Hello Needlepointers!

Get your favorite icy drink ready, there’s a LOT to read in this newsletter.  First, I’m here to tell you about the Trunk Show with fun small portable projects for your summertime.  Beth Gantz has sent me a variety of her canvases.  She will custom paint your initial on many of her pieces and you can choose colors and backgrounds.  I’m showing just a FEW of them here…to see more please watch my videos posted later in this newsletter.  Trunk Show ends Friday, June 29 so don’t wait, you’ve only got one more week!

Your initial will fit into one of the small boxes or even the Sudberry box.

Mini stockings for treasured grandchildren with their initial on it!

A heart for you or a friend with a matching heart shaped frame that you can finish yourself.

Thinking about Christmas?  This is the type of ornament that can even stay out all year.  Spell out your family name and hang it on the fireplace.

Frames come in rounds, squares and hearts in various colors and sizes.

Clever rounds and squares are ready for a simple continental stitch to make your summer stitching easy.  I can kit any of these up with matching Vineyard Silk for a kit-to-go.

Here are the videos showing what I received.  Remember, anything can be ordered.

Video #1 Canvases
Video #2 Canvases
Video #3 Finished Items and Frames

Needlework System 4 Adds Another Carry Bag 

In addition to their Travel Mate Carry Bag, NWS4 now has a Carry Bag for the Regular Floor Stand.  It has the same features as their Travel-Mate Carry Bag (specially built in pocket for the Frame Clamp and Radius Arm, Adjustable Strap, Heavy Duty Material and a 3 Year Warranty).   Pricing for these Carry Bags are:
Travel-Mate Carry Bag is $86
Regular Floor Stand Carry Bag is $98
Coming Soon – Lap/Table Stand Carry Bag!
I must pre-order these so if you’re interested, please call me at 810-694-3040 to place your order as soon as you read this.
Kreinik News
Although production has not yet begun to roll, I have some interesting articles for you to read while you wait for Kreinik, our favorite metallic thread.  Kreinik’s website has a lot of information and some of the articles include
Metallic Thread Selection Guide, Discontinued Kreinik colors and How to Use specific Kreinik threads.  This website is just PACKED with great information.  As for your Kreinik needs, don’t worry, I still have lots of Kreinik braids in #8, #12 and #16 in stock and I can still order most colors too.  Check out all their articles here:  https://www.kreinik.com/store/shop-needlework/metallic-threads/how-to-use-metallic-threads/
Virtual Needlepoint Market this Weekend
Yes, I’ll be attending the Virtual Market and sorry, no, it’s not open to customers.  BUT I can find all kinds of new painted canvases for you!  The above bunny is NEW from JP Needlepoint – in fact I had one come in yesterday but it quickly hopped back out the door.  Let me know if I can order it for you.  I also have some of JP’s new ornament canvases here and soon to be added to my website.
THE WORLD’S BEST NEEDLEPOINT CUSTOMER GARAGE SALE RETURNS TO HOMESTEAD NEEDLE ARTS, SATURDAY JULY 27, 2024.

This is the time that YOU can sell your own items and shop for needlepoint treasures at low prices.  There is no fee to attend but  there is a seller fee for the first 25 items.   REMEMBER, CASH OR CHECKS ARE THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR THE GARAGE SALE ITEMS.  Anybody wanting to use a charge card for garage sale items will have to pay an additional charge fee of 4%.  Any items sold on your behalf will earn you merchandise credit at Homestead Needle Arts for the same dollar amount as your credit!

RULES  – READ TO PARTICIPATE IN SELLING.

1. SELLER FEE:
There is a NON-REFUNDABLE $1 PER ITEM SELLER FEE WITH A MAXIMUM FEE OF $25.  The fee will be paid when you drop your items off.  You will need to pay this fee by cash or check.  KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN PRICING YOUR ITEM AND BE SURE IT’S MORE THAN $1.

2. WHAT YOU CAN PUT IN THE GARAGE SALE:
Your items must be needlepoint related. That means canvas of any type or size, threads of any type, books, and stitching tools of any type or size.  Canvases you have started or finished are acceptable! NO MAGAZINES, NO CROSS STITCH, NO KNITTING etc.

3. MAKE A LIST OF YOUR ITEMS:
Using a piece of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper put your NAME, DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER AND YOUR THREE INITIALS AT THE TOP.  Number it down the left hand side using the same numbers as your pieces. 001, 002, etc. Give me a SHORT description of each piece for example: 001 Bird canvas, 002 needlepoint book, 003 flower canvas AND THE PRICE! If your price is not legible on the tag I can refer to your list. (It’s okay to choose a different set of initials if you prefer total anonymity.)

4. TAG EACH ITEM AS FOLLOWS:
Your items must be marked with your price wanted and your 3 initials clearly on a tag that we can all find. Use tags that will stay on or with your item.  Stapling them to the item is BEST.  DO NOT PUT YOUR CANVASES IN PLASTIC. THEY SELL BETTER IF THEY ARE NOT IN PLASTIC BAGS.  You may put your threads in plastic bags.

5. WHAT ITEMS REQUIRE PACKAGING:
It’s best to put small items and threads in a clear plastic zip lock bag.  IF THEY GO WITH A CANVAS, STAPLE THE BAG TO THE BACK OF THE CANVAS so they don’t get separated!

6. DROP OFF DATES:
Drop off of items BEGINS SATURDAY, JULY 20 and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Have a friend drop off for you if you can’t stop by. NOTE THAT I AM ONLY OPEN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

7.  ABSOLUTELY NO ONE-ON-ONE SELLING TO OTHER CUSTOMERS.  ABSOLUTELY NO COPIES OF CHARTS OR OTHER COPYRIGHT ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR SALE.  If I think it’s a copy, it is.

8. SHOPPING DATES:
Come back and shop for yourself ON SATURDAY JULY 27 FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.  There is no fee to enter and shop. BRING CASH OR CHECKS TO PAY FOR GARAGE SALE ITEMS or pay an additional 4% credit card fee.

9. PICK UP DATES:
Come back and pick up your unsold items and learn the amount of your shop credit from TUESDAY, JULY 29 THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 3.  NO early pickups!   Any items not picked up by the deadline of August 3 at 4:00 p.m. becomes the property of Homestead Needle Arts.

10. PLEASE USE YOUR SHOP CREDIT IN A TIMELY MANNER.
Use your shop credit by 12/14/24.  Shop credit is good on merchandise ONLY including special orders.  All unused credit expires 12/14/24.

QUESTIONS?
Email or call me at 810-694-3040 if you have questions. Thanks again for your participation!

HAPPY DE-STASHING!

Vacation Pics for Skye’s Fans

On the way to a new adventure….

Soggy doggy.

 

Happy stitching, or as my friend Randi says “stitch faster!”.

Theresa

Homestead Needle Arts, 810-694-3040