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June 13, 2021

Hi Fellow Stitchers!      

   We had a bunch of new charts and fabrics arrive this week ... and more is coming.  I spent an entire day slightly bent over the cutting table chopping Mountain Aire fabrics to fill your orders with and Michelle was chained to the register (after packaging everything up) processing through your orders before the mail lady came to get them off to you promptly. (I didn't have time in the shop this week to update my catalog to show you which fabrics/counts were in but plan on (keyword: play) doing that sometime today or tomorrow.)  And then, Diane reorganized all the charts from the 'new section' into the 'bins of charts' section on Saturday.  Just getting things done!  Debbie has been on vacation this past week and will be back in the shop Wednesday ... and then Sunday I'll take off for 5 days with my sisters up in Cheboygan (back in the shop next Friday).  And then we'll have another Holiday weekend coming up with 3 days off beginning Saturday July 3th through Monday July 5th (so make a note and don't waste a trip).  Man .. June really IS speeding by!!!

So without further delay .. here's what has just arrived at Hoffman Distributing ...


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


AMY BRUECKEN DESIGNS  --  Hip Hip Hooray  ... Snow Friends #1 - Base Chart  .... Snow Friends #2 - July

THE BLUE FLOWER --  From Nature To My Needle ... Saltwater Scrapbook - Part 1 ...                   Strawberry Bird

COTTAGE GARDEN SAMPLINGS  --  Time For All Seasons, Strawberry Harvest

HANDS ON DESIGN --  The Kitchen Counter - Lick The Bowl ... Let's Talk Summer ...    Resting Beach Face

HEARTSTRING SAMPLERY --  Sunday Stitches - A Mighty Fortress

IMAGINATING  --  Feeling Wicked

Just Cross Stitch - August 2021- CHRISTMAS PREVIEW Issue

LILA'S STUDIO -- Miss B's Apiary ... Busy Bee

LIZ MATHEWS --  Klara Hansen ...  Fourth Day of Christmas Sampler & Tree ... My Home in the Garden  ... Old Friends

MANI DI DONNA  --  Flag of Liberty Pillow  ... 12 Days Of Christmas - Golden Rings & Geese a Laying

MILL HILL  --  Christmas Day Santas - Christmas Morning ... Christmas Day Santas - Christmas Giving ... Christmas Day Santas - Christmas Memories  .......  Charmed Ornaments - Wishing Snowman      Charmed Ornaments - Trimming Snowman ... Charmed Ornaments - Skating Snowman ... Charmed Ornaments - Tumbling Snowman ...  Charmed Ornaments - Cooking Snowman ... Charmed Ornaments - Giving Snowman

SHAKESPEARE'S PEDDLER -- Dolly Fowle's Four Lions Sampler 

STITCHING WITH THE HOUSEWIVES  --  And To All A Good Night ... Calendar Crates - August... Queen Bee Bakery

TINY MODERNIST  --  Mouse's 4th Of July Ride



  • From SEKAS & CO -- RED, WHITE & BLUE

How do you get these you ask?  It's so easy .. when you place an order during the month of June, all of the above will be 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, 1/8" x 9 1/2" self-addressed stamped envelope) and we'll mail them right off to you!


Special Announcement from Thea - The Victoria Sampler

Dear Stitchers!  

   I'm writing today to let you know that after 30 years, I've finally made the decision to retire. There are so many reasons for this but it's mainly because my energy levels are just not what they have been. I'm now unable to stitch for as long, and even though the spirit is very willing. . etc. ;) Looking back to the past, I can't believe I've been able to teach and design needlework for so long!

   I do feel that I've been a spectacularly lucky woman. I have been able to do what I love, and I've been able to work hard at it. I'm also so appreciative of the support of needlework shop-owners and retreat organizers over the years. I'm also so grateful for all the staff that have helped make our company work here at our studios. However, the ones I especially want to thank are all 'my' stitchers. You have made my work a joy, with every compliment, suggestion, and every in-person class you took from me, and every pattern you've bought. I truly would never have created so many designs without you. To each one of you, in your own special way, you've been my inspiration and my muse. Thank you!

This means ... if there is ANYTHING you've ever wanted to get from The Victoria Sampler, you had better ORDER IT NOW before it's gone forever. ESPECIALLY Fiber / Embellishment Packs!





American Harmony #2




Summer Corner


Ready For Celebration (Ready For Ice Cream)

From AURY TM ...                                                           From MTV DESIGNS ...


Courage                                                Dancing Flowers In My Garden



Hannah Greenwood 1847 (aka the red zebra)       Clemonteen R Welch 1840


      2020 Just Cross Stitch HALLOWEEN Issue     




Forget Me Not                                      Shepherd Sampler



Pocket Patterns - May                                Pocket Patterns - June




      We still have two items that were in HOT DEMAND at one time that we JUST discovered were still in the shop.  There is ONLY ONE of each of these so ...

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - Spring 2021

Lucy Navier 1818 - The 2019 Queen Of The May  - Hands Across The Sea



  Finished Homespun Elegance's American Home  ...  and have just started on Cross Stitch Makes Everything Okayer from Lucy Beam using 40ct Pioneer's Trail linen from Mountain Aire

   I wanted to stitch it on 36ct, but I have another yard of that on backorder after I finished filling all customer requests and didn't want to wait ... so 40ct it is.  Took me a few minutes with my magnifer for my eyes to adjust to that size ... but I love the 'splotches' in the fabric so it will be a fun stitch.

    And .. I always take a project with me when I go up to Cheboygan .. for stitching on IF it's raining and that keeps us in the house (nothing KEEPS us in the house though!) and for

evenings before bed.  Luminous Fiber Arts arrived this week and I grabbed up her Counting Is Hard .. for another fun shop model!    I'm changing the fabric color though .. we have a new color in the shop called All The Things from Mystic Fabrics that really IS good for 'all the things'!  We're all in love with it and I've got it in stock in 14, 16 & 18ct Aidas as well as 28, 32, 36 and 40ct Linens!   The colors look fantastic on it!



     OK .. I think that's pretty much it.  Dave and I are headed up to the shop to turn a one opening cabinet into a cabinet with two shelves .. making room in the entry way for 'frames and boxes and stuffs'.  

     Remember, I will be on vacation with my sisters next week up in Cheboygan so no newsletter will be sent.   I'll be back on the 27th send one and remind you of a weekend closure for Independence Day weekend (July 3rd - July 5th).   So, until then ... Stay Safe ... and STITCH HAPPY ...




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