We had a wonderful lockin on October 23, with lots of pre-Halloween revelry. From the left, Ellen and Patricia, In Stitches' owner and manager, respectively, wearing most fabulous (and warm) spider costumes. Think how fast we could stitch with 8 arms! Maybe work on four projects at once!
Many of us wore our best witches' hats, since, as this chart reminds us, "it's all in the hat."
Two of our well-dressed customers, conferring or working on a spell:
Lois, wearing a very cute and chic mini witch statement:
Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod, sporting hilarious costumes AND matching the McDonalds colors:
Some of us noticed that two of our customers came dressed to match their shirts with the wall of needlepoint fibers:
This adorable costume: rocking the Fruit of the Loom look.
And apparently it's not all in the hat--some of it is in the socks and shoes.
We took a gander at the new and vibrant Elsie Reidford 1877 by Samplers Revisited.
We're selling these little Prairie Schooler cards by the pack of ten. Here's one of the packs.
Part 1 of Margaret Cottam, along with the recommended fabric and fibers:
With Thy Needle and Thread's newest "Sampler of the Season." I love the colors in this.
Primitive Needleworks by Caryn puts a new spin on the Ladies of the Mayflower.
Carolina House Designs reminds us that we're all Sisters of the Needle and Thread. (We are! We are!)
And this very pretty new Christmas offering from Glendon Place (lots and lots of DMC (or Anchor) and lots of Kreinik and beads on sparkly Crystal Picture This Plus fabric).
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Oh, and our banner photo is our newest shop model, awaiting framing: "Six Fat Men" by Lizzie Kate.
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