Hi Shivering Stitchers!

Baby, it’s COLD outside.  So let’s talk about warm and cozy things like STITCHING!  Right now in the shop I have the snowmen and the hearts on the wall for “in the season stitching” fun.  The little guy above is one of them.

Twenty Year Celebration Update

Next month, we’ll celebrate my 20 year ownership of Homestead Needle Arts and I want YOU to participate.  Pick your one most favorite needlepoint piece that you’ve stitched and finished in the past 20 years.  Bring it in anytime in January and starting February 1 we’ll have a showcase of customer works (late entries allowed but you could miss out on votes!)

It can be a framed piece, a stand-up, an ornament, a pillow, a purse…whatever!  All during the month of February customers will vote on their favorite piece with one vote per visit.  There are wonderful prizes to win including a K’s Creations lap stand (shown above), a Homestead Gift Certificate and a canvas!  Each customer participating in the show will also receive one entry for a MYSTERY PRIZE and each entrant will receive one $5 gift certificate to spend at Homestead.   Winners will be drawn on Friday, March 1.  LET’S SEE YOUR FAVORITE PIECE!  Come in and vote in February!

I’m also planning a celebration party on Saturday, February 17 so save the date.  Goodie bags?  Refreshments?  Mystery give-aways?  You’ll have to attend to find out!

The Colors of Praise Trunk Show is hung in the shop.  If these bright colors don’t keep you warm, I don’t know what will!  You can also order anything that is on the Colors of Praise website and receive 20% off the regular price.  In case you missed the last newsletter, here is the link to the website and the videos I did of the items that are here.  Of course some have sold already so be sure to call or stop in to see if your favorite is here.


Video #1 https://youtu.be/7Lk5Of9rM5Y

Video #2 https://youtu.be/UryUZZT66Hk

Video #3 https://youtu.be/RWc2ndE0qzc

Video #4 https://youtu.be/Gqer4tL17yI

Anchor Floss Sale

Here’s news!  I no longer have a distributor for Anchor floss so I’m putting it all on sale at 50% off until it’s gone so it’s 60 cents per skein.  Come in, stock up, save half!  Right now I have plenty of colors.  Be sure to tell your cross stitching friends as there are very few shops that carry Anchor floss.

Melissa Shirley Designs

I purchased some of Melissa’s designs on SALE so you reap the benefit.  See them all on my website but hurry!  They sell quickly at these prices.  See the newest here:  https://www.homesteadneedlearts.com/whats-new/

February Stitch-In

Our next FREE stitch-in date is Saturday,  February 3.  Come join other needlepoint lovers.  All you need to do is email or call me to reserve your seat.  In case of severe weather, check my Facebook page and phone to be sure I’m here. Time is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Bring your lunch or order in.


Best Dog Mom Ever

That’s what I tell myself every time I take Skye outside to play in this freezing weather!  Don’t worry, I don’t let her play too long because the cold is just as hard on her as me.  She just doesn’t know it.  Happily the snow is on the ground so the mud has subsided.


Stay warm, stay healthy and stay stitching!

Theresa, Homestead Needle Arts