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


Custom Framing Available

The Brighton LED Lamp

$149.99 and in stock for Christmas giving

Patterns on sleds are sold separately.


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.


 by Hands on Design

- 9 parts that can be stitched together or individually.  Each design is 65 x 65 and together with complimentary boarder is 235 x 237.  

First 3 pictured above release at the Nashville market with 3 more in May and the last 3 in July.  

Fabric used us 32ct Belfast Oaken from Picture this Plus.​​ Individually 9" x 9" $5.27 each

​Together Fat 1/4 $26.00

Uses DMC floss.

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

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



The “Home Starter Kit includes 4 Charts.
They are the “H” - “M” - “E”, and the House.
Change out the House with 13 monthly designs. - $18

​The monthly themed charts to follow are $8.00 each. Release dates are March Market, June, September, December - 3 each time.

Uses hand dyed floss from WDW, GA, CCW

Fabric is 30 ct and each one will fit a 5" x 5" frame.  We offer framing so you can pick your frame style when you pick up the patterns.

Sign up for the automatic of all 13 patterns and recieve Birthday Cake pictured above free.  The free pattern will be with your last order of the series.
Call 661-1550 or
email me at

Located in Empire Plaza

512 iaa Drive

Suite #2

​Bloomington, IL. 61704

​(309) 661-1550


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2017 NASHVILLE SNEAK PEAKS - Then call or email to place your advance orders.

Advance orders and purchasers on Market night receive a complete set of the freebies from designers.

Welcome to

The Counted Needle

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

E-Z lap Stand

Winter 2017:  Winter is now here so be sure to call before you come if there is bad weather.   You can also check here and our Facebook page.


​​Nashville Wholesale Market - March 3-5 Store will be closed

        Market Night at the store - Friday, March 10th 5:30-8pm

Kathy Barrick Trunk Show - April

Stitch-in April, date to be determined

Ink Circles Trunk Show - July

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

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.

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)

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



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

The floss list isn't available yet along with the pattern price.  We will post those details as soon as they are available.

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