Tuesday, September 15, 2020


 Available only from TWIS, this darling commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the MAYFLOWER measures 4 inches in diameter on 18 count mono. Kathy Schenkel designed this at my behest and I think it is fabulous. At least you will be done faster than my cross stitchers who are doing massive COMING TO AMERICA - The Women of the Mayflower  samplers. (See an early April post on that one). The ornament is $58.00.

Please use the shop email or phone in to order.  (twisinc@comcast.net   978-486-8330 )

JUST NAN coming soon!

JN318LE Owls Of October II
©2020, Just Nan Inc., by Nan Caldera • All Rights Reserved

Owls of October II
Limited Edition for 2020

"When the night turns black and the moon shines yellow, the owls all open their eyes!"

Last seen in 2011, the Owls of October are returning for another limited engagement.  This time around they are celebrating autumn with new design elements, new linen, some new colors and new embellishments.  The names are the same and the eyes are still a magical combination of floss, metallic braid and beads.  The octagonal cube now rests on bronze "feet" and black ball pins are included for the top.  You will love stitching this!

Use DMC, Kreinik #4 Braid 5011 and Weeks 1331 Brick floss to stitch the owls on 32 count Zweigart Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen.  Finishing instructions are included.  Stitcher will need to provide interfacing, stuffing, and 4 straight pins.

Included are 2 colors of beads, black pins, large bronze beads, and cardboard for the bottom of the cube.

Please email me to put your name on the list: twisinc@comcast.net


Monday, September 7, 2020




I love Little House's MONTHS OF THE YEAR, but couldn't they present a stitched version instead of a digitized one? 

The beautiful BLESS THIS HOME is from Lila's Studio who has a stream of 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS treasures out. We have days 12, 11 and 10 in stock.

I adore the inscription on Heart in Hand's PATCHWORK CROW!

Erica Michaels came out with a sequel to the original Ocean of Wisdom. You might want to be at the store when I pick up the mail Friday morning with her new pieces. I published the pictures on The World In Stitches' Facebook page but I realize that many of you are not FB users, so I will spoil the surprise and post it below.

This one (both pictures, same packet) will prove to be the winner this season. 

The other three follow below.

Of course, the naughty one refuses to pop back into the above line. Not Nice!


 Fibers and fabrics are very difficult to obtain right now,  but the cross stitch designers are undaunted. Please feel free to click on the images to enlarge them!


Surprise, there's a little Heartstrings Samplery production there, also. Below are four of the monthly Needleplay series. Ordered all twelve, but sold all of October ones. Will get again.                 




    We have two shipments of PLUM STREET SAMPLERS that are irresistable:

Judy Whitman has a new spiral bound collection of ornaments and the doggies and the kitties that may be seen at the right. 

I was able to sneak in the image of the new Waxing Moon triple.

Direct from The Blue Flower are two newbies. These are wonderful and charming, each in turn. Imagine what costumes your pets would like to wear on Halloween for trick or treating! Mark your calendar that we have a trunk show coming from her in October!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Needlepoint for Youngsters

All needlepoint kits of children 20% off until September 19.


The Stitchin Littles are from PURPLE PALM NEEDLEPOINT and the kit comes with the adorable backpack. These are the three that are instantly available, but I am willing to order others which you can see at her web site. $35 becomes $ 28. Special orders will incur postage charges.


All of the MAP DESIGNS and the

DeElda's are $25 which become


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Classic Fall Sweaters

Great sweaters and a free instruction book when you buy our yarn. This yarn sells for $19.25 a ball and is 382 yards, knitting up at 23 stitches across 4 inches on a 5 needle. It is composed of 50% wool, 25 % alpaca and 25 % viscose. It is a very conservative little tweed in yummy colors.
Pictured on the cover of the book is a
cover-up shawl that is nearly 30 inches
deep and requires two balls.

I would wear the man's sweater. Nice raglan.
Sizes from 36 to 54, taking 4 - 6 balls. The beautiful cabled garment runs from 32 to 50 and takes 4 - 6 balls. 

Below, we have a glorious little Guernsey, shown in a color that I did  not buy. It is sized like the above mentioned sweaters. I did not take a picture of a handsome cardigan with  intarsiastars, nor a lovely plaid Faroe hat.