June 2020

My back garden

What will you be doing in June?  The weather is gorgeous and most people are coming out of isolation and getting out to explore the places they haven't been to in a few months.  We hope you and your family are coping well during this time.

Take a break from your Left-Brain.  During these stressful times, your left-brain functions can drain your mental energy with stress, worry, and logical thinking.  Spend some time getting away from it all and awaken your Right-Brain.  The right side of your brain is responsible for creativity, art, and imagination.  Focusing on these things takes me to a different place, gives me a different focus and helps me get grounded.  The ways I wake up my right-brain and bring out my creativity are:

-Being in the garden and listening to the wonderful bird song all around.
-Taking a walk in the park with my dog Lily, being in the moment, and taking in nature's beauty.
-Picking up a needle and thread and starting a new embroidery project.
-Getting out the knitting needles and starting yet another pair of socks.
-Picking up some paint and a brush, or some pencil crayons, and doodling.

Here are a few items in the shop that might interest you and help you to "stay calm and carry on".


Amano Sami Yarn

This 100% peruvian pima organic cotton is kind to your skin and kind to the planet.  Sami is a certified organic fiber that is extremely soft.

100% organic pima cotton, 150m (164yds), DK weight, 21sts on a 4.0mm (US6) needle
$11.50  50gm

Colors available: 

Top row: Chalk 1800, Fossil 1802, Pink Salt 1807, Clay 1806, Coral 1808

Bottom Row: Amethyst 1809, Deepest Ocean Blue 1801, Sandcastle 1805, Moss 1804, Seafoam 1803

Cascade Heritage Prints

Let Heritage Prints do the patterning for you.
This supersoft yarn is machine washable and patterns and stripes emerge on their own as you knit.
75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
400m (437yds), 100gms.  22-25sts = 4"
2.75 - 3.50 needle  $17.95

Front to back: 81 Seattle, 90 Mermaid, 82 Azul, 86 Purple Smoke, 88 Boston, 83 Grapevine

How to Knit Socks by Edie Eckman

This booklet features patterns from basic, to flip flop socks to ribbed and cabled socks.  Included are 7 patterns using Fingering, DK, and worsted weight yarns.  Instructions include three methods for knitting socks. 

Estelle Colourbraid Yarn

Colourbraid Yarn

Eselle Colourbraid is a chainette yarn with long color changes.  Perfect for bags, home goods, accessories and more.  Knit this market bag with one skein $15.00.  Get the free pattern here:


Q40801 Newsprint

Q40807 Mocha

Dogwood and Hummingbird by The Stitching Studio

Stitched on 32ct. antique white linen (or 14ct. aida) with DMC and waterlilies threads.
Design size: 228 x 187 (14.3" x 11.7")
Chart: $16.95

The Summer Flower and The Spring Bird by Jeannette Douglas

Stitched on Flax linen using Silk Threads
Design sizes: 63 x 63 (3.9" x 3.9" on 32ct. linen)
The Spring Bird chart and silk threads: $28.95
The Summer Flower chart and silk threads: $28.95
Fabric sold seperately: $14.00

Happinest by Jody Rice

Stitched on 14ct. aida or 28ct. natural linen using DMC threads.
Design size: 114 x 114 (8" x8")
Chart: $15.95

Garden Party Cool by Jody Rice

Stitched on 14ct. aida or 28ct. linen using DMC threads.  Designs size: 109 x 127 (7.75" x 9")
Chart: $15.95

Joyful Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks

Stitched on 14ct aida or 28ct. linen using DMC and Classic Colorworks threads.
Design size: 69 x 162 (4.78" x 11.5")
Chart: $11.95


Corozo Nut Buttons

Made from the corozo nut from South America, these buttons are natural and durable.
1 1/2" $2.95ea

Gingham Buttons

These are perfect for childrens clothing.
Wooden, 1/2" $.65ea

Did you have a chance to visit our sister site?
Check out "Crazy for Crewel" at

On this site you can purchase DMC threads, needlework supplies, The Stitching Studio Cross Stitch Charts, Linens, Textile Heritage Cross Stitch Kits and Crazy for Crewel Crewelwork Kits.

Nothing is better than sun on my face!


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