Classes - Starting February 2013

Well guess what? We are now getting into classes and the first one will be Beginner Canvas Work.

Have you ever wanted to try this technique? Well now you can! The first class will begin on  February 23 and go until March 9, 2013, Saturdays, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for a total of three classes. Cost for the three classes is $35.00. The pattern and supplies are extra.

We have kept the pattern and supply cost low, so that you can try out this technique without a big investment. The stitching on this piece should be finished in the three classes. See the sample in store. We will put a picture of the finished piece up on the web site soon. You will have a number of options for colour choices for this project.

Register early to avoid disappointment. Also, if enough people want an afternoon class, we will look at scheduling same, so let us know!

Instructor: Valerie Wilson has a passion for canvas work and has been doing it for many years. If you are interested in this class, please call us at 204-255-3534, or if you are interested in any other classes, let us know that too.

Lampe Berger

New scents in their essential oils:
  • Precious Jasmine
  • Roasted Chestnuts
  • Virginia Cedarwood
  • Black Pomegranate
Try out a new scent today!

We also have new Lampe Berger lamps in the store, including gift kits complete with Lampe Berger, a small bottle of Home Fragrance and a small bottle of Neutral for $52.99. There are two choices of either Clear round or Clear square. Christmas sets with a snowflake design come in either red or frosted white and are priced at $59.00 each.

New Scarf Yarn 

Oh La La is a fabulous new scarf yarn. It is a boucle texture, with a distinct open mesh edge for easy stitching, the fun part is you only stitch with two stitches and of course two needles - done in an hour!

Christmas Patterns

Try out one of the new Alessandra Adelaide patterns of Christmas trees. Look at these two patterns: Gold and Green Christmas tree and Red Christmas tree. Embellished with beads to look like balls on the tree. Simple and elegant.

Check out the Mill Hill beads ornament kits! These are stitched on perforated paper and embellished with beads, so lots of sparkle. There are the Snow Charmer series (snowmen and women). And the Snow Crystal series that look like snow flakes. Search under "snow crystal".  Here is a link to one of them: Gold Crystal. These kits are small, fun and easy to do.

Christmas stocking kits are plentiful. If you would prefer a pattern, we have a number of individual patterns, and books of patterns. Just put "stockings" in the "Search" box at the top right of the screen, and all the stockings (both kits and patterns) will appear. You can then select the kits or patterns to browse.

Petit Point

We are working on dividing up the Petit Point category on the web site, so you don't have to scroll through everything.

Petit Point is similar to a half cross stitch (back looks the same as front) and there is no back stitching, no french knots, no quarter stitches - just plain stitching. Interested in petit point but not sure how to start? Just send us an email or ask in store. We will show you how.

Gift Registry


Did you know that we have a gift registry on our web site?  A perfect way to let friends and family know what you would really like for Christmas, birthday or just because.

Once you have registered, you can then browse through the web site, and anything that you like can be added to your registry. Just look below the picture of the item to find the "Add to Gift Registry" link. Click on it and the item is automatically added to your list.

You can then go into the gift registry, and add in the emails for your friends and family, click "Send Email" and they are notified of your gift registry, and are given the password to access your list. Note that these email addresses are not saved on the system, so you will need to reenter them for each gift giving occasion.

Gift Certificates

For those who like surprises, mention Gift certificates. Look at the bottom of the Category menu, for Gift cards/Certificates on the left side of the screen on our web page. These are available, on the web site, in denominations of $25, $50, $75 and $100. Perfect for those who like to shop on-line. These gift cards/certificates can be used in store or for on-line shopping.

Gift certificates are also available in store for any amount you would like.


Have fun and enjoy the holiday season!

Sheena, Val and Maria