Closed 8/22, NEW CLUBS!, CANVAS SALE, more new items arrive

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Don't forget, I'm closed TOMORROW, Saturday, August 22nd so I can improve my (knitting) knowledge.  Our regular shop hours resume Tuesday, August 25.  YES, WE WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.  If you're not doing anything for Labor Day, why not join us in an all day stitch-in.  Just email me ( and let me know you're coming so that I can have enough room for everybody!

I've slashed prices on hundreds of canvases and they're all online for you to review.  Remember, take a look at our sale page and then let me know which ones you want.  I'm moving this inventory out of here because I'd like to buy more canvases when I go to Dallas at the end of September.  The direct link is   There are designs by Melissa Shirley, Rebecca Woods, Quail Run, Kathy Schenkel, Unique NZ Designs, Leigh, Lee, Jean Smith, Ewe and Eye and many more!   You're sure to find several you want so take the time to browse the sale. 

Teeny-Tiny Needlepoint Stitches by Carolyn Hedge Baird
It's time to re-order this book!  I thought maybe I'd review it for you so that you'll know that you want it!  The front cover is just CUTE showing a bird pulling a wagon filled with NEEDLEPOINT ITEMS!  The Table of Contents includes
Favorite small stitches books
Stitches mostly in alphabetical order
Stitches from our sampler series
Late additions
Indexes - the indexes are about 1/4 of the book!  It's the best way to look up a stitch you need if you know what you want!  For example, there are indexes for 4-way stitches, basket stitches, stitches for birds, borders and stripes over 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (now THAT'S handy!), combo stitches using 2, 3 and 4 threads, cross stitches, diagonal stitches, eyelet stitches, laid fiillngs and tent variations.  Whew!  That's a lot of indexes for a lot of tiny stitches!

The book is wirebound, measures about 8-1/2 x 6", is about 1/2" thick, has multiple graphs per page, little hints, and darling drawings.  It retails for $29.95 and I'm taking orders.  Just call me at 810-694-3040 and I'll put your name and contact information on my list.  If you want to order online,  click here.

Many of you LOVE to receive needlepoint in the mail every month!  Clubs are fun and you can either keep up or not...there isn't anybody to rat you out if you fall behind.  Some of you prefer to visit the shop to pick up your club piece and see what's new.  Sign up for two  new clubs will start NOW and the clubs will start this fall. 

Twelve Days of Christmas
First, we have the Twelve Days of Christmas by Heartstrings.  These are SMALL stitch friendly pieces  Of course there are 12 of them!  Each measures (to its rick-rack border) 4" square.  I saw these made up into blocks at Market and they were SO CUTE!  Heartstrings ALWAYS includes stitch guides with their pieces and suggested threads.  Each piece also includes a charm or a button.  I won't have a price for you until I receive all the canvases but I can tell you that each canvas will be $57.50.  The threads suggested for my in stock pieces include DMC Floss, Kreinik #4 and #8, Neon Rays, Ty-Di Just Cottons, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Grandeur silk and Wildflowers.  Many of these are repeated throughout the pieces so I'm sure you can re-use them.

The pieces are (sing with me) On the ______ day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
A Star for my Holiday Tree
Two Ringing Bells
Three Candy Canes
Four Woolen MIttens
FIVE Golden Wreaths
Six Cardinals Singing
Seven Cookies Baking
Eight Candles Burning
Nine Reindeer Leaping
Ten Gifts for Giving
Eleven Stockings Hanging and
Twelve Santas Skating

The picture below shows them finished as blocks.  You can see the canvases right here:

So, please let me know if you're interested in this Club and I'll get back to you with kit prices.


Homes of America

This is a brand new series and it includes stitch guides by Patricia Sone!   Ther homes are in the classic styles of Plantation, Craftsman, Victorian, Tudor, Brownstone, Houseboat, Mountain Cabin and Adobe.  They're shown in your email totally stitched!  Again, I will have to get all of the stitch guides before I can estimate thread kit prices.  The canvases with stitch guide are $74.00 each for club members.  You'll have the option with this club to receive threads or not.  Patricia uses floss, Kreinik lots of Pepper Pot silk and Rainbow Gallery threads and usually some silk ribbon in her stitch guides.  These pieces are 5" square and would fit wonderfully into a box, trivet, frame, or you could pillow them together or separately  I'm thinking stand-ups of each one and you'll have a whole village!  I adore these houses and I hope you do too!  Just call or email me if you want additional pricing information and to sign up.


I ordered these threads in May at Market and they've finally arrived!  The new color numbers and names are listed in the order that they are pictured:

099 Cocoa (already exists in Waterlilies)
295 Mountain Haze
305 Merlot
313 Sedona Sunset
314 Ivy
315 Coal
316 Crème Fraiche
317 Petal
318 Shell
319 Turquoise Trail
320 Arctic Frost
321 Kelsch
322 Rapunzel
323 Prickly Pear
324 Chardonnay
325 Marshmallow

For just ONE WEEK you can order all 16 new colors for 62.00 (usually $68.80).  Paid orders received by 8/28/15 will receive the special pricing even if I'm out of stock!

I bought a limited number of the new colors but any of them can be ordered.  We have in stock:

295 Mountain Haze
305 Merlot
313 Sedona Sunset
314 Ivy
320 Arctic Frost
322 Rapunzel
323 Prickly Pear

Wildflowers retail at $4.05 each.  I only have the above colors in stock but can order the other new colors if you want.  Otherwise for JUST ONE WEEK you can order these 7 colors at $25 instead of $28.35.  Paid orders received by 8/28/15 will receive the special pricing even if I'm out of stock.  Non stocked colors are regular price.  

I hope I didn't lose your attention with all this news.  Happy browsing in our "sale bins" and be sure to order a new book or a new set of Watercolors for yourself at the same time. 

Keep stitching!


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