Friday, December 30, 2011


2011 is coming to a close and it has been good to us.  We have met many friends and supporters through our blog.  You have welcomed us warmly and that is what keeps us going.  Your loyal readership and comments are very uplifting.  We thank you for your hospitality and bringing us into your stitching lives.

2012 promises to be a wonderful year!  We will continue to have spontaneous giveaways with a twist, stock more of your favorite supplies and designers to offer you a variety of choices, and share with you the most popular and trendy items.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone here and we sincerely thank you for sharing our blog with your friends on your blog roll.

Wishing you and your family a fabulous New Year!!

xxx Stitch with us in 2012 xxx
Thomas and Maria
Your Stitcher's Market Team

Thursday, November 24, 2011


The Stitcher's Market wishes Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends!  For our international friends, we wish you a wonderful weekend full of stitching activity.

We will be celebrating Thanksgiving and harvesting new stitchy ideas to bring to you this holiday season.

Feel free to email us or leave a comment to this post.  We LOVE hearing from you and reading your comments.

Gobble, gobble....
Thomas and Maria
The Stitcher's Market Team

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


They are so pretty.  I'm still speechless. 

First off, they are nothing like the pictures I have seen on-line.  The colors are vibrant yellow, orange, red, very light tan flower petals against a deep navy blue backdrop. Truly stunning.  Since I don't think my description does it justice, here is a picture.

Regular price: $44.00
Our Sale Price through Oct. 8th 
 $39.95 (plus shipping)

The only other item that I noticed is that Tessa comes in a clear plastic case with the leather sheath.  It does not come with the tin that we have come to expect.

We have them on sale through Oct. 8th.  At this time, we are OUT OF STOCK and will be placing a reorder on Oct. 8th.  They are so pretty that we barely had a chance to take a picture of them, before they were gone.

If you pre-ordered your scissors with us, please check your email for your scissors shipping information.

Thank you choosing us for your stitching needs.  We appreciate your trust and look forward seeing you again.

Happy snipping!!
Thomas and Maria


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rudolph is Coming to The Stitcher's Market

For the past couple of years our Christmas decorating has had reindeer ornaments incorporated into it bit by bit. Whether it be Hallmark ornaments or Target ornaments, if it was a reindeer it came home.

So when we saw Rudolph from designer Sandra Vanosdall of The Sweetheart Tree  we knew we wanted him to visit this Christmas.  He is so adorable, his face is full of such personality. It was love at first sight.  Then we found out he has friends!!  Well, of course, he is a well-behaved reindeer how could he not have North Pole pals??  His pals are Mrs. Claus, Santa Claus, and Snowman, all pictured below. They all come with the little snowflake button.

Rudolph & Mrs. Claus
c. The Sweetheart Tree
Price: $9.00

Snowman & Santa
c. The Sweetheart Tree
Price: $9.00

All of them are quick stitches for the holidays.  Great for Christmas exchanges when time is short and you need a cute project.  You can stitch these on a breadcloth or a Christmas tablerunner, or even a corner of a placemat.  Perfect for a larger Christmas afghan project. If you wanted you could frame them all together or make a pillow with all four on it.  These cute designs lend themselves to so many projects.

Our new blog project is to create an IN STOCK page.  That will make it easier for you to see at one quick glance what pretties we have ready to ship,

Thanks for letting us share our excitement with you. 

Stitch happy!!
Thomas and Maria
The Stitcher's Market Team

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

LANARTE kits coming soon!!

Can you hear us jumping up and down for joy??  Soon LANARTE cross stitch kits will be coming through our doors!!!!

Do you have any favorites?  Let us know.

Hope that many of you enjoyed my review of the JCS Halloween Collection Bookazine.  Next time I will be sure to put pictures in it. 

How is the Halloween stitching coming?  I still have to find a couple of projects to start.  Which ones are you stitching?

We really enjoy hearing from you!  Your comments make our site worthwhile.  Drop us a note just to say "Hello" or let us know what you are looking for, or give us tips on what you wish to see on our site.  We are a young shop looking to serve your needs.

Friendly stitches to all!
Thomas and Maria

Thursday, September 1, 2011

JCS Halloween Collection - Let's See it Together - Part 3

So far, so great!  Now it gets a little sad because we are almost at the end of the bookazine. Still some wonderful designs ahead.

