Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope your weather is warmer and less windy than ours!  But, like I always say; it is good stitching weather.  It is the perfect time-whether you are too hot in the southern hemisphere or too cold in the northern half of the world-to sit down and look at all of the new (and not so new!) things on our website.  The newest things are shown here http://houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm .  While there are some lingering winter and holiday designs, we also have new spring things to brighten dull winter days.  Be sure to see all of the new spring kits from Mill Hill.  There are seashells, Easter eggs, a fishing vest and a garage with old fashioned gas pumps.  (It is nice to have designs that will be appreciated by the men in your life!)   Gypsy Queen from Mirabilia and Valentine Candy from Imaginating will put some bright spring colors in your stitching basket.  Sue Hills has a couple of cute Christmas designs if you are a forward thinker!

We are still working on our inventory.  We hope to have our inventory go down and our sales go up this year.  That will make our accounting friends happy and it seems like a good business goal!  While just the joy of planning projects and stitching them seems like plenty of reward for us needleworkers, it looks better on paper if the graph of yearly sales goes up.

Many of you have been asking for the chart Merry Noel from With Thy Needle and Thread.  I am thrilled to be able to tell you that we should have it by the end of the week!  If you would like to be added to the list of people waiting for it, just let us know.  We will also have the fourth in the Garden Club Series, Honey Bee from Blackbird Designs.

Thank you for allowing us to fill your cross stitch needs last year and we look forward to keeping you stitching in 2016!

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