My first order of business is to thank all of you who helped make our Midwest Stash Exchange a success! Whether you had a booth, sold raffle tickets, carried tables, put up awnings, sold hot dogs, supervised kids games or helped in any way, THANK YOU! It would not have happened without your help. Our one day fundraiser has raised nearly $3000.00 for Riley Hospital Children’s Foundation! (We only need $112.00 more to reach that total and I am sure we will make it.) All the members of my family and the House of Stitches staff start early and work late to ensure a successful day and I am grateful! Thank you to all who came and shopped and had a great time connecting with other stitchers. Many of you gave above and beyond the price of the things that you purchased at the Riley Booth. Thank you. THANK YOU!
We have just a few places left for our Stitchers’ Day Out. (See the project and details here: https://www.houseofstitches.com/events.html.) The pre-stitching kits have been mailed to those who are already signed up. When you sign up, Stacy will get one on the way to you. I have started stitching mine! I am having fun planning the little project for the Friday evening get acquainted time and finding treasures for the goodie bags!
We have more new projects for you on our newly updated What’s New page: https://www.houseofstitches.com/whatsnew.cfm . Every year Gingher releases a Designer Series Scissor. This year it is a crisp blue and white design named Lauren. I think it is my favorite to date! If you like it, remember that it is a limited edition and order soon. While we are speaking of limited editions, the third Mouse in a House from Just Nan has arrived. Haunted Autumn Mouse in a House features a pumpkin colored mouse that fits inside the cute little haunted house. (We have a couple Summer Mouse in a House left but we are sold out of Spring.) The 2017 Halloween Issue from Just Cross Stitch is here! (It is my understanding that it is NOT included with home delivery subscriptions.) Vickery Collection has designed a chart for each of the four branches of the military. Rosewood Manor and With Thy Needle and Thread each have three new charts. The latest designs from JBW arrived too late to be pictured in this update but you can still order them with a note in the customer comments area of your online order form. There are more new designs but I will let you discover them for yourself.
Keep spreading the word about the fun and therapeutic benefits of stitching. We hear from many of you about how stitching has saved your sanity in times of stress and duress!