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Below are the 14 most recent journal entries recorded in Toronto Cross Stitch's LiveJournal:

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
5:47 pm
Victoria Sampler trunkshow at The Enchanted Needle
For the next couple of weeks.

All of the Victoria Sampler patterns and accessories paks are on sale for 15% off.

The pieces on display included the Heirloom Christmas Sampler in the rose and green colourways, the Heirloom Anniversary Sampler, the Christmas Gazebo Sampler, the Lavender Hearts sampler, the Sweet Pea Gazebo Sampler, several of the Birthday Bellpulls, the Winter Garden Sampler, the Heirloom Family Sampler, the Good Friends Sampler, the Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm Sampler, the Christmas Cardinal Sampler finished as a bellpull, the letters R and T finished as bellpulls, ditto for the Gingerbread Garden Sampler and the Victorian Rose Sampler. There are also two binders filled with finished samples of Thea's smaller projects, including an assortment of the Hearts and Beyond Cross-Stitch designs. Plus a wee Christmas tree with samples of some of Thea's ornament designs.

The trunkshow arrived before the order of patterns did! Just let Christiana or Julia know what you want and they will set it aside when the order gets to the store.

I succumbed to the siren call of S.E.X., I admit! *snerk*

(cross-posted to cross_stitch  and stitchers )

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
10:34 am
Dimensions - Cross-stitch plant to close by the end of 2009
Yep, their parent company, Wilton Products (of cake decorating fame) announced that the Dimensions plant in Pennsylvania will close by the end of 2009.

See - http://wfmz.com/view/?id=661113

There's nothing on the Dimensions Crafts website - although I would note that the company doesn't ship outside the U.S.A..

If you fancy a Dimensions cross-stitch or needlepoint kit, I'd recommend getting your hands on it ASAP. I know that I will be doing so!

(Cross-posted to greenmother ,  cross_stitch , stitchers ,  and xstitchexchange  communities)

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
9:56 pm
The Enchanted Needle - Sale on December 6, 2007
 The Enchanted Needle is having a one-day Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, December 6th.

~ All cross-stitch patterns - 25% off
~ All kits - 20 - 30% off
~ All fabrics - 20% off
~ Specialty threads and accessories - 15% off
~ Books and magazines - 10% off
~ Tablecloths - 30% off
~ Scrap basket - 30% off
~ All tapestries - 30% off
~ Knitting yarns - 25 - 30% off

The sale does NOT inlcude Anchor and DMC embroidery thread. :(

The store will be open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Get thee to ye LNS, my friends, and enjoy an S.E.X.!!!

(Cross-posted to cross_stitch)

Current Mood: happy
Friday, October 26th, 2007
9:38 pm
The Nimble Thimble is closing on Sunday, October 28, 2007
 The Nimble Thimble (at 3201A Yonge Street, which is north of Lawrence near Ranleigh - see http://yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Toronto/Nimble-Thimble-The/1133081.html) is closing its doors as of this Sunday.

Cross-stitch charts and fabrics are 75% off and everything else in the store is marked down by 50%.

They will be open on Saturday, October 27th, from 10 am - 5 pm and on Sunday, October 28th, from noon until 5 pm.

And so another LNS goes down ....

(cross-posted to

cross_stitch ,  [info]stitchers)  

Current Mood: sad
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
3:14 pm
Creativ Festival, anyone?
 It's running October 26 - 28 this year at the (gods-forsaken) Metro Convention Centre (does my loathing for that venue show just a titch?)

I've been a regular attendee since the very first year of the CSNF. I still remember the year they introduced classes - what a wonderful concept that was! The CSFN became my gift to myself, 2 and later on, 3 days of pure, unadulterated indulgence in needlework. A chance to try new techniques, new ideas and to see what some of my favourite designers were like in person.

But I've found my interest waning in the last 5 - 7 years, ever since The Power That Be decided to expand the scope of the fesitval to include other crafts. But I digress into whinging and whining ....

So, I've been looking at the (limited) selection of needlework classes for the the October Festival. ( http://www.csnf.com/f07_needlework.html).  

The good news is that Gitta's will have a booth this Fall. (OTOH, I can drive to Gitta's - and do a swing by The Sampler on the same drive. The Enchanted Needle is, unfortunately for the state of my pocketbook, a mere 5 minute drive away from my house. But I digress, yet again.) Seriously, though, the Treasure Box and Dragon Ornament classes with Jennifer Aikman-Smith, the Jade Dragon class with Laura Dickson and the Love Knot Ornament with Kathryn Drummond look like they could be fun. I wish I could work up more enthusiasm for Jeanette Douglas' 20th Anniversary Sampler, though, because I usually love her designs. There's a better picture of it on the Events page at Gitta's (http://www.gittas.com/).

Anyone going to be attending? If so, perhaps we could arrange a meet-up on the Saturday.

