Collective Stitch - June - August 31st - click here for details

Fern Ridge Collections Trunk Show - July

Suzie Q Beaded FOB Class - July 9 (see class tab for details)

Fireside Originals Trunk Show - August (our designer for the Collective Stitch Campaign)

Sue Hillis Trunk Show - September

Current Auto Ship Program

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If you are looking for something in particular that we don't have in our store then check our distributors and call us with your order.  309-661-1550.

Hoffman Distributing

Norden Crafts


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.  To recieve the discount mention seeing the offer on the website and must include the custom order frame (not an in stock frame or frame bought elsewhere), assembly work to be performed by The Counted Needle, with glass and mat optional.  The order must also be picked up within 7 business days of the call to you for pick up or the discount is void. Can not be combined with any other discounts that may be going on at the time. 

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

18" scroll rods,10" end bars, and accessory bar shown here.  

BLACKBIRD DESIGNS -Loose Feathers - For The Birds

This is the first of a 9 part series and estimate the prices to be $9.00 each.  Call today if you would like to be on the list to receive these as they are released.

Our new sign is up along with the city putting up a street sign at the corner of Service Drive and IAA Drive.  These should make finding us a little easier.

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

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

Bold & Italic are features not available on similar lamps by other brands.

Multi-Level Illumination
Rechargeable Magnifying Lamp

- Large 5" diameter Rimless glass optical lens
- 2.00x ( diopter) magnification
- Versatile Floorstand or Table-Top design.
- 110 VAC power adapter/charger.
- 18" Flexible arm.
- One touch dimmer and on-off switch.
- LED 3-level illumination.

(warm - Natural daylight - Brilliant white)

Accessory tray and clips available - $20.00 each



Little House Needleworks will be starting a new 9 part series called "Early Americans" in March.  We are now taking sign ups for the automatic  this set. 

The Fabric used is 30 count Tin Roof by Weeks Dye Works and the stitch count is 69 x 69.  Each one will need approximately a 9" x 9" cut $5.27 each.  If stitched together the fabric needed is a fat 1/4" $31.59

There are 14 Classic Colorworks threads used throughout.  These are the thread names with the guess on usage in parenthesis. Onion Skin (1), Sunkissed (1), Ye Olde Gold (1), Cocoa Bean (1), German Chocolate (1), English Ivy (2), Mossy (2), Timber (2), Used Brick (2), Wagon Wheel (2), Eggshell (3), Hickory Sticks (3), Muddy Puddle (3), and Blue Corn (3).  These are estimates since not all of the models have been stitched (3/22/17).
Join the fun and call today to sign up for the automatic.

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

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The Counted Needle

The RolaFrame is now available.  The model in stock is the 28" Floor Stand.  It will hold scroll rods from 12" to 28".  It holds end bars up to 13".

Scroll rods, end bars, and accessory arm are sold separatly so that you can have the configuration that works best for you.

​Stop by and try out the floor model.

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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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.



Country Cottage Needleworks will be starting a new 10 part series called "Main Street" in April.  We are now taking sign ups for the automatic. 

This series consists of 10 designs that will be released consecutively for 10 months.  Each design has a stitch count of 59w x 83h.  If the entire series is stitched together, as shown, it has a stitch count of 295w x 157h.  Also, if you are stitching the series together, as shown, you will only stitch one row of leaves between the buildings.   You will stitch the top row of 5 buildings with no spaces in between, then move down and stitch the bottom 5 buildings with no spaces in between.

The fabric used for the model is Wichelt’s 32 count Star Sapphire Linen.  The designs also uses the same threads throughout.  If all of the designs are stitched, a total of this many skeins of floss will be needed: Classic Colorworks’ Four Leaf Clover (2) and Cocoa Bean (2).  DMC: White (3), 208, 210, 603, 605, 646, 647, 721, 743, 745, 798, 809, 869, 911, 913, 958, 964, 3031, 3072, 3825, 3828.​

​Floss pack to get you started is $13.72 and includes 1 each of the above list.  The floss pack to do all 10 patterns is $19.46.

Fabric 32ct Star Sapphire: 10" x 11" for individual houses $6.05/each  Together  25" x 16" $22.

Patterns prices are estimated at $6.00 each.

Join the fun and call today to sign up for the automatic.

Custom Framing Available

The Brighton LED Lamp

$149.99 and in stock for gift giving