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October 5, 2018

Hi Fellow Stitchers!       


    Whittaker met with his 'new trainer' yesterday with stellar results ... she liked him .. he liked her ..and wasn't freaked out at all at being in a strange building with new smells.  And he would like to show you (via this picture) that he has already learned to come when called and immediately go into a sit!   Whadda Good Boy!  So far, the COME/SIT is working as long as he isn't barking at something, trying to catch a cricket or other small bug, or teasing the cat.  Working on it ... we have lots of homework to do between now and the 18th when we meet with the trainer again though.

    And this morning, we got the results of his DNA test back (Wisdom 3.0 Panel Breed Identification from Amazon) and ...... drum roll please .......

he is 50% German Shepherd Dog and 50% Great Pyrenees ... DNA results goes back 3 generations. That confirms what we had been thinking.  We thought we could see GSD in him, but the "livestock guardian dog' was strong in him, with the inattentiveness to our calling him and the fierce barking .. that's the Pyrenees for sure .. warning us about the leaf ninjas', 'zombie squirrels', and 'unknown noises that he is certain will try to kill us all'!   LOL


With that, it's time to show you the newest that have been released this week:.


<< Friday Update - New Cross Stitch Books & Leaflets at Hoffman Distributing >>

 Then ... go see what is new at Yarn Tree  and, of course, check out Wichet Imports

we order weekly from Hoffman, Yarn Tree and Wichet will be glad to get you what you see!




BARBARA ANA DESIGNS  --  Sadie Wood 1901

CAROLYN MANNING DESIGNS  --  Garden Gnomes ...  Mr. Mc Twinkles (Snowballz)  ...  Freddy Mc Flake (Snowballz) ...  Mr. Mc Frosty (Snowballz)   ... Queen Anne's Lace (Garden Labyrinth Collection)  ...  Sweet Spring Garden Labyrinth  ...  Tentmaker

CHESSIE & ME  --  Halloween Mini  ...  Christmas Cabin ... We Give Thee Thanks

COTTAGE GARDEN SAMPLINGS  --  Songbird's Garden Series, The - Promise of Spring

CROSSED WING COLLECTION  --   2018 Commemorative Hummingbird - Tufted Coquette

DAMES OF THE NEEDLE  --   Sea Creatures Series 1 - Mermaid ...  Sea Creatures Series 2 - Squid ...  Sea Creatures Series 3 - Octopus

THE DRAWN THREAD  --  Bats In The Belfry ... Botanical Stitches - Pumpkin ... Botanical Stitches - Christmas Rose ... Christmas Cards

ERICA MICHAELS DESIGNS  --  Caroling Berries, The - Silent Night  ... Caroling Berries, The - Jingle Bells  ... Prince Of Peace  ... Jolly Soul

GPA DESIGNS -- 12 Months for Christmas #6 - July & August

HOMESPUN ELEGANCE  --  2018 Santa Ornament - Never Enough Santas ... 2018 Snowman Ornament - I Love Snow ...  2018 Sampler Ornament - Yule House

IMAGINATING  --   Autumn Thanks ...  Christmas Favorites ...  Let's Read To Kids ...  Home Sweet Home

INK CIRCLES  --  Quaker Quilts - Monkey Wrench

JARDIN PRIVE  --  Jardin de Maisons

LILA'S STUDIO  --  Nevermore

THE PRAIRIE SCHOOLER --  Christmas Samplers

ROSEWOOD MANOR  --  Autumn  ... Winter  ... Spring  ... Summer ...  A Star  ... Friends Are Like Flowers  ... Thank You Friend  ... Sunshine  ... Neighbors  ... Friends Are Flowers  ... Amazing Friend

SHEPHERD'S BUSH  --  Happy Halloween  ... Boo Hollow Box

THE STITCHING PARLOR  --  Ready For Halloween Pincushion and Tin

STONEY CREEK  --   Halloween Towels ...  Towels Of The Month - September Apples ...  Forest Friends Stocking

TRA LA LA -- Tableautin Noel

VAL'S STUFF  --   This Old Jack

THE VICTORIA SAMPLER  --  Gingerbread Flower Shop  ... Christmas Memories Ornaments

WAXING MOON DESIGNS  --   Search The Sky

X'S & OH'S  --   Woodland Christmas




... COMING SOON ....



