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Sent: April 4, 2007
Hi Stitchers -
Just a quick note to tell you about a few new things in the shop this week - we're also expecting a box of new patterns in tomorrow! You can see a lot of these designs in the "April New Book Listings" in the Merchant Mall. Come see us soon. Also, we will be open this Friday for regular hours 10 - 5.
New from Nora Corbett (Mirabilia) – If you like the style of Mirabilia but not the size, here are some darling smaller patterns from her new “Pixie Couture Collection”. Fern and Ivy are about 6x10 on 32 ct linen (or 16 ct aida) and use just a couple of metallics and three colors of beads. I hope we’ll see more from this collection as these are already flying out the door! Let us know if you want us to kit them up for you. http://www.needledelights.com/index.php/photos/18.html
Blackbird Designs “Loose Feathers” Club – this is an ongoing club that I haven’t talked about in awhile – I know there are new fans out there so here’s your chance to get some exclusive Blackbird patterns. These are released several times a year (NOT every month) and are always wonderful! We just received the first of the 2007 Club titles “Their Song”. To quote a little of the inside cover of the pattern,
“Here’s a traditional counting rhyme that uses the number of crows present to predict the future:
One crow is for sorrow.
Two for joy.
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five crows for silver,
Six crows for gold,
Seven crows for a secret never to be told.
So Barb stitched seven Crows into her sampler. Take the time and stitch something secret into yours.”
See the photo of “Their Song” at
If you sign up to be in the Loose Feathers club, you can also purchase past Club selections - email me if you're interested and I'll send you a link to see other designs.
Just for fun, here's an excerpt of an email that I took (with permission!) from a quilt group that I belong to online - as stitchers, you'll love this story!
"I taught our oldest son to cross-stitch tho he didn't do
much with it. He is now an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery
at a medical college. He is in charge of the residents & teaches them the
cataract surgery. He told me he wishes I'd taught all of them to
cross-stitch b/c it would have improved their surgery skills!"
If you haven't been stitching much, remember "You Count even when you Don't!"
If you have been stitching much, YEAH!! and You Count!