Monday, July 21, 2014

19 years of Business!

The Stitching Bee has been up and running for 19 years. I could not have done it with out the support of my family, friends and stitchers. Many thanks for all you have done.
                                                               The future of The Bee!
     The cross stitch business is changing. I have been outspoken on this subject because I feel it may cause my business to close. Designers  and distributors are doing Exclusive clubs and kits which are not available to every shop. That means I can not get the kit for myself or my stitchers. This is driving my customer's to other shops. And we are not talking a $8 dollar patterns, we are talking a $50 kit. Will The Bee be able to survive?
    Wouldn't it be nice if the cross stitch business would be fair? I so much would like to meet the needs of my stitchers. I would like to stay in business. I love the creativity of  cross stitching and the wonderful projects people stitch. Hopefully, things will change but we don't know the future of cross stitching or The Bee.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Things are changing all the time!

Just want to shout out to all the wonderful people giving Stitch shops information out on Facebook! It is so wonderful and much appreciated! I haven't posted in a long time because I find social media changing so fast. I have been busy posting on The Stitching Bee Facebook page so like us. Please support your local shop. It is getting very difficult to stay in business! I have enjoyed my 18 years of business and would like to continue. Stop in at The Stitching Bee and see the wonderful models we have up! Or bring your stitch and stitch for a while!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Feeling extremely lucky!

This week has been busy with changing the shop around to Halloween. As many models come off the wall to make room for the spooky ones, I can only admire all the wonderful stitching. We are very Lucky at The Stitching Bee to have so many talented Stitchers share their work with all of us! The Bee is such a better place because of you!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic Challenge

Wow - this Olympic Challenge has been so exciting! Here are some pictures of finished pieces for the challenge!
I don't know how to insert the pictures correctly but I will learn!
JoAnn finished Haunted- Lizzie Kate bonus pattern on the mystery sample. Mona finished Summer Splender. Judi stitched a mate for her Gingerbread people! Donna was with us from Steven Point and finished the Mill Ornament! Sindy sent a picture of her beautiful Mill Hill Butterfly. Find that picture on The Stitching Bee Facebook!
Keep Stitching!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Challenge


                          Olympic Challenge
The summer olympic start this Friday July 27th and run through August 12th. Take the Olympic challenge! Pick out a new project, kit it up and stitch it during the Olympics. Do not start till opening ceremonies July 27 and you must finish it by August 12th. The Challenge is to complete the project by closing ceremonies. Then bring in your finished piece and receive an award at the end of the games! If you don't have a project I would be happy to help you kit one up this week!
 
Patrotic sale! In honor of the Olympics ~ all patriotic patterns will be on sale during the Olympics! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Joy in the Journey!

Little House Needlework just came out with this pattern! It is one I will really have to do someday. My friend Judi has told me to enjoy the journey as I struggle to finish Autumn of Hawk Run. This is my third Hawk Run and I have done a lot of complaining and I am not done yet! I have 2 squares left and I am struggling to finish it. Right now I am taking a break to stitch a Wedding sampler and then will get back to Hawk Run. How many of us don't get distracted by other projects. I would love to be stitching on my Lizzie Kate Mystery piece but will fight to finish that Hawk Run and enjoy the journey but you will have to listen to me complain for a little longer!

                                                

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chocolate chip cookies!

My friend Bill is in church every week by himself while is wife Eloise is at home fighting cancer. The outlook is not promising - and each week I give Bill a hug and we share a few tears, and say prayers for Eloise! So this week I'm bringing Bill a treat! Who doesn't like Chocolate chip cookies? If you have a chance say a prayer for Eloise! Thanks