Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cross Stitch Design Love Blooms Perfect Gift For Valentine's Day and Love

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. Well that did not take long but January is complete. It took 31 days seemed like 10 days. We know it goes faster the older you get, but that went way to fast. Now that we are in February, what questions does February bring us? The question is can you smell what is in the air? That is right, what you smell in February air, is love. Love is in the air and Valentine's Day must be right around the corner. It comes every year on February 14. We have about two weeks to go and we will see that holiday. We sure have seen the signs everywhere we have gone. Every store that we have seen has a big heart telling you that it is Valentine's Day. Usually those signs come out right after Christmas. Valentine's day is usually observed by exchanging candy and gifts. Sounds like Christmas.

So the second question of the day would be what would be a good gift for Valentine's Day. For that answer we contacted the all knowing vaults at abullrun. Their answer was a great answer and the answer is the cross stitch design "Love Blooms". After taking a look at the cross stitch design "Love Blooms" we agree 100%. What says I Love You better than flowers? Then add that the flowers are blooming and from the heart and you have something special. That something special is forever. Wow what a cross stitch design. Not only is this cross stitch design a perfect gift for Valentine's Day it is a perfect gift for love.

Of course today's featured cross stitch design is named "Love Blooms". This cross stitch design is not only great at Valentine's day but year around so you can show your loved one how much you care for them everyday. The finished size of this love is in the air design is 9.5" x 12.5" (24,1 x31.8cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Love Blooms is from Bucilla. The kit includes 14 count mushroom Evenweave, cotton embroidery floss, floss separator, needle, tri-lingual instructions, and a chart.. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Cross Stitch Kit Love Blooms from Bucilla

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Cross Stitch Design Beach Babies Video

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. We are headed over to the digital studios at abullrun.com and back to the video category today. Are you ready for memories from the beach. Maybe you enjoy getting your feet wet. Step into abullrun land and start making your sand castles. It's is now time for those beach memories to come alive in this featured video which is called Cross Stitch Design Beach Babies. This needlecraft item resides in the Cross Stitch Kits & Disney, Clowns, Sports, Kids category.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 57 seconds and don't forget to buy online with confidence when you order from abullrun.com


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cross Stitch Design Checking His List Stocking It's Never To Early Start Christmas

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. It has been about a month since Christmas. You know what that means. Yep only 11 months to next Christmas. It comes fast and gets here faster the older you get. As we head into February, Valentine's Day will be just around the corner. Before you know it the flowers will be blooming and we will be heading toward spring. Next thing you know you, it's summer and you are at the beach. Summer then turns to autumn and autumn puts you right at Christmas door. It does comes fast. Wow then you going to say, "Let's start working on those Christmas decorations and stockings." It will be to late. These cross stitch designs sometimes take up to 6 months to complete and with all the things that come along with life it could even take more time.

These cross stitch stockings are beautiful and the do make it Christmas and are worth the time. We were just reading a blog post where the writer was remembering her Christmas's. She always could remember what she received in her Christmas stocking but now she could not remember the other items that she received. We we thinking that over and came to that same conclusion. We could remember the gifts in our stocking and had a hard time remembering the other gifts. Of course we are very old now. We can still see the stocking stuffed with baseball cards, oranges, walnuts, and peanuts. Did we have fun sorting the cards and eating. Bet you can remember the fun that was in your Christmas stocking. Your not just cross stitching stockings you are making memories.

One of the funnest Christmas stocking we have at the abullrun store is the featured item today. The featured cross stitch design  stocking is named "Checking His List Stocking". Santa is checking his list to see if you have been naughty or nice. Are you on the naughty or the nice list? We hope the nice list. The finished size of this Christmas Stocking is 16" Long (41 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Checking His List Stocking is from Dimensions and designed by Donna Race. The kit includes wool yarn, cotton thread, 14 count white Aida, felt for stocking back, needle, and easy instructions with an alphabet for personalizing and a fabric size of 13" x 20" (33 x 51 cm). As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Cross Stitch Kit Checking His List Stocking From Dimensions

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Cross Stitch Design Bedtime Prayer Boy Sampler Video

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. We are headed over to the digital studios at abullrun.com and back to the video category today. Are you ready for off the charts cute today. If you are then you going to love this sampler. Step into abullrun land and make sure all your bedtime prayers are said. It's is now time for off the charts cute in this featured video which is called Cross Stitch Design Bedtime Prayer Boy Sampler. This needlecraft item resides in the Cross Stitch Kits & Weddings & Births category.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 62 seconds and don't forget to buy online with confidence when you order from abullrun.com


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cross Stitch Kit - Items Back In Stock From Design Works

Penguin Party Stocking
Posted by Keith Zeitlin:

Hello everybody,  We have great news again for you, We just got in a big shipment from Design Works that included 24 Cross Stitch Kits that we were out of.

