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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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

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.



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.

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September - Sue Hillis Trunk Show 

September 17th - Sue Hillis' Easel Made Easy Class - Event is Full

​September 7th starts the fall online market.  Stay tuned for new releases.

Custom Framing Available

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

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

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

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The Counted Needle

Current Auto Ship Program

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  • Summer Schoolhuose Mystery Stitch by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle
  • Loose Feathers - For The Birds by Blackbird Designs
  • Early Americans by Little House Needleworks
  • Main Street  by Country Cottage Needleworks
  • ABC Samplersby Little House Needleworks


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

Norden Crafts


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

All 6 projects are what she calls tiny work and finished into smalls

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

SUMMER SCHOOLHOUSE BY Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle

  • Starts late June
  • This is a 4 pattern release for 6 projects.  Each pattern is $12
  • Floss pack is available for $37.00 (WDW: 1131,1124, 1239, 2211, 2197  G.A.: 7048, 7040, 7045, 7055, 7018  CC:  Pebble Beach, Hazelnut, Cayenne, Used Brick, Eggshel) 1 each.​
  • fabric is 28 ct Lugana stiched over one $22.28.

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



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).
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