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Remember Home Sweet Home? Book, Kit, and Supply Information


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Remember the book Home Sweet Home by Carolyn Pearce? I reviewed it when it first came out, and it proved to be quite a popular book – so much so that it sold out and whether or not it would ever be printed again was uncertain.

Home Sweet Home by Carolyn Pearce

Home Sweet Home is a jolly book for learning finished techniques and for making finished embroidered items. And the good news is – Country Bumpkin is having it re-printed!

Stitching Shop - Colorado

And speaking of Home Sweet Home, the Stitching Shop in Denver, Colorado has apparently managed to source all the supplies for the project in the book, to sell them as a kit. They also have (or had) a few copies of the book left at the time I communicated with them, but the copies are for sale only in conjunction with the kit.

I couldn’t find the actual kit on the website, but if you’re really keen to have the kit for the projects in the book, I’d definitely drop them a line!

If you live in Colorado and are looking for a needlework shop, you might check them out. It looks like a nice shop – it’s on my list of places to visit next time I head west to the mountains.

I’m excited about the re-printing of this book! It’s hard to find through used booksellers. I found one French copy available for 40 or so euros, but other than that, unless you can find it still in stock at a local needlework shop, it’s hard to come by.

Here’s hoping you can fit in a little stitching this weekend. Are you working on anything fantastic? If all the stars and planets are aligned in my favor, I’m planning to finish one particular project today – I’ll show it to you next week.

Until Monday!


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  1. I got the kit from Christine at the Stitching Shop, but have been trying to finish up a few big projects before I start it so I can savor the stitching. Her shop is wonderful!

  2. Thank you Mary, for letting us know. I’ve had my eye on that book for a while so I’m pleased it will be available once more. I do hope it will be on sale in the UK. I’ve signed up for the newsletter as you suggested, thanks for the tip. Take care.

  3. I am so excited to hear this. While I got a copy of the book right before they sold out on the first round I have not been able to find the materials. I appreciate the contact infor and have already emailed the shop to see if they will do mail order, and if I can buy the kit without the book. Thanks so much.

  4. Thank you for giving us the link, Mary! I searched online for an hour looking for a copy that didn’t cost nearly $8,000.

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