Late November Sales

Thanksgiving is a US tradition, but Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales are becoming worldwide shopping traditions.  As such, here are some late November sales you may be interested in. You may want to bookmark or subscribe to this post as I will be updating it during the week as more sales are announced.

123 Stitch

When: 1 December 2014 (Mountain Time, US time) What: one day Cyber Monday sale on selected items.

123 Stitch

When: Now - 6 Dec 2014 (Mountain time, US time) What: discount on the following designers and themes:

ABC Stitch Therapy

When: Now – 2 December 2014 (midnight CST, US time) What: 20% off everything, excludes gift certificates.

Brooke's Books

When: Now - sold out What: Bulk lots of Brooke's Books charts. Brookes books - wizard of oz

Country Designs

When: Now – 31 December 2014 What: Order any three kits from our website and get the cheapest one FREE. How: Use the discount code 9999-2014

Crazy Annie’s Stitchin – Cyber Monday

When: 1 December 2014 (midnight to midnight, CST, US time) What:
  • CHARTS: 20% off regular retails prices. Most are already 10% off so you will get an addt’l 10% off prices listed.
  • KITS: 25% off regular retails prices . Most items are already 10% off…so you will get an addt’l 15% off prices listed.
  • SCISSORS20% off regular retail prices. Most are listed at 10% off already…so you will get an addt’l 10% off prices listed.
  • NEEDLE MAGNETS – NEEDLEMINDERS: 20% off reg retail prices. Most are 10% off already…so you will get an addt’l 10% off the prices listed.
  • Q-SNAPS & Q-SNAP COVERS: On Monday, 12-1-14 all Q-SNAPS and Q-SNAP Covers will be 20% off regular retail prices. Most are listed at 10% off already….so you will get an addt’l 10% off prices listed.

Eclectic Bloke Designs

When: 1 - 2 December 2014 What:  All charts 25% off

European Cross Stitch

When: 27 Nov – 1 December 2014 What: 10% of everything (excludes pdfs) How:  If you’ve placed an order already or are planning to place one now, please be patient with us!  We have ~400 kit orders to process…that means getting supplies (and more supplies) in, sorting, bagging, assembling bead packs, assembling the kits, processing charges and PP invoices, then shipping…so it takes time!  We’ll try to get your kit to you as soon as possible. If you “need” your order for a Christmas gift, note that in your instructions.  I still can’t guarantee we’ll have it to you in time, but it let’s us know the situation.

Fil'anthrope Broderies

When: now - sold out What: selected cross stitch charts and kits at 40% off.

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

When: now - 3 December 2014 (noon PST US time) What: We'd like to invite you to take 20% off your *entire* purchase How: Use promo code THANKS during checkout

Heaven and Earth Designs

When: 29 Nov - 1 December 2014 (midnight to midnight EST, US time) What:
  • 50% off all charts (excludes special services)
  • 15% off all accessories
  • 15% off all materials packs
Note: Download issues are common during sale periods due to sever loads. If you have an issue, don't panic, we are happy to help to make sure you receive your order. Just send us an email through the "Contact Us" link on the website, and we will assist you as soon as we can. If, for some reason, the contact form won't work, feel free to email me direct at nikki@heavenandearthdesigns.com.

JJs Cross Stitch

When: Now What: 20% off entire cross stitch order! How: Enter JJS20 at checkout

Kooler Design Studio

When: this week What: 50% off all scriptures and hymns designs.

Love Thy Thread

When: Now - 30 November 2014 What: 40% off all charts (excludes ezine).

Needleworker's Delight / Silkweaver Fabrics

When: 28 Nov - 9 December 2014 What: 25% off entire order How: Use coupon code FRIDAY14

OzStitch

When: Now - 11 December 2014 What: 50% off  Couchman Downloadable Designs. How: Use voucher code: PET

Rainbow Stitchery (formerly Laurel's Stitchery)

When: 28 November - 2 December 2014 (midnight to midnight) What: 25% off all in-stock flosses (except DMC 6-strand floss)! 40% off all patterns & kits! 75% off all remaining punchneedle & quilting patterns!

Silver Needle

When: Now - next newsletter What: Join their newsletter and receive 25% off all scissors How: Add a note when paying to to say you received notice of this sale through their newsletter.

