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Nashville News 2023

  -  Nashville News 2023

This year we’re trying something new … posting new releases as soon as we can after we learn about them, to get this information out to you.  Pre-orders are welcome, and encouraged!  This helps us know which of the many new things to bring home with us.  Pre-orders may be placed via 

                * email to with “Nashville Pre-Order” in the Subject line

                * the order form on our website

                * phone to 480.898.1838 or 1.888.942.8842 (1.888.94-ATTIC)

Added March 2 from Carriage House Samplings

Added March 1 from Lila’s Studio

Summer Quaker

Added February 28 from Olde Colonial Designs

Added February 28 from Chessie and Me

Added February 22 from Shepherd’s Bush

Added February 21 from Ink Circles

Added February 21 from Plum Street Samplers

Added February 21: A Collaboration between Plum Street Samplers and Heartstring Samplery

Another fun collaboration between Plum Street Samplers and Heartstring Samplery is coming to Nashville! “Float” (top) by Plum Street and “Sting” (below) by Heartstring are pictured below. Each chart is $10 (sold separately) and the models are stitched on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha with DMC. After Nashville, a complimentary transition band will be offered online for stitchers who wish to stitch both charts on one piece of fabric. Stitch count: 112 x 79 each.

Added February 21 from Summer House Stitche Workes

Fragments in Time 2023 is inspired by Berlin Woolwork! Each chart is $6 with 8 total to be released in the set over the year. There is a complimentary border available from SHSW. Each small chart is 51 x 51.

Days of Christmas Past, a new series! Each ornament is stitched on Antique Brown Mill Hill Perforated Paper with DMC. Sets 2 and 3 to be released in May and July 2023. Each booklet is $10. Don’t forget the charms! Charm packs with enough to add sparkle to all 9 designs are $8! There are 11 charms in each pack.

Added February 20, A Collaboration between Hands on Design and Summer House Stitche Workes

Between Friends is a collaboration between Hands on Design and Summer House Stitche Workes which will start with “A Spring Sampling” for its first offering. The 8 projects in this book “paint a portrait of spring!” There will be 4 books in this seasonal series. The book retails for $28. All the projects are charts for 32 count Raw or Charcoal linen and DMC floss.

Added February 20 from Hands On Design

There will be 6 ornaments in the Polar Plunge Series! Charts 4-6 will be released later in 2023, with #6 being a fundraiser for the Special Olympics obtained directly from HOD. All these ornaments will fit on a fat quarter of 32 ct linen. Model linen is Polar Plunge by Fabrics by Stephanie.

Triple Play Pillows: $12 (67 x 67)

Added February 20 from Hello from Liz Matthews

* The main chart for the sampler is accompanied by a second chart with separate motifs and alphabet for your own personalization and creativity! This antique sampler was a rare and unique find that we were eager to reproduce and share with the world! This piece is called a “vanity sampler” because all details (name, completion date, or age) about the maker have been cut out/removed to ensure that no one could ever tell their age. About the sampler: When Hello From Liz Mathews acquired this sampler from England, the cut and frayed section was disguised by folding the bottom border over the missing section and framing under glass. This “imperfection” made it all the more appealing and I think the verse stitched in the sampler adds to the vanity sentiment and charm of this treasure.

Added February 20 from Primrose Cottage

Added February 20 from Lila’s Studio

Added February 20 from Cardan Antiques and Needlework

Ellen Marsh $20.00

Stitch Count 269 w X 276 h

Added February 19 from Stacy Nash

Spring Basket Pinkeep:

Finished Size: 8 3/4” wide by 6 1/2”high

Stitch Count: 147 wide by 105 high

Spring Chickens Pinkeep

Finished Size: 9 1/2” wide by 9 1/2” high

Stitch Count: 173 wide by 173 high

Pretty In Pink PinKeep

Finished Size: 7 1/2” wide by 6 1/2” high

Stitch Count: 133 wide by 109 high

Added February 19 from Needle Bling Designs

Added February 18 from La D Da

And They Were Not Ashamed: $14 (152 x 158)

Summer and Autumn Needlebooks: $16, each measures 172 x 60

Priscilla Wallis: $14 (149 x 173)

Sweet Scissor Mat: $14

Added February 18 from Needlework Press

Added February 18 from Erica Michaels

Quilting A Bee Cs is a new 5 part series for 2023! You can stitch the full sampler, or ABCs individually, in groups, rows, or however you like! Each square is 39 x 39 including its outline. Each installment includes one of the five horizontal rows shown in the large sampler. The border is charted so it can be stitched along with the entire design as one moves from one row to another. This design uses Classic Colorworks cotton floss. The total stitch count of the full sampler is 263 wide by 223 high. The releases are planned for March, May, July, September, and November of 2023. Join the SAL to share your sampler, or smalls, be they pin pillows, ornaments, cubes, spool bands…the possibilities are endless!

