Autumn 2020

  As my garden comes to an end I'm ready to embrace the fall and the cooler weather.  Cleaning out the garden is always bittersweet.  I hang on to the last blossom, the last leaf, right to the bitter end.  I slowly cut back all the plants and shrubs to prepare for the winter.

This pandemic has been a challenge but we will get back to dinners out with friends, family gatherings, social outings, and in-person classes.

Try to embrace this time to re-group, re-evaluate, and reclaim those things you have always wanted to do but never found the time; those things you continually put off.

Do the activities that give you strength, take your mind off the everyday challenges this pandemic presents, and commit to self care.  It is important, especially now.
You could:
-take a virtual yoga class or art class
-help clear your mind by walking every day
-try some knitting or stitching "mediation"
-clear some clutter from your home
-bake something delicious that reminds you of your childhood

Be positive and empowered.  Be truly present each day.  You'd be amazed at all the beauty that surrounds you. 

New books in the store

We have received a few new knitting books.  Shown here: Custom Socks, The Ultimate Sweater Book, Knitting North, and the Vogue Learn-to-Knit Book.

Custom Socks by Kate Atherley
Top up and toe down versions to knit socks that fit you perfectly.  Includes patterns with textured stitches, cables, lace and colourwork.

Ultimate Sweater Book by Amy Herzog
This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting.  Includes instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve.  Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges.

Knitting From The North by Hilary Grant
Hilary Grant has designed Knitwear with a modern aesthetic inspired by the land and sea.  The projects in this book include fingerless mitts, cowls, hats, and sweaters with a Nordic Cultural influence.

Arrow Cuffs

Vogue Learn to Knit Book by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine
This is the ultimate guide for beginners.  This is a great resource for information on yarns, needles, patterns, and how to hold your needles.  The book includes patterns for scarves, hats, sweaters, wraps and ponchos.

This gorgeous wrap knit by Leslie is absolutely luxurious.  Knit with Simplinatural yarn by Hikoo Yarns.  Beautiful cable work makes this especially cozy.  See the colorways here: Catalogue/Knitting/Yarns/Hikoo/Simpli-Natural.aspx The pattern Leslie used was Wheaten by Anne Hansen, Brooklyn Tweed.


The Needlepoint Kits have finally arrived!
See them all here:

Avebury by Candace Bahouth

Stitched on 10 mesh canvas using Ehrman wools.
Design size: 18" x 18" $176

Bruges by Candace Bahouth
Stitched on 10 mesh canvas using Ehrman wools.
Design size: 16.5" x 16.5" $176

Owl by Suzanne Gyseman
Stitched on 10 mesh canvas using Ehrman wools.
Design size: 15" x 15" $125

Early Bird Green by Magie Hollingworth
Stitched on 10 mesh canvas using Ehrman wools.
Design size: 19" x 18" $185

Bill and his masterpiece!  This absolute beauty was lovingly stitched by Bill.  He finally finished it during the lockdown and brought it in to show us his work.  It is absolutely stunning.

Bill stitched this wonderul hanging using DMC threads.  His Celtic inspired design is just stunning when you see it up close.  His intricate tiny embroidery stitches weave in and around each other to create his mesmorizing design. You can just stare at it for hours.

Did you have a chance to visit our sister site?
Check out "Crazy for Crewel" at
On this site you can purchase DMC threads, needlework supplies, The Stitching Studio Cross Stitch Charts, Linens, Textile Heritage Cross Stitch Kits and Crazy for Crewel Crewelwork Kits.

Lil is not happy with the rain


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