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January 18, 2019

Hi Fellow Stitchers!       

    Been getting some calls asking IF we'll be doing a Superbowl Sale again this year!   Of course we will ... we always do our Superbowl Sale!    I just now googled to find out 'when' the game will be ... February 3rd.  But apparently (can you tell I don't follow football??) we don't know who will be playing in it yet.

    So here's the 'early skinny' on the sale ... Saturday the 2nd the shop will be open from 10am till 5pm ... and our web site will be open from 12:10am EST Saturday the 2nd till 6pm EST on Sunday the 3rd.  The sale is BOTH Saturday and Sunday (ending at 6pm EST on Sunday) ... 20% OFF.   When we know who is playing, you'll get to pick which team will win ...... if your team wins, you'll get Free Shipping!

    MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW .... it's still too early to tell you all ..... so stay tuned!!!!

And with that, here's what has just arrived at Hoffman Distributing ...


and ... click here to see what's NEW at Yarn Tree

and ... click here to see what's NEW at Wichelt Imports



ABBY ROSE DESIGNS  --  No Matter How Hard The Winter...Spring Is Sure To Come


HANDS ON DESIGN  --  Ready, Set, Snow ... Around The Holidays - Grown With Love

LONG DOG SAMPLERS  --  Bienvenue

SHAKESPEARE'S PEDDLER  --  Jenny Bean's For the Parlor: Verse (part 5)

STACY NASH PRIMITIVES  --  Gathering The Greens Samper  ... Animal Crackers - Primrose

TEMPTING TANGLES -- Swans and Shears Quaker  ... Wildflower Woodland Quaker










   Here's the link to your 2019 Nashville Sneak Peeks:

(just started ... bare bones right now, but  ...  it has begun!)

JBW DESIGNS will NOT be attending the Nashville Market in March due to previous commitments, BUT t .. she plans on having new releases prior to Nashville.   Judy says she will have at least 5 new designs, including more of her popular Seaside Series, a new Floral Alphabet, a simple wedding design, a French Country pattern and several others that are still on the drawing board!



... COMING SOON ....



Americana Shadowbox Mystery Series

Americana Shadowbox Mystery Series Embellishment Kit



Antique Glass Salt Dip Pin Cushion Kit - VERY Limited!!!         Winter Ice Scissors Fob

Scissors, Seaton  OR Scissors, Putford - Silver                       Scissors, Vintage



Thread Keep - Paris Rooftops Vintage Postcard    Thread Keep - Vintage Heart

Scissors, Fleur de Lys                                           Scissors, Love OR Scissors, Little Love


Thread Keep - Red Shoe Schoolgirl       Thread Keep - Scottish Queen

Scissors, Little Gems - Red                                 Scissors, Elizabeth I Miniature



Fragments In Time 2019

Fragments In Time 2019 - 1, Orchard        Fragments In Time 2019 - 2, Workshop

   These eight smalls were inspired by Shaker maps and gift drawings. The Shaker ideals of simplicity, industry, harmony and economy were woven into the fabric of their village life, from their buildings to their now famous furniture. They embraced innovation to make their tasks easier. Their maps and gift drawings that have come to us are exquisite examples of naiveté folk art. These Fragments embody their ideals, so take a stroll through a Shaker village via your needle! 
There will be  a complimentary border pattern!! All eight Fragments will fit into the border pattern, to give these versatile charts another finishing option.

From JUST NAN ...

Frosty Chillingsworth Mouse & Embellishments - LIMITED!!               Frosty Snow Cube






Companion to her design "Hope", ALL Proceeds from the sale of  "Charity" will go toward supporting the hospital where Karen's daughter Rachel is being cared for.

This design will be released in February.

From KITTY AND ME ....

A new series called "Cats And Hearts" - geometric heart designs featuring the little cat silhouette!   The first three, with January now available, are shown below:












        Charts are $8.30 each.

You MAY remember another series of designs by this design company (designer Pam Kellogg - "Cats & Quilts" ... all are available as individual charts now:











All the quilt cats will be added to my catalog soon  .. but are all available now.  $8.30 each.  

And ... if you would like a little black kitty with Heart AND with Quilt sent together each month as an auto, we can do that too!


These designs have ARI'S PAW OF APPROVAL rating!



Old World Collection Aidas                      Old World Collection Linens

From MILL HILL ...

