This is a great place to shop. Either online or in person. It is definitely worth the trip! Keep up the good work Mary.
Autumn has arrived here in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, you would never know it. The weather is still in the 80's, and if we would just have a few dry days in a row, it would be perfect. As we all know, the colder weather will be arriving shortly, so at least we can enjoy these next few days. Summer in my area was filled with very hot days, lots of rain made the humidity so high that it was unpleasant to sit outside. Many people with vegetable gardens ended up with rotten veggies, but at least the flowers loved all the rain. My garden is busting at the seam, and all my flowers keep blooming. I guess we win a few as well as loose a few.
As I states last month - Wichelt a very large distributor that supplies, fabric, floss, and patterns had a flood. They are still behind processing orders due to that issue. They are now starting to ship restocks, so everyones patience is appreciated. Lakeside Linens is still behind, but we are getting an order every other week. Since Pat dyes on demand by the most popular colors first, take that into consideration when ordering colors that may have been used on older releases. All colors will eventually be dyed, just the most popular get dyed faster. Again, all fabrics are shipped the day they arrive.
If you have visited our What's New section, you will notice that Zweigart has added new fabric colors for Cashel Linen, Belfast Linen, 14 Ct. Aida, and 32 Ct. Murano Lugana. Also, there new Dinky Dye Silk floss colors, and DMC has a new floss release - Etoile Floss that 73 % cotton/27 % polyamide with a little sparkles throughout. Also, we have added an array of Trims from Lady Dot Creations and Dames of the Needle, and more Needle Nannies from Zappy Dotz.. Since the holidays are just around the corner, if you have not started your holiday stitching, now is the time to start.
Here is a preview of our Latest What's New:
As I told everyone in my last newsletter that I might be going to Michigan for my Friend's 50th Anniversary. Well, I did and had a wonderful time. We arrived on a very early fight, so we had extra time to relax before the party. My husband brought a map and thought he knew how to get to the club house. Unfortunately after driving in circles for 45 minutes, we listened to the GPS even though it appeared to take us in the wrong direction, and finally found our destination. Believe it or not, our hotel was only 10 minutes away. At least we had a scenic tour of Auburn Mills, Michigan. On Sunday we were invited to a picnic at my friend's condo, and Monday we had time to visit the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village and take a Ford factory tour. Then to the airport we went, and arrived home on Monday night. Now that we have the travel bug, this might not be the only trip I take in the future as I friends and family in Florida and might decide to visit. If I do, I will always send an e-mail to let everyone know of my plans. Most likely no more trips this year as we are in the process of planning to attend our Nashville Market the end of February 2019.
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