June, 2022

Hello everybody!

No matter what the calendar says, summer is here!  Many of you are out and about and doing your gardening.  Don’t forget to pick up a project for those lazy summer days on the deck, at the lake, or to work on in the evenings.  I’ve got some new canvases on my website and if you don’t want to make the drive, just let me know if I can pull threads for you.

Mindy’s Needlepoint Trunk Show is Coming

SOON, the Mindy Trunk Show will arrive.  Mindy was holding off shipping it until her newest creations came in so that we can see them.  I told her that was great!  We expect it here in the next 10 days.  Just call first before you make the trip.  Of course I’ll send another newsletter when it arrives and hopefully some more YouTube videos.

Mile Hile Princess Santa Club

I’m definitely planning on a Club with the four skinny Santas shown above.  I’ve already started working on them.  You will receive a canvas and stitch guide every 2 to 3 months.  Thread kits are optional and pricing will be available in the future.  Canvas and stitch guide prices will be $60 for two of them and $65 for the other two of them for a total of four canvases and four stitch guides at $250 before taxes.  These are discounted prices so you must sign up for all four to receive this discount.   This  Club  will  begin  in  mid-September,  2022 as long as the canvases are available!  You must  sign  up  and make  a $125 (plus sales tax) Non-Refundable  Deposit  by  Saturday, June 18, 2022.   Although classes will not be necessary because each Santa will have a stitch guide, if you would prefer a class or a stitch day, I will see if there’s enough interest.  CALL ME at 810-694-3040 or come in by 6/18/22 to sign up and make your deposit.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

THE WORLD’S LARGEST NEEDLEPOINT GARAGE SALE!  

SAVE THE DATE:  SATURDAY, JULY 23 – shop until you drop from 10-4.

CLEAN OUT YOUR STASH!  Drop off your NEEDLEPOINT ONLY items Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, July 16, 19, 20 and 22.  All information follows at the end of this newsletter.  IF YOU’RE PARTICIPATING, PLEASE READ THEM AND GET YOUR ITEMS READY.

 

IS THE PRICE OF GAS STOPPING YOU FROM VISITING?

Well come on in, make any purchase over $10 and enter to win a monthly gift certificate this summer from Homestead Needle Arts for $50!  Winner will be drawn on the first day of the following month.  I hope that helps encourage you to visit!

Reminder:  Kreinik has Changed their Spools

Kreinik has purchased a new spooling machine and to make their lives easier, they will only be using ONE SIZE of spool.  New stickers for the spool ends come in with the size of the braid and the color printed on them.  At this time, to make YOUR life easier, I’m color coding them as we are used to – pink for Size 8 braid, blue for Size 12 braid, peach for 1/16″ ribbon.  I can’t find a good light blue highlighter so I will leave Size 16 braid as the white sticker.  It just makes it easier when you grab one to note what size it is by the color coding.

NEW BOOK – Mary Legallet’s Whimsical Stitches Book 3 

Mary’s latest book has finally arrived after she had multiple issues with the supply chain in getting them printed.  I only have a few in stock at $68.  Due to the low mark-up and high shipping cost on these, future books in all three volumes from Mary may be priced higher to cover my costs.  The books are on my website here.

Change in Loyalty Club

Due to the low mark up and high shipping fees on ALL books, books will no longer be added to your Loyalty Club cards.  Charted patterns will still be added.  Thank you for your understanding.

New Michigan Made Tote Bags!

I am now stocking a few of these wonderful totes which feature fun fabric on one side (cats, dogs and flowers) and a clear plastic side so you can see which project is in there.  A “tool bag” or thread bag is also included in matching colors.  I have stocked the 18 x 18″ size so that your large projects can have a happy tote to live in!  Additional sizes will be ordered in the future – just advise me what size you’d like.  You can find them on the website here.

Reminder:  Homestead Needle Arts will be closed June 19 through 24

Please be sure to mark your calendars or email me if you want to be sure I’m open before you make a long trip.  The Mindy Trunk Show will still be here when I return on Saturday, June 25.

Reminder – Christmas Finishing Deadline is August 12, 2022

If you want to be sure that your finished project will be back before Christmas Day, you must turn it in to me NO LATER than August 12, 2022.   You may still turn in after this date but there is no guarantee it will be finished.  PLEASE NOTE:  I very much appreciate your canvases being purchased through Homestead Needle Arts that you are sending for finishing.  I keep the prices reasonable so that you can have a completed item.  (The cute Santa above was magically stitched by Lori Z. of Saginaw.)

Here’s my pretty little dog Skye.

Surprise!  That’s not Skye!  That’s her bestie, Duffy! Duffy is a Springer Spaniel and is very loved (and spoiled) by his special people.  What a cutie-patootie he is with those curly ears and expressive eyes!

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THE WORLD’S BEST NEEDLEPOINT CUSTOMER GARAGE SALE RETURNS TO HOMESTEAD NEEDLE ARTS, SATURDAY JULY 23, 2022.

This is the time that YOU can sell your own items and shop for needlepoint treasures.  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%.

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.

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.

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 CANVAS!

6. DROP OFF DATES:
Drop off of items BEGINS SATURDAY, JULY 16 and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22. 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.  NO ONE-ON-ONE SELLING TO OTHER CUSTOMERS.

8. SHOPPING DATES:
Come back and shop for yourself ON SATURDAY JULY 23 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 25 THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 30.  NO early pickups!   Any items not picked up by the deadline of July 27 at 4:00 p.m. becomes the property of Homestead Needle Arts and will be disposed of in any manner I see fit.

10. PLEASE USE YOUR SHOP CREDIT:
Use your shop credit by 12/15/22.  Shop credit is good on merchandise ONLY including special orders.

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

HAPPY DE-STASHING!