March 24, 2019
Hi Fellow Stitchers!
Friday we received our backordered items from Market from With Thy Needle & Thread, as well as a few other 'new' designs we'd sold out of and had to reorder since Market. That means we had a HUGE shipment of your orders mailed off to you on Friday and on Saturday. I stayed late on Saturday to make sure all the boxes required were constructed and taken up front so Monday I can be 'chained' to the register getting them processed through so they can be sent out then! Just Debbie and I in the shop on Monday and Tuesday, so we'll be flying low ... but it looks like just about (keyword: just about) all the Market orders will be on their way to you at long last! Thank you for your patience as we waited for the orders to arrive back in the shop from our designers .. it was a fabulous Market for all of us in the industry!
This is going to be a 'shortie' update, as I have to be into the shop later today (I will have Classic Rock TURNED UP on the radio and will NOT be answering phones or responding to emails!!!) as I have to get fabrics cut into fat quarters and more boxes packed for me to take to Camp Stitchalot (our annual spring Stitcher's Retreat). I take my shop 'on the road' with me to the hotel ... so my attendees can shop THERE as well as travel to the shop to shop! I'll also have new items (not yet shown on my catalog) for our 'campers' to see and purchase first (they deserve special surprises!) .. and any that are left in stock will be added to the catalog upon my return. With short handed help this week (LouAnn has a family issue), I won't have time to do this during the week ... I leave for the hotel on Thursday morning, Also at the retreat will be the JBW DESIGNS trunk show and also a selection of designs from STITCHING PRETTY PRESENTS as Michelle (Michelle Ink) will be in attendance with her silver making class and her own TRUNK SHOW OF SILVER charms, fobs, jewelry to purchase!! It will be a fun time for us all!!! If you're in the Davison Michigan area on Saturday (Davison Best Western Hotel), stop in and say HI and view the TRUNK SHOWS (and do some shopping!!
When you come into the shop from this point on ... ALL the boxes and bags and piles (that are still littering the floor here and there) will FINALLY be picked up, packed away and .. gone! Safe walking areas again. LOL
Because of this coming weekend's Camp Stitchalot Retreat, there will be NO NEWSLETTER this coming weekend .... your "next newsletter update" will be Friday April 5th !!
And with that, here's what has just arrived at Hoffman Distributing ...
Nothing else 'new' ... or at least, nothing new more than what is on our What's New
page ... has been released ... so check out our
the "NEWEST OF THE NEW" are on the first 3 pages ... with a whole bunch of designer NEEDLE NANNIES from ZAPPY DOTS, LIMITED EDITION KITS and some FABRIC
... WE HAVE NEW AUTO SHIPS YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR ....
I totally forgot (last week) to tell you about THESE TWO Auto Ship Clubs we also have ... new from Noteworthy Needle and just too cool! You have two choices to make ... a Thimble Treasures Birthstone Series (all regular old cross stitches plus a smyrna cross stitch border) or a Thimble Treasures Birthflower Series (using a satin stitch border with specialty stitches creating the flowers)! Each chart pack comes WITH the snap together eco-friendly bamboo box - no glue required - and quilters plastic template ... and complete clear written instructions WITH step by step pictures to make it all clear! Easy Peasy and oh-so-cute!!! And ... of course you can purchase JUST the month/style you wish. The series started with March and April ... May and June are the next two to be released!
We Have Your MARCH Complimentary Charts Of The Month STILL Waiting For You!
How do you get these? It's easy ... when you place an order during the month of March, 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!
We were able to get quite a few NEW Complimentary Charts from the designers at Market .. April will feature ALL NEW Freebie Designs for You!!
I had a day off last Thursday ... spent 1/2 of it doing bookwork and banking stuffs for the accountant and paying invoices and the other 1/2 of it crashing in my chair with Ari getting lap time (Whit was running around and barking in his pen .. which he absolutely loves!!!). I did a teensy bit of stitching on my 40ct silk gauze (teensy bit of stitching .. 40ct ... get it? LOL) and also started the Thimble Box Birthstone March Aquamarine from Noteworthy Needle. That's the first stitching I've been able to do in months and it felt good! I have to take my RAV4 in early tomorrow morning to get the windshield replaced. Apparently a possible stone chip and -30 degree temperatures and turning on your defroster on high do not mix .... completely cracked from one side to the other. Because my car has collision alert and lane departure indicators, the windshield has to be 'computer re-calibrated' once it's replaced to make sure the sensors are working. Glad I Have Insurance!!!
But .. in the 2 1/2 to 3 hours I'll be sitting up there .. I will have some stitching with me and a book on tape to keep me content while I'm waiting!
I won't have time to really relax again until Sunday afternoon (once I've packed up the retreat) and then on Monday .. I stay at the hotel till Tuesday morning to just .... crash! I won't be alone ... some of our 'campers' stay there until Tuesday too .. just stitching and avoiding going back home to 'reality'. STITCH & RELAX!!!!
OK .. that's pretty much it. Heading to the shop in a few to stand and bend over the fabric table till late afternoon (oh my back!). So .. until the first weekend in April and your next update .. actually ON a Friday night like they're supposed to be ........ Stitch Happy!
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