Wish List

A page in progress - updated periodically.  

A reference or go-to when I'm out and about shopping or perusing stash for sale.

Can also be a handy go-to for an exchange partner should I decide to take part in any sewing or stitching related exchanges.  


Bohin, Mary Arden, Piecemaker Tapestry size 26 or 28
Sharps (for embroidery and hand quilting)
Schmetz Needles for my BabyLock Presto sewing machine and Babylock Imagine serger - this brand only for my machines, any size, type (think jersey knit or double needle)


DMC - cotton only, any color
Classic Colorworks (Crescent Colours) - cotton only, any color
Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST) - any color
Six Strand Sweets (any color)
Weeks Dye Works (WDW) - any color

NO silks or rayon - will rehome if given these.

Aurifil or Mettler - cotton only, any color - for my sewing machine
Maxi Lock - cotton only, any color - for my serger


28ct evenweave - Jazlyn, Jobelan, Jubilee, Lugana - light colors, soft shades, pretty pastels, no darks, can always use white, antique white, ivory, cream.  I like opalescent fabrics too.
Fat quarters for quilting and doll clothes - colorful, small themed prints, solids are welcomed too.

NO dyed fabrics, no aida, no linen - will rehome if given these.
NO halloween or santa claus themed fabric - will rehome if given these.

Prefinished items like bookmarks, towels, baby bibs (like the ones made out of terry knit with rib knit that slip over the baby's head) - have aida insert for stitching on, like bright colors, soft pastel colors, nothing dark.


If you cannot find any of these charts, a goodie bag filled with sewing/stitching notions that I've listed further on down in this post would be sincerely welcomed and appreciated.

Charts by Little House Needleworks 

Hometown Holiday Series - newest release
(have all in series up to and including Grandma's House)

2015 Ornament Series (Sampler Tree)
Oh Christmas Tree
Three Crowns
Christmas Rose
Deer Valley Inn
Potted Poinsettia
Welcome Inn
Merry Christmas
Christmas Angel

Charts by Stoney Creek

Spring Quilt
Summer Quilt
Autumn Quilt
Winter Quilt 

Charts by Diane Graebner.
 (listed ones I'm looking for so I can reference online)

Of all the designers "out there" she's my favorite.  I like her designs because they bring back good memories of my paternal grandparents and their farm; of my daddy and his love for the land, for farming and my memories of him working with the animals on a farm; good memories of my two younger sisters and I as we were growing up.  Her designs make me think of simpler times, gentle seasons of time and simplicity.  I don't have an Amish background, just Dutch and English with lots of farmers.

I wrote to Diane asking for a complete listing of her charts and received a nice response back.  Even got a hand drawn picture.  How cool is that!?!!

Another Mouth to Feed
Autumn Arrangements
Autumn Help
Bee Ware
Blessed Birth
Bluebird Play
Break Up Celebration
Bunny Hugs
"Cat" astrophe
Cats and Baskets
Chicken Chasin'
Chicken Feed
Christmas Eve
Christmas for our Friends
Clothesline Critters
Coneflower for You, Whoops
Count to Ten - Slowly
Dad's Day Out
Doggy's Day
End of a Busy Day
Farmers Market
Flower Girls
Fresh Water
Friends in the Pasture
Good Fishin'
Goose Chase
Gossip at the Gate
Gossip at the Market
Grandma Will Help
Hanging Basket Care
Helping Little Peeop
Home From the Fair
Hop Scotchin'
I Want My Dolly
Kite Flying High
Kitty Play
Kitty's Day
Mom's Day Out
Mom's Red Rose
Morning Walk
Mr. Squirrel
Our Blessing
Our Prayer
Our Teacher's Treat
Playin' in the Pumpkin Patch
Plum Break
Precious Cargo
Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin Man
Rocking Grandma
Scaring the Crows
See My Dolly
Skating Sisters
Snow Ballin'
Snowman's Day
Spring Arrangements
Spring Friends
Spring Has Sprung
Spring Walk
Summer Arrangements
Teeter Totter
The Basket Maker
The First Day of School
Thirsty Ones
Time to Leave
To Market
Tomboy Tricks
Waiting for the Milk Wagon
Winter Arrangements
Winter Feeding

Magazines -

Just Cross Stitch - Current Issue (I have the May/June issue) 

Stitching Related Accessories or Tools

Bob-ettes Floss Bobbins - love that there's an area for leftover strands!!  I've started to use bobbins instead of the floss bags.  I put the bobbins on a 2" or 3" metal book ring.  Easier to access floss when stitching.  Plastic not cardstock bobbins.

Project Bags - any size, shape, color, plastic or fabric

Needle Related -
Magnetic Needle Holders
Needle Grabbers (small round rubber disks)
Needle Threaders (simple flat one by LoRan is my favorite)

2" or 3" Silver Metal Book Rings (holds floss bags or bobbins)

Clips Wonderful product and I use them for holding my excess fabric in my Q-Snap frame or to hold the binding on my quilts when I hem them.  Any size, any color.  Again, wonderful product.

Colorful Magnets (really like the silver disk earth magnets) - used for holding/parking needle, my needle threader, chart to fabric

Metal Thimbles - like the ones with a flat top with a small ridge around the top

Mill Hill Seed Beads (any color)

Qsnap Frames (8" x 8" and 11" x 11")

Tacky Bob

Thread Heaven

Non Stitching Related Items...

Decorative tins (with lid) - use these all throughout the house, any size, any shape, great for storing sewing related items in

Handmade or Locally Crafted Items - LOVE this sort of thing and I do use them

Note Pads and Colorful Lead Pencils

Pocket Calendars (use these for recording sewing projects) - was gifted one for 2018

Pretty journals to record books read or machine sewn projects.

Puzzle Books - Fill-it-Ins (word not numbers) and Sudoku (learned how to do these - fun!!)

I collect schoolhouse, cat or kitty and cardinal figurines along with cobalt blue glassware.

I love to read and enjoy stories about the pioneers settling the prairie or traveling west in the covered wagon.  Enjoy a good family or animal based story (think clean and positive, bible theme interwoven within the pages is welcomed).  Another time in history I enjoy reading about is WWII.  Like stories about nursing, romance between the soldier and his gal back home.

Please note that I'm a diabetic.  Please no sweets or edible items.  Also am not a coffee drinker.  I do enjoy flavored teas.  With my fibromyalgia, strong smells can make me sick.  Please no strong smelling lotions or items that smell of cigarette smoke. Thank you.  Items from a pet friendly home are okay.