Added February 18 from Stitching with the Housewives

Added February 17 from JBW Designs

Added February 17 from Praiseworthy Stitches

Added February 17 from Cross Stitch Antiques

Mary Ann Borden circa 1836 Fall River, Massachusetts A Memorial Sampler for Her Brother John Luther Died October 10, 1836, Aged Three. Chart is $22.

   Linen: 40 count Tickerty-Boo by Tabbycat Linen, Threads: Needlepoint Ink Silks (NPI)
Stitch Count:  216 wide x 218 high  Model Finished Size: 10.8 inches x 10.9 in
Original: 16 ½ inches wide x 15 ½ inches high on 26 count linen over two threads and over one thread
Conversion to DMC and 100/3 silks provided  
Provenance: Mary Ann Borden was born, lived and died in Fall River, Bristol County. Massachusetts. Her parents were Thomas (1794-1896) and Catherine Borden (1790-1874), to whom three children were born: Mary Ann on January 14, 1827, John Luther who died on October 10, 1836 aged three, and an infant unnamed who was born and died in 1831. Mary Ann at age nine stitched this sampler in 1836 as a memorial on the death of her younger brother, John Luther, who had passed that year. Mary Ann grew up, and lived a very long life in Fall River, never marrying. At age 42, she was living with her parents, her mother aged 80 and father aged 76, listed as having no occupation, with a personal estate of $500, perhaps caring for her parents. Forty years later, at age 82, she is living as a boarder, in the same town, Fall River. Mary Ann died at age 83 on June 16, 1910, and was buried in the same cemetery as her beloved brother, Oak Grove Cemetery
in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Stitching Notes: stitches used are four-sided stitch, cross stitch over two, and cross stitch over one. When working the over ones on the model, 100/3 silks were used instead of the NPIs. Lettering is done in shades of black as are the dividing bands. A cheerful and simple border of pink and red flowers cheers up this well-executed sampler by a big sister’s loving hands.

Added February 17 from Olde Willow Stitchery

Added February 17 from Samplers Not Forgotten

Added February 16 from Heartstring Samplery

$32 This is a full-sized,staple-bound book containing the original 12 hymn charts from the limited series released in 2021. It also includes 3 brand new designs,
for a total of 15 well-loved hymns. The book is over 40 pages long and features full page color photos and black and white charts. Stitch Counts Vary.

Market Exclusive 2023. $14 each. Sold separately, these boards are designed to accompany either the Sunday Stitches book or the Float/Sting pincushion and have a corresponding number of holes for the designs. Made by Beth’s husband Matt in their new “Board Room” these custom boards come from a tree that grew on or near their property. From forest to finish, each step was done by Beth and Matt, and boards include an embedded rare earth (strong!) magnet for holding needles or scissors.

Added February 16 from Tiny Modernist

Added February 16 from Silver Creek Samplers

Added February 16 from October House

Added February 16 from Luminous Fiber Arts

Added February 16 from Needlemade Designs

Added February 16 from My Sister’s Samplers

Added February 15 from Annie Beez Folk Art

Added February 15 from Classic Colorworks

Four lovely new colors, each in honor of a favorite designer, and perfect for Spring! $2.60 a skein.

Beautiful new Belle Soie Silks! Who doesn’t need another Red and Green in their stash? $8 a skein.

Added February 15 from The Primitive Hare

SURPRISE PATTERN: $16 The Enchanted Moths stitched on 2 cuts of Boleyn Linen and 1 cut of Irish Bog Sky Linen $28

Added February 15 from Kathy Barrick

Added February 15 from Little Robin Designs

Added February 15 from Thistles

Added February 15 from Haystack Stitching

Exclusive: Bookmark Kits. Please specify “Rainbow” “Flowers” “Bee” or Birdhouse” Each is $12 and kit includes vintage paper, perforated paper, threads, needle and full instructions on how to complete these cute designs.

Added February 15 from The Purple Thread

Added February 15 from New York Dreamer

Added February 15 from The Elegant Thread


Parisian Stitch Sampler – Collectible Sajou Tin  Price $34(Limited Supply) 

This (BLUE tin) is the first in a set of four collectible Sajou tin samplers. Includes chart, Sajou click-clack tin, and felt liner. The pattern is cross-stitch, Paris stitch and back stitch. Charted on 36 ct White Zweigart Edinburgh Linen using Soie d’Alger. Stitch count is 86 w x 62 h. One strand over two threads. Single page color chart. The other tins (sneak peak on right image) will be released every three months.

