It's that time of year...

the busy season
upon us!
The last pattern design of 2013 will be releasing on Monday.
"Merry Olde Soul"a punch needle pattern!
{showing a little glimpse} 
We are already into our busy holiday season here at Country Stitches
 want to remind you
of some holiday deadlines.
Take note!
Holiday cut off date is December 11th. 
 If you want your items for Christmas gift giving,
 they must be placed by the 11th. 
  Country Stitches will be closed from December 23rd - January 5th, 2014.
With thy Needle & Thread,


New Patterns are Here!


New patterns are ready
and waiting
for your stitching pleasure!

 " Cozy in the Pines Sampler"
 Stitch count - 157 wide x 130 high
Size - 8 5/8" x 7 1/8"
Worked on 35 count Old Town Blend linen over two threads
"Jingle Bells"
 Stitch count - 121 wide x 96 high
Size - 6 5/8" x 5 1/4"
Worked on 35 count Straw linen over two threads
"Needleworker's Sampler"
Stitch count - 146 wide x 242 high
Size - 7 1/4" wide X 12" high
Worked on 40 count Doubloon linen over two threads
"Harriette Elizabeth Coe, 1844"

 Stitch count - 163 wide x 176 high
Size - 10 3/4" x 11 5/8"
Worked on 30 count linen over 1 and 2 threads.  Specialty stitches - Eyelet
"Limited Edition Kit - Snowbird Pinkeep"
Snow Bird Pinkeep goes on sale today (Wednesday November 6th) at 10:00 AM, CST.  This item is available for online purchasing only, no phone-in or mail-in orders will be taken on this item.  There is a limit of 1 per customer, no exceptions!  There will be an inventory count on this item.  I will try  my hardest to keep ahead of inventory, however there may be a lag in time of inventory notifications to me, as it makes it's way through cyber space.  If there is no quantity listed as "in stock" below the description, this means the item is gone.  There is a time frame from when the last one sells, to when I get the item pulled, that you can still add the item to your shopping cart.    So just keep this in mind, if there is no quantity listed as "in stock" below the description, the item is gone and waiting for me to put up the sold out notice. 
Kit includes - tin base, full color pattern/chart, 40 count linen, 9 skeins of floss, wool batting, chipboard cardboard and vintage silk ribbon.  All you need to supply is some glue, needle and a little stitching time.

Have a good day,



Day 4 of Sneak Peeks!

Lastly, a sneak at a pattern for an antique reproduction sampler!
~ Harriette Elizabeth Coe, 1844 ~
Sampler features fun little critter motifs, flowers, urns, trees, birds and an alphabet all worked in eyelet stitches...
love samplers that have alphabets stitched in this manner!
Chart will give detailed instructions (with diagram) for how to stitch the eyelet stitch
for those who may be fearful of this stitch.
The sampler isn't overly large
 and is worked on 30 count linen over two threads,
except for one line that gets stitch over 1,
her name and date.
This completes the days of sneak peeks,
visit us online tomorrow for the releasing of:
Snow Bird Limited Edition Kit
Harriette Elizabeth Coe, 1844
Cozy in the Pines
Jingle Bells
Needleworker's Sampler
Have a good day,


Day 3 of Sneak Peeks!

Welcome to day 3 of Sneak Peeks!
A sampler filled with lots of tiny motifs and various meandering borders. 
The verse reads,
All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle.
Perfect sampler for the needleworker.
Stop by tomorrow for sneak #4.
Have a good day,


Day 2 ~ Sneak Peek!

Welcome to day 2
 Sneak Peek
Pattern Preview days!
Doesn't need too much explaining...
we all know who this guy is!
A hint,
he has something in his other hand.
It's a toy and it's old fashioned.
No more hints!
Stop by tomorrow for
Sneak Peak #3.
Have a good day,


4 Days, 4 Sneak Peeks!

Stop by and visit me the next 4 days
 for daily sneak peeks
of new cross stitch designs
 that are coming soon!
~ Day 1 Sneak Peek ~
A smaller sampler worked in mostly reds and greens. 
A piece that will look extra lovely for the holiday season,
yet it doesn't "scream Christmas"...
certainly could be left out year round.
  A rather quick-stitch,
 I worked on this piece during my morning coffee
 and a few hours each evening,
 and it was completed in a week. 
Stop by tomorrow for sneak peek #2.
With thy Needle & Thread,