Visit with Melissa Shirley
June was jam-packed with activities to kick off our summer at Serendipity! We took a trip up to Columbus, Ohio for The National Needle Arts trade show to see all the new products being offered in the world of yarn and needlepoint, and – WOW – what a show! There were all kinds of must-have goodies that we couldn’t resist, so we want you to mark your calendar for July 17th now. That’s when we’ll be rolling out our own red carpet at Serendipity Needleworks to put the spotlight on these hot new items at our Market Preview Party.
Our special visit with Melissa Shirley of Melissa Shirley Designs was a real treat!
We’re delighted that you all came out to give Melissa such a warm welcome! She’d never been to Alabama before and she had a wonderful time while visiting with us. Many new friendships were made and everyone who came walked away with a bit of stitching inspiration. Melissa was so kind in chatting with everyone about stitch selections, fiber choices and finishing options – it was a real treat to hear her suggestions. We also had a little “show and share”. Customers brought in their finished projects and we all had a great time “oohing and aahing” over their hand stitched art. If you click on over to our Facebook page, you will be able to see all the photos from our wonderful afternoon.
Before wrapping up this post, we have to ask…how are your needlepoint projects for Christmas coming along? It may seem like it’s a long way off, but Christmas is actually less than 6 months away. YIKES! Our finishing deadline for Christmas is earlier this year than ever before! All items that you wish to have back for Christmas must be turned in by September 6 (sorry, no exceptions). There is still plenty of time to stitch, but now is definitely the time to get started. Whether you’re creating a keepsake treasure to add to your holiday decor, or making a precious holiday gift, we have lots of terrific canvases from which to choose. Christmas ornaments, pillows, wall hangings, stockings, tree toppers, and more… we’ll be glad to help you select the perfect project! See you soon…