November 30, 2018
Hi Fellow Stitchers!
Our 'dome roof' is finally under construction! Builder and Roofers arrived Monday morning and have been here all week ... at least another week to go. They've really run into some major repair areas, but .. it's getting done, and about 1/3 of the dome is already reshingled. My guardian dog Whit, the one who barks madly at dawn and dusk (when predators are most likely around), who barks his head off if a leaf falls anywhere within 2 1/2 acres, who barks at noise out at the road ... yeah that dog hasn't barked a peep all week along with all the banging going on and people crawling all over the roof!! Go Figure! Apparently he realizes, on some doggy level, that all this strange activity is a 'good thing'.
Tomorrow begins our Specials! A different Special EACH DAY for 12 Days! For those of you who haven't experiences our STITCHMAS SPECIALS before, or for those of you who need to be reminded .. here is how it goes:
Each Day's Special is in effect from midnight o'one to midnight of THAT day. I'll be sending out a SPECIAL Notice the night before .. the notification may be late, or it may not be .. mind of depends on how exhausted I am and if Whit is bugging me unduly.
You can begin ordering when you receive that update (since the shop is closed and I won't see your order until that next morning). You can place more that one order per day for that day's special if you wish; if you do place additional orders for that one day's special, they will be combined to save you shipping!
Each Day's Special will be announced on the shop's Facebook Page as well as on the What's New page of the Catalog.
I WILL be sending December 1st's .. DAY 1 Of The 12 Days Of Stitchmas Special .. tonight after I send this newsletter!
And with that, here's what has just arrived at Hoffman Distributing ...
IMAGINATING -- Dog In Charge
LITTLE LOVE DESIGNS -- Christmas Wishes
PICKEL BARREL DESIGNS -- North Pole News
TRA LA LA -- Coupe de Noel
VAL'S STUFF -- Two Merry Moos
ZAPPY Needle Nanny - Deb Strain - Mr. Wonderful ... Dots - Deb Strain, Caroling Magnet Collection ... Needle Nanny - Hands On Design - Around the Holidays - I Hear The Bells ... Needle Nanny - Country Cottage Needleworks, Glitter House 2
... COMING SOON ....
From JUST NAN ...
VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY LIMITED
From THE VICTORIA SAMPLER ...
From NEEDLEWORK PRESS ...
From BLACKBERRY LANE DESIGNS ... From HOMESPUN ELEGANCE ...
From HANDS ACROSS THE SEA ...
2 fantastic new Samplers are on their way, but I've been asked to NOT put them on my catalog until late tomorrow afternoon. They'll be popping up then .. so stay tuned!!
From HANDS ON DESIGN ...
From SHEPHERD'S BUSH .... From COTTAGE GARDEN SAMPLINGS ...
From MY BIG TOE DESIGNS ....
(these will be added to my What's New catalog .. shortly!
Pray Without Ceasing has a stitch count of 64w x 96h stitched on 32ct Jobelan using Weeks Dye Works.
Love Completely has a stitch count of 63w x 63h on 32ct linen using Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled has a stitch count of 67w x 152h on 35ct linen using Weeks Dye Works
From LITLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS ... (coming in February 2019) ... Jack Frost's Tree Farm
KAY'S FRAMES ... those cool frames used with designs from Hinzeit .. will be UNAVAILABLE FOR our ORDERING UNTIL April 2019. She winters in Florida and does not take her workshop with her. We're sorry for any inconvenience or frustration her departure may cause.
Your DECEMBER Complimentary Charts Of The Month are Here!
How do you get these? It's easy ... when you place an order during the month of December, 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!
STITCHER'S RETREATS???? !!!!!!
We Are NOW Taking RESERVATIONS for
CAMP STITCHALOT - March 29, 30 & 31, 2019
Make sure you don't end up like this poor stitcher .... she forgot to reserve her spot and now, all of her friends are stitching at a retreat and she's left all to her lonesome at home, missing all the stitching fun!
***HINT*** There is an Early Bird Discount available if paid in full - expires Dec. 17th .. ASK for a RETREAT ESCAPE for your PRESENT this coming Holiday Season!!!
At Camp Stitchalot, you can Design/Make Your Own Silver Needleminder CLASS !!!
Silver artist, Michelle Arsenault of Michelle Ink (and Stitching Pretty Presents) will help you fashion your own fine silver adornment with Precious Metal Clay. Michelle will walk you through the entire process of transforming reclaimed silver clay (PMC) into a beautiful solid silver piece. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and learn a bit of alchemy while having just so much fun in the process! No prior experience necessary. ALL tools and materials (there are many styles/ choices of different molds) needed will be available for this event.
Finishing of the clay to silver process will be shown, but actually completed (fired) later in Michelle's home studio. Arrangements will be made in class for you to receive your finished pieces.
You will be able to complete 2 to 3 needleminders/ charms.
Class fee: $70.00 Saturday March 30th: 10am - Noon
Ask for your Class Fee as a Christmas Present!
From Deb's Needle ....
I FINALLY finished Cottage Garden Samplings' Songbird's Garden Series, The - Merry & Bright ... so very pleased with it .. loved the colors on the Dove linen from day one but had to get my head around what was causing depression and anxiety and keep myself at it .. and so glad I did! Wanted to stitch it from the moment I saw it .. frame will be ordered on Monday for this one!
And now I'm about half way through Hands On Designs' Around The Holidays - I Hear The Bells . I'm doing the pin
cushion version on 32ct Vanilla Latte Lugana. Will finish the back off with the included Velvet fabric, display it here at home for the holidays and then bring it into the shop for awhile as a model there.
**** CLOSING at 3pm Monday Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve
CLOSED Tuesday Dec. 25th - CHRISTMAS -
and CLOSED THROUGH January 1st, 2019 (for Inventory and time with family)
Reopening Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 ****
OK .. that's pretty much it. Until next week's newsletter update ... don't forget our 12 DAYS OF STITCHMAS begins tonight at midnight o'one December 1st ... that special flyer notification will be sent just a bit later tonight .. so watch for it! Each Day, December 1st through December 12th will feature a different savings special for you ... so ...
Stitch Happy ... AND SAVE!!!!!
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