Are you still in a Valentine frame of mind? Apparently the designers are because we have a good number of new designs with a Valentine theme. As someone who likes anything in a heart shape, it suits me just fine! Symbols of love are appropriate any day of the year. The latest arrivals are on our What’s New Page at http://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm. We also have several new designs for St. Patrick’s Day as well as spring themed projects and a graduation sampler from Sweetheart Tree.
The last time I wrote to you I promised to try to show you a picture of the project that I started over five years ago and finally finished. It is a project from Erica Michaels called ‘tis a Small Gift. It is stitched on 30 count silk gauze; front and back are identically stitched. The most challenging part for me was not the actual stitching on the silk gauze but the joining together of the front and back and adding the pesky little bow! But it is finished and I am looking for a new project to start. I always have a portable project in my purse so I can work on that until I find another larger challenge. If I did not have a project on hand I might break out in a rash!
Thank you to all who helped with our inventory reduction. The total was actually a little less than last year! That is a huge victory since for as long as I can remember it has increased every year. We plan to continue to whittle things down a bit by continuing to put things on sale. A huge influx of designs and accessories will be coming in about 2 weeks. The Nashville Needlework Market is almost here! As you read the blogs and newsletters from your favorite designers, be sure to let us know which things you want. I have a file started for your market wish lists! It is not possible to buy everything so if I know what you like it will help me buy the right things.
The computer that I usually use went to the computer hospital rather unexpectedly today. I thought our friendly Rent-a-Geek would be able to work his magic in a few minutes at my desk. But, alas! It requires more serious attention. I think I still received all of your emails and orders but if you do not get a response just resend your message.
Enjoy the new listings and let us know which ones are destined for your stash collection. I am certain that you need a few new things to tide you over until the market things arrive. Your continued business is greatly appreciated!