• Design will be revealed in 3 monthly parts priced $9.25 each.
  • The patterns will ship on June 15(includes 1st pattern, fabric, floss, and embellishments), July 15(2nd pattern), and August 15(final pattern).
    • Each part will contain a BONUS project...that's 3 BONUS designs! 
  • "SPOOKED!" was stitched on 32 ct. Ale linen from Picture This Plus.  Finished size is 14" x 6"
    • We will be offering pre-cut fabric in 4 choices...28 and 32 ct. Ale linen, and 14 and 16 ct. Ale Aida.  Priced 32 and 28 count linen $16.70 and 14 and 16 count Aida $12.40.
  • Stitch Count for "SPOOKED" is 227W x 97H. Not coincidentally, this is the same stitch count for our previous Holly and Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler. If you like to switch seasonal frames, this is an option.

  • Bonus project stitch counts are: You will furnish fabric
    • Bewitched 2 sided fob/pin pillow - 26W x 29H on each side
    • Winnie Witch Standup - 43W x 79H - We've had lots of requests for another standup design...you can stand Winnie up or flatten her!
    • For the Birds - 121W x 29H - this is a BIG BONUS

  • Floss packs are available and includes 13 skeins of Weeks Dye Works, including their new "mystery" color and is priced $32.50.  If you complete all 3 bonus items additional floss will be needed.

  • A fantastic embellishment pack that includes goodies for "SPOOKED!" and all 3 BONUS projects is available.  Pack includes 5 JABC buttons, lots of tiny black and cream buttons, triangle "beak" button, and olive/gold beads and priced $17.00. Lots of extra fun!

The E-Z Lap Stand by American Dream products is another great option for your stitching needs.  It comes with everything pictured and would be a wonderful gift.

Stop by the store to try either of the American Dream stands.


These are perfect for the Foxwood Crossing's Sled Patterns or any small pattern. The gift tag measures 1-1/2" X 2-1/2".
They come in packages of 10 for $1.50 a package.

Patterns like the ones shown are great for year round gifting.  The pineapple pattern is from Della Robbia Sleds and the Pomegranate Sleds are another good one for year round.

Yes this is cross stitch.  Henry did a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to frame it for him. 

Dublin 4 in 1 lights are 20% off.

All afghans 20% off.

Select wooden table stands, bellpulls 15% off.

The Mini sleds are back in stock as well.  Priced $4.45 each


The Yearbook Double Flip Its series consists of 12 designs that will be released as 6 double flip its. The first 3 designs, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June will be released around April 18th. Each Double Flip it is $9.25. 

The design area for the individual months is 69 x 41(7" x 9" cut) with the piece stitched as one being 69 x 546 (10.5" x 40" cut).  For the individual months she uses 28 ct Light Mocha Cashel Linen and the larger piece she used 32ct Light Mocha Belfast Linen.  Any neutral color will work as well as a 14 or 16 count Aida.  The layout for stitching the project as one piece should be available after April 18th.

Floss packs will be available and it is recommended that you pick up all of the floss at once since there are a couple that require 2 skeins.  The floss list is:  Weeks Dye Works begonia, bright leaf (2), capri, carrot, chablis, deep sea, grapevine (2), honeysuckle, merlot, moss, whitewash (2). DMC 368.  

Call to reserve your patterns, floss pack and fabric to ensure you get yours with the first shipment.

E-Z lap Stand

We only use acid free mat board to protect your fine stitching.  
Museum glass is available.

20% off the purchase of 3 custom frame orders. Orders must be brought in at the same time and mention the offer to receive the discount.  Can not be combined with any other discounts that may be going on at the time. 

Custom Framing Available

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

Store Hours

Tue - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

Extended Hours

Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

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Sign up for the complete package (patterns, fabric, floss, and embellishments) by May 25th and receive a project bag as a thank you from The Counted Needle. 

Current Auto Ship Program

Call to be added to the list.

Patterns still available for:

  • A Year in Chalk - Hands on Designs
  • Calendar Girls - Little House Needleworks
  • Classic Collection Ornaments - Country Cottage Needleworks
  • Hometown Holiday - Little House Needleworks


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Twin Towers Floor Stand

Patterns on sleds are sold separately.

Located in Empire Plaza

512 IAA Drive

Suite #2

​Bloomington, IL. 61704

​(309) 661-1550


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This Twin Towers Floor Stand by American Dream products is now available as a special order thru The Counted Needle.

A shop model is available for you to tryout the stand in person. 

Graph holder and scroll bars are sold separately.

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JULY:  Summer House Stitche Workes trunk show

​            Stitch-In TBA

In the works:  Sam Sarah Quilt pattern/applique trunk show

​                       Sue Hillis trunk show


I know it seems early, but the 2016 JCS Halloween Special Collector's Issue will be shipping June 28th requiring me to turn in my advance order numbers by June 1st.  To ensure you get your copy with the first shipment, please call or email us at 309-661-1550 or Kelly@thecountedneedle.com by May 31st.  The price remains $9.99 and should be ready for pick up mid July.  Remember this issue is not part of the yearly subscription.