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November 10, 2019

Hi Fellow Stitchers!         

     Slightly late again this week as I've been fighting a sinus 'face ache' all morning.   Temps falling tomorrow and Tuesday 'big time (predicted low of 8 degrees) and apparently my sinuses are getting ready a day or two ahead of it all.   That and the 'time change' have been beating me down ... I guess as you get older and older, that stupid hour change (which is NOT needed!!!!!) can really kick your butt!   So as soon as I can finish this and hit 'submit', I'm going to celebrate with a hot cuppa peppermint tea and some chocolate!  That should make it all better .. especially if fuzzy little black Ari-cat comes and sleeps on my lap while I stitch!


so without further delay .. 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 Wichet Imports




ABBY ROSE DESIGNS  --  Tis The Season

CROSS STITCH WONDERS  --  Dear Santa It Was The Cat ... Dear Santa It Was The Dog

DESIGNS BY LISA  --  Turkey Biscornu

HOMESPUN ELEGANCE  --  Never Enough Pumpkins  ... Splendor of Autumn

IMAGINATING  --  Gingerbread Family  ... Gather Together  ... Gather Together  ...

IT'S SEW EMMA --  Bringing Home The Tree

LA D DA  --  Merry Christmas Sampler, A

LINDY STITCHES  --  Merry Manatees ... Stocking Stuffers

MILL HILL & JIM SHORE -- Nordic Santa  ... Christmas Kitty ... Santa With Cardinal ... Snowman With Cardinal ... Christmas Puppy  ... Nordic Snowman

NEEDLEWORK PRESS --  Needlework Enthusiast’s Book of Days for 2020

PINEBERRY LANE  --  Three Little Witches

STACY NASH PRIMITIVES  --  Haunted Stitches Needle Book

STONEY CREEK  --  Dashing Through The Snow ... Halloween Ornaments IX  ... Halloween Ornaments X  ... Moonlight On Halloween  ... Towels Of The Month - October Cat & Crow  ... Welcome Fall


TWIN PEAK PRIMITIVES -- Stitch Tool Box Sampler ... All Is Calm ... Primitive Blessings

WAXING MOON DESIGNS  --  Merry Musings

X'S & OH'S  --  Yuk Tuk - The Dancing Bear

WE HAVE A NEW MICHIGAN "COMPANY" MAKING THE MOST FANTASTIC PROJECT BAGS!!!   Welcome to WILD ROSE DESIGNS with Tote, Quilted with Vinyl   (this zippered quilted tote is of exceptional workmanship with Headliner Foam inserted within the fabric layers for stability and durability. The see-thru front is 20 gauge clear vinyl so you can easily see what project is inside and the zipper has dangling colorful button for added decoration. Measuring 14 1/2 x 14 1/2" overall, it will easily hold an 11x11 Q- Snap)Tote, Quilted    

   And ... for those of you who remember Windsor Wood and their fabulous floss totes ... we now have 3 sizes of  Quilted Floss-Folios (with a button closure, this tote has Headliner Foam inserted between the fabric layers for stability and durability. 12 gauge vinyl pockets hold your bobbins. Small Tote has space for 12 bobbins; Medium Tote has space for 20 bobbins; Large Tote has space for 28 bobbins. A loop to hold your scissors with a quilted applique inside adds useful decoration and the felt backing it's applied to will hold your 'orts' in place until you want to throw them away!)

    We went absolutely crazy over these (the workmanship is exceptional and the stability is phenomenal!) when she brought them in ... I got a Tote, Michelle got a Tote AND matching Floss-Folio, and Debbie got 3 totes (little over-achiever that she is  LOL ... Louann was off that day and said she'll wait till the next delivery hits the shop)!!!!!   Right now all we have in stock is what is left on our catalog ( type in Wild Rose Designs in the search box and click on search)  BUT she is working on Autumn fabric designs and Christmas designs for the Quilted With Vinyl Bags and the assorted sizes of Quilted Floss-Folios ... so stay tuned!    If we don't have the size Floss-Folio to match the Tote bag, let us know and we can 'probably' get it for you.  I didn't order all 3 sizes to match each bag when I placed my order with her, but as long as the fabric is still available, Tina can most likely get you what you want.  I also am adding these as 'individual purchases' instead of Tote AND Floss-Folio as there are those of us (like me) who are 'floss bag' users and not 'bobbin-ators' ... and I like choices!

DINKY DYE SCISSORS  --  Honeybee - Yellow  ... Honeybee - White  ... Honeybee - Blue

Needle Nanny - Hands On Design - Merry Jar ... Needle Nanny - Hands On Design - Merry Chalk Full  ... Needle Nanny - Erica Michaels, ChrisMoose  ... Needle Nanny - Country Cottage Needleworks, Away We Go





We had just received her new charts this week ... and despite my ordering many more than we had requests for, we have sold out ... I placed the reorder that same day (her charts have not yet been sent to her distributors) and received this notification:

"Due to a family medical emergency I am out of office until further notice.    My mother fell and broke her hip, we are waiting surgery or whatever our next step is.  I am out of town to be with her.  I will resume shipping and business functions as soon as I can.  Thank you for your patience, please expect shipping delays."


