What's New


Nashville Market is finally here which means your favorite cross stitch shop has lots of new Heart in Hand goodies available! We are pleased to introduce four large charts, our newest piece of Heartware, six small charts, and a new free border design!

Square Dance Jan-Feb-Mar cover

Square Dance is the first in a new series of large charts with three months in each release. Square Dance: January, February, March is now available. Each month has embellishments which are included with the chart. The designs are shown finished as individual flatfold standups. Another option is to stitch all 12 as one piece that will finish nearly a yard long! Get our newest free design, the Square Dance Border from your local needlework shop or download a copy here

The Heartware™ Bowl we released at Nashville last year has proved to be a huge hit with the stitching community, so we are understandably excited to announce a new Heartware release. Introducing the Heartware Tart! Just like the bowl, the tart is a novel and beautiful way to display small cross stitch designs. A glass cloche can also be used with the tart for an elegant way to display your work. (We used a four-inch diameter cloche from Crate & Barrel.) The tarts are handcrafted by the same potter who creates the bowls. We are so gratified by the stitching community’s support of Heart in Hand Needleart and CG Ceramics, two companies led by entrepreneurial women.

Heartware Tart (1)

While many designs can be displayed in the Heartware Tart, including any designs that we have released to use with the Heartware Bowl, we have three new small charts that fit the tart perfectly. Finishing directions for all three of the designs will be available here soon.

Spring Whirligig and Summer Whirligig both picture long, tall animals as their centerpieces. Spring Whirligig has a rabbit surrounded by spring symbols including Easter eggs, a chick, flowers, and a carrot, of course! Summer Whirligig has a chicken surrounded by farm symbols such as a barn, a bee skep, a farm pickup truck, and  sheep. While these designs look lovely displayed in the Heartware Tart, they would certainly also be beautiful framed or made into small pillows. Autumn and Winter Whirligigs will follow.

Spring whirligigsummer whirligigTomato Tart

Tomato Tart is a third small chart that, as the name implies, works perfectly in the Heartware Tart. A plump, folk art tomato is pictured in the design. The strawberry pin cushion also pictured on the chart can be made with our template which also includes the finishing directions. The template and directions will be available here soon.

Spread Kindness cover (1)

Spread Kindness is a large chart with a simple, important message. The design also has special meaning to us. As noted on the chart, Heart in Hand is celebrating 25 years of providing needleart from the heart. To commemorate this anniversary, Spread Kindness is a design filled with hearts—25 hearts, to be exact, including one in the stitched heart in hand! The wool and heart button are included with the chart.


Rabbit Patch is a large chart with a charming, long rabbit gleefully leaping through a carrot patch. The piece is pictured finished as a pillow with fabric that perfectly complements the design. The finishing fabric can be found by searching online for the “Bunny Tales” collection by Lucie Crovatto for Studio E.

flower on a hill

Flower on a Hill is another large design with the flower topping a cheery collection of images that evoke spring along with the truism “Everything grows with love.” The design is pictured as a standup.

Stay Bumble cover

Stay Bumble is a small chart with a play on words in the design. The flower embellishment is included with the chart.

We also offer a Finishing Kit in a cotton drawstring bag if you want to recreate the pillow as pictured. The kit includes the finishing fabric, rick rack, and a decorative pin to be used as an additional embellishment.

Checkerbird 2

Twenty years ago, we released a limited edition kit with a Tuckaway pillow called Checkerbird. The kit sold out immediately and the design has been out of print ever since. The original cute bird with the checkered wing is finally back in chart form in Throwback: Checkerbird! The small chart includes embellishments and two checkerbird designs, one for a blue bird and one for an orange bird.

Stitching Bird

Our long-legged birds are perennial bestsellers. Our newest is a design that speaks to all members of the stitcherhood! With a threaded needle in beak, Stitching Bird is surrounded by stitching tools such as scissors and a pincushion. Stitching Bird is a happy addition to the other birds we have released in the series.  

While that is it for our new Nashville Market releases, don’t forget all of our other recent designs!

Merry Mini  Love Blooms cover

Our newest Merry Making Mini is Love Blooms. This quick-to-stitch design features hearts, flowers and the word “love” -- perfect for any day of the year. Embellishments are included.

