Monday, October 31, 2011

Nancy will be Ready for Halloween

Nancy Currey stitched this delightful bracelet. We hope she is wearing it this week so she gets the full use of it.

Happy Halloween!
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Finished Pillow

Isn't this a beautiful traditional pillow? It was stitched in a tent stitch using wool. And although there are other options, the traditional approach remains an elegant one.

Because the stitcher used a tent stitch and wool, this pillow will be able to withstand a lot of use. Even the dog can lie on it.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dottie's Wedding Cake

Dottie came in with her completed wedding cake. Her goal was to have a wedding gift ready for each grandchild, even though most were not getting married for several years.

She did an absolutely exquisite job embellishing this canvas. She used ribbons for the flower top. Don't the lilies of the valley look real? I love the way she did the cake stand.

This is a truly wonderful gift.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Threads Galore

We have at least 1000 skeins of yarn on sale for $1.00 a piece.  Please check the website under threads to see what threads are available.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gail's Santa and Reindeer from DJ Designs

Gail bought this delightful canvas the last time we had the DJ canvas. She did an absolutely wonderful job on the stitching. Of course, if you know Gail, you know that she was thrilled to be able to find the perfect ceramic and holly leaves for Santa's head!

In the current DJ show, there are also some other winter whimsical canvases. And remember that during the trunk show, DJ canvases are 20% off.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Meredith is Ready for Halloween

Meredith was here yesterday for Stitch and Chat. Unfortunately for her, her finished Halloween decoration came in after she left. But if is really fantastic. The picture just doesn't do it justice!

The pumpkin glows and the haunted house is suspended above it. Come in early today before she takes it home.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Fun

It's really fall today.  The leaves are starting to turn and the air is crisp in the morning.  I stitch with my cup of tea in the morning before I come to work. 

Because fall leads up to snow, come out and join us on November 6 for lunch and stitching at the shop.  We will be stitching from 10 AM to 4 PM with a break for a catered lunch.  You can check out the details at our website.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DJ's Midtown Manhattan

The picture above is a finished moon from DJ's Rockefeller Center Stocking.  This wonderful canvas comes as a stocking but also as two different sized panels (one with Santa and one without) plus a small oval ornament.  There is also a canvas on #13 mesh that just has Santa, the moon and the tops of the buildings.

I just found out that DJ's fabulous Rockefeller Stocking design is actually called Midtown Manhattan. That's just one of the things I've learned in the past month and a half. In the next few weeks, I will be reporting to you what I've discovered career about the needlepoint business.

Right now, we have the DJ Designs in house and they are wonderful.  The line includes lots of Christmas but also wonderful dogs, paisleys, flowers, great room canvases and a wide selection of chairs.
It's a truly wide range of canvases!

We are promoting the show with 20% off of any of his canvases.  So if you've been eyeing one, now is the time to get.

Monday, October 10, 2011

DJ Designs Trunk Show

We want to let you know that the DJ Designs Trunk Show has arrived.

Helen worked really hard all day getting it ready to open the show this Saturday morning.

During the show we will have regular store hours but remember we are always happy to accommodate our clientele by appointment if you can’t make it while we are open.

Even more exciting is the fact that all Trunk Show canvases will be 20% off as well as the threads if you purchase the threads at the same time as the canvas.

You will also be able to take the canvas home right away, so that you can get started on your new project while the excitement is in the air.

I hope to see everyone during the next couple of weeks while we hold this fabulous show.


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Sales, Fall Fun & More

As promised, it is October 1st and I am making my first attempt at blogging. It has been a very busy month. First cleaning and organizing the store to my liking, getting familiar with the staff, hiring a new employee, learning the cash register, figuring out the copy/fax machine and then making all the administrative changes such as phone lines and payroll companies. My head is still spinning and now I am in Massachusetts on a college hunt with my daughter.

With all the changes we have going on we still had time for a sale. We marked down at least 500 skeins of thread to a $1.00 a piece. We also slashed prices on 300 canvases with drawers filled with $10, $20 and $30 items as well as a belts marked down to $40. One wall in the store is covered with still more mark downs as well and we have at least a dozen Christmas Stockings available for $75. If you have not had the opportunity to check things out please do so this week as we are only keeping things around until our first Trunk Show.

When stopping by the store check out our new windows which my college room helped decorate for the season. Which brings me to my next topic: Sunday November 7th we are holding our first ever Fall Frolic. It is a needlepoint party held from 10am – 4pm. Please check out the events page of our website for details and let us know if you are interested.

Move information another time and I promise pictures soon. I think I need to buy a new program for that. Eileen has told me hers was not the easiest to use and very time consuming.