Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Home Sweet Home - An Embroidered Workbox book by Carolyn Pearce

It seems I got so busy sending out all the books and magazines that arrived last week, I neglected to post here that they did, indeed, arrive and have been sent out to everyone who pre-ordered. They are also now on our website, so check in there if you want one.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ottobre's Spring Issue

Here's a peak at the next issue due out the second week of January. I just love this hat!

Here's what else you will find in this issue:

The first butterflies emerging from hibernation are definite signs of spring. A velour dress, a tunic, a jersey top, leggings, narrow-leg cargo pants, a poplin coat and a rose-trimmed hat for little girls. Retro-style overalls, sweatpants, a T-shirt and a hooded velour jacket for boys.

Children love hearing intriguing stories about life in bygone times while playing Indians. T-shirts, sweatpants, recycled jeans, a plaid shirt, tunics and hippie-style velveteen pants.

Fresh Scandinavian print patterns are inspiring and just perfect for baby clothes. Bodysuits, coveralls, jersey and velour pants, an apron dress and a jersey jacket. A quilted patchwork play mat and a colorful pennant bunting to pep up the baby’s bedroom.

Denim looks always trendy and lends itself well to various casual spring clothes. A little denim skirt, recycled jeans and a ruffle skirt plus a polo shirt, two beautiful tunics and a T-shirt.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

100 Ottobre Magazines

We just received an order of 100 Ottobre Design magazines ranging from one of the earliest published 2002 through the most current issue. We don't have every issue in this range, but we do have the vast majority of them. We are offering these issues that we have on hand for just $14 each with free shipping to US and Canadian addresses. What's more, they will be sent directly from here in the US. This offer is not on our website, so contact us if you are interested and we'll let you know if the issue/issues you want are in stock and we'll send it/them right out to you. You do not need a subscription to get this special price and the offer is only good as long as our supply lasts. If you order 3 or more, we'll send them priority mail.
The issue shown is one of the most popular issues ever. It was re-printed after much demand. It is issue 6/2007 - the children's winter issue. We have several of this issue.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Talliaferro's "Paradiso I" - crewel embroidery project

It's here! The newest embroidery design from Talliaferro has arrived and should be on our website shortly. If you want one before it shows up there, just let us know. It is available with the Appleton pack or without.
Price: $25 - with Appleton pack - $37.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Customs just called to tell me our shipment of ASE #97 and the new Home Sweet Home books has cleared and will be delivered here tomorrow. Everything will be in the mail by Monday and on its way to you. The books will go priority mail, so they should get to you by Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Erica Wilson

Erica Wilson 'mother of crewel' and a great needleworker passed away yesterday. Here's a link to her obituary in the New York Times.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Home Sweet Home" book

Our shipment of the new Country Bumpkin book Home Sweet Home is on its way. We have tracking and expect the shipment to arrive next week.
In with this shipment of new books, we are also getting Australian Smocking and Embroidery magazine issue 97.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ottobre's Etsy Shop Gift Card Give-Away

Ottobre generously offered us a 50 Euro (about US$70) gift card to be given away for use in their Etsy shop .
We mentioned this offer in our most recent newsletter and 20 Ottobre subscribers entered to win. In order to select the winner, we gave each entrant a number based on the order they entered the give-away. So the first one to sign up was number one, the next one was number two, etc. I then logged on to www.Random.org and entered numbers 1-20. The site randomly selected number 10 which turned out to be Sara Spofford - a long time Ottobre subscriber and an even longer time Wooly Thread newsletter reader. Congratulations Sara! I'll contact you with details.
We may just do this again, so keep reading our newsletter.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Newsletter

Our December newsletter is out!