Painted Pony Retired Canvases Trunk Show

The Painted Pony Retired Designs Trunk Show is here.  ALL ITEMS IN THE TRUNK SHOW ARE HALF OFF THEIR USUAL PRICES!   This is a great way to get beautiful hand painted canvases at a fraction of the usual cost.  Designers in the Painted Pony “stable” include Diane Kater, Danielle Murray, Diane Ulmer Pedersen, Deb Strain, Lynne Andres, Linda Spivey, Lorilynn Simms, Lori Seibert, Mary Charles, Mary Engelbreit, Needle Graphics, Nicole Tamarin, Petei, Suzanne Nichol, Sally Swannell and Two Bananas!   You can see the variety in the sampling of items above and that doesn’t cover the wonderful barns, animals and landscapes!

How do you see these lovelies?  Well of course I did more YouTube videos for you!

First Video – Larger Pieces 

Second Video

Third Video – Smaller Pieces

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12 – You save 10% on Saturday, May 11th

Most of us are moms of one type or another – kids, cats, dogs – sometimes even hubbies!  You deserve some pampering!  Drop the hint to your loved ones that you NEED a gift certificate to Homestead Needle Arts for the great job that you do every day.  If that doesn’t work, come and pamper yourself with a new project or a new thread on Saturday, May 11th.  Just say MOM and you’ll save 10% storewide (trunk show items excluded) AND your purchase will still count towards your loyalty points.  That’s like saving 20%.  Can’t make it in?  Shop online on Saturday, May 11th and use the code MOM to save 10% on all in stock items.  Thank you for being a Mom!

New Straw Silk Color Palettes

The new luscious colors shown above include reds – Passion Palette with Rocket Red, Razzleberry, Hubba Hubba, Lady Bug and Sailor’s Delight.  Thunderstorms includes Shadowlands, a new grey, the middle is new and will be called Driftwood, then Mercury Glass and Polar Bear.  The Blue-Purple Hydrangeas includes two new blue purples, a silvery periwinkle, Eggplant and Lavender Rose.  There are 5 colors on each card, 6 yards each for a total of 30 yards, $22.  Collect them all and have a wide variety of colors at your fingertips!

Get Your Spring Stitching Projects Ready Now!

We all love little projects to take on vacation and it’s really nice when it’s ready to go.  The lighthouse above is actually in the sale area and is kitted with lovely Essential colors, waiting for you to stitch!  Don’t forget I also have a variety of Stitch and Zip coin and sunglass cases you can choose to stitch.  Or bring in your canvas and let me pull some threads for you.  Be ready for your Spring Stitching whether on the road or on the deck!


Stitch Every Day in May!

This is an idea I borrowed from the knit folks.  Why not challenge yourself to stitch every day in May?  Even if you just put one row in or one stitch, you’ll be that much closer to finishing your piece.  Get out your calendar and mark it with a check for every day you got a little stitching time in.  Remember, stitching is good for relaxation, creativity and to keep your brain active.  The above piece is a NON-RETIRED Painted Pony canvas.  Think of all the possibilities for stitches on this canvas.

Customer Garage Sale This Year!

Yes, this IS the year for me to host the Customer Needlepoint Garage Sale at Homestead Needle Arts.  Be sure to start gathering and pricing your items.  There will be more information in a future newsletter including the date.  This event is usually held in July but I’m waiting to hear about family vacation plans!

When you’re done stitching, don’t forget to take time to play ball!  Have a great week!