We've had lots of new pattern booklets this month as the new designs from the large Nashville show filter through. Hands across the Sea, Liz Mathews, Carolyn Manning, Lucy Beam, Blue Flower, Scarlett House ...
Some of the older and popular Blackbird Designs booklets have been reprinted. They sold out very quickly and we have already re-ordered. We don't think they're going out of production any time soon.
The very popular large long stitch kit Tulips by Anchor has unfortunately been discontinued. We've found two new long stitch kits by Needleart World. They are small, complete with hoop and suitable for beginners. We'll keep looking for larger designs.
We are still unable to obtain anything much from Kreinik who seem to have had enormous production problems over the last 18 months. We have heard that they're only producing half their normal range but we haven't got anywhere near half of what we've ordered so it remains a mystery. If you happen to know a spell for making #4 braid now would be a good time to use it.
There are buildings of various kinds in the bargain basement in October. If only real estate was so cheap.
Our next newsletter comes out just before Halloween so we thought we'd get in early as you'll probably be all Halloween'ed out by then.
This month's title is from an anonymous poem which you may have encountered as a child
«When the witches go riding
and black cats are seen
the moon laughs and whispers
'tis near Halloween»
In our neck of the woods the Barnacle Geese are just showing up having flown from Svalbard to overwinter in the estuary a few miles from here. Hopefully they won't collide with any low-flying witches.
Until next month, we hope you enjoy your stitching and those fleeting golden October moments.
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