A Crabapple Hill Alphabet

In Meg’s words: Make a border of wildflowers for your favorite flowery room in the house! I have included the entire alphabet, so you can choose any word/words/names you’d like to personalize your garden banner, and eleven beautiful flowers to choose from. There’s just something about a pennant banner that makes me happy immediately… like a garden party is getting ready to begin! I’ve also made a couple to use as beautiful bookmarks that make me smile! What a sweet shower decoration – just make sure you have all of the letters you need!

Garden Party Banner


Six pretty flowers! These can be made into brooches with the addition of a pin back, fobs or zipper pulls with the addition of a ring, clasp, ribbon or cord, glued to a large paper clip or bookmark, or simply embroidered onto something that needs beautiful embellishments! Parts of the designs can be colored pencil tinted, but are mostly filled with embroidery.

Wildflower Brooches & Fobs

Block #4 of Twilight Garden is also expected.

Twilight Garden Block of the Month Block 4 Daisy

And Blocks 9 and 10 of Hope Blooms will be ready for those of you doing that block of the month program.

Hope Blooms Block of the Month Blocks 9 & 10

These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Quick and Easy Gifts

Check out these beginner projects from Sookie Sews. What a great way to teach beginning concepts on a basic sewing machine. At first I thought they were for embroidery machines but they aren’t! All you need is a basic sewing machine! In Sue’s words:

Beginner friendly! Here comes the sun and warm days at the beach. This sunglasses case will hold even the largest glasses and keep them safe while looking adorable. The case features a peek-a-boo top of the lining, top stitching, and an adorable pair of applique sunglasses.

Made in the Shade Sunglasses Case
Made in the Shade Sunglasses Case

Beginner friendly! Get ready for those warm days of picnics and fresh squeezed lemonade. You’ll learn many great techniques along the way to improve your sewing results on everything you may make. This fast and fun citrus slice mug rug showcases applique, working with foam, and fun decorative stitches.

Squeeze the Day Mug Rug
Squeeze the Day Mug Rug

What great classes! They are coming in the middle of this month so you have plenty of time to add them to a holiday basket! Place your orders now!

Handwork at the Ready

Gingiber has thought of everything. These kits include everything you need for this finished project: 6″ hoop, thread, the stamped design on fabric and a needle. All you need is a pair of scissors and you are ready to go.

Take a Deep Breath Embroidery Kit
Give More Than You Get Embroidery Kit
Be Yourself Embroidery Kit

These kits are intended for an 8″ hoop and include the pattern and instructions as well as the stamped cloth. You provide the floss, hoop, needle and scissors!

Snowman Embroidery Sampler
Polar Bear Embroidery Sampler
Christmas Deer Embroidery Sampler
Santa Embroidery Sampler

What a great way to learn the art of embroidery! These kits will be available later this month so place your orders now. Tuck them in your suitcase the next time you travel!

Cats and Dogs

These latest mug rugs or ornaments by Rachel’s are too cute to resist! Each version is available as a stand alone pattern or a kit that includes the felt and floss as well.

Who can resist those faces???

Dog Coaster Pattern
Dog Coasters Kit
Cat Coaster Pattern
Cat Coaster Kit

I always keep some of Rachel’s kits on hand so I always have handwork when I need it. These make great gifts so it is always nice to have some ready. These are due to arrive next month, just in time for vacation travels.

Cross Stitch Ornaments

Katie Rogers of Primrose Cottage Stitches has so many cute patterns for cross stitch. Her newest snow globe ornaments are just too cute to resist! This latest collection is due to arrive next month.

White Christmas 2022

The original pattern is hard to resist as well so why not order them both?

White Christmas Cross Stitch

The patterns include three different sizes, just adjust the embroidery cloth accordingly. The samples were done on a 16 count fabric.

Checker has a wide variety of embroidery fabrics. Cross stitch has returned in a big way so if you carry floss, it is a natural choice!

New from Meg Hawkey

This new block of the month by Meg Hawkey is called Hope Blooms. Each block blooms with a variety of beautiful roses which are stitched and then tinted to add the depth and charm we all love.

Each pattern in the series contains patterns for two embroidered blocks. The first pattern includes the instructions for the quilt layout and pieced blocks so you can work on those as you go as well.

The finished quilt measures 51 1/2″, perfect for a throw or wall hanging. This pattern is due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now.

New Cross Stitch by Lori Holt

Lori Holt is single handedly introducing cross stitch to a whole new generation. These latest designs are sure to please.

Vintage Housewife Pattern

In her words: Grab life by the apron strings with the Vintage Housewife Cross Stitch Pattern by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co.! This retro-style pattern pays tribute to the amazing divas who handle the house, the family and everything in between with ease and grace. With sweet snapshots of a retro household, this cross stitch will be a terrific finishing touch to any household! The Vintage Housewife Cross Stitch Pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and supply list, including suggested DMC colors. It is printed on durable 8.5” x 11” cardstock. The cross stitch is designed to work on 25 count cloth and finishes at 12.75” x 15.625”.

Flea Market Baskets Cross Stitch Pattern

Gather inspiration to make the elegant Flea Market Baskets cross stitch by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co.! Inspired by her love of thrifting and antiquing, this cross stitch symbolizes her guiding principle of “Make do or do without.” Vintage baskets and timeless churn dash blocks surround a beautiful center star, finished with a border of colorful blossoms. Designed to complement the Flea Market Quilt Book, this cross stitch is a one-of-a-kind find! The Flea Market Baskets Cross Stitch Pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and supply list, including suggested DMC colors. It is printed on durable 8.5” x 11” cardstock. The cross stitch is designed to work on 25 count cloth and finishes at 14.75” x 14.75”.

Both of these designs were printed on cloud:

Vintage Cloth Cloud 25ct 18in x 27in

The cloth is available in 13 different colors and is due to arrive any day. The cross stitch designs are due to arrive next month so why not start your year off with a new needleart project?


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Squishy Buddies

These cute and cuddly stuffed animals are machine embroiderable (if that is even a word). The head and body are stuffed with pillows that are removable. Then the body can be hooped and embroidered with a personalized design. Each comes in two sizes, a 16″ and 22″ jumbo size.

Puppy:

Puppy Dog Squishy Buddy 16in

Moose:

Moose Squishy Buddy 16in

Cat:

Cat Squishy Buddy 16in

Unicorn:

Unicorn Squishy Buddy 16in

Hippo:

Hippo Squishy Buddy 16in

These cuties are due to arrive next month so place your orders now!

O’ Christmas Tree

I had a friend who worked on an intricate holiday embroidery pattern each year. She would bring it out after her decorations were up and do handwork during the season. When the tree came down, the project was stored away as well. When it was actually done, we were both kind of sad because it had been so nice to revisit it each year. I am gifting her this pattern this year!

O Christmas Tree

The embroidery center panel measures 19″ x 16″ and should keep her busy through several holidays. To make it extra special, I will piece the surrounding blocks that turn it into a 56 1/2″ throw. What a great way to combine both of our talents and create more memories!

The pattern is due to arrive in December, so why not order yours now and start your own tradition???

Ornamental Gnomes

These gnomes by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin are so darn cute, your customers won’t be able to resist giving wool a try.

Oh, Christmas Gnome Ornament
Gnome Santa Stocking Ornament
Gnome Snow Globe Ornament

This is just a sampling of her ornaments. There are dozens to choose from – berries to Halloween. Why not kit some up for a make it/take it and invite your customers to come in and stitch for awhile. Hot chocolate and a visit with friends at your shop may be the highlight of the season!