May 18, 2020
Hi Fellow Stitchers!
PLEASE READ AND BE ADVISED ... we are STILL under a mandatory state wide shut down until May 28th.
So Your Order Hasn't Arrived Yet .. and we told you it was shipped? Probably. Our mail is sent to (and comes to us through) the USPS Distribution Center in Detroit. The area that has been hit the hardest in our state due to COVID-19. They are trying to find additional help and part time help as they are way WAY down on employees healthy enough to come into work -some days less than 20 employees are all that are working! It may be taking a few days longer to a week longer to get your shipments because of that. And remember, once the USPS picks up our outgoing shipments, we are no longer in control of your order. Please be patient.
I "THINK" my shipment of fabric from Mountain Aire MIGHT actually arrive today! Might!! I've been getting tracking information since April 8h of it being in transit and arriving at one location and then in transit again two weeks later going to another location. It has been sitting in Detroit since the 11th and it looks like it MIGHT be delivered today! If it does (its coming to my home), I'll be in the shop tomorrow cutting up fabrics and getting your orders (those of you waiting since February/March!) ready to be mailed! THEN, and only then - since I don't know 'what all is being shipped' - I can place reorders!
We CAN do curbside pickups .. you need to call in your order with your credit card information. We can then fill your order, call you and let you know when it's ready for you to pick up - you cannot come into the shop!
LouAnn is the ONLY person in the shop during the week and is trying to process orders IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED and get them mailed, even if incomplete - she IS able to answer phone calls or respond to those left on the answering machine, but able to do little to no emails at this time. NO customers are allowed to come into the shop. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. Your BEST BET IN ORDERING is to place your order via our Online Catalog ... and put in the COMMENTS section what your additional instructions are. Email orders will ONLY be read once a week!! If you order online, please IGNORE the shipping charge - it is a "system generated guesstimate" and we DO reduce it to actual shipping costs. You CAN CALL US at 810-629-3333 and leave a message on our answering machine - with your name AND your
phone number. We will return your call.
I go into the shop when I can be the ONLY ONE THERE on Saturday and Sunday to open shipments, fill and pack up orders, process them through for mailing, answering emails, etc.etc.
Debbie is working from home .. updating the catalog and ADDING to the SNT Classics Sale catalog and is now coming in after hours during the week to assist in answering/process emails.
I'm doing my best to keep my employees 'employed and with a paycheck' during these trying times. We are currently running about 1 week BEHIND in mailing your orders out to you due to all of this. So please be patient too .. and allow us time to get to your order, get items reordered if we are out of stock and mailed to you!!!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who are placing orders - you are helping more than you know to keep my shop in business through these trying times. I SO APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!
I try to think of something 'new' to tell you each week, but each day runs into the next and each week seems to be the same and ... I just can't really think of anything. But ....
so without further delay .. here's what has just arrived at Hoffman Distributing ...
SEE THEM HERE!
and ... click here to see what's NEW at Yarn Tree
and ... click here to see what's NEW at Wichet Imports
WHAT'S NEW IN THE SHOP
CROSS STITCH WONDERS -- Baseball - Subway Art ... Golf - Subway Art ... Soccer - Subway Art ... Tennis - Subway Art ....
Smitten With The Mitten
HANDS ON DESIGN -- Chalk Full: Bloom ...
Secret Santa - Merry & Bright ...
Secret Santa - Silent Night
HEART IN HAND -- Christmas Square Dance #2 .... Pocket Round: Bee
LITTLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS -- Inspirational Scriptures
PEPPERBERRY DESIGNS -- Boo Ghost ... Haunted House ... Grinning Jack-O-Lantern
PICKLE BARREL DESIGNS -- Christkindlemarkt - Part 4 - Patisserie Stand
ROSEWOOD MANOR -- Anchors Of The Kingdom ... Mid-Summer’s Eve
... COMING SOON ...
From SUMMER HOUSE STITCHE WORKES ...
Fragments In Time 2020 - 6, Simplicity Ladies Garden Journal - Solomon's Seal
Fragments In Time 2020 - 5, Prosperity
From HEARTSTRING SAMPLERY ...
Flanders Fields Biscornu Honeybee Pin Drum
Mary Pearson Sampler, The
From MTV DESIGNS ...
Mistery Sewing Box, A
From AMY BRUECKEN DESIGNS ...
Brave Will You
Warm Wooly Welcome
From ERICA MICHAELS ...
From CROSS STITCH WONDERS ... (Ari's "pick of the week")
I Run On Coffee, Sarcasm And Cats
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - Summer 2020
From NORA CORBETT ....
Pond Pixies - Water Reeds Pond Pixies - Lotus
From MERRY WIND FARM ... From LUHU STITCHES ....
Grace Stewart Every Heart Beats True
From HANDS TO WORK ... (June)
Reproduction .. Hannah Hinson (no price or info yet) Return The Kindnesses .. companion to "Be Not Weary"
-- COMING LATE JULY --
2020 Just Cross Stitch HALLOWEEN Collector's Issue
Coming To America
From With Thy Needle & Thread, this commemorative sampler celebrates 400 years and honors the 18 married women of the Mayflower! The sampler was designed in bands. Long and narrow, much like samplers of the 17th century (although this is not the style of 17th century samplers) - each band and it's motifs represents a time of their journey .. the landing at Cape Cod, the animals that traveled with them, the women - a listing of the names of the 18 married women, Plymouth - the place they would eventually call home, the rock - Plymouth Rock, a lastly, a reminder that we are living in the tomorrow for which they wrought.
PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION RELEASE .. and ONCE WE PLACE OUR PREORDER IN mid- JUNE, WE CANNOT ORDER MORE! So,Place Your Advance Order NOW & Don't Miss Out!!
For MORE info on the sampler and what’s included in the Kit, please watch Brenda's video here:
For pricing and additional details .. click on the 'Coming To America' link beneath the picture above.
Currently stitching With Thy Needle & Thread's
Coffee First ... it will be hung in my kitchen, from a shelf next to the coffee maker (perfect spot!) I'll show it to you completed .. and maybe actually finished .. next week!
OK .. I think that's pretty much it. So, until next week, #bewellandstitch ... wash your hands ... wear a mask ... Whit says ...
and I say ... STITCH HAPPY!
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