Bird in the Hand-Valentine's Day cover

Like so many of our seasonal designs, Bird in the Hand: Valentine’s Day may be named for Cupid’s special day, but it is an appropriate design year-round for someone you love or as a quick-to-stitch wedding or anniversary gift. The sampler features two lovebirds beak-to-beak surrounded by many symbols of love, including a heart in hand! Embellishments are included with the chart. Remember, our free Bird in the Hand: Seasons Border chart is still available for download that enables you to finish Bird in the Hand: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn as one piece.

2019 Collector's Heart cover

The 2019 Collector’s Heart is the 21st in the annual series. This year’s kit includes the linen, a heart button, and rick rack to create a true heirloom with the phrase, “With my whole heart for my whole life.”

We have released a new Santa every year since 1996 and 2018 was certainly no exception! Wearing a striped hat and holding a staff topped with one of St. Nick’s woodland friends, Wee Santa 2018 includes embellishments with purchase of this Wee One™ design. 

Glad Tidings is another Wee One that makes a perfect Christmas tree ornament or a beautiful holiday decoration. The chart depicts a miniature Nativity scene with the star in the East shining brightly above the manger while woodland friends surround the baby Jesus. 

The Wee One Christmas Night bears the phrase, “Stockings hung, lights aglow, ’tis the night of Christmas.” A mantle holds two tiny Santas and a Christmas tree while stockings hang below. The chart includes embellishments.

Two of our recent Merry Making Minis are Christmas designs. Merry Christmas features the title on a stitched Christmas ornament while O Be Joyful includes a snowman and other seasonal images around the words. The embellishments are included with each chart. 

We have several designs that can certainly be framed or finished in a different fashion, but which were designed to be finished as lids for our Heartware™ bowls.

Holly Jolly Holiday features a Christmas evergreen tree in the center surrounded by a snowman, reindeer, and other Christmas elements.

Hocus Pocus Halloween features a tall, skinny, befuddled jack o’ lantern surrounded by various Halloween and autumnal motifs.

We are truly gratified that our Heartware™bowls continue to be so popular. These beautiful, handmade bowls have to be seen to truly appreciate their beauty. The same can be said for our new Heartware Tarts which debuted at the Nashville show, as noted above.

Tom Turkey is created in the same style as Ye Old Crow Sampler and Redbird SamplerWhile shown as a finished pillow, it would also be lovely framed. This sampler is stitched entirely in one color. Embellishments are included with the large chart.

harvest on dahlia ridge

It is said that once you grow a dahlia, you want more. Harvest on Dahlia Ridge features a gardener harvesting one of these beautiful flowers. The cute design also features a selection of pumpkins in the garden, two of which are wooden buttons included with the large chart.