 Victorian Christmas Box Price (chart) $12 (box kit) $40 (Limited Supply) This is a limited edition Victorian Christmas Box. The chart is available as well as a full kit including everything needed to finish the box. The pattern is cross-stitch and specialty stitches, instructions included.

Victorian Christmas Accessories – Price (chart) $12 (full kit) $32 (Limited Supply) 
The companion piece to the Victorian Christmas Box. The chart is available as well as a full kit including everything to complete all four projects. The pattern is cross-stitch and specialty stitches.

Added February 15 from Lindy Stitches


Sweatervest Weather Kit Price: $28

Kit includes: Chart, 32 ct light taupe lugana, both inside quilting fabrics, sky blue wool felt, 3 jeweled pins, fusible fleece interfacing, and full instructions. KIT PRICE: $28

Added February 14 from Heart In Hand


Added February 14 from Lucy Beam Love In Stitches

Added February 14 from The Nebby Needle

Added February 14 from AuryTM

Added February 14 from SamBrie Stitches

Added February 13 from Mani di Donna (right click on each image panel to enlarge)

Added February 12 from Teresa Kogut

Added February 12 from Jan Hicks Creates

Added February 12 from Running With Needle and Scissors…one more!

JANET SCOTT 1857, $22 ~ 157 x 216 ~ stitches include cross stitch & eyelets 

Added February 12 from Puntini Puntini

WHEN I THINK OF “S, T, U” ~ WHEN I THINK OF “V, W, X” ~  WHEN I THINK OF “Y, Z” $15 for each set, 45 x 45, or save money and buy the whole set fro $30!

Added February 12 from Rosewood Manor

Added February 11, from Violets & Verses


* Here’s what designer Jennifer Richardson wrote on an Instagram post regarding the finish of the Heritage Bouquet:  “I used an unfinished box from Michael’s and the additional wooden frame piece as well- painted, distressed and waxed the wooden items then mounted my stitched piece. Added a crystal knob from Hobby Lobby.”

Added February 11, from Soed Idee

IVLIE GODEFROID $30 ~ 32-page chart printed in black and white, softcover book includes charts for both the reproduction sampler and the 4 smalls in both Dutch and English ~ separate thread card included with legend

LM 1914-1917 $17 ~ Original sampler is stitched with wool and is most likely from Belgium and was made during the First World War or as a remembrance of the 14 (1914-1917). Chart is 12 pages loose in zip-lock bag, clear black and white chart printed in English

Added February 11, from Rebel Stitcher

ANN PILGRAM $26, 255 x 289 ~ I can’t wait to see this in person. I love it that Ann has filled her linen completely with little white space.

Added February 11, from My Big Toe Designs

“Create Beauty” is the latest in the series that includes “Choose Joy,” “Cherish Friends,” “Treasure Family,” and several others. You can see a selection of these designs in page 28 of the December 27, 2019 newsletter.   These designs fit beautifully in the Tim Holtz pocket watch pictured below when stitched on 56ct over one.

MY SOUL (it is well with my soul) KEEP and MINDER, LUNA (cat) KEEP and MINDER, and PETUNIA (pig) KEEP and MINDER, each set $17 OR Threadkeeps $13 & Needleminders $4

Added February 11, from Red Barn Samplers

ANN McDONALD 1788 $18, 85 x 272; stitches include cross stitch, rice stitch, and Algerian Eyelet; however, specialty stitches may be substituted using regular cross stitch.

Added February 11, from Monticello Stitches

Added February 9, from MTV Designs

Birdhouse Chart: $20 ~
30ct light gold linen hand dyed by the designer $24 ( 24” x 18”)
Chart pack that includes a chart, 30ct light gold linen hand dyed, fabric for finishing, precut cardboards, precut skirtex, Ribbon, Little house needle minder magnetic, and Spring birdhouse thread holder: $100
Spring birdhouse thread holder: $16
Spring birdhouse Needle minder magnetic: $16

Added February 9, from The Blue Flower

Added February 7, From Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery

Charts 7, 8 and 9 of the Houses on Pumpkin Lane will be released at Nashville, but pre-orders are welcome for the prior released first 6 houses.  The entire series is stitched on 36-count Sand by Picture this Plus, one strand of floss over two linen threads. Stitch count is 347w x 277h. There is a free PDF downloadable border on the designer’s website.

Added February 7, From Running with Needle and Scissors

Added February 7, From Jeannette Douglas

Added February 7, From Queenstown Sampler Designs

Added February 6, From 1897 Schoolhouse Samplers:

Added February 6, From Mojo Stitches: