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. 

Store Hours

Tue - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

Extended Hours

Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

​Online store open 24/7-tab at top of page


July  Summer House Stitche Workes trunk show

Aug. 22 - Sept. 12 ScissorTail Designs Trunk Show

October   Stitch-In 4:30 til ?

Custom Framing 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.

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

Summer House Stitche Workes Trunk show is here through August 7th.

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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E-Z lap Stand

First Release                              Second Release

Twin Towers Floor Stand

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.

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

  • 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!


​First part arrived June 17 BUT you can still join the fun. Call today. 

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​Bloomington, IL. 61704

​(309) 661-1550


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Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

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.

Patterns on sleds are sold separately.



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.


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