With the Super Bowl right around the corner many people are having a Super Bowl parties. So who can throw a really good party?  We know where to find the answer at, we head over to the digital vaults at abullrun
I just knew we could find the answer there.  Of course it has to be those  lovable penguins.  These penguins are always in a festive mood, and that is why they are the Feature of the Day.

Today's Feature- Cross Stitch Kit Penguin Party Stocking From Design Works

Sew cute! Could this be Christopher or Christine's first stocking?

This beautiful Counted Cross Stitch Kit is named "Penguin Party" Stocking and is from Design Works.

This Kit Is New And Has Never Been Opened.

This Wonderful Counted Cross Stitch kit Contains:

100% cotton #14 Aida cloth, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions.

Design Size: 17"

Here is a list of the Kits Back In Stock From Design Works



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Cross Stitch Design Frederick the Literate Cat and Do the Ravens Win the Super Bowl

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. That big sporting event is getting closer. You know the big game the Super Bowl. That big game is just around the corner. In our previous Super Bowl post we talked about how this year Super Bowl would have the San Francisco 49ers and their head coach Jim Harbaugh playing the Baltimore Ravens and their head coach John Harbaugh. That is right, brothers (no not those Wright brothers). It will be interesting to see who the parents are rooting for. Who are you rooting for? If you are rooting for the 49ers check our past blog post here. If you are rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, what is the best way you can show your support?

The best way to find out anything is to check the digital vaults at abullrun. That is what we did and this is what we found out. The best way to root for the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl is  the cross stitch design Frederick the Literate Cat. We can hear you saying, "Did he say cat? How can Frederick the cat support the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl?" Frederick the Cat are not the key words but literate is the key word.  You see the Baltimore Ravins are named after the poem by Edgar Allen Poe called "The Raven".  Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Raven" in 1845 while he was living in Baltimore. Bet you (Don't take that bet) if you look real close you will see "The Raven" on that book shelf with Frederick the Cat. This would be a great way to root for the Ravens in the Super Bowl.

Once upon a midnight dreary the featured item today is named Cross Stitch Design Frederick the Literate Cat. This design is not only great to root on the Ravens but the detail of this feline portrait will entrance you and the humor will keep you smiling. How can you go wrong? Remember "Nevermore". The finished size of this fun design is 12" x 11" (30 x 28 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Frederick the Literate Cat is from Dimensions and designed by Charles Wysocki. The kit includes cotton and metallic thread, 14 count black Aida, thread palette, needle, and easy instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Cross Stitch Kit Frederick the Literate Cat from Dimensions

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Cross Stitch Design Teddy Bear Gathering Video

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. We are headed over to the digital studios at abullrun.com and back to the video category today. Are you ready for some hugs and cuddles today. Then it is time to to visit these furry friends. Step into abullrun land and make sure your in this gathering which is sure to bring warmth and love to your home not to mention plenty of smiles. It's is now time for those hugs and cuddles in this featured video which is called Cross Stitch Design Teddy Bear Gathering. This needlecraft item resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Teddy Bears category.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 60 seconds and don't forget to buy online with confidence when you order from abullrun.com


Monday, January 28, 2013

Kreinik Metallic Thread Energy Gold Color Effects and Do the 49ers Win the Super Bowl

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. There is a big sporting event that is going to take place next Sunday in New Orleans, Louisiana. You might have heard of it, it is called the Super Bowl. This Super Bowl is a little different this year than in years past. The big difference is that the head coaches are brothers. Wow now that really is a civil war. Jim Harbaugh is the coach of the San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravins. I wonder who Mom and Dad are rooting for? Who are you rooting for? If you are rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, which is the best way to root for them.

We went to the answer bank which is the digital vaults at abullrun and asked them just that question. You know what they came back with? The best way to cheer the San Francisco 49ers is by using Kreinik Metallic Thread Energy Gold Color Effects. Of course it all makes sense now. The San Francisco 49ers are named after the famous California Gold Rush of 1848-1855. The gold seekers were called "forty-niners" as a reference to 1849. They were is search of gold. You can show your support of the 49ers in search of your gold. Where are you going to find better gold threads then from Kreinik?

If your a San Francisco fan (and even if you are not) today's featured item is named Kreinik Metallic Thread Energy Gold Color Effects. Wow that is a long name. These threads are not only great to root on the 49ers but this uplifting color scheme is great for religious projects, costumes, clothing, and wall hangings. How can you go wrong?

