Enjoy our Great Just Nan Collection!
Nan has such a flair for creative little creatures -- animals and bugs -- in her garden-y pieces... little ghosts and goblins in her Halloween designs... and darling snowmen, Santas and elves in her Christmas pieces... you just have to love them all! Numerous band samplers and ornament designs, Nan is known for her Needle Slides, Charm Garden Pins, Wee Whimzi Boxes, Pin ball Tins and Thread Winders.
Along with all her fun gadget-type accessories, we LOVE our *Exclusive to The Silver Needle* kits that Nan has built for us. Make sure to see Nan's extensive collection of annual angels and Christmas Stockings, as well. One of my personal favorite designs, Spooky Spirits of Tombstone Hill, includes Nan's hand-painted Charm Garden Pins!
Spring Mouse in a House from Just Nan
A new 4-Seasons Set of houses with little mice hiding inside... I can't believe how CUTE this is!!!!! 4 Houses in 2017, each will be the same size and shape but stitched on different linens. Each house has it's own resident MOUSE! Spring is built from 4 lined triangles attached to a square base, Pretty ribbons tie the sides together. Nan describes her little house: "Vines and rosy beads climb the walls of the house and flowers bloom in the yard, The lavender front door nestles between tulips. Blossoms above the door include an amethyst glass flower bead. On the side of the house, pansies bloom under one window box and daffodils dance under the other. The backyard has a flowering tree crowned with a nest of 2 robins stitched over 1.
Check out the little mouse on one of the window tops! Next, open your little house to reveal deep purple felt walls surrounding an elegant floral rug of stitching. (Beneath that rug ANOTHER little stitched mouse scurries around the floors!) Those felt walls can hold spare needles for you. Spring House is stitched with DMC on Week's 32ct 'Linen' linen and finishes approx 2-3/4 inches in size. Miss Pansy Mouse -- stitched on 32ct Lilac linen lives in this house. Wearing spring flowers and a pink hat, she fits right into her little house! Presented as the 12-page leaflet with felts, beads, ribbons, bases, and embellishments, we have the linen separately.
*WE ARE BEGINNING AN AUTO FOR THIS SET OF HOUSES. AUTO-SHIPS WILL INCLUDE THE LEAFLET AND LINENS FOR HOUSE AND MOUSE!
Tiny Bunny Biscornu from Just Nan
White bunnies and daffodils on one side of this charming cushion, brown bunnies hopping through the roses on the reverse... those white bunnies have thread wiskers!
Measuring just 2 inches in size (Nan has a Christmas biscornu that companions this) it is stitched with DMC on Weeks 32ct Lilac linen -- your stitching area covers only 5-1.2 x 2-1/4!
Adorn your little cushion with it's very limited edition Bright Bunny Charm Garden Pin -- hand-painted by Nan! Presented as a chart... this is absolutely enchanting!!!!! Rosebud is included on our Just Nan Onament Auto-ship.
Rosebud Tweet from Just Nan
The latest of Nan's ornaments, Rosebud is all decked out in roses and tiny pink hearts. Her seams are pink, her tail is a gold heart, she is holding a rosebud in her beak, and has a hair decoration of pearls! Stitched on 32ct White Belfast Linen, she measures only 2 x 3-1/2 BEFORE she is folded over for finishing!
Winter in the Meadow
Just Nan's Winter 2017 releases will be on the way to us the first week of February!!!!! Due is the 4th and final design in her Meadow Series -- beautiful square seasonals to finish into a needle case or frame!
Snowflakes of all shapes and sizes fall on a winter scene featuring snowmen, birds, fir trees and holly branches -- all accented with sparkling beads!
A Swarovski crystal flower takes center stage. Finishing 5-inches square on 32ct Raw Belfast Linen, it uses 2 DMC's and 11 Gentle Art Sampler Threads. There is a darling 3-dimensional snowman charm peeking from the case's interior that shows in the pic -- ALL of our Winter-in-The-meadow charts will include him!!! Presented as the leaflet with embellishments, and snowman!
Pink Ice Cube
OHhhh... here's a limited edition Market Exclusive that sold out two years ago... and is being RE-RELEASED for a short time!
We seem to remember it being stitched on Raw Opalescent 32ct... I know it is coming as one of Nan's small charts with needed embellishments. It matches all the rest of her charming little pin cubes... and we are thrilled to be able to have the pattern again!
***Just Nan Announces LAST CALLS for Retiring Designs!***
LAST CALLS for Just Nan Past Favorites! Nan is discontinuing products due to limited availability of both leaflets and charms. This first batch of 14 leaflets with their embellishments will be offered until the end of this March 2017 -- unless they sell out sooner than that. Then... April will bring 14 more... July -- 14, and finally October -- the final offerings.
We are *SPECIAL ORDERING* these designs for you, as we have not carried many of them in stock for several years. Orders will arrive to us weekly, so you won't have to wait very long for your treasures to arrive! You can find design details and specifics on Nan's site for all of these! Common Ground is STUNNING... I am sick to see that go (but that means the shop model can go live at MY house soon!), and Silver Needle is special to us because Nan taught that in 1992-ish as a special class for OUR shop! Hence that awesome title! Once Nan is sold out... we will be too!
Introducing Gingerbread Santa Mouse!
Just Nan's new little mouse for Christmas 2016 -- we finally have SANTA! Stitched on Picture This Plus's 32ct hand-dyed Gingerbread Linen with bits of DMC floss. He's only 2 x 3-1/2 but rolls into a teeny-weeny little cone-shaped mouse. His chart comes with his hat charm, felt for his bag, and candy cane charm, along with assorted beads, his tail hanger and weighted bottom button.
If you are on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-ship -- he'll appear in your mailbox the week of November 7th. (He will not be coming down your chimney!) Otherwise, reserve this important little guy NOW... so we ship yours the day the autos ship out!
Tiny Reindeer Cube and Embellishments
Another of Nan's precious cube designs -- this one companions her gingerbread cube... so darn cute! Tiny Reindeer Cube would make a lovely perch for Santa Mouse... he'd be up on the rooftop with the 8 stitched tiny reindeer.
Cardinals and robins (over one) fir trees, peppermint sticks, snowflakes and holly, Nan packs a LOT of charming detail onto EACH of these 1-3/4 inch sides. Worked on Weeks Dye Works 32ct Sky Blue hand-dyed linen, the chart comes with necessary embellishments -- you supply the DMC flosses.
Nutcracker Slide Pocket
Here's a fun ornament -- you can even hide a small pair of scissors or money in the pocket! Here are the details: The new mini-needle-slide featured in this design measures just 1 x 2. Decorated with a nutcracker that matches the antique brass nutcracker embellishment charm on the pocket, the slide fits into the 2 x 3 pocket (also perfect for scissors).
The chart comes with all the embellishments and is stitched with your DMC floss on Picture This Plus's 32ct Gingerbread Linen (it matches the mice and Tiny Reindeer Cube), Beads and finishing felts. Total stitched area is 8 x 2-1/4, so you don't need a huge cut of linen. (6 x 12 is good) How fun to hide spare needles and scissors on your Christmas Tree -- you'll always know were to find them! (maybe even get a threader into that pocket!)
Mr Nutley Owl & Embellishments
Mr Nutley Owl is Oakley Owlet's big brother. He is not larger -- just older and wiser -- and that is why he is known as Mr Nutley. He has glowing copper eyes and wears an acorn cap -- a real one that Nan has collected on her evening walks along the Georgia coastline! Included in Nutley's kit are 2 colors of beads, copper eyes, and tan felt for his base, along with the uniquely-Mother-Nature-made acorn cap!
Offered as the chart with embellishments, you'll need a bitty cut of linen and DMC flosses from your stash. Mr Nutley finishes approx 2-3/4 inches high stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage Linen, AND he is a limited edition Just Nan Ornament! (I think Oakley is still available too!)
Wild Eyed Jacks
Nothing but Jacks on this fun little humbug-shaped ornament! Center stage are the Wild Eyes -- one on each side. They are surrounded by smaller pumpkins and white Jacks with funny carved faces. The humbug hangs from a spiral hanger tied up with green and black striped ribbon. The wild eyes are a combination of metallic sequins, gold flower beads and black seed beads. Worked on Stone Gray 32ct Belfast Linen, it finishes approx2-1/4 x 4-1/2, and is stitched with DMC floss from your stash. Included with the leaflet are large purple and orange sequins, both beads, hanger, ribbon and finishing instructions. Too Stink'in CUTE!