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, July 6th, 2007
11:53 pm
The Enchanted Needle is having a sale!
For anyone who's in the GTA, The Enchanted Needle (www.theenchantedneedle.net (I think) ) is having a midsummer sale today (well... it's a little late for that...) and tomorrow.
Lots of stuff and all of their charts and kits are either 25 or 30% off.
'Tis a good sale, so if you can go you should!
Monday, March 6th, 2006
9:46 am

Just joined the community, so I thought I'd introduce myself. The name's Lisa, I live in Toronto, and I cross-stitch. I may even be the person responsible for getting amy_chan hooked on x-stitch...
Lately I've been working on crochet and knit projects mostly, but I'm feeling the urge to get back to the cross-stitch.

Question: I used to get most of my DMC thread at Lewiscraft, but since it's going under I was wondering if you know of anywhere downtown/easily accessible by TTC where DMC thread can be acquired.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
5:20 pm
Lewiscraft :-(
Though I'm sure most people around here have seen this on the cross_stitch community....
To keep the community with posts,
And because I'm bored....
I just thought I'd post and say that Lewiscraft is going out of business everywhere, and that if people's want stuffs from them before they close, currently the discount is 30% off, but, they are starting to close some of the stores around here (like the one in Yorkdale) so you might want to call and check that the store you are heading out to is still around before you make a trip there...
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
9:07 pm
tired. cross posting today's stuff to Cross-stitch community
This was done between the time of 1pm and 9pm today, I shall remember to LJ cut the image :)
Everyone's gonna be so proud that I remembered this time.

Im an image behind a link! Praise Amy.Collapse )

Im also sleepy and tired and stuff. And I wanna go to Michaels and look at patterns and stuff. by look i may mean buy.

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
2:26 pm
I have tried two things for fuller stitches which have worked really well, though one of these things is apparently a bit much for 18ct, that being that i did both adding an extra strand of thread so that it was 3 ply, and the second thing, Ive started railroading. I like it. I shall continue railroading, though I'll stop the three layers of thread thing on 18 count. Anyways, here's the WIP for the last few days, I havent been working on it as much as I'd have liked, I think my eyes are still adjusting and getting used to all the intricate work, I spent a few days with squinted up watery eyes. Right, here's the pic and less ranting:

image behind linkCollapse )

And a little extra note for our community, let's aim to get together once or twice a week, maybe more, Im up for suggestions on when and where and possible more often than that, if other people want more bitch n stitch time, then yay. We shall discuss our weekly plans and when and where things are to happen. Today it's a bitch and stitch between myself, Manna, Shosh, and Leah, hosted at Manna's house. Yaay for Manna *hugs everyone*

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
6:20 pm
Yay intro!

Last time I had to do an intro online... my friend wrote it for me. *sighs*

Okay... well, I live in Toronto and I cross stitch... good start there.
Um, I'm double_agent's sister, I like anime/manga, I like music, I play alto sax and am attempting to maybe learn guitar... Yeah, sounds like about it.

I just summed myself up in two sentences. yay for me! I'd post my current and recently completed projects, but that would involve braving the arguing going on upstairs to make my way to the scanner, so.... no. Sorries ^^;;
9:28 am
Im joining this community...ok i was more than a bit nudged into it but...
i like toronto...living just outside of it and going to school in it probably factor into that part...
and i like cross stitch...(a minor addiction, i swear its only minor) probably factors into that...
and i dont like doing introductions...but i like the idea of a stitch and bitch!
Saturday, January 28th, 2006
5:51 pm
Because I'm sure all the Toronto people (and those who live nearby....) will show up eventually....
Where does everyone like to shop for their cross stitch stuffs?
I shop a little bit of everywhere....
But... I think my favorite place for getting stuff together to start something be it specialty fibres or fabric or something like that (obviously not the general michael's run stuffs....) has to be the Enchanted Needle on Steeles...
They are all super friendly (and remembered me after being in there just a couple of times)
And are willing to special order anything that in my crazyness I decide I want to tackle

So where else do people go?
5:24 pm
Figured I'd do an introductory post at least, my namy is Amy and I live in Toronto and I like to cross-stitch, hrm. That is a boring introduction. Ah well, It's all I got. My room mate's stepped out for lunch and normally i have to use my creativity coming up with scripts and lines for her. So, I really just wanted to start this community in hopes of getting people together in Toronto for cross-stitch, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, so on and so forth. Cross-stitch is cross-stitch and to be enjoyed by everyone.

As for a potential meeting place, if we get members, Im leaning strongly on the possibility of a cafe or some place with a sitting area we could grab up and enjoy a drink a snack and a whole buncha cross-stitching. Let's hear some YAAAY!

Also, drug your friends and bring them too! It'll be fun for the whole family!

Current Mood: hopeful
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