Drive In - Buttons & Beads Spring 2019  ... Valentine Heart - Buttons & Beads Spring 2019  ... April Showers - Buttons & Beads Spring 2019  ... Sugar Cookie House - Buttons & Beads Spring 2019  ... Hibiscus - Buttons & Beads Spring 2019  ... Flamingos - Buttons & Beads Spring 2019

Spring Bouquet - Tricolor Pansy  ... Spring Bouquet - Swim Trunks  ... Spring Bouquet - Hedgehog  ... Spring Bouquet - Watermelon  ... Spring Bouquet - Swimsuit  ... Spring Bouquet - Beach Ball



Autumn Pixies - Glittering Leaves             Autumn Pixies - Miss Ginko

From LITLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS ...  (coming in February 2019) ... Jack Frost's Tree Farm




Nashville 2019 Needlework Market Cookbook - Happiness Is Homemade!

This cookbook is 51% desserts and includes 23 free charts!


Taking PREORDERS for the March 3rd release of the Nashville 2019 Needlework Market Cookbook -
Happiness Is Homemade! The organizers that put on this fantastic Market for us is collecting recipes from those designers (and some of us shops) that are attending the show .. and the cookbook will also have some free charts included!   ***We MUST HAVE ALL PREORDERS by January 20th, 2019 ... this cookbook will ONLY be available to those shops attending the Needlework Market and ONLY if they preorder! We will be bringing the cookbooks you have requested back with us from Market .. then they will be gone .. only our limited amount of preorders will be published/filled. 



KAY'S FRAMES ... those cool frames used with designs from Hinzeit .. will be UNAVAILABLE FOR our ORDERING UNTIL April 2019.  She winters in Florida now.  We're sorry for any inconvenience or frustration her departure may cause.




Your JANUARY Complimentary Charts Of The Month are Here!

(I dove back into the 'archives' for these oldies but goodies!)



How do you get these?  It's easy ... when you place an order during the month of January, 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!






CAMP STITCHALOT  - March 29, 30 & 31, 2019

*** We MUST have your RESERVATION IN  and  PAID IN FULL by February 2, 2019 ***

     Make sure you don't end up like this poor stitcher .... she forgot to reserve her spot and now, all of her friends are stitching at a retreat and she's left all to her lonesome at home, missing all the stitching fun!

At Camp Stitchalot, you can Design/Make Your Own Silver Needleminder CLASS !!!

Silver artist, Michelle Arsenault of Michelle Ink (and Stitching Pretty Presents) will help you fashion your own fine silver adornment with Precious Metal Clay.  Michelle will walk you through the entire process of transforming reclaimed silver clay (PMC) into a beautiful solid silver piece. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and learn a bit of alchemy while having just so much fun in the process! No prior experience necessary. ALL tools and materials (there are many styles/ choices of different molds) needed will be available for this event. 

Finishing of the clay to silver process will be shown, but actually completed (fired) later in Michelle's home studio. Arrangements will be made in class for you to receive your finished pieces. 

You will be able to complete 2 to 3 needleminders/ charms.

    Class fee:  $70.00       Saturday March 30th: 10am - Noon

*** NOT ATTENDING the retreat?   Want to come JUST to take the class??   You CAN!!!!   Call the shop at 810-629-3333 ***



A special note to stitchers who haven't heard the news ........

Classic Colorworks is discontinuing Perle 5.  They still have a lot of inventory but will not be adding to their current stock. When a color is depleted it WILL be discontinued. In the meantime they are working on bringing you new goodies in their cotton and silk lines! 

So Check Your Stash Patterns ... in particular, Shepherd's Bush stockings ... they used Classic Colorworks  #5 Perle Cottons in their designs.   Make a list and get your CCT PC#5 before they're gone forever!!!



      From Deb's Needle ....

    Stitching on Cottage Garden Samplings' "Peace On Earth" (from her Etsy shop only) ... just have part of the wording, a partial snowflake, and the cardinal and pinecone left to go.  Loving the colors on this one!


    And like any other stitcher (or so I think), while I'm stitching I'm also planning on my next project.  I want to do With Thy Needle & Thread's "All Bundled Up" ... I'm not a 'snowman person' but this one spoke to me from day one!   I also want to do Jardin Prive's "Be Happy & Smile", but I think (key word here is 'think') I want to do it on 40ct Silk Gauze.  There's just something about the 'village in her dress' that really appeals to me.  And the deer too!    Now .. which one will be the next one??   This is the time of year where my stitching time is cut ... I mostly spend my days home from the shop doing book work and working on the Nashville Sneak Peeks page ... at least we're not getting slammed with peeks 'yet' so I do have a bit of stitching therapy time!   And I have, in the past, worked on the Nashville page in the evenings ... I don't think that will happen this year ... I need more ME time to stay sane!



     OK .. that's pretty much it.  I haven't had dinner yet and Dave says the 'microwaving' is nearly done.  So .. until next weekend and your next update .......

Stitch Happy ...





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