April 28, 2017
Hi Fellow Stitchers!
Finished packing up my boxes o'product for the Prim Stitcher's Merchant Mall this next weekend. Trunk shows have arrived ... one is being sent to the hotel for me to pick up there. Stephanie's Fabrics will be sending her selections of "primitive shaded" Evenweave fabrics to the the hotel for me on Monday as well, so I won't have to pack up those. And Retromatnic Fripperies is sending me "new since Nashville fripperies" to show there as well! I have new scissors and some super cool kits and other goodies so ... IF I have any thing 'new' left over upon my return to the shop, I'll be sharing those with you on my What's New pages!
I did have a meltdown yesterday ... I had all the boxes and more boxes all piled up by the front door here at home and realized .. there was NO way I could fit all of that in my RAV4 ... along with the shutter stands and table top display shelves and bins and mini tables I'd be taking! Dave ... from a distance ... was my voice of reason and helped me start carrying everything out to do a 'practice loading' of the vehicle. And ... after I got through crying ... discovered it all fit! (I kind of forgot that ... I have 'mad packing skills".)
This is all new to me ... I know how to set up my shop at my retreats in the hotel room, but this is an unknown setup venue with other merchants in one large room utilizing tables only and since I'm not sure how it's all going to go together, I'm stressing a bit. It WILL be fun though! Besides, I'm really good at stressing!!
And, once the weekend is over, I'm 'done' with stuffs I have to go to until October and my shop's next retreat. I've not got plans finalized yet, but mark down October Friday the 13th for your next fun SNT date!!
With that .... it's time to show you the newest that have arrived this week.
Then ... check out Norden Crafts (make sure you click on the box that says Show All)
Then see what is new at Yarn Tree
and, of course, check out Wichelt Imports
we order weekly from Hoffman, Norden, Yarn Tree and Wichelt will be glad to get you what you see!
KIT & BIXBY -- Cats Learn Their ABCs
LITTLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS -- Early Americans, The #2 - John Hancock
(my auto for LHN's Hometown Holiday - Grandma's House was discovered still sitting on the shelf at the distributor .. it will be shipping to me on Monday .. so it's coming!!)
MADAME CHANTILLY -- Summer Is Coming
AND .. .there are MORE NEW CHARTS en route to us now ... should be here Monday, Tuesday at the latest!!
Designs By Lisa -- If You Were A Cat
Imaginating -- Jingle Birds ... Let's Appreciate Police ... Let's Go To Church ... Let's Love Twins
Kit & Bixby -- Cats With Golden Collars
Stoney Creek -- Lighthouse Of The Month - April ... Lighthouse Of The Month - May ... Fishing Santa
Carolyn Manning Designs -- Bees Knees (Garden Labyrinth)
Scattered Seed Samplers -- Jewel Of Wisdom ... Catherine Sheppard 1810
Threadwork Primitives -- Quaker Bird Pinwheel
X's & Oh's -- Anchors Away
AND ... WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY ...
... COMING SOON ....
From AMY BRUECKEN DESIGNS ...
From THE WORKBASKET ....
From JUST NAN ....
From HEART IN HAND ...
From BLACKBIRD DESIGNS ...
From HANDS ON DESIGN ...
From Bohin .... Cat Scissors Gift Sets -- these are expected Mid May
Limited Edition 3.5" Cat Embroidery Scissors Gift Sets
include a 60" measuring tape and a clear case.
2017 Just CrossStitch - Halloween Special Collector's Issue - due early/mid-July!
Arriving In September ... the GINGHER DESIGNER SERIES - LAUREN:
It's ALMOST MAY and time for NEW COMPLIMENTARY CHARTS for You!
How do you get these? It's easy ... when you place an order during the month of May, you'll receive our offered freebies automatically included with your order. When you come into the shop, simply ask us for the 'Freebies Of The Month'. Or, you can send us a SASE (legal sized, 4 1/8" x 9 1/2" self-addressed stamped envelope) and we'll mail them right off to you!
LOVE PRIMITIVE STITCHERIES?
Join us at the PSS Retreat Merchant Mall Columbus, Ohio. Hosted at the Embassy Suites/Hilton Airport, 2886 Airport Drive, Columbus 43219.
Primitive Stitcher's Society Retreat Merchant Mall brings together Primitive Designers, their patterns, cross stitch and punch needle supplies and an on site retail shop Stitches N Things (Fenton, Mi). In addition, Primitive Collectors will find antique treasures, hand crafted Shaker Boxes and stitched pieces to take home. Scheduled for Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, the show hours are 12:30 – 4:30pm. A day pass is $5 with a weekend pass for $8. **You May Purchase TICKETS AT The Door!
Some of the designers and companies present in the Merchant Mall will be:
Ali Strebel Folkart Designs - By My Hand Needleworks - Carolina Stitcher - Dames of the Needle - dixiesamplar hand~dyed fabrics - LeHay's Shaker Boxes - Lucy Beams - Notforgotten Farm - Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - Summer House Stitche Workes - Teresa's Prim Treasures - Tree of Life Samplings - Truffle Pigs Treasures Antiques & Primitives - and Stitches N Things will be featuring Designer Trunk Shows from LA D DA ... KELMSCOTT DESIGNS, PHEASANT STREET SAMPLERS, PRIMITIVE JEWEL, PERFECT PRIM PUNCH and new Fripperies from RETROMANTIC FRIPPERIES!
You won't want to miss this Merchant Mall from The Prim Stitchers Society!!! I hope to see you there!!!
Debbie has been typing her fingers to the bone!! As of 5pm today, there were 1460 items listed!
AND ... in our SNT CLASSICS Sale catalog... there are 2285 items ON SALE!
A note though: Please do NOT put sale items in your Wish List. We go through the items that have 'inactivated from the sale pages" and double check to see IF they are still in the shop ... and if they are, we re-activate them and put them 'back on sale'. If you want to take advantage of the sale, place your order! If you want us to 'hold your order for a couple of days' while you continue to shop the sales, just ask us!
Just about finished with Heartstring Samplery's " Coffee Quaker II ... should be completed tomorrow night! Then .. onto something new. Have to find something I want to take with me to the Retreat in Columbus ... I was going to to do Kathy Barrick's Up On The Housetop on 40ct Silk Gauze but may have changed my mind .... tomorrow I'll scour the shop for something that catches my eye (and probably pick Kathy's design after all)!
Since I'll be in Columbus at the Prim Stitcher's Retreat and Merchant Mall this next weekend, there will NOT be a newsletter update coming your way on Friday. But stay tuned for your next info-newsletter on Friday May 12th!! So until then ....
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