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A warm welcome to our March Newsletter. There is much that is new this month.

In this month's newsletter ...

  • The very latest needlecraft kits
  • Creative embroidery
  • The Snow Queen and more Garden Club designs
  • More baby bibs for you to personalise
  • March's free pattern

Lots of fresh new kits arriving every day ....

The first batch of new kits comes from Classic Embroidery with two new stunning bird pictures, small blackwork designs and a blackwork Art Deco lady in two sizes. three collections. The Flowered Forms Collection is reminiscent of the current fashion for adult colouring. The Modern London Collection is stitched in bold blocks of reds and blues with a touch of humour. And if you like cartoon cows, then the Cows on the Moo-ve Collection has an abundance of them.

Thea Gouverneur's latest big project showcases Japan - the country and its landmarks. Available in 36 count antique white linen, 18 count Aida in antique white or black. If that's too large a project, there's also a sweet picture of traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls which would take a fraction of the time to complete. Click here for more.
Day Dreaming, Cross Stitch kit by Lanarte
Lanarte's First 2016 Collection and we have chosen two pretty new birth samplers from it.

Rose Swalwell of Derwentwater Designs has produced more new Creative Blackwork (which ain't so black!). Seasons Panels are delicate flowers, leaves and berries one for each season. There are also two more of the popular long stitch lanes series Bluebell Wood Lane and Hollyhock Lane. art of free-form stitching. The plain white fine fabric comes printed with intricate designs and stitch diagrams leaving you to be bold and creative with colour and stitches and beads too!

More designs from Mirabilia and Blackbird

Butterfly Garden has arrived seven to go.

Baby Bibs and Transfer Pencils

We have some pretty new Embroidery Transfer Pencils to make it a lot easier.

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Don't forget to visit our Bargain Basement has two for one offers on pairs of matching kits. Some large, some small, in different styles and from different designers, so there should be something for everyone.

This month`s free pattern is a little thistle motif which you can stitch in a single evening.

And finally ...

Our title this month is inspired by the book Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig. The book has a little to say about carburettors and much about the mysteries of life ...

«We're in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later where all the time went and sorry that it's all gone.»

(And the epilogue to the book is especially poignant).

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