November, 2016


  It is November, but the weather is still fairly mild.  A rainy pineapple express blew through Victoria last week,  but after that, we had a few beautiful days of spring like weather.

Everyone is in the swing of Christmas knitting and stitching, and below are a few new patterns to add to your list of must-dos!

Artisan Booklet 363

This booklet has some wonderful designs, including these:

Calletta, knit in Artisan yarn.

Spun of silk and wool, and dip dyed in a range of vivid jewel tones, Artisan creates a tonal, tweedy, textured fabric with a luxurious hand.

see details and the color range here:

Saturnia, knit in Artisan yarn.


A few quick-knit projects to add to your gift giving list:

Macaroon Headband knit in Tuscan Tweed

find the free pattern here:

See more colors of Tuscan Tweed here:

Speedwell Hat, knit in Millefiori yarn

find the free pattern here:

See more colors of Millefiori yarn here:


Missing some of the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments Collection?  Get the 1997-2013 Collection on this DVD. Includes 17 years of ornaments with fully searchable PDFs.  $35.95

Just Cross Stitch 2016 Christmas Ornaments Issue

70 Projects from your favorite cross stitch designers $13.95

On the DVD: every page of every issue from 2011-2015, fully searchable PDF's, printer friendly chart.
Contains unique reproductions of samplers and smalls from private collectors and museum collections. $38.95

Roma's Stocking, by Shepherd's Bush
Stitched with Perle Cotton on 18ct. Natural Linen.
117 x 170 stitches, (18" x 24" cut size)
Chart: $12.25

Tiny Tidings XXI, by Lizzie Kate

Stitched on linen using DMC or Weeks Dye Works threads.
Ornament sizes approx. 2.5" x 2.5"
Chart: $12.25

  Sing a Song of Christmas, by JBW Designs

Stitched on 32ct. linen using overdyed or DMC threads.
Design size: 48 x 70 (2.9" x 4.25" on 32ct)
Chart $9.50

"Snow Days", by Country Cottage Needleworks

Stitched on 32ct. Linen using DMC and overdyed threads.
Design size: 130 x 93 (8" x 5.75")
Chart: $10.95

Happy Knitting and Stitching!

A Northern Flicker on our little bird feeder, photo by Kim Stremel

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To October, 2016