Presenting Nan's Peacock Garden Scissor Roll - Due at The Silver Needle the week of May 16th!
In celebration of her 25 years of designing, Nan is treating us to a darling 2-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch stitched roll to store a favorite pair of scissors! When stitches are done, scissors can rest. A fun needlework accessory, the design features peacocks and tulips on the outside with more peacocks and garden flowers plus that charming verse and padded scissor pocket -- all rolled up on the inside. The roll closure is a snap with fancy gold cube bead, and there are beads and pink pearls that embellish both the inside and outside!
The finished roll stand 2 inches tall and will hold a 3-1/2 inch pair of embroidery scissors. Top it all of with the included matching Peacock Rose Pin. Stitched on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen with DMC flosses, there is a touch of gold metallic as well. The chart includes the beads, pearls, snap, gold cube bead, over-dyed violet wool for the lining, the Peacock Rose Pin and complete finishing instructions. Use your own DMCs and metallic from your stash.
Romeo The Groom Mouse
Romeo is joining Juliet the Bride for their march down the aisle! He is looking very dapper in his striped tailcoat and black top hat. His pink rosebud boutonniere matches Juliet's bouquet, and they make such a lovely couple!!!
Romeo is packaged with a gold tail, Nan's signature Fairy button for his base, a pink rosebud, black top hat charm and black pin to hold the tiny hat in place. You supply the bits of floss and thumbful of stuffing! Romeo is stitched on 32ct Silvery Moon linen... his total stitched area is a mere 3-1/2 x 2. Presented as the chart with embellishments.
Introducing *Little Hedgie*
Oh my gosh, is this little guy the CUTEST???? Straight from the hedgerow... he fits right into your hand! A bitty little guy, he is stitched on 32ct Natural linen with bits of DMC floss from your stash.. He features a textured coat bristling with black beads and a set of little pins for his quills. Nan is offering him as a small chart with his beads, bristly pins, his brass button base for weight, a green leaf (because he lives in the hedges!)
VERY cute indeed... if you are on our Just Nan Ornament Auto, you will be getting this little guy. If you aren't.... reserve him NOW! (If you can't remember if you get that auto... just reserve him anyway -- we'll look you up in our system.)
Spotted Hare Spring
A bright *Spot for Spring*... this 4-inch piece features a spotted rabbit frolicking around his little garden, surrounded by more spotted friends! Green crystal beads, and bits of pink and blue glass decorate the border, and bunny's collar.
Presented as a chart with embellishments, this is stitched on 32ct Ice Blue Belfast with bits of your DMC floss.
Rainbow Hummers Needle Slide
Three hummingbirds in rainbow colors hover against a background of the teeniest of rainbow dots. Accented with 3 colors of pretty flower sequins and a rainbow border, Nan's Needle Slides all include a very strong magnet inside to attract and hold hostage all of your precious needles and most threaders.
Approx 1 x 3 x 1/4... the lid slides off one end to reveal your treats inside!
Presenting a Sneak Peek: Pansy Ice Cube with Sparkle Flake Pin
Nan's 2016 Stitched Pin Cube -- Pansy Ice Cube -- has arrived! A petite stitched confection just like her Gingerbread Garden Cube, this is the fourth in Nan's set of Pin Cubes. (Witchy Pumpkin Cube is Super-Halloween-Cute, and Pink Ice Cube (now sold out) companions Pansy!) Stitched on 32ct Opalescent Raw linen with DMC, this features a different lacy-white stitched snowflake on each side, embellished with a promise of an early-spring Pansy bloom!!!
Only 1-1/2 inches in total finished size, all of these tiny cubes are precious! Stunning pin cushions... pretty in shadow boxes or small needlework vinettes, they are stitched as one piece and folded together with slip-stiches at the edges. Sounds hard, but very simple to accomplish. Pansy Ice Cube is offered as a small chart, and the exclusive limited edition snowflake pin is the added garnish! A gold snowflake frosted to a white, it is topped with a tiny crystal and perched atop a large amethyst bead. Since the pins are more limited than the cubes, we are offering them as a set.
It's All Here!
Christmas is coming... and so are a few treats by Just Nan!!! Here are the details!
Tiny Christmas Biscornu -- Something special for your tree, this is stitched on both sides. (You COULD make this into a pair of ornaments as well.) Four bright red cardinals, wrapped packages and snowflakes on one side, four beaded holiday trees and peppermints on the other. This petite 2-inch cushion -- accented with crystal beads in the centers and candy cane ribbon edges -- will sparkle on your tree. Worked on 32ct Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC floss, it also features tiny red, gold and white bead embellishments. Full of tiny Just Nan's charming motifs, she has garnished it with her Gingerbread Man Pin. Offered as the chart with emb... linen, pin and floss are separate.
Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse -- Another of Nan's cute stitched mice -- this little guy needs to hang close-by to all your Gingerbread Angel and Jingle Mice! He is a reindeer -- complete with tiny reindeer antlers and red reins. He has a Rudolph-red nose, and is wearing a Christmas Sweater to keep him warm on The Important Night. Stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus's Gingerbread Linen with DMC and just a touch of gold metallic, he finishes a mere 2-inches in size -- the same as everyone else in his family. Offered as a chart with tail hanger, beads, nose, and brass button base, he is precious!!!!!
Winter Birds Needle Slide -- Nan's newest Needle Slide features 5 little birds all decked out in wintry finery, stacked against a winter sky. She's added a hologram snowflake for a bit of glitz, and there is a removable magnet inside to hold needles and pins. Tuck some mints inside or use it for needles!!!
New Designs from Just Nan!
Here are the details for the cutest things!!!!!!
Witchy's Sister Mouse -- Miss Witchy Mouse has a younger sister who follows her everywhere!!! Nan has painted her hat charm with orange trim and garnished it with a black crystal. She's given her a tiny purple broom that has a bitty ghost helper riding along!! The kit comes with the chart, painted hat, silver tail hanger, orange beads, brass button base, ghost sequin and felt for the broom. (You'll need a round toothpick for the broom handle!) Stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast, she finishes a mere 2 inches tall. Witchy's Sister Mouse is on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-ship, so we'll ship charts and fabric the day they arrive to us!
Witchy Pumpkin Cottage -- My Goodness, this is the sweetest little pin cube! Miss Witchy OR her sister can perch on top of it... this is darling!!! It's a pumpkin, it's a witchy abode, it's a pin cube and just endearing!!! Something to see on all 6 sides of this 1-1/2 x 2 inch cube, there are bats on the 'roof' and ghosts in the 'basement!' Nan has such personality in her Halloween designs -- so many cute little things hiding everywhere, you'll be enchanted. Stitched on a 11 x 9 Cut of Weeks Dye Works 32ct Pumpkin Linen with DMC flosses, the chart comes with a black cat embellishment and beads.
Barney Owl Needle Tin -- Nan fell in love with little Barney, so she painted him with autumny browns, gave him crystal eyes, and awarded him a proper home atop a little 2-inch needle tin! There is a bat magnet inside the 2-inch round tin as well! A cute little what-not for Fall, it'll hold threaders, needles and a few M & M's!
Spring in the Meadow
OHHH... this is the first in a 4-part series by Just Nan. A lovely spring garden full of busy-ness! It stitches to 4-3/4 inches square and can be framed, but Nan has folded the corners in to make a pretty little case! Each of the four corners features a different color scheme and garden flowers and animals - can you see the rabbits and the bird? The Sheep is easier to spot!
Stitched on 32ct Natural linen with DMC flosses, there are lavender and light blue bead embellishments and one of Nan's hand-painted violet charms to dress the center.
So, framed, this will be 4-3/4 inches in size. Folded into the case it'll be a bit smaller. We are beginning an auto-ship to make sure you get the other three seasons as they are released!!! Charts on auto will ship with fabric, and any extra-special charm that is a limited offering for them!
