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Creepy Pumpkin Stackers

Our pumpkin patch is haunted! Just look at the pumpkins-they have all sorts of bats, cats and monsters peeping out of them and dancing all around them. Some of them are glowing the dark! These pumpkins are full of mischief!! They are even stacking themselves 2 or 3 high so that they can hop our and scare anyone passing by.  It's going to be an exciting Halloween at the farmer's pumpkin patch this year!

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 Blue Moon Manor

There's a rare Blue Moon rising over the Manor! There are ghosts and ghoulies coming from far and wide for the night's big Blue Moon party.  It's going to be a Howling good time!

 

 

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 Winter at Sugar Hill

The sweetest time of late winter is here-it's maple sugar time!  Smell the syrup is bubbling in the kettles while the trees are dripping their nectar into buckets. It's a fun celebration for the end of winter.

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 Mr. Bones Starlight Ballroom

Mr. Bones has just opened his new Ballroom for all Trick or Treaters.  He is offering lessons to young or old, spook or haunt.  Don't be left out on the newest dance craze--the Black Cat Cha-Cha! If that's not your style maybe the Purple Bat Samba, The Spooky Waltz or the Count's Tango is more you.  Mr. bones knows all the steps and will have you hopping to the beat in no time! Sign up soon-classes are filling up quickly!



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Jingle All The Way

Dust off your sleds and sharpen your skate blades, it's time for the annual Moonlight Sledding party!  The first big snow has arrived and the full moon is rising.  All the children either are busy heading for the biggest hill in town to sled or the pond to skate. Even the dog is in on the fun! It's an evening for cold weather, hot chocolate and friends!

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 December Snow          

You've arrived just in time for the town's Christmas Eve Snowman Contest!  The children have dressed all shapes and sizes of snowmen hoping to win a prize.  While you are waiting you can take a sleigh ride or go skating on the pond.  You can even get a cup of hot cocoa if you want!  Don't look now but a snowball fight has started!  But everyone better watch out-because Santa is on his way!

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Carols on the Square

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Widow Black's B & B

Widow Black is opening a bed and breakfast in our Halloween village!
She is inviting guests to her parlor for a cup of her special tea!

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Santa's Midnight Flight

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Darkwing Manor   

This is the latest in our Halloween village.  There are bats in the belfry-and are there bats in the house too?! There all sorts of surprises in this fun piece. See the blue ghost peeping out at you, and the tiny monster in the window? These are just the start of all the many other surprises are waiting for those that dare to visit this house for tricks and treats this Halloween!

Ravenmoon Hall backstitch illustrations

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                                               Ravenmoon Hall

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Croaking Toad Manor

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            Dancing in the Moonlight  
    


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Wedding at Mermaid Cove
 

There's a wedding on this sunny day at Mermaid's Cove! Look at all the little "brides" and "groomsmen" dressed for the wedding! Do you see how the bride just seems to sparkle
on her special day?  Look, there is even a whale signaling lots of good luck on the horizon and a mermaid at the lighthouse watching all of the festivities! It's a wonderful day in Mermaid's Cove

 

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Mary E Allen Sampler 

The Mary E Allen Sampler was stitched in 1836 along the North Carolina and Virginia border.  We have reproduced this sampler using the same 26ct raw linen and silk, however we do give the option for you to use Sampler Threads as well.  It incorporates cross stitch, rice stitch, Algerian Eye and Smyrna stitches.  It is a fun glimpse in to our past. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus Ornaments
Mr. and Mrs. Claus are all ready to celebrate Christmas!  These ornaments are finished as flatfolds, but they can be finished as ornaments for your tree as well.  They make a fun addition to your home! 

Morning Tweet
It's early in the morning in Birdtown and  all the birds have started to leave their nests to start the day.  The sun is coming up-listen, did you hear it?  It is the first tweet of the day.  All the little earshave perked up for all the news to be gathered in the first Moning Tweet!

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 Simple Gifts-O Holy Night

Our newest Quaker inspired design is ready just in time for Christmas!   A companion to Simple Gifts-Christmas, this new design echoes the sights and meaning of Christmas!   

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 Simple Gifts-Halloween

Our newest Quaker inspired design is ready just in time for fall!  Full of fun and small suprises, this piece stitches quickly!  Did you see the mice? 

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 New!

 A Spooky Biscornu

This oversized Spooky pincushion is a fun addition to Halloween stitching!  This easy to make piece will have you stabbing your favorite Ghoul in no time! 

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Gingerbread Cottage

This delightful cottage is ready for the holidays with gumdrop trees, stacked macaroons & sprinkles galore!  Even Santa wants to visit!  This chart features our design as either a drum or a framed piece. 

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Halloween Hop Drum

You are spookily invited to our first ever Halloween Hop! Grab your favorite ghoul and come spend the night shakeing, rattling, and rolling while  doing the Batty Hop and the Monster Mash! Don't be too early-this party only starts at midnight! This chart features our design stitched and finished as either a drum or a framed piece.

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Santa Claus Lane

 As you can see Santa Claus is on his way and all the children are so excited to see him! Listen, you can even hear the sleigh bells merrily ringing in the air. There are snowmen, bunnies and a sweet little house all ready for Santa's arrival. Finished as either a drum or a framed piece, our drum is lots of fun

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Beach Dreams

 From beach balls, flip-flops & sandcastles-these are the dreams of the most wonderful memories at the beach!  This chart features our design as either a drum or a framed piece.

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 Mummy's Moonlight Cafe

Mummy has started a new cafe just for the Trick or Treaters.  He is pulled out all the stops and is serving only the best.  The new chef has cooked up a mouth-watering menu that includes Brown Taod Casserole with worm gravy; Fried bat wings; Pickled newt eyes; Finger sticks and best of all Ghost cake! It promises to be an exciting meal so make sure you get there before everything sell out.  You wouldn't want to miss out on these goodies! 

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Sale at the Bubbling Cauldron

There's Moonlight Madness Sale at the Bubbling Cauldron tonight!!   Come and get your new flying brooms, snake eggs, love potions, magic cauldrons and croaking toads.  Love Potion supplies are limited!! Make sure to come early before the crowd carries all of the bargains away!

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Bump N. D'Knight Farm

There are strange things happening at the D'Knight's Farm.  There are loud noises, moans, and scratching sounds coming from the barn! Where are all the farm animals?  Did you see the ghosts peeping out from the windows of the farmhouse?  And who is that looking out the window of the attic?  There is much mischief afoot at the farm tonight-come and see if you can make sense of everything.  But beware-there is still something or someone going bump in the night!

 

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A Churchyard Christmas

It's the children's churchyard nativity and all is not well. Halos are crooked, crowns are bent and some of the camels have escaped! After all the years of helping with the children's Christmas programs, we decided to share some of our favorite memories with you in our design! We hope that you will enjoy our new chart. Remember all those wonderful, hectic days of Christmas when children were blessing us with their enthusiasm and antics! Watch out for those runaway camels!


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 Simple Gifts-Christmas

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 Simple Gifts-Kindness

Simple Gifts-Kindness is newest in our series of Quaker inspired designs.  In a world that needs kind words, this piece takes us to a time that kindness mattered.