Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Official it's SYHO Friday! Yippee!!! We're thrilled to introduce Cathy & Teresa of CherryWood Design Studio who have designed the March design for the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia.

That Kind of Stitcher
Design #2 in a series of 12 designer for the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia
Be Bold, Be Proud...Be that kind of Stitcher! No Shrinking Violets!

Design Size: 50X50
Fabric: 32 Count Calypso Belfaast Colorscapes Hand Dyed Linen By Picture This Plus
Fibers: Chestnut and Watermelon Punch by Weeks Dye Works & Kiwi and Orange Marmalade by Gentle Art Sampler Threads

~ Here's a few of our FAVORITES from CherryWood Design Studio ~

Since it has been the snowest winter EVER this year, I am looking forward to summer like never before ~ Sunny Days, Warm nights and catching fireflies. Firefly Summer whispers in my ear...summer's almost here!

So the Tag UR It Series is just FABULOUS! (I know I use that word a lot....kinda like Rachel Zoe uses "bananas" .... But just like Rachel...I totally mean it!) I love the unique finishing and the fun and funky designs to get me excited every month of the year all year long!

Be sure to e-mail us if you are interested in participating in the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Stitch-A-Long (SAL). It's a fun way to stitch along with other SYHO DE stitchers online and we have a BLAST! Want to join in on the fun? We'd love to have you! E-mail us at and we'll send you all the info or click HERE to join the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Yahoo Group SAL.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Have you heard? Sit 'N Stitch is holding a HUGE canvas sale and YOU are invited! Now through March 31st, all canvases are 20% off. No this is not a typo....20%. How fabulous is that? So what's on sale? Cheryl's laundry list of design companies include:

Melissa Shirley
JD Designs
Ewe & Eye
Trubey Designs
Melissa Shirley
Tapestry Tent Designs
Rebecca Wood Designs

...well you know how it is, there are WAY TOO many to name here. Stop by the Sit 'N Stitch shop or online and be sure to tell Cindy we said hi!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Hump Day All! Only 2 more days till the release of the March SYHO design by CherryWood Design Studio. I love Cathy and Theresa's fun and funky take on counted thread designs. One of their newest designs Eat, Sleep, Stitch highlights their unique spin on a traditional play on words.

With the weather being so in the northeast, I tend to search for projects that will fast forward to Spring and the feeling of sunshine on my face, the smell of fresh cut grass and the sounds of children playing outside (while I put in a few stitches). The CherryWood Design Studio design does not disappoint! From the large variety of finishing examples, to the bright colors that lift my spirits, this is a MUST stitch project for all stitchers.

Eat, Sleep, Stitch....who could ask for anything more?.......well maybe a little bit of chocolate (:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jen at Funk & Weber Designs is looking for stories and images of *Extreme Stitchers* to share on the Needle and ThREAD: Stitching for Literacy blog during the 2010 Bookmark Challenge.

The purpose is to demonstrate the lengths some of us will go to enjoy stitching. Have you ever done anything a little nutty (at least in the eyes of non-stitchers) to eke out extra time to stitch? If so, Jen wants to hear your story.

FYI, she's also profiling *Extreme Readers*, and, so far, the readers outnumber the stitchers. Are readers really more extreme than stitchers?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Just Another Button Company has some fabulous new pins ~ Just Bees, Carrot
Patch, Flower Power, and Pins for Kris--look for them on new charts by
Raise the Roof, Chessie & Me and GPA. Or create your own pincushion
for display. They have four pincushion kits available through your
favorite local needlework shop ~ Love them!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Designs By Lisa is still thinking Spring! Easter actually! New release! Silhouette bunny wishing you a Happy Easter. Shipping out to distributor soon, so look for it at your favorite shop! It's a pretty quick stitch with minimal colors! You can for sure have it done by Easter! Measures 5 1/4" x 41/4", with a stitch count of 75 x 63

Designs by Lisa has been designing and selling cross stitch patterns since 1999. I simply love to design, and get most of my inspiration from my surroundings, family, friends, and pets. And although I sometimes tend to design things that are not so main stream, I believe the originality has made the business a success.. Because, as I've found out....I'm not alone in my thinking. That's alm ost scary. Living in the State of UT, my love for the wild critters is also evident, (mooses being my favorite...mooses?) Having a business and loving what you do is truly the best dream of all. Having a husband that puts up with floss, charts, needles, scissors and the constant comment of "just one more stitch" is of course, priceless!