Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We wanted to take the time to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We hope that all of you have a wonderful day with your friends and family.
I also wanted to give you an update on what was happening after Thanksgiving.  On Friday typically we have celebrated with a stitch day and a potluck of leftovers.  This is our Stitching Families Thanksgiving.  Come and join us if you like.  We don't want interrupt your Black Friday fun for those of you who can brave that.

Small Business Saturday we will be having or own celebration. We will be offering a discount of 20% off of all Holiday Charts and Needlepoint.  If you kit up the project we will give you and additional 5% off.  If you spend over $40 we have a special gift for you.  
Above that we will be stitching so you can start you project right then ad there, if you like.


Our Holiday and Event Hours will be as follows:

November 27 ~ closed
November 28 ~ 10 am to 5 pm ~ open for stitching
November 29 ~ 10 am to 5 pm ~ open for stitching
December   6 ~ 10 am to 5 pm ~ open for stitching

The table in the back room is always open if you need to escape for a bit to finish projects or just get away.

December 24 ~ 10 am to 2 pm
December 25 ~ closed 
December 31 ~ 10 am to 2 pm
January     1  ~ closed

We hope you can join us for the holiday festivities.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ghosties and Ghoulies have left and on to Turkey Time

      The newest Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler Part 1  has arrived and I can hardly wait to start mine. Of course, there is also all the new Just Nan which is also very enticing.  I am including pictures for you in case you haven't seen them. 

Things Unseen by Lizzie Kate

Peace on Earth by Just Nan

Gingerbread Garden Cube by Just Nan

Gingerbread Angel Mouse

Ginger Holly Man

     I hope you can see why I am so torn as to what to stitch next.  As if there is not enough in my stash that I couldn't find something to stitch.  These are only a drop in the bucket as to what is new in the shop.  Make sure you check out the web page for all the new things and the Works in Progress page so you can see what others are working on.  I think that is always very interesting.  If you ever want to show off what you are working on, just send us a picture and we will be happy to add it to the WIP page.

     The new Needlepoint Now and Sampler & Antique Needlework  Quarterly magazine are also out and there are several items in them that are calling my name.  As we are planning on teaching the Raymond Crawford Halloween Train after the first of the year, the Needlepoint Now magazine is a must.   Nancy will be teaching it and has put some of her spins and loving touches on it.  Please let us know if you will be joining us, so that we can order enough canvases and keep the stitch guides that are being published in the Needlepoint Now magazine. 

     I will be teaching the Patchwork of Peace by Mary Clark Donegan.  I have been having lots of fun stitching all the parts to it   This is a wonderful place to use your stash of red, white and blue.  I have found that it has also made me do a bit of organizing so that I have all those colors in the same location, boy was that a job.  I have had several people ask how long does it take to do a square and I have found that it is about 30 to 45 minutes which includes the picking of the threads, which is the hardest part.

     We have a new page on the web site Shop Decorations.  This way you can visit the shop virtually to how we celebrate.
    Now I am off to stitch and enjoy my Friday because I have to work this Saturday.   Since Saturday is my normal day off, I am going to try and stitch today.

                                                                                      Keep Stitching,