Thursday, October 16, 2014

Still time to sign up for a class


Just a quick note that there is still time to sign up for the Wool/Feather Tree class that will be held on Saturday October 25th. Please call the shop for details. 
Have a great day and keep stitching! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sign Up for Lizzie*Kate Things Unseen Mystery Sampler coming soon.......


We would like to offer to you the "Things Unseen Mystery Sampler" from Lizzie Kate. 
They have designed a very special Mystery Sampler, entitled Things Unseen. It's a year-round design with beautiful "heart" felt words to live by...any day...any season...all year long.

Things Unseen will unfold in 3 parts...one each in November, December and January, with complete instructions on how to connect the 3 parts of the Mystery Sampler. They are also including a BONUS design, which will also be presented in 3 parts - a bit with each sampler part.

EVERYTHING you need to make this special sampler is included. In addition to the 3 design portions, you will have fabric, thread packs and a very special embellishment pack.
Part 1 (early November) includes 1st part of Things Unseen along with the precut fabric (linen or Aida), thread packs (with an exclusive color) and embellishment packs with this order, if requested(sold separate). Part 1 will also includes the first part of the BONUS design.
Part 2 (early December) includes 2nd part of Things Unseen, and 2nd part of BONUS design.
Part 3 (early January 2015) includes 3rd part of Things Unseen, and 3rd part of BONUS design.

They used a lovely quotation from Helen Keller for the inspiration.

Things Unseen Mystery Sampler model is stitched on beautiful Wren Linen from Picture this Plus. PTP is making convenient precuts of 28 and 32 ct. Wren linen, as well as 14 and 16 ct. Wren Aida for this project.
Stitch Count for Things Unseen is 165W x 205H.
The thread pack has 14 skeins of Weeks Dye Works overdyed threads, including an exclusive new color they requested especially for this sampler. The new name is Busy Lizzie! It's a luscious pinky-plum color. 

The embellishment pack will include 2 exclusive floral buttons they have designed with the gals at Just Another Button Company. This button is called "Helen's Rose" and it's lovely! Pack also includes a host of other pretty embellishment goodies, including goodies for our BONUS design.

The  BONUS design will be revealed in 3 parts, just like Things Unseen. Stitch count for BONUS design is 165W x 34H. This design is stitched with same threads at Things Unseen, so you can choose your own fabric accordingly and personalize.The Embellishment Pack includes goodies for BONUS design.
Order soon deadline is coming up Oct 25th
**Special Offer. Regular price for everything including the embellishment pack is $104.20 but Yankee Cross Stitch will give you a 20% disc if you order the Mystery Sampler whole package. Your cost would be $83.35 with a deposit of $41.65 that is required. 

Let the Things Unseen Mystery Begin!
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Just In The Shop
We have received our order from Victorias Sampler
Ginger Bread Cupcakes


The latest Just Cross Stitch Magazine

Stop by the shop would love to see you

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

and the Give-Away goes to...


I am so excited for our first Give-Away and happy to say
Patty
you are our winner!!!

if you would email me with your address I will get the ABC Lessons in the post to you.

Thnak you to all who stopped by and left message.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

YCS's first give-away



Since we have the Lizzie Kate Trunk Show in the store I thought
it would be nice to share it with our blog vistors.

Send a comment by May 15, 9am est and we will pick a random vistor and send them the above
Lizzie Kate kit 'ABC Lessons" with 32 ct Lt Mocha fabric (if linen isn't your thing let us know and we will replace it with 16ct aida)

Here are some pictures of the show set up in our store, enjoy:






Thanks for stopping by




Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thank Goodness it is in the 80's

so when I go to the beach to bury my head in shame at least my backside will be warm.

As you can see I am not so good at the resolutions. Here is what I have been working on:

'Spring Time Social'
by Country Stitches



'Bunnies'
by Praire Schooler

by Roseworks


Spring is definitely here in the Northeast.

Thanks for stopping by



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy belated 2012

Well, as you can see I am off to a grand start with the blog, I made a resolution to write at least every couple of weeks and here it is already the 19th of January. The excuses of inventory and year end paper work could suffice if I didn't know deep down it is really procrastination. I am reading a book on breaking the habit of procrastination but only time will tell if it works.

At the store here we had a busy holiday season.  Our Wednesday night stitch group made ornaments for the wool feather tree we displayed at Portsmouth's 'Festival of Trees'


Donna of 'By the Bay Needleart' gave 2 classes on making a smaller version of the tree. They all came out wonderful and every one seemed to have a great time. Donna is working on having some other classes here so keep checking the blog to see what she comes up with. She seems to be an endless supply of amazing things. I just got a sneak of peek of some of her future designs and you're just going to love them.

 Our newest item of the store can also be attributed to Donna she purchased a pair of these awhile back and showed them to me:

They are LightSpecs from Foster Grant. Basically they have take our "readers/ cheaters" and put a led light on each side of the glasses. I have to say they really do illuminate your stitching in the right circumstance. If I am at home stitching under my Ott Lite they don't make a difference but here at the store under many fluorescent lights they do make a big difference. I think they would probable be great in a class room setting or at a stitch group. The glasses are no more expensive than a regular pair of cheaters at $29.95 and come in 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 magnification. 