Summer in the Meadow
Nan's second in this pretty set of 4 seasonal squares -- or needle cases -- 'Summer in the Meadow is alive with wildflowers and ripe strawberries, plus a colorful bird in each corner, busy bees, backstitched purple butterflies and Lady Scarlet with her entourage.' Stitched on 32ct Flax linen with DMC floss, design area is 4-3/4 square.
Pearl white and crystal green beads plus the painted Bird in Tree charm are included. Detailed finishing instructions are provided for the needle case. Nan has added an enameled butterfly charm to the inside of her case... (you could sew it to the framed piece as well) -- limited in availability -- all of our Summer in the Meadow charts will include one!!! I love all the pretty fresh greens in here along with the sunny pinks and lavenders!
Autumn in the Meadow
The third needle case in Nan's 4-season set, this features everything she loves about Autumn! Acorns and pumpkins, vibrant leaves and purple asters, grapes and apples, a harvest moon... plus squirrels, spiders and lots of crows!!! Stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage linen with 2 colors of DMC and 18 more of Gentle Art Sampler Threads, the design is only 5 inches square.
Fold it into the case, or frame it... your choice! Grape and pumpkin beads are included along with complete finishing instructions. Nan has a very limited squirrel charm bead for this -- he hides inside. ALL OF OUR Autumn in the Meadows WILL HAVE the little special squirrel bead -- as he won't be around forever, and you need him! Our Auto-ships will go out with squirrel and linen.
Feathers & Flowers
Oh gosh, this is a teeny biscornu that is FULL of brilliant lavenders, periwinkles and pretty greens! Stitched in DMCs -- 13 of them -- one side is worked on 32ct Raw (natural) Belfast, while the other side is stitched on Little Boy Blue!
The whole thing finishes 2 x 2, and comes with the shaded lavender ribbon you see for the edging, as well as the pink pearls for that ribbon and petite gold seed beads for the flowers. So beautiful, you can treat yourself to this and stitch it in a couple of evening sittings!
Pearl Nest Needle Slide
Another of Nan's cute needle slide cases, this one features her hand-painted birds next charm on top! Then... move the magnet from the inside out to the top, and slip Bluebird Tweets toes underneath it... so he can stand on top!
All of Nan's needle slides feature magnets inside to hold needles and small threaders. Limited to 400 in production.
Perpetual Pentagon and Pin Embellishments - Due in Late April
Oh, this is a pretty piece -- any way you turn it, you will be seeing 5 different colors and 5 different sides with different special stitches in the center motifs. *Perpetual Pentagon is a counted thread artwork ball inspired by an antique. Every tun of the ball reveals a pentagon shape. Twenty triangles worked in 5 color ways form the ball. There is a pretty white flower in each triangle and each flower has an intricate rosebud center. Pearls and beads highlight the center of each pentagon.*
Stitched on 32ct Platinum Belfast linen... you'll need a 16-1/2 x 15-1/2 cut which gives you 2 inch margins. All the embellishments are included and Nan's Stitch Guide is a whopping 16 pages containing linen layouts, illustrations, photos, graphs and stitch diagrams! AND... check out the lovely Charm Garden Pins included!!! One is a frosty white flower, the other a charming bluebird atop a green glass leaf. Both are hand-painted by Miss Nan -- she's always told me she paints 50 of her pins or charms (whatever she needs right then) each evening! Anyway, very elegant and such a pretty touch for this exquisite ball! Offered as the leaflet with stitch guide and pin set. Fabric is separate.
Gingerbread Garden Cube
Oh how pretty, this is a precious 1-1/2 inch cube stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Linen with just 9 colors of DMC floss. The Gingerbread Garden is filled with peppermints, candy canes swirly lollipops and white sugar icing... all Christmas Candy Delights! Stitched all as one piece, you 'fold' the sections together to construct the tiny cube. THEN... if you want... make it into an ornament, OR add ANY of your Gingerbread Mice to the top of it!!!!!
Offered as a small chart with gold metallic and red & white striped bead embellishments, the Mouse on top and the Gingerbread Man pin are offered separately. Stitched on the awesome 32ct Gingerbread Linen by Picture This Plus!
Ginger Holly Man Pin
A new Charm Garden Pin to attach one of your Gingerbread Mice to the Gingerbread Cube... this perfect little man is embellished with a satin holly leaf and red crystal.
He'll look wonderful poked into lots of your Chrismtas cushions!
Nan's Tiny Ornaments Tiny Bunny Biscornu
White bunnies and daffodils on one side of this charming cushion, brown bunnies hopping through the roses on the reverse... those white bunnies have thread wiskers! Measuring just 2 inches in size (Nan has a Christmas biscornu that companions this) it is stitched with DMC on Weeks 32ct Lilac linen -- your stitching area covers only 5-1.2 x 2-1/4! Adorn your little cushion with it's very limited edition Bright Bunny Charm Garden Pin -- hand-painted by Nan! Presented as a chart... this is absolutely enchanting!!!!! Oakley Owlet Limited Edition Ornament Note! Only a few of these left! Oakley Owlet is plump and round and very cute, ready for fall decorating. Designed and stitched as a cone. The point is then folded down to create his head with black metal eyes attached. Don't miss the owl moon on his back! This **Limited Edition** kit includes black beads, black metal eye beads, orange felt for the base, black spiral hanger and the orange Happy Fall banner.
Oakley is stitched on 32CT Belfast Linen with DMC. Design area is 2¾" X 4¾"... and when finished, he measures 2 x 1/2 inches. Boris Bat
Oh My gosh -- isn't this the cutest little guy??? The Halloween Edition of Nan's tiny ornaments Boris is hanging upside down! He features two different color combinations -- one on each side, and he's garnished with a swirl hanger, an orange bow tie bead, and a sparkly garland of midnight-colored hex beads that you string onto his wings. He's stitched on the new 32ct Storm Linen by Picture This Plus using DMC floss and a bit of black metallic braid. Just a cute thing to have 'hang'in around!' Offered as a small chart with beads, tiny paper banner and swirl hanger. Fabric available separately. Lorelei Lamb... is the 2nd limited edition ornament of 2014. All of 2013s are retired. Worked on 32ct White Belfast linen, her coats are different on each side, she has a fluffy yarn tail and beads and sequins around her neck. Chart and all necessary embellishments are included, we're sending the fabric with the auto-ships. Barnabee in Bloom
He's a little bee flying around the garden looking for Scarlet and Bella! Stitched on 32ct cream Belfast linen in DMC flosses, he is actually a small pin keep, but you could hide a threader or some buttons and needles inside him as well. Just a small thing, his stitching measures 2 x 3, and since he folds over to create the case, his finished size is 1-1/2 x 1-3/4. Garnished with blue and yellow (peanut!) beads, black metal eye beads, glitter tulle for his wings, a bit of wire for his antennae, and bumblebee ribbon for his hanger, he's a colorful little guy. Little Princess Snow... is Nan's first limited edition ornament for 2014 -- Ms Princess Snow is an elegant owl, beautifully coifed for Winter! She includes beads, snowflake eyes, a bit of white felt for her base, fluffy yarn for her ears, and a little silvery crown! Worked on 32ct Pearl Gray Belfast, she is a petite cutie, and goes with Honey Bunny, your Gingerbread Mice -- and the rest of Nan's delightful tiny ornaments, shown below. Her stitching is a mere 2-3/4 x 4-3/4... and she finishes a petite 2 inches tall without her crown. (You pin that on with a ball-headed pin from your sewing basket.) Our auto-ship includes her cut of linen. Gingerbread Angel Mouse A darling little angel complete with a gold halo sequin and brass wings, Gingerbread Angel is this 2014's Limited Edition Christmas Mouse ornament. Her cheeks are tiny hearts stitched over one thread, and her dress is decorated with roses. Just like all the other Gingerbread Mice, she comes as a small chart with her tail, halo, wings, her brass button base, a 'Joy' banner and a smattering of gold beads for embellishments. Bluebird Tweet This little Spring Guy is stitched on 32ct Little Boy Blue Belfast in just bits of DMC floss. He comes with wire legs too! *...a swirly tail, twisted wire legs and a berry in his beak. He can hang by his tail but prefers to stand on his cute little legs. We provide the wires and instructions to make the legs, plus the gold tail, beads, felt for the beak and a burgundy pearl 'berry'.* Finishing a mere 3-1/2 x 2, remember stitching gets folded in half... so he's less than 2 x 2! Juliet the Bride Just Nan is releasing the CUTEST little bride mouse -- Juliet -- who said *Yes to the Dress!* The latest in Nan's limited edition ornament collection, Juliet's lovely hand-stitched and beaded dress, tulle veil, along with her crystal and beaded rose bouquet are all your hand work! She has an elegant gold tail hanger and brass button base, so she won't trip up the alter! Stitched on 32ct Belfast linen with bits of DMC floss and metallic, the total stitched area is a mere 2 x 3! EVERY bride this year needs her very first ornament this Christmas... perfect for a shower gift... and darling on any Christmas tree! Witchy's Sister Mouse -- Miss Witchy Mouse has a younger sister who follows her everywhere!!! Nan has painted her hat charm with orange trim and garnished it with a black crystal. She's given her a tiny purple broom that has a bitty ghost helper riding along!! The kit comes with the chart, painted hat, silver tail hanger, orange beads, brass button base, ghost sequin and felt for the broom. (You'll need a round toothpick for the broom handle!) Stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast, she finishes a mere 2 inches tall. Witchy's Sister Mouse is on our Just Nan Ornament Auto-ship, so we'll ship charts and fabric the day they arrive to us! Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse -- Another of Nan's cute stitched mice -- this little guy needs to hang close-by to all your Gingerbread Angel and Jingle Mice! He is a reindeer -- complete with tiny reindeer antlers and red reins. He has a Rudolph-red nose, and is wearing a Christmas Sweater to keep him warm on The Important Night. Stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus's Gingerbread Linen with DMC and just a touch of gold metallic, he finishes a mere 2-inches in size -- the same as everyone else in his family. Offered as a chart with tail hanger, beads, nose, and brass button base, he is precious!!!!! Mr Nutley Owl & Embellishments
Mr Nutley Owl is Oakley Owlet's big brother. He is not larger -- just older and wiser -- and that is why he is known as Mr Nutley. He has glowing copper eyes and wears an acorn cap -- a real one that Nan has collected on her evening walks along the Georgia coastline! Included in Nutley's kit are 2 colors of beads, copper eyes, and tan felt for his base, along with the uniquely-Mother-Nature-made acorn cap!
