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Chalk on the Farm by Hands on Design

This is the first of 4 for 2018 - Farm Fresh Eggs -   $12 

FARM SAMPLER: 162 x 122 on 32ct linen
-fibers: GAST - Baby Spinach, Chalk (3 - 5 yd skeins), Daffodil. Rhubarb, Shutter Green (1-10yd skein), Slate, Victorian Pink
CC -  Barn Door, Deep Blue Sea

- FRESH EGGS FARM SIGN: 128x45 on 32ct linen (random JABC pins shown in photo because I liked them - not a new pack)
-fibers: GAST - Chalk, Daffodil (1 skein for both charts), Shutter Green, Slate (1 skein for both charts- 2 stitches) 
CC - Barn Door, Deep Blue Sea 

Call 309-661-1550 or click here to email your order along with your phone number.


We are currently taking advance orders for the 2018 Nashville Market.

We will close on Thursday March 1st at 5 pm and reopen Tuesday Mar 6th so that we can attend the Nashville Wholesale Market.

Don't see an automatic for something you want, don't fear call us and we will set one up for you.

Now taking advance orders for the new DMC Collectors Tin of 35 new colors -- $29.99

Call today, we hear there may a limited number DMC releases in the U.S.

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      YarnTree


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

Custom Framing Available

The Counted Needle is for sale.  The owners want to move on to their next big adventure.  Serious inquiries only.



Country Cottage Needleworks will be starting a new 7 part series called "Welcome to the Forest" in March.  We are now taking sign ups for the automatic for this set. 

The fabric used is 32 count Lambswool Linen with the stitch count being 135 x 295. 

  • Linen (32): 15" x 25"   $20.63    or
  • Aida (16 ct Lambswool) 15" x 25" $13.13

There are 5 Classic Colorworks threads used throughout with a total of 11 skeins need to complete the series.  Qty in (). Snowball(3), Jolly Holly (3), Hazelnut(2), Really Teally(2), Blushing Beauty(1).    DMC 367,646,648,738,744,838,840,842,869,891,3031.  The floss pack includes all listed above $33.19.

Pattern price is unavailable at the time of this posting.

Sign up for the complete set (fabric, floss, all 7 patterns) by February 17 and we will include a free project bag to carry your supplies along with the free border.
Join the fun and call today to sign up for the automatic.  Click here to email your sign up, include the fabric you want 32 or 16 and phone number.

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

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

The Brighton LED Lamp

$149.99 and in stock for gift giving

Located in Empire Plaza

512 iaa Drive

Suite #2

​Bloomington, IL. 61704

​(309) 661-1550


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White Christmas by Hands on Design

This is a 9 part series and each pattern is $6. 

The patterns will be released 3 patterns a time.  The first one will be March 2 (Nashville Market), followed by April, lastly June.  3 each release date $18.

The fabric used is 32 count Straw by Weeks Dye Works and is pre-cut and serged 9" x 9" cuts $5.27 each.  To ensure dyelot the fabric will be cut and sent with your first order.

The floss used is by Classic Colorworks and the floss pack is $41.65.  -

Bamboo(3), Chai(1), Cocoa Bean(1), Deep Fennel(2), Ginger Snap(1), Hickory Sticks(2), Jolly Holly(2), Old Money(2), Petite Mason(1), Queen Bee(1), Spinach(1)

The finishing kit will include 9 dyed to coordinate woolfelt balls, coordinating baker's twine & picture instructions to attach the woolfelt ball hanger. Templates for the ornaments will be available on her website as well as flat finishing instructions.  $9.00

Sign up by February 20th for the complete automatic program (fabric, patterns, floss, and finishing kit) and get a free project bag. She does have a limited number of finishing kits for advance orders and market.  This is not a limited item and will ship with the second release date if her supply runs out.

Call 309-661-1550 or click here to email your order along with your phone number.

Sign up for the newsletter to see what is happening at The Counted Needle.  They have the details and sneak peaks.

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

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 "Farmhouse Christmas" in late January.  We are now taking sign ups for the automatic for this set. 

The fabric used is 30 count Natural Linen with the stitch count being 63 x 63 if stitched individually.  Each one will need approximately a 10" x 10" cut, $5.50 each.  If stitched together the stitch count is 195 x 195 but if you include the free border the stitch count is 209 x 209, 20" x 20" cut $22. For other options please call the store.

There are 16 Classic Colorworks threads used throughout.  Qty in ().  Bamboo (6), Blackbird (2), Cherry Cobbler(2), Pebble Beach(2), Roasted Chestnut(2), Weeping Willow(2).    DMC 435(1), 754(1).  The floss pack includes all listed above $40.94.

Pattern price is anticipated to be $6 each at this time.

  Click here to email your sign up, include the fabric you want (size and together or individual) and your phone number.

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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.