For any of Paulette's charts that we cannot get from the distributors and can only

order directly from her:

"I'll be headed to Australia on November 5, and won't be back in the office until after the 15th. But I've got one last set of releases in the works - including Winter Saltboxes - which will hopefully be released some time toward the end of November or early December."

(I'm excited about "Winter Saltboxes" .. as each chart has two designs in it, I plan on taking one design from each of the four season Saltboxes and stitching it on one piece of fabric as a single design of four (like I did with Jeannette Douglas' Sew Together designs)!!



 .... COMING SOON ....



Parker's Stocking                                    Thankful Tag


Happy Thanksgiving Box                     Harvest Home

From JUST NAN ...


Sugarplum Fairy Mouse                Gingerbread Fairy Mouse Stocking

Christmas Butterfly Ornament w/Painted Butterfly Charm





Joy, Joy, Joy!                           There's Always One

Petite Christmas Easel



Spirit of Christmas - 1                     Spirit of Christmas - 2

(For those you who last week told me to reserve the Christmas Ornaments based on the picture shown at left, we didn't know at that time there would be a 2nd in this series ... so .. IF you want to add #2 to your order, just let me know!!! )


Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - Winter 2019




  • From NEEDLE BLING DESIGNS -- CARVING OUT AUTUMN .. stitched on your favorite color and count of fabric using Weeks Dye Works (Mascara, Carrot, Moss, Chestnut, Squash) OR DMC floss with a stitch count of 43h x 77w
  • From THE GOODE HUSWIFE -- FRIENDSHIP SAMPLER .. stitched on 32ct Cream linen using DMC floss with a stitch count of 59w x 65h
  • From  HANDS ON DESIGN  --  FRIENDSHIP SAMPLER .. stitched on 32ct Cream linen using DMC floss with a stitch count of 59w x 65h

How do you get these?  It's easy ... when you place an order during the month of November 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 Stitcher's Retreat

 ~~ MARCH 27, 28 & 29, 2020 ~~


Have you ever been to a needlework retreat, vacation or special weekend?  Well, your stitching friends at Stitches N Things work hard to make sure that you have the opportunity to attend at least one, to make sure that you can afford to attend one, to make sure you have a great time at one!

Come join us as we take over every nook and cranny of the Best Western Davison Inn and just stitch and snack and stitch and laugh and have a fantastic-ly fun time stitching!

CLICK  below for MORE Information:

And .. BACK by Popular Request (er .. DEMAND!!)

Trash To (Silver) Treasure!  Design & Make Your Own Silver Charm(s) & Needle Minder(s)!

Silver artist MICHELLE ARSENAULT will help you fashion your own fine silver adornments!

CLICK  below For Retreat Pricing Reservation Form:




If you see a design that you like; buy it!  Buy it NOW!!  We can never be sure how long something will be in print. And, most designers do not let us know when they discontinue a design.  We find out the hard way when we try to order it for you. We are getting calls and emails nearly every day from people who are looking for charts that have gone out of print.  I hate it when we are not able to get you the projects that you want!  So, this is not a shameless sales ploy; it is an earnest attempt for you to be able to obtain the charts that you need.



        Finished MICHELLE INK'S Where's The Party? on my favorite silk gauze with the called for Silk N Colors fibers.   It will be mounted on a pale yellow mat (as the mounting board) as that will be similar to the PTP Chime Linen the designer stitched her model on ... and the frame will be WIDE ... nearly 2" wide ... a black with flecks of orange distressing marks on it.   I do love stitching on gauze, but since I'm running out of 'wall space' in the shop for our shop models, the 'tiny' seems to work!  You can see it stitched up ... just have to look a bit harder.   LOL     


    Have begun a personal stitch for me as opposed to a shop model.   Whit has demanded a Christmas Tree Ornament, and since Whit brought it up ... Ari wants one too.  So .. dug out Madame Chantilly's Santa's Cat & Dog.   Stitching on 36ct PTP Sand linen using the called for DMC floss.  Nearly done with Whit's but am going to stitch "Santa's Dog" beneath the design (as the designer did) instead of putting his name .. and will do the same on Ari's (more generic that way and I WILL remember which dog/cat it was stitched for, so no worries there).  Ari's will be changed to reflect her black coloring though -- Dave had me 'crop' the ears on the dog design from the designers's "floppy and long" to look more like Whit's..

     THEN ... I'll be stitching again for the shop (and it will become mine to have at home too .. at a later date ... Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow from Abby Rose Designs!   My Brash linen arrived the other day and I snatched it up to bring home.  This has been one of our best selling charts ... and I totally understand why!!!



      OK .. I think that's pretty much it.   Whit is bugging me to finish his ornament stitching and Ari is also staring at me wondering why her lap is occupied by a laptop computer and not her ... so ... until next week and your next regularly scheduled newsletter update .....

Stitch Happy!!





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