Guess what?  Homestead is having TWO concurrent Trunk Shows.  First is the Eye Candy Trunk Show.  Ada at Eye Candy has sent a great variety of her eye-popping canvases including Halloween, Christmas, other holidays, geometrics, wallet inserts, signs, owls, other birds, cats and more.  She tends to favor bright and happy pinks, oranges and aqua tones.  Lots of fun to look at and even MORE fun to stitch!  Some canvases even come with stitch guides.  The Trunk Show is in the shop NOW and you’ll receive 20% off of our regular prices.  This includes anything I need to order for you if she didn’t send it.  Come on in or take a look at her website Eye Candy Needleart.

And she also just loaded a new FREE egg chart onto her website here.


Melissa Shirley Virtual Trunk Show

Starting April 15 (although you can shop the full month of April) is the Melissa Shirley Virtual Trunk Show.  Instead of her sending me the canvases, she asks that you go online to review her beautiful canvases and then contact me to order at 810-694-3040.  Her website has an area set up showing you what’s in stock although I will check for you when it’s ordered to be sure.  During the Trunk Show canvases are 20% off my regular prices.  I know it’s not as much fun when it’s not right in your hand, but they are changing their business model and I’m “going with the flow.”   At this time all in stock Melissa Shirley canvases are also 20% off!  You can search my website with the words Melissa Shirley.

If you use this link, you’ll see that the first Category is Designs Currently in Stock.  Check there or browse the entire website and contact me for prices.   My email is and my phone number is 810-694-3040.  Orders will require half down at the time of ordering.

DMC Floss Storage Drawers

I have several DMC storage cabinets that need a new home.  If you’re interested in purchasing a used box or two, let me know.  These are the wooden ones made by DMC, have plastic drawers and dividers inserts so that you can store your threads.  Threads in skeins (like floss, perle, silks etc.) fit best in these boxes.  A new cabinet retails for $130 but I’m selling these for $65 each as they are in used condition.  Please note that if you want them shipped, I will have to purchase shipping boxes so keep that in mind as well as shipping costs.  Let me know if you need a shipping quote.

Wednesday Once a Month Class with Theresa Starts This Week

Classes are back!  I will start out with once a month on the first Wednesday of the month (which starts this week).  Class is limited to 5, no guests during the class please!    Class is from 2-3:30 p.m. and you must be signed up and paid in advance.  I have two seats open for this week’s class.  Just $15 and you’ll get help on your current needlepoint canvas or start a new project.

The next Kathy Fenchel class will be held Friday, May 13.  Again, you must reserve and pay in advance.

Rent the Table

Remember, you can rent the Homestead Needle Arts table for your own stitch-in.  Just call me to reserve it.  The cost is $50 and the time is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Invite four of your closest stitching buddies and stitch the day away!  Most people choose a Saturday but other days are available.

Virtual Market Next Weekend!

I’m attending the Spring Virtual Market starting next Saturday.  That means I get to stare at my computer for 3 days straight.  If there’s a canvas you’ve been looking for, let me know and I’ll order it for you.  Many designers are receiving stock again which is GREAT news.  Some still have a wait depending on the canvas.

Too Much Running Around

Will cause you to look like this too.  Happy Spring!