A five part series starting June, 2015.  The first part is $15.00 with later patterns priced based on the embellishments included.

The table stand shown in the picture is special order and costs $20.00. The header "Merry Christmas" is an additional $15.50.  The header slips on the table stand.  Or simply
hang it on the wall.

The floss pack is $54.45.  The floss pack will include: one each unless otherwise noted.

Classic Colorsworks - Frog Legs

The Gentle ArtsAcorn, Cat Iron, Skillet(2), Cranberry,Ohio Lemon Pie, Ruby Slipper(2), Straw Bonnet(2), Toffee(2)

Weeks Dye WorksAmber, Amethyst, Collards(2), Dirt Road(2), Grits(2), Hibiscus, Sanguine, Sea Foam, Swamp Water

Advanced ordering of the floss pack is recommended so that dye lots can be maintained with filling orders.

Fabric is Blue Jeans by Weeks Dye Works.

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.

Looking for something online? Click the Merchant Mall logo and sign in and make your purchases Or see something you like, call me with your shopping list.


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The Counted Needle


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.  

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. 

Closed Thanksgiving Day November 26th, 2015

Normal hours Friday, November 27th, 2015 

Store Hours

Tue - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

​​Sit & Stitch Hours

Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

Store's open during Sit & Stitch

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

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.

Custom Framing Available

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

Twin Towers Floor Stand

Patterns on sleds are sold separately.

December issue of Just Cross Stitch $6.99.

Christmas framing deadline for 2015 is November 27th.

Ornament deadline is 
November 5th.


E-Z lap Stand

Holiday issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework $6.95