Have a great winter weekend and thanks for stopping by

Thursday, October 6, 2011

We Are 29

Only if it were so for me but no, it is Yankee Cross Stitch

Anniversary Sale
October 15th
10am - 5pm

20% off  Store wide
This is also the one time we give out the Birthday coupon,
which you can use once during you birthday month and receive 15% off your total purchase.

There will be some of By the Bay Needleart 'white pumpkin retro' kits available

We will also be giving out a coupon* for a little gift from By the Bay Needleart and Yankee Cross Stitch

                                                  *limited to the first 50 customers

We look forward to seeing you and thanks for stopping by                         

Thursday, September 15, 2011

If I only had more time

If you haven't seen these already; here are some of the newest releases

This is the newest book from Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs. It contains some wonderful information about 24 samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art. It also has 11 projects inspired by the samplers.

 If you are lucky enough to live near Boston Ma you need go to the Museum of Fine Art, they have been running a wonderful exhibit of 'Embroideries of Colonial Boston'. The 3rd and final part, Domestic Embroideries, starts September 17th. If the first two parts are anything to go by it should be a wonderful show. I must say the new Art of the Americas wing is wonderful and well worth a visit.

And who doesn't wait every year for their Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. It is full of great ornaments to stitch.

One of my favorites is Inspirations magazine. I go through each issue at least a dozen times just dreaming about all the amazing projects to stitch.

Well there you have just a few of the new things out in the stitching world. Oh.... if I only had more time to stitch all those wonderful projects. Sometimes I think I spend more time planning and dreaming than actual stitching...but you know what.... it is all good.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Santa is in the building

Make his yearly visit via Praire Schooler, here he is, the man himself

Santa 2011


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Have you seen the new Sweetheart Tree?

We received our shipment of Sweetheart Tree not too long ago and the patterns are just wonderful. Here is a sampling of some of them:
Don't you just love this 'Halloween Quadrielle'. I want it to be fall so I can hang it, especially with this heat we are having, thank goodness we only have one more day to deal with.  In keeping with a cool frame of mind how about these holiday designs:
NOEL Quadrielle

Santa & Snowman Ornaments

Rudolph & Mrs Claus Ornaments

Brrrr....I can feel a chill in the air.


Thanks for stopping by and keep cool.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July

In honor of the holiday here is a new piece form Lizzie Kate
New - Land that I Love
It is from their 'now and then' series. They are taking some of their older designs and giving them a new look. The new charts have both the old / classic pattern and a pattern for the new design. 
Old - Land that I Love


I also want to let you know we are in the process of planning our next 'stitch a long'. Yes, I did forget to take pictures last Saturday when the 'Mouline Rouge' group was here. I promise this month I will get a picture or two. We will be starting the new group at the end of September and the plan is to work on Rosewood Manor's 'Past and Present'. We will have more information coming soon.


I wish this was a better picture, I can tell you I have seen this in person and it is just beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 4th of July

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stitch Groups

Did you know we have several stitch groups? There is a Wednesday night group that meets at 6:30pm and a Tuesday morning group that meets at 10:30am. Both get together on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. there is no charge just bring your current project and come and stitch,bitch and most importantly laugh.

We also have a Stitch a Long that is working on 'Mouline Rouge' by Long Dog Samplers



They meet the last Saturday of the month. It is taking them a little longer than expected to finish this piece but they are planning the next project so keeping checking here for updates on that, maybe you would like to join them?  I'll try to take some photos when next the group gets together.

Isn't it amazing how much stitchers have in common, we come from all different walks of life and yet when it comes to stitching we all are very similar. Is there one stitcher out there that doesn't have more patterns then they will ever stitch in there life? Do we all not go weak at the knees when we see new colors from our favorite thread companies? Can't we just spend hours just looking at our stash dreaming of the possibilities.

My consolation is that I am in very good company!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Just Nan

Hello All,

Today I wanted to highlight a couple of new Just Nan's limited edition pieces. The first is 'Minerva's Mouse' it is one of those wonderful enameled figurine boxes that Nan does every year.
Minerva's MouseMinerva is the goddess of wisdom, so it's a perfect name for this wise little owl.
Miss Mousie hides inside the box when she's not out chatting with Minerva

I love this piece not only because it is beautiful but my grandmother, who was one of my stitching mentors,  loved owls. She had quite a collection of owls and when she passed away a few years ago all the grandchildren received some of her pieces. This one is the first that I have added to my collection. 

Another of Just Nan's new limited editions is the 'Emma and Eliza' series. The first to be released is 'Emma & Eliza in the Garden. It is a wonderful band sampler, the photo does not do it justice, the colors are luscious, there is no other way to put it.
I can't wait to see the next release, it is a Halloween theme.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Friday, June 3, 2011

Oh my!

Donna, of By the Bay just called to let me know I have 15 followers, I can't believe it. I guess that means I am in it now. Thank you all for taking this journey with me. I promise new posts will be coming soon.