The Energy Color Effects Collection includes the following threads: Facets (Black), Japan Thread #1 (002J), Medium (#16) Braid (202HL, 221), 1/8" Ribbon (002), 1/16" Ribbon (212), Very Fine (#4) Braid (102), Blending Filament (002HL) & Gold 1mm Torsade. As with all threads at www.abullrun.com the Energy (Gold) Color Effects Collection is new and factory sealed and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Kreinik Metallic Thread Energy Gold Color Effects

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Cross Stitch Design Gourmet ABC National Chocolate Cake Day

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. Hope everybody had a great weekend. As we were going through the calendar we found something very interesting. Did you know that yesterday, January 27, 2013 was National Chocolate Cake Day. We kid you not. If you don't believe us google it. National Chocolate Cake Day sounds just like it could be our favorite holiday. We love Thanksgiving and there is all that great food, but it does take a while to get to the desert. On National Chocolate Cake Day it sounds like you go straight to dessert. That is our kind of holiday. So how best to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day besides eating chocolate cake. That was the question on the table.

We know of only one way to answer these most puzzling life questions, and that is to head over to the digital vaults at abullrun. As usual they had the answer and more. The answer was the Gourmet ABC cross stitch design. Not only is it perfect for National Chocolate Cake Day it may soon take over for Thanksgiving as well.  We are telling you that the food on this design is unbelievable. Just looking at this design felt like we had a great meal and we didn't have to eat anything. Hey! Looks like this design can also help you watch your calories.

Of course today's featured cross stitch design is named Gourmet ABC. To see a bigger picture of this cross stitch design click here. Take a good look at the "D" in the design which stands for desert and you are going to find one scrumptious cake. Perfect for National Chocolate Cake Day. Don't forget to add a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream to your cake. The finished size of this fun food design is 16" x 20".

The Cross Stitch Kit Gourmet ABC is from Design Works. The kit includes cotton thread, 100% cotton 14 Aida cloth, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Cross Stitch Kit Gourmet ABC from Design Works

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stamped Cross Stitch Design Baby ABC Quilt and We Like Apple

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. It's a another beautiful day in the neighborhood. What do you think about when you think of an apple? When we think of apple we think of apple pie. Boy does that taste good. Especially if you have a scoop of ice cream to go with it. Especially if that scoop is mint chocolate chip. That is one of the best deserts you can have. When some people think of apple they think of the company Apple. You know that company that makes the iPhone, iPad, iTunes and other computer products. Yesterday, Apple announced their earnings for the last quarter. Did you see it? Wow was the word. Apple's revenue for one quarter was $54.5 billion and their revenue for just the iPhone for one quarter was $30.66 billion. That is a lot of money. That got us to think (we know that can be very dangerous) is there anything more valuable than that Apple?

To find that answer we headed over to the digital vaults at abullrun.  Sure enough the answer is yes and it's the Stamped Cross Stitch Design Baby ABC quilt. Right at the start it says A is for apple, oh how cute is this design, how precious, how valuable is this baby quilt? This cute and precious baby quilt will keep any baby very warm and safe. But we are not talking any newborn we are talking your precious baby and how much more valuable is that newborn when the baby is warm and safe in the Baby ABC quilt? We would say much more valuable than that Apple company. Remember A is for apple just like the quilt says.

Of course today's featured cross stitch design is named Baby ABC Quilt. This baby quilt not only will keep the baby warm when it's young, but after the baby grows up this blanket will still be the favorite. The finished size of this stamped baby quilt is 34" x 43" (86 x 109 cm).

The Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby ABC Quilt is from Dimensions and designed by Tina Ledbetter. The kit includes cotton thread, design printed in ink that fades with washing on pre-finished poly/ cotton quilt, needle, and easy instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby ABC Quilt from Dimensions

Visit the Cross Stitch Kits > Weddings & Births Category

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Cross Stitch Design Planetarius Video

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. We are headed over to the digital studios at abullrun.com and back to the video category today. Are you ready for a little space travel today. Then it is time to to seek out new life forms and new civilizations. Step into abullrun land and on her on-going mission: to explore strange new worlds. Let's boldly go where no man has gone before in this featured video which is called Cross Stitch Design Planetarius. This needlecraft item resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Dragons, Magical, & Mystical category.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 60 seconds and don't forget to buy online with confidence when you order from abullrun.com


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cross Stitch Kit - Items Back In Stock From Dimensions

Cross Stitch Kit Bird Poste From Dimensions
Posted by Keith Zeitlin:

Hello everybody.  We have great news for you, we just got in a huge shipment from Dimensions.  Including 45 items that we were out of.  