Stitch and Frog

When:  Now - 1 December 2014 (midnight EST, US time) What: 20% off  Alessandra Adelaide,Amy Bruecken, Barbara Ana Designs, and Imaginating

Stitch NZ

When: Now What: All our Stitchbow storage items are now on sale for the next few weeks with at less 10% off everything in the range!

Stitcher's Workshop

When: Now - sold out WhatAll in stock merchandise is on sale at 30% off. How: In order to receive the discounts orders must total $10 or more before discount is applied! The shopping cart WILL NOT show the discount but it will be applied before shipping and you will receive an email telling you what we have and what your discount is. If you pay by PayPal, your invoice will show the discount and the items to be shipped so no extra notification will be made. Please note that PayPal invoices are sent after the order is pulled and shipping charges are determined.

Stitches 'n Things

When: 27 Nov - 1 December (US time) What:
  1. GIFT CERTIFICATE BONUS SPECIAL:  Receive a 20% Bonus Gift Certificate with Purchase of any Gift Certificate in $25.00 increments. WHAT??? THAT MEANS ...When you Purchase a $25.00 Gift Certificate .. you will receive a FREE $5.00 Gift Certificate!! Purchase a $50.00 Gift Certificate & receive a FREE $10.00 Gift Certificate!! Purchase a $75.00 Gift Certificate & receive a FREE $15.00 Gift Certificate!! Purchase a $100.00 Gift Certificate & receive a FREE $20.00 Gift Certificate!! Purchase GC's in ANY $25.00 increment and receive a FREE GC valued at 20% of that purchased GC .. the "Free" Gift Certificate is for use effective January 2, 2015!!! All Gift Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase on anything found at Stitches N Things! And yes, these can be redeemed on-line! We can even SEND YOUR GC VIA E-MAIL to your recipient for you!

  2. 20% OFF STORE WIDE Catalog (excluding anything that is specified as ADVANCE, DMC floss AND Gift Certificates)  --  Your Catalog Order Will NOT reflect the discount but we WILL apply it for you!
  3. IF YOU have us KIT IT UP** for you .. with fabric, fibers, embellishments, etc ..it will be 25% OFF INSTEAD !!
  4. 20% OFF anything listed in the SNT / HOFFMAN MALL Catalog (reminder .. this catalog is NOT the same as our shop catalog .. you will need to enter a password to shop in this catalog .. and then your order placed there will arrive directly in our shop  -- Your Catalog Order Will NOT reflect the discount but we WILL apply it for you! )
  5. IF YOU have us KIT IT UP** for you .. with fabric, fibers, embellishments, etc ..it will be 25% OFF INSTEAD !!
  6. Take An Additional 20% OFF anything listed on our Sale pages AND our SNT Classics Sale pages  --  Your Catalog Order Will NOT reflect the discount but we WILL apply it for you!
  7. IF YOU have us KIT IT UP** for you .. with fabric, fibers, embellishments, etc ..it will be 25% OFF INSTEAD !!

Stitching Obsession

When: Now - 18 December 2014 What: Closing down sale, all stock 50% off

Tilton Crafts

When: Now - 31 December 2014 What:
  • Spend $30 or more and receive 35% off (promo code: XMAS-1)
  • Spend $75 or more and receive 50% off (promo code: XMAS-2)

Under the Sea Fabrics

When:  28 November - 1 December 2014 (EST US time) What: use coupon code BF2014SALE17 to save 17% off your total purchase from the website. I rolled a 20 sided die to come up with the discount.

Wasatch Needlecraft

When: 1 December 2014 (Mountain time, US time) What: 20% storewide. ALSO an extra 30% off the overstock page

White Willow Stitching

When: Now - sold out What: Overstock clearance sale of Aida fabrics and white willow design charts.

X's and Ohs's

When: 1 - 7 December 2014 What:  Purchase ANY 2 charts and you can select a 3rd one FREE, and we will also give you FREE SHIPPING (in Canada or the US).

Youthful Hands Needlecrafts

When: 3 December 2014 (midnight - midnight What: 15% off Winter Wonderland fabric

Youthful Hands Needlecrafts

When: Now - 15 December 2014 What:
Note: This post was last updated 2:00pm Melbourne time, 2 December 2014.  For current sales please see the SALES page.
  Last updated: 2 December 2014  
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Maiko XL (Rich) by Love Thy Thread

This design could be a Monochrome Monday, or an art-to-stitch Wednesday. Sorry - couldn't make that one alliterate.  Any suggestions?
Love Thy Thread - Maiko XL
Love Thy Thread - Maiko XL

What is it?