Our signature line of Wee Ones™ and Small Charts

Summer WhirligigSpring WhirligigTomato TartStay BumbleThrowback: CheckerbirdStitching BirdBird in the Hand: Valentine’s DayChristmas NightGlad TidingsWee Santa 2018Holly Jolly HolidayHocus Pocus HalloweenBird in the Hand: AutumnBird in the Hand: SummerLand I LoveBluebird’s NestBird in the Hand: WinterBird in the Hand: SpringWanderBird in the Hand: ChristmasWee Santa 2017Bird in the Hand: ThanksgivingBird in the Hand: HalloweenHalloween NightLibbyYou + MeBee My HoneyLove Is the Greatest AdventureAlfredDouble Up: WinterWallyWee Santa 2016Merry Christmas to AllMagicAlways YouDouble Up: FreeTwo Become OneLove Never FailsForever LoveWee Santa 2015Double Up: HalloweenDouble Up: ThanksgivingDouble Up: NativityJoyful Journal: JanuaryJoyful Journal: FebruaryJoyful Journey: MarchJoyful Journal: AprilJoyful Journal: MayJoyful Journal: JuneJoyful Journal: JulyJoyful Journal: AugustJoyful Journal: SeptemberJoyful Journal: OctoberJoyful Journal: NovemberJoyful Journal: DecemberVintage Greeting: A Merry ChristmasWee Santa 2014A Smidgen of HalloweenBe MineChristmas MagicWee Santa 2013From This Day ForwardThankfulHoliday HoundWee Santa 2012Mr. & Mrs.Curio™: FreeCurio™: SongbirdCurio™: LadybirdCurio™: BloomsPercySnow WoesSnowman on a HillWee Santa 2011Wee Santa 2010Spring DayxoxoBelieve in LoveHalloween Markings™: MonsterHalloween Markings™: OwlHalloween Markings™: Spooky CatHalloween Markings™: Witch's BrewHalloween Markings™: Haunted HouseHalloween Markings™: Jack-o-Lantern'Tis the SeasonWee Santa 2009Christmas Markings™: SantaChristmas Markings™: ReindeerChristmas Markings™: HornChristmas Markings™: OrnamentChristmas Markings™: TreeChristmas Markings™: CandlesChristmas Markings™: ElfChristmas Markings™: PresentsChristmas Markings™: SnowflakeChristmas Markings™: StockingChristmas Markings™: CandyChristmas Markings™: SnowmanBernardWee Santa 2008Monthly Markings™: DecemberMonthly Markings™: NovemberMonthly Markings™: OctoberMonthly Markings™: SeptemberMonthly Markings™: AugustMonthly Markings™: JulyMonthly Markings™: JuneMonthly Markings™: MayMonthly Markings™: AprilMonthly Markings™: MarchMonthly Markings™: FebruaryMonthly Markings™: JanuaryMr. ByrdBits 'n Pieces™: Snow DayCelebration: SpringCelebration™: WinterWee Santa 2007Bits 'n Pieces™: Good to be HomeThanksgiving BirdBits 'n Pieces™: Night WatchBits 'n Pieces™: Halloween Is a HootMother's Wisdom™: Listen to Your TeacherCelebration™: AutumnCelebration: SummerBits 'n Pieces™: Hodgepodge HeartsBits 'n Pieces™: Friendship EnduresGrand Old FlagInspiration™: HopeInspiration™: RespectInspiration™: JoyInspiration™: LoveInspiration™: PeaceInspiration™: CourageFavorite HeartsPumpkin HillWee Santa 2006Mother's Wisdom™: Mind Your MannersMother's Wisdom™: Look Both WaysFlagsPumpkinsBirdsFlowersMother's Wisodm™: Wash Your HandsMother's Wisdom™: Study HardSnowMother's Wisdom™: Dress WarmMother's Wisdom™: Drive SafelyMother's Wisdom™: Eat RightMother's Wisdom™: Say Your PrayersMother's Wisdom™: Sleep TightMother's Wisdom™: Be NiceWee Santa 2005Cat SamplerBlackbird SamplerRed House SamplerLittle Brown House SamplerEaster BirdOne LoveWhee WillieChristmas BirdWee Santa 2004Tall SnowmanHalloween Bird4th of July BirdLittle Angel in the CloudsSt. Patrick BirdValentine BirdLittle Snowman in the DriftsLittle Pumpkin in the PatchLittle House in the WoodsRed Letter DayAutumn BirdSummer BirdSpring BirdWinter BirdTall Tree SamplerWee Santa 2002BlessingsTeachersBlackbird ParadeOlde GlorySteeple SamplerHerbertAngels SingAmericaPeaceWee RoosterWee Santa 2001Wee BrotherWee SisterWee Santa 2000Harvest BlessingsWee JoyWee GrandparentsWee CelebrateWee HopeWee GirlfriendsWee Santa '99Spring's AbloomWee SonWee DaughterWee ValentineWee CarolersWee Santa '98Wee Heart in HandWee SeashoreWee BabyWee BirthdayWee Garden GateWee DadWee MomWee Santa '97Wee VegetablesWee FruitsWee ScottieWee DanceWee ChickenWee KiteWee WhiskersWee WelcomeWee AutumnWee SummerWee SpringWee WinterWee GingerbreadWee Mrs. ClausWee Santa '96Wee PilgrimWee WitchWee Ark AngelWee FreedomWee RabbitWee PosiesWee ShamrockWee StitchWee BeeWee HeartsWee Candy CaneWee GobblerWee WatermelonSchool DaysCarrot PatchPumpkins ThreeLadybug, LadybugChristmas LightWee AngelWee SnowmanStrawberry SongWee Wooly
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