Holly Jolly Holiday

Merrymaking Mini: O Be Joyful

Merrymaking Mini: Merry Christmas








Horse Play                                       Pentatonic


Castle Walls


Glitter Village

  Glitter Village series - Glitter House 1











Fun And Fancy Free - Part Three                                Simple Threads


The 2018 Christmas-Winter Mega Issue


From MILL HILL ...









Where the Heart Is

Packed Full

Life's Too Short

Your Story



From DMC ... (no ship date given to us yet) Etoile Floss Collector's Tin  

A Collector's Tin with all 35 colors of the NEW Etoile Floss, one skein each. Also included are Two Free Charts.  This six strand floss with a twinkle effect adds a beautiful, subtle sparkle to your needlework. Same number of strands and thickness as regular DMC floss; coordinate seamlessly with the DMC flosses and use the same color numbers (for example, regular DMC #816 would be DMC Etoile floss #C816); 73% cotton/27% polyamide.

  **We will also offer all 35 skeins in an organza bag (the same as we did with the previous 35 new DMC floss skeins) ... no free charts will be available this way, but the shipping cost will be much less than the Collector's Tin was/would be).    Choices!  You get Choices!!!



We Have Your OCTOBER Complimentary Charts Of The Month!

  • FROM BENT CREEK  --  THE SQUIRREL ... stitched on a green fabric of your choice using DMC 3371 and Gentle Art Sampler Threads (Wood Smoke, Cherry Bark, Cinnamon, Sable).  Stitch count is 36 x 36
  • FROM LINDY JANE DESIGNS  --  AUTUMN ... stitched on 28ct Khaki using Gentle Art Sampler Threads (Cranberry, Blue Spruce, Brandy, Nutmeg - or DMC floss) as well as DMC 739 & 938.  Stitch count is 50 x 29
  • FROM DIANE GRAEBNER/LYNN'S PRINTS  --  GOOSE WITH FLOWERS ... stitched on 18ct Ivory or Antique White Aida using DMC or Anchor floss with a stitch count of 47 x 64
  • FROM POINT DE CROIX  --  COPYCAT ... stitched on a bright dark blue or navy fabric using Weeks Dye Works Marigold, DMC White & 310 floss (or silver metallic) with a stitch count of 40 x 33.


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



Stitch-A-Gift sells Project Bags for all of your stitching supplies.

NEW Tote bags are 16 ½” x 12 “ and have handles but no zipper - $36.50

The washable vinyl mesh bags are decorated with fashionable fabrics and colorful zippers & come in two sizes:

Large Project bags are 16 ½” x 12 “ - $32.50 .... Medium Project Bags are 10” x 9” - $30.50

E-Mail the shop at with the name, color if noted, and size/style bag or tote wished.  These are not on the web catalog at this time but I will be placing an order with SAG on Monday!






CAMP STITCHALOT  - March 29, 30 & 31, 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!



From Deb's Needle:

   DEEP SIGH ... still sloughing my way through Songbird's Garden Series, The - Merry & Bright  ... I really love this one and especially how it's coming along, but am getting really tired of how long this has been going on.  Not the project's fault .. all mine (and doggy distractions from Whit) .. and yesterday I discovered I'd put several 'leaves' in totally the wrong place .. again. I'll be exceedingly happy when that 'frog' leaves my house and this one is done and I can begin something else! 



Moon Over Blackbird  FREEBIE!

Click here to download the Freebie.

   LK has included a few options (2 border choices) so you can personalize your fall stitchery. Choose your favorite, or stitch it several times with different choices and share the autumn goodness with those you love.

    Shown stitched on a piece of 28ct WDW Natural/Tin Roof Gingham linen  - it's super cute on the gingham, but any bit of neutral fabric would work




       OK .. that's pretty much it.    Please Note:    There will NOT be a Newsletter Update this next Friday .. as I'll be at our A Stitchalot Weekend Retreat at the hotel. We have 58 attending and I won't have time to sit in a corner somewhere and tap tap tap away on my laptop for several hours.  So I'm sorry, but you'll have to wait for your next update on October 19th.   I know you can be patient  ...  so until that next Friday night newsletter update ......

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