Offered as the chart with embellishments, you'll need a bitty cut of linen and DMC flosses from your stash. Mr Nutley finishes approx 2-3/4 inches high stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage Linen, AND he is a limited edition Just Nan Ornament!
Peace on Earth
Nan's 4th and final in her Just Dropping Series... four sweet angels descend from on high trailing glittering silver stars. Flowing white robes, sashes of rainbows, and halos of gold beads, they are stitched on 32ct blue with DMC floss and bits of metallic.
Finishing 6 x 4, and scattered with silvery star sequins and lots of hex beads, these charming ladies remind of us of mermaids!!! Offered as a leaflet with embellishments.
Just Nan's Fall releases will be arriving any day! A verse by poet Humbert Wolfe: 'Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings now for October Eves!'
Stitched on 32ct Country Mocha Vintage Belfast Linen with DMC and Gentle Art threads, this finishes a petite 4-1/2 inches square. Nan has scattered black and bronze glass beads here and there, and accented the garden gate with a hand-painted-by-Nan pumpkin! Offered as a leaflet with embellishments.
Silver Fox Charm Garden Pin & Fox Trot Needle Slide
A pretty silver fox running, running, running... he has Autumn-colored glass bead decorations and looks great atop one of your pin cushions or tucked inside his matching Needleslide!
Both are limited edition pieces by Just Nan.
Just Nan's Just Dropping Series!
Here is Nan's seasonal series of *Just Dropping* Designs! The series is now complete, giving us 'whimsical fun appropriate to the season!' Worked on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen in DMC flosses, it finishes approx 6 x 4. Beads and sequins are included in the small chartpack.
Lonely snowman on a hill wished for some friends and... watch out here they come! He didn't even need to build them!!!!! Our auto-ships will include the chart and required linen cut.
Oh Deer! Some Wintery deer -- all lined up in a row, stitch them that way, or construct them into a Humbug-shaped ornament! Opalescent hex beads, lavender beads and frosted white glass flowers included, their silvery metallic antlers glisten against the 32ct Platinum background. There are baby bluebirds on their heads and the lavender beads are tucked onto those fun scarves.
The little deer Charm Garden Pin is offered separately. These guys match all of Nan's previous Humbugs... Hootzie is one of my favorites!
Just Nan's Lettered Border Series
Wow... what a pretty set of seasonal houses all surrounded by the most bold and charming borders! Each has it's 5 x 5 cottage and landscaping -- which draws your eye to the center... BUT... then your eye goes to the awesome borders... so I don't know which is neater!
All stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen in DMCs, each leaflet comes with a smattering of bead embellishments.
Tree Hollow Hoot and Major Hoot Charm
What do you think of Major Hoot??? He is the star of this charming little piece -- a tree hollow surrounded by Autumn Leaves! Measuring in at an impressive 2 x 1-1/2 inches, he's had a little *eye-work* done -- complete with cosmic crystals, Nan says, to enhance his piercing stare.
The entire piece finishes a mere 3 x 3, so it'll make a great ornament, sewing case, fob, stand-up cube... or whatever you like best! Offered as a small chart with Major Hoot charm, he is due in the shop September 25th-ish.
Deck The Halls
Nan has reprinted one of her past favorite designs -- Deck the Halls. A constant stream of requests for this out-of-print design made it happen! Stitched on 28ct Flax Cashel Linen in either silk or DMC, it finishes approx 7-1/2 inches square.
The design is charming -- lots of mini-motifs woven around the flowing ribbons -- doves, holiday candles, holly leaves, bows and snowflakes... the embellishment pack includes 5 colors of beads, 4 garnet crystals and the large central gold filigree snowflake charm.
The residents of Ghoultown gather for a Halloween celebration on this coloful yet spooky 8 Point Star. To create the star pincushion, you stitch 8 squares on 2 colors of linen, fold into triangles, join along the edges, stuff, and connect in a circle.
Each point of the star features a diagonal banner of bats, beads, a partial spider web and a different grimacing Jack. Ghoultown residents (Vampire Twins, Witchy Sisters, Bones Boys, Boo Brothers, Black Cats, Gruesome Twosome, Mummies and the Spider Squad) are featured in scenes along the bottom edge. Lots of embellishments are included: 4 colors of beads, black metal bead cap for the top plus a bit of purple felt and a ghostly sequin for the base.
Stitched on 32CT Raw Belfast and 32CT Inferno Belfast Linen with DMC, Gentle Art 7095 Carriage Black and 010HL #4 Kreinik Braid. Cut size for each color of linen is 12 ¼" square. Complete finishing instructions are included. Finished pincushion is 4" tall and 7 ½" in diameter. Nan shows it topped off with the Halloween Cat Charm Garden Pin.
The final in Nan's 4-Seasons, this features 'A summer garden bathed in happy sunshine. Behind a white picket fence you'll find daisies, roses, lavender and hollyhocks, a birdhouse for 2 tiny bluebirds, butterflies and bees.' Packaged with embellishments which include a crystal rose, white pearl beads and a sparkly Swarovski butterfly.
Stitched on 32ct Ash Rose Belfast, it finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square. Pretty fonts in all of these, lots of smaller take-out design components in them, this has been a nice set of designs.
Spring arrives in 16 different fonts, and lots of fresh flowers, a bunny and even a newly awakened Lady Scarlet ladybug! Finishing 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 32ct Little Boy Blue Belfast linen, this is coded for DMC and also uses Gentle Art's Spring Grass and Grape Leaf overdyeds.
Offered as the chart with embellishments, I love the daffodil corners... and I found the teeny weeny Lady Scarlet in here! Scroll down to see other designs in this series.
'Celebrate winter in 11 fonts surrounded by icy snowflakes, a snowy tree, colorful mittens, bunny with a scarf (!), two little birds and a happy snowman.' Packaged with embellishments of beads a snowflake charm and some blue-white hand-dyed silk thread, you'll add bits of DMC and Sampler Threads to stitch this on 32ct Flax Linen. Finishing approx 5-1/2 inches square -- this is a companion to Autumn Typography.
