Hello Everybody!

What a crazy month it’s been!  First the niece’s wedding in PA – she is absolutely beautiful by the way!

Then the Market in Frisco, TX, once again going from room to room and shopping myself silly.  Here  I am  with  Doug  Kreinik  and  Dena. Read  more  below  about  the  latest  threads.

Then back home to get ready for Local Needlepoint Shop Day!  It was busy in here all day and THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for supporting Homestead Needle Arts!

The Grand Prizes were a $100 gift certificate to Homestead Needle Arts won by Lisa E., Cheryl Schaeffer Santa canvas, Rudolph canvas and wagon won by Jane B. and Devon Nicholson Halloween anklet canvas won by Vicki D.  I made up and ran out of 25 goodie bags!   The 10% off storewide sale was a real hit too!


For my website shopping friends, I’m holding a special event LNS Day event too!  Starting NOW through Sunday, October 29 at midnight, you can score 10% off anything IN STOCK and on my website AND anything you see on the following YouTube videos from Market.  MANY OF THE NEW ITEMS ALREADY ARE ON THE WEBSITE.  Those that are not are included in the YouTube videos – links to follow.   If you’re local but missed LNS Day, you can shop online and pick up in store.

In order to claim the discount, just use the code LNS10 on your order or when you call say LNS10 for your special savings.  Every order will receive a free gift AND if you spend $200 or more, you’ll receive a free canvas from my stash! PLEASE NOTE: Some items shown on my website may NOT be in stock.  If you click through and it says Item On Back Order, then for sure, it’s not in stock.  Other items especially threads, may appear to be in stock but are not.  For best service, call me Friday or Saturday.

Just like the in store shoppers, you’ll have fun too!   If you see something, the best way to contact me is via phone, 810-694-3040.  The video items are not yet on the website but many of the new canvases and all the new magnets are on the website.  You can use the website for your items if everything you want is online or again, just call me.  Need to check price or availability?   Just call or email me at homesteadneedle@sbcglobal.net.  YouTube Canvas video  YouTube Tools and Threads video. 

Prizes!  Yes, there will be three prize drawings too!  All shoppers who use the phone or website to place an order will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Homestead Needle Arts. a hand painted canvas by Shear Creations of four curly toed Christmas socks and a set of 15 Essentials threads by Planet Earth.  Drawing will be held Tuesday October 31 and the winning items will be shipped with your order.  I’ll post the winners on my Facebook page as soon as I can.


The following threads were new at Market and I picked them up too!  Kreinik has two new colors – light apricot and dark chocolate.  I purchased both of these in #12 braid but can order other sizes if you need them.

Rainbow Gallery introduced Petite Entice.  Entice is a shiny rayon blending with a metallic and this is the same but much thinner.  It’s perfect for when you want to do light stitches and let the painted canvas show through OR if you have a bulky stitch such as a whipped spider and want to use a little finer thread.   There are also new colors of Wisper and I purchased the red and the orange.  I’m not sure yet if I’ll be purchasing the whole line of Petite Entice – let me know what you think.

ThreadworX has new floss colors and new overdyed Vineyard Silk colors too.  There’s actually six floss colors but I’m missing one and will re-order it.

Straw Silk introduced four new Core Color Palettes.  This included Spring Greens, Classic Greens, Fawny Tawny Browns and Cowboy Copper Browns.  There are five colors per card and 6 yards of each on these cards.  Many palettes have an overdye that inspires the collection which will be in the third slot.  Subscription Palettes are a limited offer program which I have enrolled in.  The retail of each card is $22.   If you’re interested in receiving these every quarter, let me know and I’ll set them aside for you.


Julia Snyder has written another book and this one is called Next Level Stitches.  They are being shipped so I can’t review it yet for you but if you’re a Julia fan be sure to sign up for one of the six I ordered.  I have reordered Backgrounds & Such and Categories for Needlepoint also.

KCN Designers Trunk Show – November, 2023

My next newsletter should be telling you about the KCN Trunk Show due to arrive here next week.  You can check their website if you want to browse early.  All their canvases will be 20% off our regular prices.  https://kcndesigners.com/

Onward to November and all the family events and fun that it brings.  See you soon!  And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



Yes, I had to make Skye pose so you could see Autumn at my house.  I love it!