepers" by Kathy Schmitz

This design is appealing to me since I have 2 little granddaughters!!!

"Twinkle" by La D Da

Newest installment of Little House 2011 Ornament Series.

"Bringing Home the Tree " by Little House Needleworks

JBW has several new designs. I'll just show 2 of my favorites! "Scottie Dog" will have to be on my "to do" list since we had our beloved Scottie "Watson" for 14 years. He was one stupendous dog!!!

"Scottie Dog" by JBW Designs

"Teddy Bear" by JBW Designs

We're near the end of February! and I promised an "ornament finish" class in February so there's not much time left. Only 2 possibilities will fit into this time frame.


Saturday Feb. 26 ~~ 3:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb. 27 ~~ 2:00 - 3:30
Please call: 785-228-0588

You must call to reserve a spot.

You can't just show up because if I get no calls the class will be cancelled.
You won't want to drive in and find that the shop is closed!

That's it for now! Think Spring and Happy Stitching! .......................Anita