I am so glad I followed your link in a cross stitch magazine. I really look forward to doing the projects I received from you and will be ordering more. You have a wonderful assortment to choose from
Autumn has arrived. The leaves are finally starting to turn their lovely autumn colors. The designers have been sending new releases at a record pace. On display now in our shop is the Diane Graebner Trunk Show. There are over 85 of her models on display, and as a special bonus to attendees, we have a new release called "Christmas at the Old Homestead" for sale. Also, anyone who makes a purchase of any Diane Graebner pattern in our shop during the show, will be entered into a drawing for a Hand-signed painting that Diane did just for the show attendees. We will also have a few of her prints on sale as well for $25.00 each. The show runs through October 19th.
Again as always, I like to mention in our newsletters that Picture This Plus fabrics can take 4 to 6 weeks to get into stock. Lakeside Linens
also can take weeks, even months as they are very busy dying fabrics trying to catch up with orders. We try to keep a good stock, but as of late many people are ordering 1/2 yard pieces which depletes our inventory faster than ever. Again. we order several times a week, and each company ships as soon as they dye the colors we need. This is why we always say, plan ahead to avoid any disappointment. Plus, Brenda, of With They Needle & Thread has had a close family member pass, and is also tending to another family member with medical issues. This has impacted her business. So, we now are back ordering some of her patterns and will ship once our restocks arrive. Remember, we are a cottage industry and as always, family should come first.
Here is a preview of our latest What's New:
We always get asked questions in our shop about stitching - so each month we will be adding a hint of the month.
HINT OF THE MONTH: When deciding what fabric color to use for a project - if you do not want to use the recommended fabric, it is best to lay your floss on the fabric you choose to see if the colors show up to your liking before you start the project. Meaning if you pick a light color fabric such as Platinum or Antique White and are using white floss or light colors, it would be best to pick a color such as Dirty, Natural, or a fabric that is not light or pastel. Some fabric colors make the floss jump out better, while others can make the floss blend into the fabric background. No matter what you pick, it is what you like that counts.
FOR THOSE VISITING OUR SHOP: If you are interested in a specific item that you saw on our web site, please write down the title, code number and/or designer. Giving us a brief description doesn't help with our assisting you. We keep a very large inventory of patterns, and cannot possibly remember each and every book that we stock or show on our web site. Items also sell out, or we could be waiting for restocks to arrive. Lastly, if you cannot muster our front steps, we have a side ground level entrance. Just give us a call and we will gladly open the door for you. We have chairs as well for anyone who wants to sit and browse through our racks and baskets of patterns. Debbie, our personal shopper, is available by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays. Otherwise, stop in and shop at your own convenience - if you need help, all you need to do is just ask for our assistance.
We read all customer comments and suggestions. Some of the changes we have made to our site were due to customer requests. We continue to be a customer-oriented shop trying to help each and every customer. If you have a question, we are always available by phone and e-mail. We respond to all correspondence. For Facebook lovers, join us on our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information. We post on Facebook to keep everyone informed of product delays, price changes, new shop models, and new releases. Also - remember we are only a phone call away for any questions you might have or send an e-mail. We respond to all correspondence.
Happy Stitchin' until next time,
Mary and The Staff at Ye Olde Cross Stitchery