Offered as the chart with embellishments. (A secret: We have some gorgeous Just Nan Snowmen charms $6 -- they're homeless, from an unknown previous design! They are DARLING... and WT is a perfect new home for them!!!)
A handpainted Cornucopia charm and pumpkin striped beads embellish this 5-1/2 inch square piece of Autumnal Splendor! Grab your piece of 32ct Autumn Leaves specialty Belfast Linen... and those 17 shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads you have in your stash... and get busy!
*Autumn* is spelled out in 14 different fonts, and infused with crows and squirrels; apples and grapes; and leaves and pumpkins. Lots going on in this tiny piece... something new to notice each time you look at it! Offered as the leaflet with embellishments.
Oh My... this is a tribute to everyone on the East Coast this season.... here in 45 degree Oklahoma, we're seeing TV coverage of Connecticut buried under 4 feet of snow! So... Nan has shipped a snowball to stitch, that is as beautiful as each of those tiny little flakes!
Stitched in 36 small 1 x 3-ish football-shaped motifs, 12 larger beaded flakes on White/Opalescent Cashel linen, and 24 smaller flakes on Blizzard Blue/Opalescent Cashel, each section is hand-joined together, and the intersections are trimmed with a frosty metal snowflake embellishment. Beads glisten everywhere -- just like freshly fallen snow! Your snowball finishes approx 4-1/2 inches round, and you might recognize it as the companion to Nan's Twilight Pearls Leaf Ball from last summer.
Offered as a chart with 3 yards of overdyed silk in white and light blue, pearls and glass beads, and six of Nan's lacy frosted snowflakes. Complete finishing instructions are included in the leaflet -- step-by-step -- along with pics of all the layouts and pieces. You'll need 5 skeins of DMC floss and 2 cuts of the opalescent linen. Just lovely -- just like each tiny individual snowflake that floats down from the Winter Sky!
8 Point Star Garden
WOW... Have you ever seen a stitched pin cushion in this shape??? I LOVE it! It reminds me of a starfish or an urchin or an octopus... but Nan has made hers to offer a garden of delightful blossoms and blooms on each of the sides and bottom!!! OK... Nan says: Stitch 8 squares on 2 colors of linen, fold into triangles, join along the edges, stuff, and connect into a circle! I have never seen this endearing little shape... HOW COOL in your curio of stitched pin cushions -- what a beautiful little creation inspired by cushions in the 1800's! Offered as a leaflet, you'll get all the charts for the diagonal garlands of roses, tulips, daffodils, pansies and daisies, and a little scene along the bottom edge. *As you travel in and out
round the circle you will find bunnies, lambs, bluebirds, blossoms and flower baskets.*
Your finished cushion, stitched on 32ct Belfast will measure approx 4 x 7-1/2. Lots of embellishments are included with the leaflet -- white beads, 3 colors of tiny striped beads, 16 antique gold metal beads, a silver bead cap for the top, and a bit of pink wool for the base. Complete finishing instructions are provided. Offered as the leaflet with linen and pin separately.
There is a new granddaughter in Nan's life! Baby Hope arrived this past Fall, just as sweet as she can be! So... Nan's best-selling Baby Garden has a sequel!!!! Baby Celebration is a garden full of baby critters, delicate florals and greenery. Stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast linen, there is a baby in the crib, the garden clock recording time of birth, and rows and rows of bunnies, bees, and ladybugs.
Featured is a hand-painted swan charm gliding in the garden pond. Like Baby Garden, just a *lovely* birth memento -- timeless. Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 10, there are six special stitches featured, and those bees and bugs worked over one. Offered as the leaflet with embellishments.
Remember Bluebird Alphabet??? Companioning that medley of letters, everything is mooshed and smooshed together in this... all to highlight the majestic hand-painted peacock charm in the center! All the beads and hand-dyed flosses reflect a deep-sea, brilliant aqua, and frosty-icy blue color scheme... Reminds me of the beach!
Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast Linen, this finishes approx 3 x 5, and is offered as a small chart with embellishments. No special stitches -- just lots of stunning color and that peacock!
Return of Amethyst Snowflake
An EVER-popular out-of-print (circa 1997) and previously LOST design of Nan's has been reborn! They say 'house cleaning' in the design studio was responsible for finding ONE lonely leaflet. (always underneath a file cabinet or something!) Nan re-created it, re-stitched, framed and photographed... and here it is.
Lovely as ever, Amethyst Snowflake glistens with silver #4 braid, four different colors of beads and pops with #8 and #12 white perle cotton stitches in it's 6 x 6 size. It was always pretty... can't wait for the *digitally remasterd edition!* (only made by hand... by Nan!)
Wise Old Owl *A wise old owl sat on an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren't we like that wise old bird?*
Nan's newest bit of advice for life... this little guy is stitched on 32ct Flax Linen in a array of DMC flosses with a touch of moss hand-dyed silk for the wording. Finishing approx 3 x 5, those words are over one thread... Mr Owl is over two. Offered as the chart with a few lengths of the moss silk.
Peppermint Snowflakes Tree
Nan's last in her set of 4 seasonal trees is here... Peppermint Snowflakes is stitched on 32ct Natural/Opalescent Belfast Linen in just 7 shades of DMC floss! The fabric glistens to show off all the little red and white flakes in this 3-1/2 x 5 inch piece. The embellishments include some tiny white pearls. a silver-toned filigree heart charm, a few teeny seed beads, and the COOLEST little red and white striped seed beads! (I think those are the centers of all the flakes!)
Pretty, pretty, this rounds out our set of four trees... all of which are shown below...just scroll down! Offered as the chart with embellishments.
Just Nan has Arrived!!!
Nan has released pics of two new Christmas pieces... a cute NOEL ornament hiding more sentiments of Snow, Joy, Merry and Holly. My pic is bitty -- only a few inches -- but it finishes into a 3 x 5 piece. The featured frame is the same one we have for Flowering Crown... so if you are *crafty*, decorate that little guy and make it special for NOEL! or... purchase the Gingerbread Decorated option.
Also coming is a delightful Advent Calendar! 24 *Tiny* designs to help count down to Christmas... you are *supposed* to keep them turned down, till each day appears. Well... FORGET THAT! You stitch these babies -- you show them off!!! Santa will come anyway... and we don't want to hide A SINGLE ONE of these cute miniatures in the meantime! If you aren't a calendar-girl, make these into tiny tree ornaments... I love the little ones, as you can tuck them just everywhere on the outside branches -- they don't make them sag. (I'm a real-tree gal -- we gotta think about all those 5 x 5 ornaments -- real trees love light-weight, petite ornaments!)
Oh My Gosh... Nan always out-does herself with her Halloween pieces... and Spider Moon is no exception! *Beneath the spider moon * Ghosts drift out to play * Bones begin to dance * Monsters start to sway * Witches cackle tunes * Owls hoot and prey *... Night will end soon -- beneath the spider moon!* Now... look at the bands in this 15 x 6 sampler stitched with DMC floss on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast Linen. Check out that Spider Moon! (just like the clouds and veins you see sometimes!) The cats and bats. Then... the drifting ghosts. Next... the dancing bones! They're cute -- but probably upstaged by the swaying monsters!
I love the witches -- they always wear purple -- a great fashion color for the season. The owls are SERIOUS... and the spooky graveyard tree against the moon is spectacular! (Check out the trunk -- could it be another swaying monster???) Finally, we are treated to Nan's handpainted Grim Reaper Charm perched atop one of the tombstones! If there isn't enough Halloween mischief happening in here for you -- it's another scary scenario for you! Offered as the leaflet with embellishments, this is stuffed FULL of Nan's Halloween Humor and Imagination. Just the best... ENJOY!!!!!
Autumn Hoots Needle Slides
A trio of whimsical owls keeps watch over your assortment of needles... a cute Autumnal case to keep you organized! I've found that these little slides hold threaders, bits of plastic highlighters, even a pill or two!
The owl pin you see inside is offered separately -- in case you don't have enough 'stuff' to fill your little Slide already!
