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New in the Shop

Sent: April 13, 2006


Hi Stitchers -
I've been working on my income taxes and guess that many of you may be in the same boat this week because the shop hasn't been too busy! Hopefully we'll get done soon and have much more fun andinterestingthings to do next week! I can't wait to pick up my needle again! In the meantime, the new things keep arriving from the Brown Truck!
We received an Automatic from Lizzie Kate yesterday - two more Blessings of Christmas ornament patterns (Give and Song), two great punch needle patterns for Autumn & Winter, an adorable "Boxer Jr" kit for summer, and a regular chart called "Think Summer". I imagine they'll be up on the Lizzie Kate website soon -
New to us is Donna Taylor Designs - these are great counted canvas patterns and I am looking forward to stitching one of them soon! Great geometrics that use a variety of stitches and threads, they've been popular.
In the gadget section,we havenew needle holders. They are clear little vials with different colored lids that stay on very tightly to keep your needles secure. With the different color lids available, you can color code your various needle sizes. At $1.00 each, they started flying out of here as soon as we put them out! If you want us to add one or more to your order, just let us know. Lid colors available are red, blue. yellow, orange, white, green, and lavender! We also have "foam thread straighteners" - these are great for taking the kinks out of rayon threads, especially Neon Rays, and metallic threads. Hard to explain - come into the shop and we'll demo it for you!
It's definitely time to start thinking about needlepoint stockings if you want to have a special one done for the holidays this year. We have several new hand painted canvases in the shop and have received new catalogs as well. We'll also be happy to order anything you might find on the internet - just note where you find it so that I can locate it to order!
As school is nearing the summer break, I've ordered new "Little Folks" cross stitch kits - these are fun little designs for children that come as complete kits with 6 ct aida cloth and a hoop-frame for $8.99. Teach your child to stitch this summer or if you don't have children or grandchildren, find one to pass on your love of stitching to. If you don't think you have the patience to teach a child to stitch, I recommend that you try it anyway - you may discover that it is very rewarding. I look forward to offering a stitching class for kids again this summer!
I'll send a separate email about the Online Needlework Show - it starts next week on April 19th!
See you in the shop soon!
Kathy


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