August 20, 2012

Did you see the new patterns?

Hi all. . . . just wanted to be sure you had a chance to stop by the LHN web site to see the new patterns.  Our distributors will be getting them this week so shops will see them very soon.

Left to right: Pumpkin Patch Inn, Take Me Out to the Ballgame and It's Snow Cold.

Happy Stitching,

August 7, 2012

First there was cross stitch, then there was. . . . .

 . . . . . . .  .Needlepoint!

I received a phone call a few months ago from Gail at Ewe & Eye & Friends telling me she was interested in turning some Little House designs into needlepoint canvases.  I can't tell you yet which designs they are using because I simply don't know but I have given them a lot to choose from.  The first canvases will be released in January at the needlepoint market.

You can see their web site here: Ewe & Eye & Friends

More news. . . . . .  the Little House web site has had a big face-lift.  The format is wider and cleaner leaving more room for larger images in the albums on the individual cross stitch category pages.  Use the tab at the top of the page that says "Cross Stitch" and it will take you to a page with links to the themes of the designs.  

This September marks the 9th year we have been in business.  During that time we have released so many patterns and with more to come, I am desperate to find the best way to sort them all out for you.  More changes will come as ideas pop into my head to make navigating easier.  

Happy Stitching,

August 4, 2012

Gracie update and announcement

Yesterday Gracie went to the groomer and had her first ever professional bath and trim.  She looks so cute! It turned out so well that we're thinking it may become a regular event with her.  I'm not saying she liked it though.  When we arrived she looked like she had pretty much had it with all of the "attention" she was getting.  She smells good too if you like the way dogs smell after a bath.  :)

Now on to other things. . . . . . Social media has changed a lot in our industry over the years.  We have taken advantage of two of those avenues for a while now.   Because posts are being duplicated in three spots we're switching things up a bit.  

1.)  The blog is remaining but it will only be used for chats, how-to's or important announcements and of course, pictures of Gracie.  You will no longer see images of new releases here unless there is a special story or how-to attached to the design.

2.)  Facebook (where we have over 2200 followers) will be the spot where we release the new photos of upcoming patterns.  
If you don't have a Facebook account and don't want one, don't worry.  Patterns will still be on our regular web site so you won't miss a thing.

3.)  The LHN web site will continue to function as it has but we will be adding more pages with information such as supply sources for the materials used in our patterns.  

Moving on. . . . . . many of you probably saw the news release from Crescent Colours the other day regarding the change they made regarding sole distributorship of their products to Hoffman Distributing.  If you didn't, this is news to you!  Anyway, this included the thread packed "kits" that Little House and Country Cottage did for them.  They are still available but instead of getting them from Crescent Colours you are ordering from Hoffman.  

Happy Stitching,