Maiko is a sketch by Sabine Rich converted to cross stitch by Bev of Love Thy Thread.

Why this chart?

Maiko is available as a sketch chart, an extra-large (XL) sketch chart, and as a colour chart.  Today's review is of Maiko XL, the extra-large sketch chart. Most art-to-stitch designs are fully stitched, in that the background is treated as part of the picture so every square is stitched, culminating in a project comprising thousands of stitches and months if not years to work. Sketch designs are different; just as detailed but because you are only stitching the pencil outlines there are no colour changes and many less stitches. You can also choose a hand dyed fabric to complement or contrast your project. Love Thy Threads only uses licensed images. Bev works with her artists, her conversion program and her own innate artistry to produce high quality charts. The results can be seen in her stitching Gallery. Maiko is a simple design, it is full cross stitch in DMC only; a beginner has the skills to stitch her. However, this is a design that will still take a lot of time to complete. Consider savoring the journey instead of focusing on the completion and you should enjoy this chart. Love Thy Thread - Maiko

Review

Love Thy Threads offers their charts as electronic download or in printed form; I have only have the digital format. Maiko XL is a 124 page chart pack in pdf format. Save the pdf and you can work from the digital chart or print sections as you need, or print it all and store it with the rest of your paper charts; the options are yours. The Maiko chart pack includes:
  • front cover sheet with a mock up of the stitched design, stitch count and size of completed project using 25ct fabric and a link to the artist's page.
  • a page of instructions on how to stitch
  • the 120 page chart
  • instructions and symbol key
  • Number of floss skeins required for each colour.
Each page of the chart includes a diagram of indicating where this page fits within the overall pattern. There is a two-row overlap on each page; a great help when there is so much un-stitched space in this design. The chart is printed with black symbols on white background. The symbol used is a large, dark, filled in circle which is very easy to see. The chart is very detailed and shown quite large resulting in a lengthy 120 page pack. Each page has only a 60x80 grid, a very generous layout size. Other designers provide pages containing grids up to 120X160 making symbols difficult to identify without enlarging the page. Like most art-to-stitch projects, it is recommended that Maiko XL is stitched one-over-one on 25 count fabric. As these designs only use whole cross stitch, I strongly recommend that you stitch on the fabric count you prefer and are used to.  You are going to spend a while stitching this project, don't make it more difficult by using a stitch style or count that you are not comfortable with.

 Materials Required

To stitch Maiko XL exactly as designed, you will need: DMC 844   19 skeins - DMC 844 Pepper Black   Zweigart - 25ct Lugana White White - 25 count evenweave (stitch count 535 x 857). This design can be stitched over 2 or over 1. For the recommended over 1 stitching on 25ct (with 3" border allowance) fabric size is: 28" x 41"  or  70 x 103cm  or  a full yard (36 x 55"). For 14ct Aida or 28ct evenweave stitching over 2 (with 3" border allowance) fabric size is: 47" x 67"  or  113 x 171cm.

Approximate cost for Project

Approximate cost to stitch Maiko XL using the recommended materials (prices are in $US, at recommended retail and do  not include postage): Chart: $16.10 Floss:  $  8.40 Fabric: $45.90 Total: $70.50    ($111.10 AUD or £53.10)

Places to Buy

The chart is only available direct from Love Thy Threads. Australia: Colours Down Under has all the DMC and plain evenweave fabrics in stock. Colour Cascade Fabrics stocks DMC and a range of hand dyed fabrics. For readers of this site she offers a 10% discount. Use code PeaceOut during checkout. This code is valid for the month of October 2014. United Kingdom: SewandSo stocks DMC, plain evenweave fabrics and DMC Magic Guide fabric. Sparklies suggests "Slightly Scarlet to suggest cherry blossom, as this is an oriental design". United States: 123Stitch stocks DMC and plain evenweave fabrics.

For Discussion

Have you stitched (or started to stitch) a Love Thy Threads design? If so, which one and what did you think of the chart? Please leave a link in your comment to your stitching progress 🙂

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