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. 

GIFT TAGS NOW AVAILABLE.  

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.

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

SUMMER MYSTER SAMPLER "SPOOKED" BY LIZZIE KATE

ADVANCED ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN

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. 

​​CHALKBOARD ORNAMENTS

BY HANDS ON DESIGN

Hands on Design is releasing Chalkboard Ornaments starting in June. Each release will have 3 designs, wool felt leaves, and berry buttons. Additional releases will be July and August for a total of 9 ornaments. First release is pictured below. Price is $10.25 each release.

The models were stitched on 32 ct linen. Fabric options will be fat 1/2 of Shadow from Picture This Plus (32ct ($52), 16ct($37)) or Chalkboard by Wichelt fat 1/2 32ct $43 or 16ct $25. Adva...nce order required for the fabric.

Floss used for each release is The Gentle Arts: Chalk (2), Geranium, Baby Spinach, Tarnished Gold and DMC 318. Floss pack is $12.67.

Call 661-1550 or
email me at Kelly@thecountedneedle.com

First release pictured below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July  Summer House Stitche Workes trunk show

​July 9th   Stitch-In 4:30 til ? Sign ups start June 15

Aug. 22 - Sept. 12 ScissorTail Designs Trunk Show


NOW TAKING ADVANCED ORDERS FOR THE 2016 SPECIAL COLLECTORS  HALLOWEEN ISSUE.

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.

Custom Framing Available

Twin Towers Floor Stand

Patterns on sleds are sold separately.

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

ABC SAMPLERS BY LITTLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS

LHN is starting a new series called ABC Samplers (pictured below).  The series will have a total of 9 with one being released each month starting June, 2016. 

The fabric used is 32ct Café Mocha Linen(9" x 9"), but could be easily stitched on any fabric count.  9" x 9" linen $4.05 or 16ct Aida $2.43.

Floss used is Classic Colorworks: Camouflage, Hazelnut, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Hickory Sticks, Pebble Beach, Roasted Chestnut, St. Bernard, Weeping Willow, and Poblano Pepper.  DMC: 951, 976, 3721 and 3726.  
Call 661-1550 or
email me at Kelly@thecountedneedle.com

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E-Z lap Stand

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.

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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512 IAA Drive

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​Bloomington, IL. 61704

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Dublin 4 in 1 lights are 20% off.

All afghans 20% off.

Select wooden table stands, bellpulls 15% off.

Current Auto Ship Program

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Store Hours

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Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

Extended Hours

Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

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  • 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!