Friday, March 11, 2016

A Freebie! Convert "Leave an Imprint" (Item 033) into a Birth Sampler

We have had enough requests for help turning our "Leave an Imprint" chart (Item 033) into a birth sampler that we decided to go ahead and release a chart modification for those of you who would like to stitch it that way.

Just a few things: The design you see up there ^^^ needs to be purchased through your local needlework store or your favorite online stitchy shop. The birth sampler add-on at the bottom of this post is NOT a stand-alone chart and does NOT include the graphics in that photo. The add-on DOES include a free alphabet and a space you can use to chart your personalization before you stitch it.  It also includes a line of extra graphics to help your personalization tie in to the rest of the piece—like so:

Important Reminder! If you are planning to stitch the design as a birth sampler, don't forget to buy a slightly larger fabric piece than what is listed on the back of the leaflet. The measurements on the leaflet are for the design as pictured on the cover, which is 147w x 112h. Modified to include the birth sampler customization, the size changes to 147w x 142h.  In other words, if you would like to stitch it as a birth sampler, the row of check and 2 additional lines of text adds 30 stitches to the height of the design.

We hope that is as clear as mud! Your shop owner can help you figure out how big the piece of fabric needs to be. The model was stitched on 32 count, but how much additional fabric you need will depend on the fabric you decide to use.

Without further ado, here is the .pdf file:
Leave an Imprint (033) Birth Sampler Modification

**You'll need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use the file. If you don't already have Adobe Reader installed, you can obtain it for free from Adobe by clicking on this link:
Get Adobe Reader

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Norden Fall Show--Introducing Holly and Gingerbread

You guys. Have you heard? Norden Crafts is hosting an online Fall Needlework show, and it starts on Monday!

We are taking advantage of the fun to introduce a little Christmas piece. In case you missed the announcement on Facebook,
here it is--Holly and Gingerbread.
It's stitched on 28ct Lambswool Jobelan and uses all DMC threads.
"Christmas is Holly with Berries of Red
And the Heavenly Fragrance of Warm Gingerbread"

Here's a link to send to your favorite needlework store so they can order it in for you. ;-)

We hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2015

With Freedom's Holy Light, an Error, Model Stitching, a Needlework Show...

Just wanted to pass on a few important announcements.

1. With Freedom's Holy Light will be available beginning May 29th from our distributors.

This one was a lot of fun to do. We hope you have as much fun putting it together as we did.

2. There was an issue with the interface between the network and printer with our "Now We Have Everything" Birth Sampler. The result is that there were a very few charts (we are guessing fewer than than 6) that slipped through without a chart printed on the inside. If you ended up with a chart that has nothing on the inside, PLEASE contact us so we can get you a replacement chart at no charge. We just need some kind of proof that you purchased it. A photo of your receipt would be ideal, but if you don't have your receipt we'll take a picture of the leaflet showing the empty inside. Email us at or text 8014715668. Please include your mailing address in your correspondence so we can send you the replacement. That goes for shop owners or stitchers--we just want to toss the unusable chart and replace it for you! We are truly sorry for the error!

3. We are pleased to announce we will be participating in the upcoming Norden Crafts Online Needlework Show.  Watch for future announcements!

4. We have had many, many inquiries about our Model Stitcher hunt. We wanted to announce we found some great stitchers and are good to go. We are grateful for all the interest. Thank you so much to those of you who inquired!

Happy Memorial Day!

Finally! Welcome to Summer!

Holy smokes, it has taken a while to get this one to our distributors.
I started our Welcome To series after we moved to our new home, thinking I wanted to have something to help our house feel a little more festive for the seasons.

 That was in 2013, people. It's been a while. A very long while.

Some of you have been patiently waiting that whole time to get the last piece in the series.

Bless your hearts.

Here it is: Welcome to Summer.

We shipped last week and it should be available from our distributors on May 29.

As a refresher, here are the other "Welcome To" charts.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Announcing charts for April: Loved You Yesterday and Leave an Imprint

Like I said before...we have a case of baby backlog here at CHS.

Blame this cutie patootie.

It feels good to get these designs rolled out of cold storage.

Without further ado, here is one more month's worth of our latest kid-themed charts.

Introducing Leave an Imprint

and Loved You Yesterday.

My stitchers have, grandkids, nieces, and nephews, and you need some equally cute cross-stitch designs to hang on their walls...right??

Hope you enjoy! We are shipping next week so they should be available for shops to order shortly after that.

Is there a theme you need for your sweetie? I'd love to hear from you.
 Our Owl Birth Sampler and Loved You Yesterday both started as requests from stitchers. Email me at if you need something you just can't find. Who knows--we may be able to come up with something inspired by you!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I posted our winner over on FB but realized I had not shared it here as well. Sandy 98221, You won the drawing for a free CHS chart. Drop us an email at with your mailing address and the chart of your choice.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Giveaway!

We'd like to announce a CHS Spring Giveaway.

I know, right? Who doesn't like free stash??

The Giveaway:
One lucky stitcher in the continental USA will win a free CHS chart of their choosing.
(Sorry, international stitching friends! Maybe next time. This one is just for the locals.)

For a chance at winning, you can do 1 of 3 things.
1. "Like" the CHS Facebook page, found here:
2. "Follow" the CHS blog. To do that, Click the little blue Google icon that says "Join this site" over there >>>
3. Send us a picture of a finished CHS design that we can share. Email the photo to

The Fine Print:
You will get one entry in the drawing for liking the Facebook page.
(If you've already "liked" it, that's ok! Just send us an email to let us know that you want your old "like" counted in the drawing for the free chart.)
You will get one entry in the drawing for following the Blog.
You will get one entry in the drawing per photo sent, assuming each photo is a separate design. In other words, you can't send ten pictures of the same stitched piece and get ten entries. One design stitched=one entry. If you're going to send ten photos, they need to be of ten separate finished CHS designs. One photo per design, please!

Clear as mud? Great!

We will have our drawing on April 1st...and that's no April Fools. The winner will be announced here on the blog as well as on our Facebook page.

Good Luck!