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September 18 , 2009


Hi Fellow Stitchers ...

    Well, this next Thursday I'll be flying off to St. Charles MO for the TNNA Fall Needleartdeb at market Market!

    Friday I'll be teaching a class on Silk Gauze stitching in the morning, and then will be taking a felting class with Judy Bielec from Mosey N Me in the afternoon. 

    THEN .. "some" of the exhibitors will have 'early bird shopping' for us Friday evening before the shopping begins in earnest on Saturday and ends up late Sunday afternoon. 

   Monday I'll be flying back to Michigan and the new product purchases I've made will begin to be opened here in the shop on Tuesday .. and your orders will be filled as quickly as we possibly can!  Because this is a Cash & Carry & Order Market, and because I'll be flying, I will have one huge suitcase packed full of new stuffs to bring back with me, while the rest will be shipped UPS and will hopefully arrive shortly after I get back!

     As you will have noticed, Debbie and I are adding 'Market Preview Items" as fast as our little fingers will let us to the "What's New" page of my catalog.  If there is something there you would like, please pre-order it .. that way I can make sure to purchase and bring back the right amount of new goodies to the shop!

    And, IF you hear of something NEW coming at Market ... PLEASE e-mail or call us to let us know if it's something you would like!  Debbie will be e-mailing ALL requests to me before she leaves for the day on Friday, and I'll be checking in with the shop before the end of the business day on Saturday to see if there are any other requests that may have come in that day.

   Here's where you can see a listing of the exhibitors who have already signed up to show.  Some designers you especially like may not be listed, but some of the distributors exhibiting will have those newest for us to see/purchase.

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    Looking To Have Your Own SHOP HOP without using a lot of gas?  --  Have Friends Who Don't Cross Stitch but who DO other types of needlework?   --  Then you must get everyone together, jump in your car, and find out why Our Area is Your Area for 'One Stop Needlework Shopping"!!

  • For The BEST in COUNTED CROSS STITCHStitches N Things    (um, duh)
  • For KNITTING:   The Knit Side - Holly     Knit Side     (only 4 1/4 miles from our door)

                            (only 10 1/2 miles from our door)

  • For QUILTING:    Quilter's Garden     Quilter's Garden     (only 1/2 mile from our door)


      For those of you who just can't drive to get to us, when you "Mention Shop Hop" with your ordering calls or e-mails ... or when you Select Coupon Code "Shop Hop" or Type in "Shop Hop" on your on-line orders, you will get the 20% Off Discount as well!!  (you must tell us "Shop Hop" at that time in order to get this discount taken off your orders!)        Shop Hop Discount Is Effective THROUGH Sunday Sept. 20th Only

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     With that, it's time once again to give you your official Weekend notification about 'some' of the newest cross-stitch designs that have arrived this week at Hoffman Distributing: 

Click here to see the latest from NORDEN CRAFTS

And here is where you can see the latest from WICHELT IMPORTS

Don't forget that YARN TREE also has 'new' stuffs just in!

We order from all of the above weekly, so whatever you see, just e-mail me so I can get it for you!


NEW this week and IN the shop are ...

BENT CREEK  --  The Branch-The Birdhouse (and this design series is now complete!) ... Polar Bear Snowglobe ... Autumn Bliss ... cROWS ... The Little Scarecrow

BLACKBERRY LANE DESIGNS --   He He Hee/My Pretty Scissor Fob ... Trick Or Treat/Happy Halloween Scissor Fob ... Nuttin'Else Pendent ... Rose Marie Pendant ... Acorn Scissor Fob ... Boo Pendant

NORA CORBETT --  Letters From Nora-S ... Letters From Nora-T ... Letters From Nora-U

COUNTRY COTTAGE NEEDLEWORKS  --  Winter Wonderland - Frosty Couple

DUTCH TREAT DESIGNS  --  Sinterklaas Tabletopper (the Dutch Santa) ... The Yellow House Motto ... God Speed Welcome

GINGHER  --  Limited Edition Designer Scissors - Elena

JBW DESIGNS  --  French Country Snowglobe ... French Country Turkey ... French Country Wreath ... Christmas Tree Collection III ... Christmas Tree Collection IV ... Twas The Night Ornaments (1st in a new series of 4 charts)

ERICA MICHAELS -- Halloween Bits

PASSIONE RICAMO  --  Fairy Of Dreams-The Guardian

ZWEIGART  --  Autumn Redwork ... Christmas Redwork

And of course, for hundreds and hundreds more chart titles than can be found in our online catalog, do some browsing on our SNT/MERCHANT MALL catalog ...


autumn in new york

Start spreadin' the's "Autumn In New York" from Primrose Needleworks! This 100w x 132h pattern celebrates fall in the Big Apple!

See the entire collection from this designer in our SNT/Merchant Mall Online Reference Catalogue.

haunted holler





"Haunted Holler" is brand new this week from The Stitcherhood! It's never too late for those Halloween designs and this would is perfect for the upcoming ghoulish season! The stitch count is 100w x 60h. See more from The Stitcherhood in our Friday Update.   I'm a' liking her designs quite a lot!!
And, see the entire collection from this designer in our SNT/Merchant Mall Online Reference Catalogue

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  "Stitching Janeite's Pattern Book" became available this week from The Sampler Girl!  With a price of $20.50, any true Jane Austen fan will love to stitch this collection of designs! See more new ones from Sampler Girl in our Friday Update.

