Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 2016

September, 2016
Dear Friends,

Celebrate Buttons!
Here at the Bush we are frantically busy getting ready for the Harvest Market Hop.
This fantastic virtual market is opening on Thursday, and we are very excited about it.  There will be lots of new things for Fall from lots of great designers.  Watch our blog on Thursday/Friday to see a selection of these fun new designs and treasures.  If you fall in love with something, just give us a call and let us know.  We are always happy to mail you a wonderful Market package.  In the meantime, take a look at some sneak peeks of our newest offerings for the market: On Thursday we will show all of our new things in their entirety, so come back to our blog for all the Market fun.

Frightful Be
Kit:  $60.00

October Pin Cushion
Kit:  $20.00

Frightful Halloween Needle Roll
Kit:  $20.00

Ghosts Gather Scissor Fob
Kit: $16.00

Thanksgiving Trifles 
Pattern $8.00
Complete kit:  totally worth it

Ewe Better Not Pout
Button and Pattern:  $8.00
Complete kit:  $30.00

 Hand dyed ribbon
4 yards $6.00

Shepherd's Bush Birthday Party and Market Week

We will be celebrating the shop's birthday party on Wednesday, September 21st 12:00-5:00.  This will be our kickoff for Market Week which will continue all day Thursday through Saturday the 24th. 
Drop by and take a look at all of our new designs plus all of the wonderful things that we will have received from the Market.  It will be a week of laughter and friendship, inspiration and fun, so be sure to mark your calendars and drop by for a visit.  

Sneak Peak of our 2016 Stocking  
This year's stocking is almost ready.  I think that she has turned out darling and I can't wait to share her with you.  I tried to get her finished in time for the Harvest Hop, but she won't be back from the printer by then.  However...very soon.  

Roma's Stocking

Besides getting ready for this Market, Teri has spent days completely rearranging the shop from Patriotic Summer to Halloween Autumn.  This always involves lots of tall ladders, masses of pictures, and a few crashes and shrieks.  But now Halloween--in all its glory-- has taken over the whole front of the shop and all of us have had a great time revisiting old favorites and new darlings.  I just wish that you could be here to take a look at all of the fantastic projects that are just waiting to be stitched.  This is a very hard time of year to work here since everything that Teri puts up is so tempting.  This is our busiest time of year, and yet there are so many things that I would love to take home and begin.  Ah...woe is me.

So if I can't stitch all that I would like, I will have to satisfy myself by showing some of them to you. So come with me for a moment or two and let me show you some fabulous things to stitch this early Autumn season.

Jack in the Hat 
by Threadworks Primitive
Pattern:  $10.00
complete kit also available

Des stitched this for us on a large Jute fabric.  We changed the colors and we will add a fun set of buttons... Our finisher sent me this photo so we could post it on the blog.  so I have not chosen the buttons yet. 

October Snapshot
by Pine Mountain 
Pattern:  $9.00

This series is from a Utah designer, Sandra Workman.  Each month is darling, but we fell in love with October.  It is stitched on a fun odd green linen, and I love Jill's big frame.  It just suits it.  
New patterns from Brenda Gervais
Here are some darling new patterns that we are busy organizing and stitching.  We have the wonderful hand-dyed linens and threads to go with them, and you will love getting them ready for Fall.

Scary Mouse 
Pattern:  $12.00

One For the Crow
Pattern:  $12.00

Autumn's Fruitful Labor
Pattern:  $14.00

I Rest Thy Needle
Pattern:  $

We also carry the lovely wooden sewing box hand crafted by Stephanie from Lone Elm Lane

Christmas Ornament Issue 

Yet, the new Ornament Issue has just arrived.  It is--as always--filled with great new ornament patterns also with fun stories and delicious recipes.  Don't wait too long to get yours.

New Patterns by Plum Street Samplers
Here are some wonderful new designs from Paulette.  We have threads and beautiful linens to go with each one.  The hard part for you is trying which to begin first.  

Hurt Not the Earth 
Pattern: $12.00

A Merry Heart 
Pattern: $12.00

Caroline Broomhead 
Pattern: $16.00

Wonderful new patterns by The Drawn Thread

Trick or Treat 
by the Drawn Thread
Pattern:  $11.00

Simply Scary 
Pattern:  $9.00

Welcome Autumn 
Pattern:  $10.00

Pumpkin Cottage 
By Victoria Sampler
Pattern: 16.00

Now that Teri has brought the Halloween out to the front of the shop, she has a new wall of fabulous sheep, a wall of inspirational sayings, and a bit of bees and beehives for good measure.   

Spooky Countdown
by Primitive Hare

Pattern: $16.00

Des is holding this darling piece that she just picked up from Jill.  Isn't it just amazing?  She is a fast stitcher, but she said that it worked up super quickly and that it was such a lot of fun to do. 

August has been very busy especially for Teri.  She has faithfully tended gardens, frozen peaches and a few tomatoes, rearranged the entire shop, stayed up all night working on the Retreat. and spent every other moment getting ready for the Harvest Market.  But in her abundance of spare time, she decided to design a new little line of kids kits.  You go girl!!! This summer has been such a popular time for children's stitching kits, Kari can hardly keep us supplied.  It has been such fun seeing young mothers and busy grandmothers bringing their flocks of children in to the shop to choose kits to work on during the vacation.  Many have been back within the week to choose a second project, because the first one was so much fun.  So..Teri has been designing darling new kits and Jill has been making an assortment of adorable bright little frames to go with them.

Pre-marked kits:  $10.00





New kids kits frames: $32.00

I guess I need to go and continue working on our kit making.  Thanks for sharing a bit of our September with us here at Shepherd's Bush.  Remember to check back on Thursday or Friday for a great market update.  Until then stitch and be safe.  
fondly, Tina