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November 29, 2020


Hi Fellow Stitchers!      

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful .. despite the precautions you took.  Dave and I (with Whit and Ari) had a good one .. turkey was enjoyed by all and of course PIE by us!  We usually celebrate by ourselves as family has so disintegrated; and our Christmas will be the same!  We will NOT be getting together with Dave's daughter in law & daughter, the grandkids (grown) and great grandchildren this year ... our decision!  And .. it will be fine!  This way, as long as we stay and practice being safe, there is ALWAYS next year!!

     It's going to be slow going for us in the shop next week and .. maybe the following weeks.  Debbie's daughter Rachel is a Certified Nurse Assistant and works in a nursing home. Rachel is tested constantly but on this past Tuesday started having COVID symptoms.  The first test - the rapid test - showed negative but she has been in 'home isolation' waiting for results of the second more exacting test and now has added another symptom.  Debbie is fine.  But .. Debbie hasn't been in the shop since last Monday (when she had a migraine) and won't be back in the shop THIS coming week.  That means, it will be only LouAnn and I working the shop.  The shop has been incredibly busy (thank you thank you) but it's going to be a bit slower getting your orders off to you this week .. we're swamped with shipments that have come in; I'll be being 'me' AND 'being Debbie', meaning I'll be mostly in the back on the computer with LouAnn up front opening shipments, working with customers, and processing whatever orders I can get packaged up through.  

     And since I don't know WHEN Debbie will be coming back in ... until she is safe and has been tested and found negative in another week or so ... we MAY have to have a close for one addional day, possibly a Monday, as the two of us in the shop cannot work 6 days straight without a decent break for too long.  I thank you in advance for your understanding!

     And more from the Coronavirus front   ...  we won't be able to offer our "12 Days Of Christmas Specials" this year.  We just can't get product in the shop in any kind of timely manner and with so many backorders, it just isn't viable to offer you discounts on items we cannot tell you when they would be shipped or available.   I had planned on some special goodie bags/grab bags, but with Debbie not being in the shop for the past week, I just didn't have the time to get anything ready on that front.  So disappointment on our part.  BUT ...

(1)    GIFT CERTIFICATE BONUS SPECIAL:   Receive a 20% Bonus Gift Certificate with Purchase of any Gift Certificate in $25.00 increments.         WHAT???  WOW!!!  THAT MEANS ...

When you Purchase a $25.00 Gift Certificate .. you will receive a FREE $5.00 Gift Certificate!! 

  • Purchase a $50.00 Gift Certificate & receive a FREE $10.00 Gift Certificate!!  
  • Purchase a $75.00 Gift Certificate & receive a FREE $15.00 Gift Certificate!!  
  • Purchase a $100.00 Gift Certificate & receive a FREE $20.00 Gift Certificate!!  

Purchase GC's in ANY $25.00 increment and receive a FREE GC valued at 20% of that purchased GC .. the "Free" Gift Certificate is for use effective January 2, 2021!!! 

All Gift Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase on anything found at Stitches N Things! And yes, these can be redeemed on-line! We can even SEND YOUR GC VIA E-MAIL to your recipient for you!


Offer good November 29th THROUGH December 5th


(2)    TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF anything on our SNT CLASSICS Pages** 

                  (wow .. that means that most items will be nearly 75% off .. if not more!)    

** Please Note: Your Order Form will NOT reflect the additional savings ... WE will automatically deduct that discount when we process your order through.   That means .. one more time ... the 25% Off discount will NOT show on your online order but WILL BE applied when we charge your order through.  If paying via Paypal, your account will be reimbursed the difference.

** Please Note .. the SNT Classics page has it's very 'own' search engine ... ** if you type in a keyword on our regular catalog search, it will NOT show up .. you MUST go to our SNT CLASSICS page to do your searches & purchases!!

Offer good November 29th THROUGH December 5th


So without further delay .. here's what has just arrived at Hoffman Distributing ...


and ... click to see what's NEW at Yarn Tree and ... Wichet Imports


CHESSIE & ME  --  Mary Lindsay 1828 Sampler

COUNTRY COTTAGE NEEDLEWORKS  --  Sampler of the Month - January Sampler  ...   Home For The Holidays

HOMESPUN ELEGANCE  --  2020 Santa Ornament - Santa Loves Stitchers  ... 2020 Sampler Ornament - Holly Days  ... 2020 Snowman Ornament - Snow Joyful ... Santaville - Cinnamon Stitck Santa XXVIII

IT'S SEW EMMA  --  Prim Stitch Series #5 - Beauty & Simplicity

JARDIN PRIVE  --  Red Christmas

LINDY STITCHES -- Cats Love Christmas  ... Mistletoe Loitering Society

LONG DOG SAMPLERS -- House of Peacocks

MADAME CHANTILLY  --  Fa La La  ... Christmas Breakfast

MY BIG TOE DESIGNS  --  Christmas Pinkies VII ... Sarcasm Is My Love Language ... I Will Bless The Lord  ... Love of God, The  ... Mightier Than the Waves

