Easter Weekend Hours

I will be open Friday, April 15 from 10-4 and Saturday April 16 from 10-4 during the holiday weekend.

Melissa Shirley Designs Virtual Trunk Show

I’d like to scream out that “it’s here, it’s here”… but it’s Virtual so it’s not!  However, every in stock Melissa Shirley canvas here at Homestead Needle Arts is 20% off AND any MSD canvases you order from me from now through April 30 will be 20% off of our regular price.  Want to see what I have in stock?  Just go to my website and type in Melissa Shirley in the Search Bar and it will sort them out for you.

There are many canvases in stock at MSD right now…check their website HERE.  If you’d like to order that one Melissa Shirley canvas you’ve always wanted, let me know.  Wait times can be as long as 6 months although they’re running at about 4 months right now.  Either way, I’ll check price and stock for you when you ask.

Eye Candy Needle Art Trunk Show Continues

The Eye Candy Trunk Show is here for another week as I’ll send it back the last week of April.  If you like bright, happy canvases, THIS is the Trunk Show for you.  Lots of Halloween and Christmas in this delightful show.  Come on in or check out her website.


I’ve just added some new Raymond Crawford and Eye Candy designs to my website.  Grab them while they’re here!  I attend a Virtual Needlepoint Show this weekend an ordered more but many items won’t be shipping to me for months.  I’m happy that I have a lot of in stock canvases that you can purchase.

True Confessions of a Stocking Stitcher, Book by Maureen Giuffre

I’m now taking orders for this wonderfully detailed book that will help YOU stitch your next Christmas stocking.  Maureen Giuffre stitched 18 stockings, all by Liz of Tapestry Tent Designs and shares her techniques, pictures and ideas with you.  If you’ve wanted to stitch a Liz stocking but didn’t think you could do it justice, this is the book for you.   The chapters include:  Creating the Illusion of Three Dimensions, Robes and Trims, Faces, Beards, Animals, Trees and Greenery, Bags and Baskets, The Sleigh and the Stuff In It and Selecting the Stocking.  NOTE:  Stitches are not graphed, this is an idea book!

This book is FULL of high quality colored pictures.  It’s paperbound, 8-1/2 x 11″, 175 pages and retails for $60.  This is a great book to just read!  You’ll use the ideas in your ornaments and more.   YOU WILL NOT FIND IT ON MY WEBSITE as I have a minimum order I must meet and so I’m taking orders only at this time.  Please call me at 810-694-3040 to place your order.


My finisher has asked me to move the finishing deadline forward as she has family matters that take precedence over finishing.  Our deadline this year is Friday, August 12.  YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS ITEMS TO ME BY THIS DATE to be sure you will have them back for the Christmas holiday.  You may still drop items off after this date but you will not receive them back by Christmas.

Have a wonderful Spring!