A tree of Valentines! Nan has designed a small 3-1/2 x 5 Springtime Tree that is full of 15 different stitched hearts. Coded for DMC, it does call for Evergreen Sampler Thread -- see it in the Satin Stitch heart greenery? Your tiny tree is garnished with a smattering of white and pink pearls, a crystal heart bead and a pretty antiqued silver filagree heart token. Just a pretty little thing, I can see stitching just the 'leaf part' and making it into a round pin cushion!
I know there are three other trees coming for the seasons -- Nan told me the Fall one is all little jack-o-lantern faces!!! So... three more coming... we'll auto-ship you when the time comes -- if you'd like to have all 4. Stitched on 32ct Flax linen.
Finchley's Summer from Just Nan
A charming bird and birdhouse scenario, very Springtime and Summery in flavor. Finchley is perched outside his summer rental condo. On his perch, he has enameled a button -- his self-portrait among the his flowers -- it is the *doorbell, if you will* to his summer vacation home!
Pretty Just Nan colors, cute and smaller design... Finchley is offered as a small chart with embellishments. You choose fabric and DMC from your stash.
Singing Pin Bird
Inspired by an antique S-shaped pin cushion, Nan has designed this little guy, complete with his trademark silk ribbon tail. Stitched on 32ct Raw/Opalescent Belfast Linen in DMC floss, he has a wandering verse over one -- an old Chinese proverb that reads; Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.' Finishing almost 4 inches long and an inch high, it is a curious but charming shape. Embellishments include a red glass heart, some beads, gold bird charm, and that lavender silk ribbon.
Nan's original has tiny gold applique pins stuck into the seams -- another little curiosity! Offered as the chart with embellishments -- we have the fabric and tiny applique pins (offered in a round container like our Victorian Mourning Pins -- lots in there.) available separately. This would be a lovely pin cushion -- to join others in a basket -- it would be pretty as a tree ornament -- and if you love sachets, wouldn't this be neat stuffed with lavender for your dresser drawer?
Could be a crown, but could be a Spring Basket of blooms -- tempting those bunnies-in-waiting! Nan's newest design is worked on 32ct Angel Blush Belfast linen in DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Finishing 3 x 5, it features gold bead embellishments and a lovely Springtime basket of pink, green and lavender blooms. I think my favorite part is the corner treatment with the tiny rabbits -- wouldn't they make sweet little ornaments?
Offered as a chart with the bead embellishments, take note of the black metal frame -- perched on a blossom of 'leaves.' Very fresh and clean, don't you wish they made a big-screen TV stand like this?
Just Nan's new designs
Snowflowers is another of Nan's pretty, lacy snowflake designs. Stitched with #8 white perle cotton -- which adds lots of texture -- there are 7 special stitches in here, as well. Tiny bits of pale pink, blue, lavender and green floss flowers are tucked in between flowers, butterflies and bees in here! No Kidding!!! This must be a last-snow-of-the-season flake... as it hints and teases of the beauty of the upcoming promised Spring!!! Offered as a leaflet
with lots of sparkly beads and a gold rose star medallion for the center decoration, this finishes a stunning 6-1/4 inches in diameter.
Hey, isn't this just the most fun? Nan's newest sampler, Halloween Party finishes a mere 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 and is loaded with tiny motifs. Stitched on Stone Grey Belfast Linen in shades of Orange Marmalade, Tomato, Onyx and Carrot Sampler Threads, and a few DMCs tossed in for fun, embellishments include 4 black metal flowers and glass seed beads.
I'm looking at that letter *L*, thinking I need a scissor fob of that!!! Offered as the chart with embellishments, linen is offered separately.
Wee Pumpkin Pockets
Teeny-weeny 1-1/4 inch (!) stitched pockets -- this chart offers us all 4 pocket designs -- stitched on both sides! Designed to fit Nan's new Wee Whimzi Boxes (info coming next) each of these is stitched on 32ct Stone Grey Belfast linen. Witchy Jack, Skelly Jack, Batty Jack and Ghostly Jack -- each of them has his very own spider companion on his backside.
Fun and wild... you can tuck one of Nan's Halloween Tokens inside, a coin, a piece of Halloween Candy, or something small and precious! (Even needle threaders come to mind!) Anyway, these are teeny-tiny pockets that would make perfect scissor fobs, too! Offered as a small chart, you can get all 4 pockets out of a 9 x 9 cut of linen!!!
We WILL be including Nan's Bonus Chart with EACH leaflet!
Painted Turtle and His Pocket Abode, with coordinating Turtle Pin!
Just Nan has sent us her newest thread winder that has his very own stitched pocket habitat! The 2 x 2 pocket for your tiny painted turtle is stitched on 28ct Ice Blue Cashel linen in bits of DMC floss.
Once you stitch the pocket, take a strand or two of leftover thread and 'dress' the turtle winder that tucks inside.
Pinks, greens, and purples, the winder features a silver base, so the beads adorning the pocket are a matching silver matte finish. Pocket offered as the chart with beads. Fabric and turtle winder offered separately.
The matching turtle Charm Garden Pin can poke most anywhere... on the pocket somewhere, or in another pin cushion. Quantities on this pin are limited!
Emma and Eliza's Stitching Society!
The first of a three-part set of designs celebrating the hobbies and antics of these two... design #1 is a Springy-time gardening band sampler... charted... for $19. Sounds like Emma planted, potted and watered, while Eliza picked, clipped and DRIPPED! (Emma got sloppy with the watering can!)
Later this summer, E & E's Halloween adventures, and then Christmas Finery, prices for each TBA, a little more than the $19 for the first chart, but not on the high end! (Very Limited Edition) I think this is going to be a fun set to follow, as Nan has a whole gardening adventure story included with the first sampler.
3 Violets Humbug...
Such a precious bunny with little chicks! Tons of color shading -- DMC flosses featured -- and floral detail in this tiny piece. 3 Violets is offered as a single chart and comes with glass bead and ribbon embellishments. Stitched on 28ct Periwinkle Prism Cashel Linen... the stitch count is a mere 27 x 69. Something itty-bitty and pretty to tuck into an Easter Basket, or hang from a Spring Tree, the glass-topped Violet Charm Garden Pin is offered separately. Our linen hasn't arrived yet... you might already have something special to use, (approx 6 x 9-ish runs $3.51... larger cut is more $) but if not, we can send the Periwinkle Prism when it arrives to us.
Something a little different in Nan's design style, this contemporary-feeling alphabet features soft browns, denim blues and hand-dyed greens, and is dressed with metallic silver petite seed beads and 4 small denim glass flower beads. Not flashy, just PERFECT for all the new colors and design styles furniture and home dec you see now... (At first I thought there was a Mudslide drink in the martini glass at the bottom.. it's the BIRDNEST in the letter Y -- duh!!)
Very tailored and fresh! Offered as a chart with embellishments, you supply bits of DMC and fabric. Stitched on 32ct Antique White, this finishes 2-1/2 x 5.
Nan's 16th Angel...Cherish is worked on 32ct, and features Smyrnas, Triple Leviathans, and Tied Crosses in her elegant dress. Cherish follows the same sizing and design formats as Nan's other 15 angels -- which we STILL offer on our Just Nan pages!
Check out the Angel Stocking design -- it is a master stocking design that fits any of Nan's now 16 different angels. Elegant as always, you'll notice her face is charted for either over-one or over two!
Spooky Spirits of Tombstone Hill
Nan has delivered us the most charming tuffet full of her signature Halloween charm! Little Spirits that are restless and ready to scare... Tombstone Hill's Graveyard is stitched atop your cube cushion, surrounded by little creepy and colorful Just Nan creatures on each of the 4 sides. The resident ghost care-taker (really Nan's very own Tombstone Ghost Charm Pin) floats above his yard -- just making sure you are truly intimidated by his little domain!
Offered as the chart, with little Tombstone Ghostie Care-taker pin, striped pumpkin-colored beads, and 'eerie-eyes' paper banding to decorate the cube base, Spooky Spirits of Tombstone Hill is stitched on 28ct Thunderstorm (no longer available, so tell us if you want us to pick a substitute for you) Cashel linen in DMC flosses, with a bit of Gentle Art's Forest Glade and Garden Gate, as well as the new Kreinik Holographic Black #4 Braid!