The calendar says the date is January 23, but the temperature here in Colorado Springs say 71, no that is not a typo we reached 71 degrees today in the Springs. It really put me in the mood for Spring time, after all it is right around the corner.  Today's feature kit (pictured to the right) "Bird Poste" will help you welcome in Spring.  This beautiful kit is from Dimensions Gold Collections Petites. With a finished size of 6" x 6" this mini kit should not take to much time to finish and could be hanging up from your wall in no time.


Today's Feature- Cross Stitch Kit Bird Poste From Dimensions Gold Collection Petites


Look what nature has brought us; a beautiful flower, a beautiful bird and a beautiful butterfly. Sure to make your house more beautiful.


This is from Dimensions. The Gold Collection Petites and named "Bird Poste" and designed by Jennifer Brinley.

This Kit Is New And Has Never Been Opened.

This Wonderful Counted Cross Stitch kit Contains:

Presorted Cotton thread, 18 count ivory cotton Aida, needle, and easy instructions.

Finish size: 6" x 6" (15 x 15 cm)


Here is a list of the Kits Back In Stock From Dimensions


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Cross Stitch Design African Lion and A Tribute To The Earl of Baltimore

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. This past weekend there was some sad news coming out of Baltimore. One of the truly great managers in baseball and especially a great manager of the Baltimore Orioles died on Saturday. His name was Earl Weaver. Earl Weaver's nickname was the "Earl of Baltimore". He was like royalty, he ran the Orioles like he was the king, and he won a lot of baseball games for the Orioles. He was loved by his fans, respected by his peers, and hated by the umpires. Earl Weaver was special to many who followed baseball and the Orioles in the late 60's, 70's and early 80's. That is exactly the time we followed the Orioles.

We wanted to give Earl Weaver a little tribute on this blog. So we contacted the digital vaults at abullrun to see how best to do that. It gave us the Cross Stitch design "African Lion". It makes perfect sense. This lion is reagal in every way as was Earl Weaver. The lion is a magnificent animal that appears as a symbol of power, courage and nobility on family crests, coats of arms and national flags. That was Earl Weaver except we are pretty sure he does not appear on any national flags, but we bet he is on some family crests and coat of arms.

Of course today's featured cross stitch design is named African Lion. This cross stitch design is more that just a tribute to Earl Weaver. This design is about the beauty of this animal, it's courage and nobility.  A perfect cross stitch design to be featured in any room in the house. The finished size of this regal design is 18" x 10" (46 x 25 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit African Lion is from Dimensions and designed by Donald Grant. The kit includes cotton embroidery thread, 18 count ivory Aida fabric, thread palette, needle, easy instructions, and easy-to-read multicolor chart. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Cross Stitch Kit African Lion From Dimensions Gold Collection

Visit the Cross Stitch Kits-Animals > Lions, Tigers, & Bears Category

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Cross Stitch Design Bicycle Afternoon This Is Not a Bike For Lance Armstrong

Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. Well there sure has been a lot of news lately about cycling and one former cyclist in particular. Now even Oprah is interviewing this former cyclist, (Lance Armstrong is his name just in case you don't know who we are referring to) network news is covering it, heck it is even in the newspaper. That is not what biking is all about. Biking is about fun, adventure, exercise, and maybe even transportation. That's the biking we want to talk about. How can we talk about that biking? It just came to us, check out the digital vaults at abullrun, bet they have the answers.

As usual they came through for us one more time. The answers is the Cross Stitch Design Bicycle Afternoon.  Let us take that afternoon bicycle ride. Where does that ride lead us to? Right at Grandma's house. We love at Grandma's house. She has the most beautiful flowers decorating her house. Just the sight of those flowers put a smile on your face. Once inside it seems that she is always cooking or baking exactly what we are hungry for. Today is smells like cookies, yep that is what it is, Grandma's home made cookies. Hope she lets us have two. The most special thing you get at Grandma's is that special hug from Grandma. Wow there is so much love there. See what great stories you can have on a afternoon bicycle ride. Now that is biking.

Of course today's featured cross stitch design is named Bicycle Afternoon. This cross stitch design will not only give you fun, adventure, exercise and transportation it will give you some great memories. Remember Grandma said to save a cookie for me. The finished size of this memory filled design is 7" x 5" (18 x 13 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Bicycle Afternoon Gold Collection Petites is from Dimensions. The kit includes cotton thread, 18 count ivory Aida, needle, and easy instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

Checkout the Cross Stitch Kit Bicycle Afternoon Gold Collection Petites

Visit the Mini Kits and Patterns > Mini Kits Category

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