THE NEBBY NEEDLE  --  Santa's Ride

PINEBERRY LANE --  Noel  ... Merry & Bright

PLUM STREET SAMPLERS  --  Rest A Wile ...  Raccoon Rabble ... Falling  ... George Decorates For Martha ... Ugly Sweater Weather ... Sweater Weather


SHANNON CHRISTINE DESIGNS -Frosty ... Gnome for Christmas


SUE HILLIS DESIGNS  --  Peppermint & Holly

TWIN PEAK PRIMITIVES  --  Christmas Wreath

VAL'S STUFF  --  Not Even A Mouse & All Hearts Come Home

WITH THY NEEDLE & THREAD  --  Best Time of the Year, The  

There probably may be more than I've listed here, but the shop was closed on Friday and I had Saturday off - LouAnn said we had a bunch of shipments arrive, but no time to open them!



  • From BETH GANTZ DESIGNS ... SNOWMAN .. stitched on fabric of your choice using DMC floss with a stitch count of 40 x 40.  If stitched on 18ct Aida/36ct Linen, it will fit in her 3" Self Finishing Frames  
  • From THE PRAIRIE SCHOOLER ... HO HO HO SANTA .. stitched on 32ct Sage Jobelan using DMC floss with a stitch count of 46 x 46 
  • From 4 MY BOYS (a personal favorite from 2004) ... PEACE Snowman .. stitched on a 30ct Blue linen using Weeks Dye Works (Angel Hair, Blue Spruce, Caper, Chestnut, Garnet, Mascara, Red Pear, Sweet Potato & Whitewash) or DMC floss with a stitch count of 75h x 39w.  Embellished with 4 Blue Snowflake Buttons from Mill Hill (#63009 - optional).

How do you get these you ask?  It's so easy .. when you place an order during the month of December, all of the above will be 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, 1/8" x 9 1/2" self-addressed stamped envelope) and we'll mail them right off to you!

... and ... EXTRA FREEBIES

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Floyd and Flurry                          Hello Winter

                             Truckin' Along - February                   



Best Present                                      Santa Season




Snowflake Express                                           Beach Santa


Santa & Company                                  Frosty & Friends


Gift Giving Snowman     Feathered Friends Snowman    Clean Sweep Snowman

Winter Wishes Santa     Gift Bearing Santa      Candy Cane Santa



No, I still don't have a new framer for the shop.

Yes, you can still order frames directly from me - frame corners are still in the shop - we can measure your project and help you with frame decisions.

BUT .. if you want to have your projects framed by Juanita (my former framer) You STILL CAN.

With A Difference.

You will need to contact Juanita directly to make framing arrangements and You will need to take your project TO and pick it back up FROM Juanita (NOT THE SHOP) - she lives north of Flint.  

Her number is 810-835-7232

Because of arthritis in her fingers/hands, she will NOT accept any framing that was stitched on AIDA fabric.



are NO LONGER AVAILABLE for us to order until April 2021

She has left for her winter home in Florida and her workshop & inventory are here in Michigan


RUMOR ... ru·mor/'ro?om?r/noun

  1. a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.

     IF you should hear a rumor that I am closing my store, it is just that .... a rumor, an un-truth.  I am NOT closing my shop.  My shop is thriving still and going strong - we have trouble keeping up with all your orders and for that I am beyond thankful!   Even when we were shut down for 3 months, we thrived! 

    I will be 70 in mid-march and have not yet filed for social security benefits .. I was waiting for that magical age where I could draw the maximum amount of benefit and then looking at retiring as would be nearly 30 years that I've had the shop.  BUT .. I was stressed to the max over the idea of having time just for me and Dave again ...... there was NO WAY I could close the shop and do that to my valued customers, friends and to my employees!!!  And then ... a good friend approached me with the idea of purchasing the shop and .. without a doubt, this was a gift from God .. she was perfect,would be ideal, had the same values in operating a business and providing customer service that I had!  So, for the better part of the past year, I was grooming what was to be the 'new owner' of Stitches N Things.  

    And then COVID-19 hit.  And 2020 became the year that was.  And just a few weeks ago, all plans fell through. There would be no sale.  And stress overwhelmed me again (that was part of the reason I didn't do a newsletter last week).  So .. I still want to retire, but ... until I know that my shop will go on in the manner to which I built it ...I continue on.    If you've ever thought of owning a needlework shop (and no, there is no time for you to sit and stitch in a thriving shop) or know someone who does .. let's talk.   Stitches N Things remains here for all your stitching needs.


     OK .. I think that's pretty much it. The shop is still really

really busy (thank you thank you) and everyone that comes in is being so careful (thank you thank you) and not 'whining' about spacing or masking!

   Wear a mask to show YOU care about someone other than yourself, wash your hands, help STOP THE SPREAD ... Stay Safe ... and ......  STITCH HAPPY!





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