Your little Tombstone Hill cube will finish approx 3 x 3... you might recognize the shape... as this is a Halloween companion to Nan's Tea With Honey, and needs to be the family graveyard behind Nan's Scream House!!! Over-The-Top so CUTE, it's scary!!!
The Four Seasons of Humbugs
Just Nan has finished her set of 4 seasonals... and we only have 1 of them left! Winter Hearts, Spring Frills, Summer Wings and Autumn Glory, each design is stitched as one 3 x 6 design on 28ct, and then folded in an *odd* shape -- called a Humbug! Pinched together at the top and bottom... the finishing is actually super-simple -- only it doesn't look it! Each season's design features glass bead embellishments, and each features a tiny verse that runs along it's 'bottom' edge. 'Let it Snow; Spring Returns in Fancy Dress; Summer Breezes Lift Lacy Wings; and Shine on Harvest Moon.' Nan has created special decorative pins to grace each season -- offered only in these small chart packs. Use them in your Humbug...or poke them into another special cushion -- they're cute and sparkly! Each Humbug is offered as the chart with it's special pin. Fabrics vary for each.
Well, WHOO can resist this darling little hooting owl? Introducing Hootzie Humbug -- Just Nan's newest tiny creation -- a four-sided little piece -- complete with stitching all around and a sparkely Charm Garden Owl Pin to match! The name 'Humbug' refers to the English name for a hard candy that is shaped like a little pyramid.
A fun shape that is easy to construct, (REALLY!), Hootzi is stitched on 28ct Light Sand Cashel Linen in DMC flosses, and three Sampler Threads. He's perched above a pumpkin patch, and his colors are a splash of Autumn Wonder!!! He comes as a small chart-pack, with complete assembly instructions, a gold topper ring, tiny plaid ribbon, and bits of glass beads -- all to finish approx 3 x 3! Perfect for an ornament or scissor fob!
Hootzie is the introduction to Nan's newest set of 4 Humbug *shaped* designs releasing in 2010. January -- Winter Hearts, April -- Spring Frills, June -- Summer Wings and August -- Autumn Glory. Each of these 4 seasonal designs will include the Leaflet chart, embellishments and special Charm Pin -- limited to a release of 800. Our shipments will include the bit of linen required, and we expect each design to run aprox $26 - $30.00.
Leave it Green
Nan has a new sampler to remind you that GREEN IS GOOD! A charming band sampler, this is reminiscent to me of Nan's early samplers that had those rows of tiny Blackwork insects and animals that were hidden in the stitches! She has rows of frogs in here... you don't *see* the little frogs, until you study it a bit... and there they are, so involved and cute! Special stitches include some Leviathans, Herringbones, Satins and some real fun Leaf Stitches.
Lovely, fresh, brilliant pinks and greens... the verse advises us to 'Leave the Earth a Little Greener', which you will, if you stitch this, because it IS green!!! Offered as the leaflet with painted bluebird charm bead embellishments, stitched in either DMCs or silks on 32ct hand-dyed Spring Garden Belfast Linen, it finishes approx 11 x 3-3/4. I just love the colors!!!
Pretty Winder Pocket
A cool little stitched case to store one of your precious new Just Nan Vintage Thread Winders! This 3 x 3-ish inch case is stitched on 28ct Opalescent hand-dyed Angel Song Cashel Linen using overdyed silks and DMC flosses. See the Bargello along the bottom half? It un-snaps to reveal a wool needle page, that, when closed, will store a winder. The one pictured is Nan's butterfly.
Kit includes the chart, instructions to assemble (this is stitched as one long piece, then folded), beads, overdyed silks of purples and greens, a cut of houndstooth hand-dyed wool, snaps, tiny white beads, and cardboard mounting boards. Linen is offered separately, and the DMCs called for can come from your stash! Just the sweetest thing... it'll be a fun needlework 'small' for your collection! Make sure to choose one of Nan's pretty winders to tuck inside!
Vintage Thread Winders
Nan has outdone herself with the beginnings of a stunning collection of Vintage Thread Winders. Small 2-inch pieces that were used to wrap and store threads centuries ago are back with a touch of splendor! Actual vintage pieces of stamped brass, the detail of these is incredible. The roses look like real roses, the lines and dot decorations on the ribbons are all clear and smooth!
In the olden days, thread winders were just a necessity... a way to store threads, even used as advertising by thread companies. (Similiar to an imprinted ball point pen you'd get as advertising today!) Every sewing case needs a few of these classy pieces holding bits of precious thread... what's in YOUR sewing case?
Carlotta's Web and Hootzi Charm Pins
Two new charm Garden Pins by Nan... Robin and Hootzi join Nan's classic collection!
Hootzi (CGP09) is featured atop the first Humbug ornament of Nan's. He is a glisteny little guy, measuring approx 3/4 of an inch -- he is *precious!!!* Lovely browns and golds, his amethyst bead has a fire crystal finish, and he is a must!!!
The Robin is an elegant bird, that will look great with anything Autumn-y or Spring-y! She is a classic design, and her little pinecone is a tiny work of art!!
Recognize This? It's our Just Nan Merry 15 Biscornu -- RE-ARRANGED!
Here's inspiration to help you think outside the *biscornu* box! Our awesome Merry 15 by Just Nan finishes into a really cute pin cushion... but if you don't want to stitch all 15 sides of it... choose just a few and make little cubes out of them! Here, we chose 9 of the 15 bitty 2 x 2 designs.
We stitched them individually...
made individual little cubes... and tied them together! You could do 3 cubes, you could do 4... The pattern comes with a gorgeous set of 5 different hand-painted and beaded counting pins... and you could add those to the bow-toppings of individual cubes or little stuffed ornaments if you wanted. You could even do all 15 -- more than one time each -- and make tiny cushions that could congregate in a pretty Christmas basket! Basically... this is the neatest set of small
designs that you can do a lot with!!!!
Presenting Merry Fifteen!
Nan Caldera has outdone herself, creating an enchanting 15-sided pin-cushion for The Silver Needle!!! Merry Fifteen is a delightfully intricate little piece -- it features 15 stitched panels - each measuring a mere 25 x 25 stitches. Snowflakes, angels, reindeer, candy canes, Santa, Rudolph, a snowman and holiday bird, a gingerbread couple and a tiny fir tree... all are gathered together... gracing all the different sides of the 4 x 2-1/2 stuffed pin cushion.
Frame each individual panel, make them into individual ornaments and fobs, or connect them together to make Nan's exquisite Biscornu-shaped cushion! Stitched on 28ct Natural opalescent Cashel linen... the lighter panels just glisten with the special metallic already woven throughout. The Ruby Red panels match *exactly* to Week's Dye Works Garnet thread color... so along with the DMCs you'll be using, this does include Garnet flosses and is joined together with Weeks #8 Perle of the same hand-dyed garnet color.
TONS of fun beads on here... I see antiqued reds, whites, golds and two different striped glass seed beads! One is a bold red and white stripe -- like a peppermint, and the other has the finest red and green filaments running through the glass. The center medallions are ornate antique gold pieces, one on each side. All of it is designed to showcase the special set of 5 Christmas Charmed Pins of Nan's. The ONLY set of Christmas Pins Nan will be producing... our Merry Fifteen sports the most delightful little things!
A Vintage Angel -- glazed with glitter -- featuring a star halo, she's perched atop frosted white beads and a red fire crystal base bead.
Evening Star -- Embellished with a smaller beaded star medallion, another fire crystal and opalescent pearl base.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -- his tiny nose REALLY IS painted red!
Snowflake -- Frosted white and silver, this lacy flake features a gold finding base, and a green fire crystal!
Bird -- My Personal Favorite -- this tiny bird features red and green painted decorations on both of his sides and tail!!!
The Silver Needle has commissioned Just Nan for Merry Fifteen so it is a Shop Exclusive to us! Our 2009 Just Nan Celebration!!!!! Merry Fifteen is offered as a complete kit. Except for a few DMC flosses from your stash, you'll receive charts, embellishments, pics, assembly instructions, 28ct linen cuts of Natural/Opalescent and Ruby Wine, the necessary Week's Dye Works Garnet flosses and matching perles, the Kreinik #4 Metallic Braid, needles, and of course, the set of five of those absolutely exquisite ***Hand-Made-By-Nan*** (EVERY single one!) glass pins!!!
