Cottage Garden Samplings Year In The Woods Series and More!


This is kind of a 'heads up" email on the several series about to release within the next few weeks. As each release is available, I will send another email with full details and links to order each.

Cottage Garden Samplings is releasing another new series (12 parts starting in December) titled "A Year In The Woods". The designer has divided the 12 parts into the seasons of the year. For each season, she recommends Picture This Plus fabrics with four different colors for each season which will be beautiful. The first photo is the first release in December and the second photo shows the fabric colors by season.

She is using DMC threads for the most part but the first pattern will use Gentle Art Sampler threads (Burnt Orange and Chalk).

For those who purchase the patterns from Stitch and Frog, I am going to offer the Picture This Plus fabric (36 Ct or 40 Ct) and the hand dyed threads as long as supplies last. I do not offer automatics on patterns for a variety of reasons but will offer each and every release at 20% off (patterns only) throughout the year and in case you want to forego the fabric and fibers at this time. I am sure you will find things to add to your order for subsequent designs. Since I do not know the fiber listing for the remaining releases, I am not sure which hand dyed fibers I will have in stock. For now, I have all four Picture This Plus Colors lined up for the year as well as the two Gentle Art Sampler colors used in the first design release. I will offer the next fabric color, Veldt, in the spring or when the third pattern is released.

The first design (The Fox) is due to release in December so I will offer the pattern, the two Gentle Art Sampler colors and 1/4 yard cut of Picture This Plus Mirage (this cut is sufficient to do the other two Winter designs (#2, #12) when the three are stitched horizontally as shown and following designer's directions so you are set for the Winter fabric selection. When stitching the three seasonal designs together, allowing three inches between each design, the total stitch count is 306 x 130. You will supply the DMC threads as used.

The brings me to two more new releases (series) coming up from Little House Needleworks (Fall On The Farm) and Country Cottage Needleworks (Nutcracker). I have a limited amount of the fabric CCN chose and will have the 30 Ct Poblano that LHN is using for theirs. Again, no automatics but 20% off on each pattern all year and a "starter kit" of fabric and fibers once we have all the details.


Do check out our fabrics when you visit. I have a rather large shipment of Seraphim Fabrics arriving soon and expect more from Fox and Rabbit as well as Stephanie's Hand Dyed Fabrics. I list the hand dyed in one quarter yards as I can manage the quantity so much better this way. If you need more than a quarter yard for a project, send me an email ( and if I can, I will increase the size to order.

Bargin Bin

I actively do sales everyday in the Bargain Bin so check it out when you visit the website. This is the time of year that I need to reduce inventory or face paying more income taxes for unsold inventory in 2022 and I much rather you have the savings versus me paying more tax dollars as I contribute quite a bit each year!

Holiday Shipping

The time is approaching for the US Postal Service facing the holiday shipping load. They recently increased their rates and in that notice already noted that their lead times for delivery will be longer. For any orders over $25.00, we are including insurance for your shipment. Please be patient as you will receive your order but based on last year during this time, it simply took longer due to volume and staffing issues.

Next week is a short week for shipping orders as I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family so shipments will just go out Monday/Tuesday and then resume the following Monday so be patient with me.

Thanks again for your business this year and in the future as I know you have many options available to purchase your stash. I am grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving! Marty

Year In The Woods Part One
Year In The Woods Layout
Year In The Woods Layout
Little House Needleworks Fall On The Farm
Country Cottage Needleworks Nutcracker