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New Halloween design released in September 2012.


Released in November 2012!


Released in November 2012, this whimsical scene will remind you of trips home for Christmas!


Now Available - July 2012

"WITCH ONE" Halloween Ornament - Available exclusively in Just Cross Stitch Halloween Ornament Book!

This whimsical and cheeky little witch ornament makes your Halloween burst with fun and just a little bit of hocus pocus!  And the only way you can get this pattern is by purchasing a copy of the just released "Halloween Ornament Issue" published by Just Cross Stitch Magazine.  Most needlework stores should sell it, and the magazine retails for $9.99!

SPOOKY MANOR - Kit with Threads

Welcome to SPOOKY MANOR where the ghosts and goblins are your friends!  This delightful Halloween kit comes with the chart and full skeins of Sullivan's Threads for your stitching convenience!  The kit is $13.00 and can be ordered through your local cross stitch store now!

SALUTE TO AMERICA - Kit with Threads

Now Available July 2012 - Help us celebrate all those who we love that serve in the United States Military - "Salute to America" helps you honour your loved one and comes with chart, full skeins of Sullivan's Threads as well as an alphabet chart to help you personalize your design.  Order your kit today through your local cross stitch store and God Bless America.

HAUNTED ALPHABET - also check me out on Blogspot under "Nancy-Pickle Barrel Designs" for updates!

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS CHART!!!!  It was just brought to my attention (August 20, 2012) that there are several symbol/charting errors on this design.  I will have an appropriate PDF ready to email anyone who lets me know they have a chart that contains errors.  Just e-mail me at  Sorry!

Now Available - July 2012!  Introducing the wonderfuly spooky and entertaining "Haunted Alphabet" sampler - ready with all things Halloween for your stitching pleasure.  Keep your eyes peeled for more in this series - next up is the Christmas Alphabet and then a winter alphabet sampler - already charted, stitched and framed and just waiting for the right time to release!!!

CHART ERRORS:  OOOOOPS, apparently I was asleep when I charted this design out and sent it in for printing because there are all sorts of changes to be noted.  Just look under the heading "CURRENT NEWS" above and you will see all of the updated information.  Also, send me an e-mail and I would be pleased to forward you a PDF showing the changes done in purple as compared to the original bad!

SWITCHITS - WINTER - Now Available March 2012!

LOVE LETTERS - Now available as a kit including all Sullivans Threads!



"LILY O'VALLEY" - coming in mid-February 2011

Here is the newest addition and ready for mid-February release!  It is called "LILY O'VALLEY" and will retail for $8.00.  Lily O'Valley is a companion piece to Theresa Venette's (Shakespeare's Peddler) popular "Jenny Bean" series.  Lily looks like she is ready to board the boat for a long voyage across the ocean from Ireland to America to finally meet her penpal, Jenny Bean.  While it is not the typical design format that I usually draw up for Pickle Barrel Designs, I am very fond of it because it urged me to go out of my comfort element and try something new style-wise - and here it is!


Available now - every time I read the saying on this chart it makes me break out in laughter!  Here it goes:

"Do you know what would have happened if there had been 3 Wise Women instead of 3 Wise Men?

- They would have asked for directions
- Arrived on time
- Helped deliver the baby
- Cleaned the stable
- Made a casserole
- Brought practical gifts

And there would be Peace on Earth!"

Now I ask you, is that not the truth, especially for all of those Type A personalities!!!  Chart retails for $8.00 and is available.


"MERRY & EVE" - Get a head start on your designs for next Christmas - early bird gets the worm!  $9.00 includes both designs and the packet of silver confetti pieces for the New Year's design!


Enjoy the sounds and sights of the season with this Christmas themed design - you can just close your eyes and imagine everyone finishing up the last minute details of the season like going to the Christmas Tree Farm, delivering presents to friends and family, and the last minute flurry of decorating!

Kit comes with chart and full skeins of Sullivans Floss and sells for $20.00 - have your local store order it in today!


Available now!  Enjoy stitching this Cape Cod classic - and may I add it is the best selling pattern of all for Pickle Barrel Designs so thank you!

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