I just LOVE the tiny details on this... the gingerbread people are only 17 stitches high... the little Santa reminds me of our JN Silver Needle Santa ornament a few years ago. The trees are luscious -- gold metallic garland! The reindeer are precious and so is the little snowman! I know Nan has been assembling our pins for months... she was making 100 pins each night... we keep count via periodic phone conversations!!! I don't know HOW all of this comes out of her creative head... I'm not going to ask questions!!!
My only job is to *ENJOY! * Thank-You Nan!!!
Presenting Just Nan's upcoming 2009 Halloween Sampler... Counting Bats! Foretelling the stitcher's fate on Halloween night... bands of little ghoulies, ghosts and goblins are scattered throughout all the bands and the little verse. Awesome silks or cottons of oranges, yellows, purples, slime limes and black -- Nan always has so much charming detail in her Halloween things, Counting Bats is no different! In fact... I see some neighbors to Scream House's Nettie Nightshade lurking around in this!
Stitched on 28ct hand-dyed Frenzy Cashel linen, the leaflet includes bright purple and striped pumpkin beads, and a painted skeleton charm! Verse -- 1 for horror; 2 for glee, 3 for mischief; 4 for flee; 5 for trick; 6 for treat; 7 for the monster you never want to meet! Chart, linen and silks offered separately!
Pin Keeper's Garden
Pin Keeper's Garden is a fresh re-make of Nan's retired Charm Garden Pin Cushion piece -- (From back in 1999!!!) New threads, new stitches, beads and gold charms, Pin Keeper's Garden features miniature stitched versions of Nan's Barnabee, Bella and Lady Scarlet, and Reginald Hedgehog.
Stitched on 28ct Natural Linen, the 5 x 5 design -- stitched in DMC and Sampler Threads -- features 5 daisies with eyelet centers, that provide natural holes to showcase some of your Charm Garden pins! Lovely as a pin cushion or box top... offered in leaflet form, with small embellishments. You add the Charm Garden pins from your Just Nan Stash.
Sirens of the Sea
Nan's newest sampler... Sirens of the Sea speaks of mermaids and their ivory needles, singing, dancing and stitching samplers in their caves! Stitched on 28ct Meadow Mist hand-dyed Cashel linen in DMC floss or Au Ver A Soie Silks, it finishes approx 4 x 11.
The leaflet includes an embellishment pack that contains some tiny pearl embellishments, 3 colors of beads, and a silver scallop shell bead that you can see near the top, below the whale! The fish and mermaid's faces are stitched over one, and there are a few Satin and Cashmere Stitch areas for a bit of texture.
Just Charming -- the aqua-blues look very cool and refreshing -- all the colors send me straight to the Caribbean!!!
Leave it to Nan to take the 'ordinary' biscornu to the next level... by adding 13 more sides!!!!! I know she wasn't a geometry major in school, but she's figured out the proportions to create an exquisite 15-sided pin cushion!
Decorated with tiny motifs that are balanced, and placed to 'present well to your eye' from each of their respective angles, your 15-piece creation is just stunning!!! A vision of flowers, 13 different motifs, creating 15 different florals and medallions are stitched on 28ct Antique White and Mint Green Cashel linens in a garden rainbow of silks, each tiny section is stitched.
Once you see Nan's actual construction photographs inside the pattern, you're going to be amazed!!! Finishes approx 4 x 4 x 1-1/2... offered as the leaflet with emb pack.
The charming pins you are seeing poking out of the top are *something else special* -- a new line of Nan's Charm Garden Pins! Check out the little pins... we have those NOW!
Charm Garden Pins
Oh, such delightful little counting or marking pins... stick pins to grace a special cushion or case... you'll love finding a new use for two or three for these!!! Nan's special CharmBeads have been featured, her cute little animal embellishments... and here are the results!
First, we have a luscious hummingbird -- brilliant greens, lavenders and a touch of scarlet at his throat, you'll recognize him from Hummingbird Heaven! I've always loved this little bead!
Next, is the Sparkle Bee -- hand-painted with yellow, white and black... this is the little Barnabee Charm Bead!!!
Next, a tiny hand-painted gray bunny perched atop a stack of gold... I think I detect a few bits of orange glitter on there... it's his garden carrot!
And... last... is a special edition filigreed heart pin. (I understand this one won't be part of the regular set.)
All attached to a thin tapestry-pointed #22-ish-sized pin, these are elegant, sweet and quite stunning! Choose all of the same design to poke into a special cushion, mix your favorites... the sky's the limit with these!!!
Flirty Bird Needle Slides
Such fun, bright colors of kiwi, hot pink and bright purple... some of my favorites! Nan has a trio of little tins that feature a sliding lid decorated with colorful wildly modern birds. Each tin has a tiny super-duper strong neodymium magnet tucked inside to hold needles, threaders and pins inside.
Measuring a mere 1-1/4 x 3 x 3/8 of an inch in size, they're great for beads and embellishments, your pills, or even a few M & M's!! Just bits of colorful fun... buy one, or all three!
A mini version of Nan's previous 14 angels... this one is a companion to Pearl Angel... and appears in her same frame! Very petite, a perfectly small piece of stitchery to present as a special gift.
Offered as the leaflet.
The Just Nan Stocking Collection
I just want to highlight -- in one place on our site -- Nan's lovely collection of Christmas Stockings. Each have been annual releases, and cover 8 years! Timeless designs, each is prettier than the last. Lots of horizontal bands, pretty stitches, beads and crystals, you'll notice that the top bands do not feature names. If you like, you can add that to the top of each... but I like that small tag that can hang off the side... a really classy way to announce the owner!
The Angel Stocking features a center area that will fit ANY of Nan's 15 Annual Angels... so you have LOTS of choices for this one! (You could stitch the whole family angels, using the same main stocking design. This leaflet includes one angel design.)
Little Victor -- Nan's first grandson -- arrived almost 5 years ago, and his stocking does differ from the rest. He has that darling teddy bear, and lots of tiny motifs from Nan's other Christmas designs! More color for Victor -- he IS kind of a bold little personality -- so he deserves to be different from the rest!
Anyway, quite an eye-catching collection of elegant stockings, totally different from the usual whimsical stockings available... stunning hanging from an elegant, traditional mantle! Each is offered as the leaflet with embellishments.
Another M.0.E. and J.O.E. (aka Merry Old Elf and Jolly Old Elf!), Nan has designed a Santa that is more in touch with the Summer Months!!! Ladybug Santa just has to shed an extra coat or two, to feel at home with his scarlet ladybugs!!!
Be aware that he will look great in several of her frames your stash already stores! He's quick and cute... check that frame stash and let us know what you want!
When Barnabee Met Bella Biscornu
Barnabee met Bella on his quest to find the sweetest flower, and here is the meeting. A delightful two-sided design... Nan has presented it in a biscornu shape... two squares that are sewn together, tufted in the center... so you have charming designs on both the top and bottom!
Stitched on Weeks 30ct hand-dyed linen, Barnabee's side is stitched on the Lilac, and Bella's garden is stitched on the Morris Blue. There are lots of specialty stitches, pretty embellishments and charming details on each side... and of course... if you are not a pin-cushion-type of person... you can always frame these! So pretty, this is presented in a leaflet with embellishment pack and the silks (charted for either DMC or silks) are offered separately.
Nan's newest little snowman pattern, these 8 frosty guys are all decked out in bright blue mittens and muffs... ready for more snow! Stitched on 28ct Light Mocha Cashel linen in DMC flosses of deep reds, greens and purples, as well, they feature blue crystal sequin embellishments and include a few special stitches.
'Every Stitch Holds a Memory'... what true words these are! I can remember so many parts of my life, just looking at my stitched pieces! I remember where I was, what was happening all sorts of things!
Nan's newest band sampler, Memories is stitched on 28ct Silvery Moon Cashel Linen in 17 silk shades of pinks, corals, lavender, greens and blues -- a very springtime-feeling palette of color! Finishing approx 3 x 10-1/2, it features 4 special stitches, and a smattering of bead and pearl embellishments.
Offered as the leaflet with embellishments. No price yet on the Silk set, so it will show as a zero-cost item.