See what else is available from this designer in our SNT/Merchant Mall Online Reference Catalogue.

happy halloween



you were just in the shop on Tuesday looking for this Halloween design in 'chart format' so you wouldn't have to purchase the kit from that catalog.  While you knew who the designer was, and I knew who the chart publisher would be, we came up 'empty' on our search for it.

And here is is today .. TA DA .. I'll have it in the shop by the middle of this next week!!  "Halloween Night" from Imaginating!


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We still have our Complimentary Charts of the Month for you!

  • From LA D DA  --  "Letters & Leaves"
  • From HANDBLESSINGS  --  "September Leaves"
  • From SAMPLER COVE  --  "Star Spangle Fantasy"

How do you get these you ask?  It's so easy .. when you place an order during the month of September you'll receive our offered freebies automatically included with your order.  When you come into the shop, simply ask us for the 'Freebies Of The Month'. Or, you can send us a SASE (legal sized, 4 1/8" x 9 1/2" self-addressed stamped envelope) and we'll mail them right off to you!

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   "Christmasland" was designed by Shakespeare's Peddler for Crescent Colours, and will be making it's debut at Market as a four part series.  Packaged as a chart pack, you will receive each chart, the Belle Soie Silks, and two Just Another Button Company buttons. The frame(from The Family Tree - Crescent Colour's line of frames) will also be available, and was designed specifically for this piece.

Don't miss a unique opportunity to purchase Stoney Creek's Limited Edition " Cozy Christmas Snowman Quilt" chart!  A pre-finished quilt has been created with 10ct Tula inserts in Victorian Red, Victorian Green and Sand for stitching the ten delightful designs. The pre-finished quilts are extremely limited and available ONLY while supplies last!  (the chart pack may be purchased separately since you may choose to make your own quilt or use the designs for other projects.   

   A new leaflet from Stoney Creek "Cozy Cats" features several delightful designs for cat lovers everywhere. These purr-fectly wonderful cross stitch pieces catch your feline friends catnapping, yawning, daydreaming, and sitting in the stitching.  

  Another new SC chart, "Hanging Around for Christmas", highlights two irresistible designs for the holidays. "Puppies in Stockings" features a row of adorable puppies in Christmas stockings waiting to be discovered on Christmas morning. "Kittens in Mittens" is a similar design featuring several sweet kittens stuffed into warm, wooly mittens.

  Stoney Creek's "Christmas Delights" is filled with fun and whimsical designs created for festive pre-finished pillow shams and Christmas ornaments. A LIMITED supply of pre-finished pillow shams will be available for purchase! (And, each pre-finished pillow sham that I purchase for you at the show will include a chart of one of the designs from the Christmas Delights book at no extra charge!)

quaker halloween


"Quaker Spooky" will be available at Market from Michele Ink!  This incredible Quaker-style Halloween sampler is stitched on Winter Sky linen from Lakeside Linens, using Silk N Colors: Mississippi Mud, Fading Ink, Woods of Gold, and Prairie Winter. (The Quaker motifs appear in the ghosts and angel and tombstones ... and Debbie's already made out her request form for this one!)

heinzeit reindeer





This is ONLY one of the new designs that Hinzeit will be debuting! She's done all eight reindeer, each embellished with Savorski Crystals .. as well as Rudolph and The Sleigh!  They all really sparkle!  (She'll have lots of other new designs too!)  Kay's Frames has done individual frames for each of the new designs of course, but then went a step further .. and created a frame that ALL 8 reindeer will fit in!

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October is Halloween month at The Stitchers Village!

  the stitcher's village Have you discovered THE STITCHER'S VILLAGE yet?  

When you go to The Village, take a look at the lower left side of the village layout .. you will now see The GraveyardClick on The Graveyard and get an idea of the village-wide Halloween happenings that you can join in on!  Preparations are in full swing to make this a great event for TSV witch broonshopowners, designers and members alike! There will be a village-wide competition, Halloween-themed designs, and more fun!  Did you know The Stitcher's Village has a newsletter? You can 'pick it up' in the Village at "The Stitcher's Voice". (that's the brown two-story building with the red roof at the upper right hand side of the Village (Either click on Latest Edition or click here).   Join us for LOTS of Fun in October in The Stitcher's Village!

needlework show

Then, just a reminder that the Fall On-Line Needlework Show is less than a month away!  So mark your calendars for October 7th - 12th.  If you'd like to see the current list of vendors (& take a look at products that were offered in April),click here:

                                                               camp stitchalot



Click here for a Printable CAMP STITCHALOT Reservation Form     

AND .... Don't Forget To Reserve Your Spot at the upcoming OCTOBER

" A STITCHALOT WEEKEND"    click here for details and reservation form

We'll be hosting a TRUNK SHOW from BY THE BAY NEEDLEARTthat weekend

and will have several of Donna's NEWEST designs on display for you to see!!

mosey's stitchers

   Well, I think that's it for tonight.  I'll be blogging once again sometime tomorrow morning (it's too late tonight .. I wanna get home before 'dark'), with pics of my newest creations to show you .. so you may want to see what I've been up to .. in my spare time!  Now that my felting sculptures are out of the way, I've begun another silk gauze project .. Carriage House Samplings' "Molly".  This one will be for me .. I mean, it'll hang in the shop for awhile probably, but I've wanted to do this one gon 40ct gauze ever since I first saw the design!

    I wasn't sure if I would be sending a newsletter out to you this next Friday from Market .. and now I think, with some late night shopping there to get done and all, that I will 'not' send one out.  If there's anything that isn't already on the What's New page, I'll see what I can do with adding any new stuffs that way instead. So .. stay tuned and .......

  Stitch Happy!


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