Hi Stitchers -
It seems like a long time ago that I wrote a Friday Update – the weeks usually fly by but I guess a long holiday weekend did wonders for slowing me down. I went up to North Carolina to be with family over the Fourth (yes, I got to see my 18 month old niece!) and then stayed over a few extra days. I had a great time “working” in my mom’s studio and I really did get a great deal done. I started stitching the next Mystery I’m designing and had a great time playing with threads and different stitches. More to come on that in a few weeks.
The website is updated with the new arrivals this week. It certainly seems to be “Christmas in July” – there are several titles from JBW Designs for great ornaments, darling angel ornament patterns from M Designs, two more stocking patterns from Blackbird Designs and more. Check it out at What'sNew.
The Hoffman Update is up and the next three Alphabet Fairies from Nora Corbett (Mirabilia) have been released. You can see the photos of them on the Merchant Mall.
We now have a “Coming Soon” section of the E-Store. Here I will feature things that you may want to reserve. Jim Shore has Santa kits, Victoria Sampler has new patterns, Kelmscott has Flower Pot Scissors and a new Buzz Needle Minder, Gingher is releasing new Scissors, and ….finally,
It’s time to sign up for the Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine for 2009 – there’s a photo of the cover for you to see. Mom’s ornament didn’t make the cover but I can tell you that she’s done another flamingo – Feliz found a girlfriend and she’s pretty cute! We’ll definitely be making kits and I saw lots of polka dot stocking legs in production at my mom’s studio! You can also email us to reserve a kit for her flamingo. There will be a Stitching Kit (includes everything to stitch her) and a Finishing Kit (includes everything to finish her once she’s stitched). Prices TBD but similar to previous kits.
There are also a few new patterns coming from My Big Toe Designs – she did a nice flyer and here’s the link to it - MyBigToeNew
Send me an email to reserve any of her new titles.
I posted a couple of photos in the NeedleDelightsOriginal
gallery. You’ll have to scroll down (the photos are alphabetically listed). There’s a photo of Cherry Cordial worked in the color option “Blue Lagoon”. I had pulled these colors for someone here in the shop at the end of May and she sent me a photo of the stitched piece (Thanks Carol!). There’s also an updated version of Barbi Sherman’s “Oh My Stars” in bright colors – it’s coming along nicely.
There are still a few spaces for our Stitching & Pizza Party tomorrow – let me know if you’d like to come – it’s sure to be loads of fun. Tonia will be here so bring your framing in – it’s time to start getting things done for the holidays!
That’s it for now – I’ll be sending out another announcement email later tonight or tomorrow morning so stay tuned…
PS Tuesday Tidbits WILL return next week - I promise!!