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Once you’ve been introduced to this lovely handmade sampler, you’ll settle for nothing less. Our needle has been darting in and out of the cotton, creating this beautiful piece. You may even want to break out some fresh linens to match this new decor. It may not smell like a bed of roses, but deep down, it’s very sweet.


Finished piece on Etsy

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Stitchalong Results!

stitchalongThe Inaugural Steotch Fine New England Needlearts Stitchalong has ended!  Patterns will remain posted through the month of July.  The final finished piece is below – so scroll with caution if you don’t want to see it yet.

If you stitched-along with us – send/tweet us a pic of you and your finished piece, hashtag #steotchalong, and we’ll add it below!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and everyone who chipped in.  Hundreds of you have grabbed all 8 patterns so far, so we expect to see lots of homebrewed samplers coming this way!

See below for the sampler…

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Steotch Inaugural Mystery Stitchalong – Closed 8/1

stitchalongAW YISS.  It’s that time, beotch!  Welcome to the Steotch Fine New England Needlearts Inaugural Mystery Stitchalong.

Edit: 8/1 – The Stitchalong has now closed, and as we warned, the patterns are no longer available. Follow our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get notified when the next Stitchalong is underway.  Otherwise check back here.

What is it?

We posted a series of cross stitch patterns at this URL.  Each pattern revealed a little more of the design.  A bunch of crafty craftersons stitched along with us, and created badass samplers of their very own – but didn’t know what they’d created until they’d invested way too much time to allow themselves to see it as anything but a triumph!


They shared their progress using #steotchalong on Twitter.

To see the finished sampler (and pictures from many of the fine steotchers who came along for the ride), check out our results post.

Gift of the Magi


Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
They treat me really nicely
They buy me all these icies

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Dolce & Gabbana
Fendi and that Donna

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Karan they be sharin’
All their money got me wearin’

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
You can look but you can’t touch it,
If you touch it Ima start some drama

Check it out ~ finished piecepdf pattern

The Subversive Cross Stitch Project: ERNAMERNTS

The holidays are traditionally a time for putting cross-stitched swag ALL UP IN YOUR HOUSE.

In keeping with this spirit, this year we’ve teamed up with our sensei, the great Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch to bring you:


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