Page 56-57 Chapter pages for Halloween Treats

Page 58 - Bibbity Bobbity Boo (Glendon Place) 11"x12" 28ct linen. Ghost playing saxophone. Music notes on background. Interesting skeleton-like ghost. (on front cover)

Page 59 - Pumpkin Garden  (Plum Street Samplers) 9"x9" 36ct linen from Lakeside Linens. Harvest 1837 stitched atop of couple who are along a fruited tree. Quick sampler-type stitch. Wonderful for autumn exchange.

Page 60 - Frank-in-Stitches (Mosey 'N Me) 10"x10" 32ct Belfast Linen.  Coloful patchwork-like Frankenstein. Looks a bit robot-like.  Cool stitch for Halloween.

Page 61 - Candy Corn Buddy (Flowers 2 Flowers) 4"x4" 14ct perforated paper.  Your basic candy corn with a friendly face.  Very cute and adorable stitch.  Simple, little beading involved. Happy camper.

Page 62 - Penelope Pumkpin Witch (Brooke's Books Publishing) 6"x5" and 5"x3" perforated paper used. Pretty "good" witch. Intermediate stitching ability, beading, attaching ability needed. 

Page 63 - Trick or Treat Stocking (Olde Colonial designs) stocking from Olde Colonial Designs. Classic Treat or Treat design with pumpkin on a flap piece of linen.  Very elegant as an exchange piece.

Page 64-65 Scarecrow's Jack-o-Lantern (Tempting Tangles Designs) 10"x10" 32 ct linen.  Friendly scarecrow holding Jack-o-Lantern with crows around.  Sweet design.

Page 66 - Chapter Break Spirited Banners

Page 68 - Trick or Treat (Martha Pullen Company) 10"x10" 30ct Weeks Dye Works Linen. Classic Treat or Treat on Purple background. Quick stitch for exchanging.  Also perfect for quilt block/

Page 68 - Boo Spider Web (Martha Pullen Company) 10"x10" 28ct Black Jobelan.  Simple backstiching for spiderweb.  BOO cross stitched in web. spider charm from Charland designs.... Voila... great for kids to learn stitching!!

Pages 69-71 Things that go Bump in the Night (Cross Point Designs) 18"x16" Black Aida from Charles Craft/DMC. Picture of Haunted Tree with Ghost behind it, pumpkins on the ground, tombstone against orange/yellow full moon. Just Another Button Company provided owl and bat buttons. Flowy design.

Pages 72-75 Recipe for a Magical Night (Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks) 17"x15" 32ct linen from Wichelt. The most talked about front cover design. Black caulderon with lots of colorful spirals coming out of it. Very coloful and Potteresque.

Pages 76-77 Chapter Pages for Ghosts of Halloween Past

These designs have already been published in earlier JCS Halloween issues and possibly Fall issues. 
I don't have them readily available to check where the designs first appeared.  I will list designs in page order.

Page 78  Pumpkin on Gingham (The Sweetheart Tree) Pumpkin, leaves and vines on gingham.
Pages 78 -79  Batty (monsterbubbles) Bat, beaded edging on sides.
Page 80 Halloween Pumpkin Ornament (Jeanette Douglas Designs) Pumpkin with spiders, leaves, vines.

Page 81 Trick or Kitty Treat (Brittercup Designs) Line design of black cat on pumpkin staring at button spider.

Page 82 Boo (Charland Designs) Boo in black letters O's like eyes looking at spider.

Page 83 Boo Pumpkin (Homespun Elegance) Primitve cat with pumkpin underneath with Boo written on it and pumpkin on its arched back carrying star pumpkin button from its mouth.
Page 83 Night Owl (The Prairie Schooler) Black Owl on tree branch with black crescent moon alongside.

Page 84 Happy Jack (Knotted Tree Needlearts) Happy Jack-o-Lantern with colorful block border. Companion to Fraidy Cat on page 40.

Page 85 Trick or Treat Bee (Mosey 'N Me) Cat with bumblebee costume on carrying a pumpkin treat caulderon.

Page 86 Smell My Feet (La-D-Da) Very popular Witches boots with green stockings and Trick or Treat written in background.

Page 87 Mr. Bones (SamSarah design Studio) Classic Skeleton holding a pumpkin treat bag on perforated paper.

Page 88 Spooky Tree ( Elizabeth Designs) Haunted Tree with two pumpkins on either side, bat uttons flying above.

Page 89 Autumn Stars (Blackbird Designs) Country look, barn with stars on the left side.

