Patterns on sleds are sold separately.

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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.

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

This has been a long process, but we did it.

There are a couple of things to know about when ordering and these are also listed on the website in the terms and conditions.

 First, we will be using PayPal as our payment system.  They are a secure provider and you don't have to be an account holder with them to use the service. 

Second, because we are using PayPal and the way they have configured their system, a flat rate of $10 shipping is included to finalize your order.  Once we have gathered your order and calculated the actual shipping and handling we will refund through PayPal the difference.  Example: if your actual shipping and handling is $3.00 first class parcel then we will refund the difference of $7.00 the same day the order ships.  If you are uncomfortable using PayPal or need to add things to your order not listed on the website, feel free to call us with your order and payment information.  You are welcome to email the order, but please do not include your payment information.  Emails are not secure.  We will call you when the order is ready to ship to collect your credit card information so don't forget to include your phone number.

Third, the website has taken months to get it to this point so check back often as we will continue to add items and will always be adding the new patterns, floss, etc. on a daily basis.  

Lastly, many of you already know from seeing our store in person that we have a lot of merchandise.  Not all of the items will make it to the website so be sure to stop by if you are in the area.

This is one of her patterns called "Joy In The Morning".  We also have "All Things Are Possible.

Saturday, Feb. 6th free shipping on all orders over $50.  Click on the Onine Store tab above.


And " Paw Prints On My Heart"


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.

Custom Framing Available

Twin Towers Floor Stand

February 2016 issue of Just Cross Stitch $6.99.

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E-Z lap Stand

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

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

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

25% 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. 

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.


The Gingerbread Village series consists of 11 designs that will be released consecutively for 11 months. The first design, Gingerbread Train, is larger than the rest (stitch count of 110w x 60h). The remaining 10 designs are all the same size (stitch count 55w x 60h). If the entire design is stitched together it has a total stitch count of 220w x 184h. The fabric used for the models is Wichelt’s 32 count Lambswool Linen. 

If using 32ct Belfast linen - $18.00
If using 32ct Jobelan - $14.40

The designs also use the same threads throughout. If all of the designs are stitched, a total of these many skeins of floss will be needed: Classic Colorworks’ Bean Sprout (2) and Ribbon Red (2). Weeks’ Hazelnut (3) and Pecan (5). DMC White (4), 3371 (1), 469 (1), and 741 (1).  To ensure the same dyelots it is recommended you purchase all of the Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works at one time.

Complete Floss Pk - $32.74
Hand dyed Only - $29.80

There is an optional JABCO button used in each design.  Using the button though is completely optional, and so it is not included with the pattern.  If you like the button you can purchase it to add on, and if not, then just stitch the chart as directed without the button.  Keep in mind that the buttons were chosen to fit with the 32 count fabric, so if you choose a different fabric count they may not fit the design as well.

JABCO button prices will vary by month.

Check out their website for a closer look at the project.