I've started with a few products, like the Just Nan Mouse in a House
series as well as few of the other mice and Thursday I added hoops
. But it's time
consuming task to make sure it all works correctly. So it'll be a work in progress for quite some time.
If you end up on the new pages and run into issues let me
know. We are still seeing some problems with our older method of adding
things and we think it's some transitory problems between the old system
and the new. But we're having a devil of time tracking it down since
most of time we
can't replicate the issues. And I thought I'd left my testing life
behind from high-tech :-)
A Few New Things and Some Sale Things
addition to the Spring Mouse in House, Just Nan
released the Summer Mouse in a House
early May. They have sold out of both but we got quite a lot of them so we still have a few left of Spring and Summer.
you click on the photo you'll go the pages where you can order Summer
(and you'll see a
Related Product for Spring). We have substituted the Week's fabric for
Spring and we're planning to do the same for Summer (although we do have
fabrics for Summer). If you want to be on auto for the remaining 2
charts either drop us an e-mail or if you are ordering one of them, you
can indicate that
when you order.
While not new we are running a special on Barnabee in Bloom
(regularly $14 on sale for $10). We have also put the 2013
Brenda Gervais Forget Me Not Ltd. Ed. kit
on sale (regular $35 on sale for $24.50. You'll see it on the cart page as a
Special but the direct link is here
Nashville I did pick up most of the samplers from Hands Across the Sea
England as well as her sampler greeting cards ($2.25).
I'll be adding the charts and the greeting cards to the online catalog
over the next couple of weeks. But if you're looking for a specific
chart or greeting
card, drop me a note.
If you get the Stoney Creek magazine you may have seen the
Halloween afghan that is being released over the course of several
(Halloween Village Collector's series). It uses a 20 count Lugana that
Zweigart had discontinued but has brought back. We have received yardage
of Lugana 20
count Light Ash Grey from Zweigart. You can order a 2 yard piece and let
us know to cut it down for the afghan (1.75yds x the width). You'll
find it in our
online fabric catalog
Jackie du Plessis, Jeannette Douglas and Kathy Rees 2017 Classes
Jackie will be coming to teach for us again the first
weekend in August - yes, just 2 months from now. She's teaching Tribute,
was one of her 2016 Williamsburg projects, on Friday. Saturday is new
piece she is still designing and Sunday will be an older, but very
popular design, A
Tisket A Tasket. We'll post photos of the Saturday piece when Jackie is
done with design.
Douglas will be here September 22-24 to teach the companion to Common
Thread II which she taught for us in 2010. She is creating a San
Francisco version for us and we'll post a photo of it when she's done
with the stitching.
Kathy Rees will be here October 14 & 15th teaching
Harmony, the second in a class series (Serenity was first which she
for us in 2015).
You can sign-up for any of the classes now - a $50 deposit is required to hold your place. You find more detail through our Classes page
or you can
contact the shop.
been doing a bit of stitching - not as much as I would like, but I
think that's true for most of us. I'm working on a Laurel Burch canvas
(Tropical Floral - $179) by Danji Designs
and at the
moment I'm doing the upper background in T-Stitch with Gilt Sylke Twist.
wanted something with a bit of sparkle but the right color blue as I
plan to do the shapes in some type of chain stitch to keep their shape. I
d'Alger colors that matched the canvas almost exactly - which is lovely
since it's one of my favorite silks to stitch with. I'm doing the
outside border in a
variety of specialty stitches to give it some depth.
I've also been
working on a shop model for a kit we're going to make up from Tiny Modernist's
San Francisco Cityscape. I have finished the Aida
version on a light grey (it is a foggy city after all) and am just
starting a linen version we're re-keying for some hand-dyed threads.
When we get visitors to
the shop many would like to take something of a local theme back with
them and I think this a cute design.
This is our Open Sunday for June and Marissa and I will be
here from Noon to 4pm. For July we will be open the first Sunday (July
2nd) but we will be closed on July 4th to spend time with family and
unrelated note, a friend gave me an amaryllis a couple of years ago that
I left in a pot in the garden and have mostly ignored. Apparently our
winter of great
rain revived it and came out with 3 blooms about 10 days ago. What
lovely late spring surprise.
Hopefully I'll find time do a bit more stitching than I have! Now I need to get back to catalog work...
...and Jennifer, Debi, Cymone, Marissa