Page 89 Boo Whoo? (Raise the Roof Designs) Cutsie owl on a brach with Boo Whoo? written on its belly.

Page 91 Halloween spot Motif Shoe (Prairie Moon) Green witches boot with Halloween motifs: skeleton, worm, spider, bat, moon, star, pumpkin.

Pages 92-96 Tomstone Angel (Carriage House Samplings) Primitive tombstone design of Susanna Goose's resting place. Sampler look.  Dates, crows, leaves.

Page 97 Stitch and Finishing Iinstructions

Page 98 Where to Find It.

There you have it, the first JCS Halloween Collection edition.  It was a true treat sharing my first looksie with you.  I think that all of the designs were treats, no tricks there.  Fabulous collection through and through, something for everybody and for every skill set.

As for my top three favorites.....
1. Haunted House - Sharon Pope - Page 46
2. Halloween Wreath - Sharon Pope - Page 32
3. Wicked Night - A Primitive Hare

Hope that you had as much fun as I did, please comment to let me know what you thought of the magazine.
I loved sharing my time with you and please feel free to share my comments via link to my blog on your blogs.  I appreciate your comments and links.

My review and thoughts are copyright reserved.... The Stitchers Market c. 2011... please only link to this entry and to the two prior to it if you wish to share it with your friends.

We still have a couple of collections left, if you wish to purchase them at $16.00 each plus shipping.

Have a great evening!  Please come back soon!

Your friends,
Thomas and Maria

JCS Halloween Issue ... Let's see it together Part 2

I'm back.  A couple of hours after they came through the door, all of our orders are on their way to their new owners. I had lots of fun, putting them in the envelopes, since they have been prepared for a while.  Hubby took them to the post-office and soon our friends will be just as happy as I am right now.

So, let's see some more.... I promise, I didn't peek ahead....

Page 36-37 Chapter Pages for "A Spooky, Ghouly, Hair-Raising Night

Page 38  Count Black Heart (Jenmini Designs) 10"x10" Ornament size stitched on black Lugana. Count Dracula in purple, red, green and black floss with black cat button.

Page 39 The Witch is In (Cherished Stitches) 8"x9" on 35ct Weeks Dye Works.  Simple letter stitching.  Quick stitch, 4 purple bats.

Page 40 - Fraidy Cat (Knotted Tree Needleart) 9"x9" 30 ct linen from R & R Reproductions. Black cat, arched back . Block border.  Great for a quick stitch.

Pages 40-41 Double Trouble - (The Victoria Sampler) 8"x6" 28 ct linen from Zweigart.  Jack-o-lantern with two mice around it and a spider swinging from thread connected to spiderweb.

Page 42 - Ms. Blue Moon (Charlette's Collectibles) 8"x11" 14ct clear plastic from Yarn Tree.  Green witch, purple & orange witches hat beaded hair.  Classic Halloween witch, wart and all.

Page 43 - Halloween Cat (SamSarah Studio) 4"x4" perforated paper.  Classic black cat/ Perfect for quick ornament exchange.

Page 44 - Pumpkins Everywhere (The Prairie Schooler) 10"x10" Black Aida. 10 Jack-o-lanterns in a block formation against black bacground.  Perfect for quick ornament exchanges.

Page 45 - The Witch is Me (Amy Bruecken Designs) 12"x10" Putty linen from Weeks Dye Works.  Witches bust, green face, striped black and purple witches hat with a pumpkin on it.  Uses DMC Memory Thread. (cool accent).

Pages 46-49 Haunted House (Sharon Pope) 18"x16" stitched on Picture This Plus. Snapshot of a Haunted House complete with tombstones on the lawn, haunted tree, spooky ghost, owl, witch on a broom, bat, black cat, black crow and mysterious eyes in the tree against the backdrop of a full moon.

Page 50-51 Eyeball earrings (Casey Buonaugurio Designs) 5"x5" 28ct Monaco from Charles Craft / DMC.  Two green eyed monster eyeballs with chrome bottle cap pendants as the background.  A sure conversation starter at a Halloween party.

Pages 52-55 October Feather Tree (Not Forgotten Farm) 16"x14" 18ct. white Aida from Zweigart.  Primitive dowel-like tree with cauldron as the pot and witches hat as the topper. Different halloween motifs decorate the branches. Cresent moons on the side.  Clean and easy stitch. Primitive statement piece that would look great framed or as a photo album cover.

Can you believe we are past the half way point?  Lots more to discover on our way to the back cover.

Part 3 on it's way...