Hello Everybody,

Spring starts this weekend!  Amazingly, we’ve already experienced some spring-like…or even summer-like weather!  Although I far prefer snow over mud, I know that the weather brings us flowers, leafy trees and outdoor dining.  And lots of times, it brings YOU in to see ME!  The sunny weather has encouraged many stitchers to get out and about.

 
The butterfly/flower piece above is one of the newest canvases to hit the shop from my September order.  This is a new one by Abigail Cecile and you can find it on my website here.   While you’re there, check out all the NEW ITEMS.  There’s a new dachsund, a new cat with books, beach reflections and the new American Train.  You might even notice that my website has a new fresher look to it just in time for Spring.

New Laying Tools

These are very special laying tools.  They were crafted from old silver dinnerware using a 12 step process by the artist.  I have 8 different patterns in stock right now.  They retail at $50 and would make a wonderful gift to yourself or to your favorite stitcher for Mother’s Day.  Who doesn’t love a pretty and useful stitching tool?  They’re all on the website.

New Charted Designs from Needle Delight Originals

Kathy Rees has come out with two new charted designs that I expect to be here after April 1.  They are called Contentment (on the left) and Zig Zag 2 (on the right above).

Contentment is a variety of boxes and the design size is 10-1/4″ square and is $38.50 for the chart only.   Zigzag 2 is 4 x 12 and is $15.50 for the chart only.  You can use your stash threads on either of these or ask me to kit it for you.
Order now so that I can get them in for you as soon as they’re released.  Just call me at 810-694-3040.
THANK YOU!
Thank you for your continued patience!  We’ve been experiencing extra long delays getting both threads and canvases in.  The canvases if not in stock, are being painted and they are running about 6 months out depending on the designer.  Rainbow Gallery, Silk and Ivory, and Kreinik have had some slow downs and I’m getting your thread orders to them as quickly as possible.  I know it’s frustrating but if you want, I can substitute other threads so that you can continue stitching.

Books

Don’t forget about our great deal if you purchase all three Sandy Arthur books:  Can Do Hairdos, Leaping through Leaves and her latest, Stitching with Stars.  Buy all three and save $6.  Of course they sell separately too and you can find them on my website.

Classes

Every day I hear from at least one person requesting a class.  After I have both vaccinations, I will be calling students to see if you need assistance one-on-one for any of your projects.  I’m guessing this will be late May.  Sometime after that, I hope that we’ll be able to return to regular classes.  In any case, masks will still be required until further notice.  Students are requested to have had their vaccinations before returning for any class.  We all want to return to learning safely!

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Don’t forget, my website is open 24/7.  I keep adding new items as they arrive in the shop and I’m always happy to special order anything for you.   I completely understand if you’d rather shop from the comfort of your home.  Use the website or call me with your order.  My hours continue to be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s Bunny Time!

Here’s the rabbit I’m working on.  This canvas is by Ewe and Eye, I think it’s a wonderful antique looking rabbit.  What’s on your stretcher bars?  I’ve got all kinds of rabbits and flowers in stock if you need something new to work on.

Happy Spring!  See you soon.

Theresa
810-694-3040