Let’s Set the Record Straight!

Please! About 2 weeks a popular shop blog photographed boxes of their thread deliveries that had just come in and speculated and I will repeat speculated that she was concerned about running low, running out and what were we to do?! Well I was too and in case you didn’t know, I am the manager at the Needle Nook of La Jolla which is a very busy shop.

Another very popular blog picked up on that speculation over the weekend and commented that shops weren’t getting threads delivered and what were we to do? It was suggested to rummage around eBay and Etsy for threads. Let me tell you that at this time it is MOST IMPORTANT that you support the shops that are open and mailing out orders!

I want to set the record straight that Silk & Ivory, Planet Earth, Vineyard, Gloriana, Amy’s Burmilana, Fleur de Paris (which ships Kreinik and DMC) Rainbow Gallery et al are up and running and shipping. Some are shipping at the speed of light while a few others are not at normal speed, but what is normal now anyway?

This was just part of my 49 packages that I packed and shipped last Monday, I can hear you saying well why not 50? Well I ran out of steam and I worked almost 12 hours on Monday.

I work most days by myself as do most shop owners, or there might be another person there sometimes, but we stay far apart…it’s like we’re mad at each other?! One day a week my thread lady comes in and pulls threads for those challenging canvases and that’s the day I take off.

I am doing this as I feel a responsibility to get stitching stuff in your hands as what else are you to do? I also want to keep the shop viable so that when we can open the doors we are still here for you and I want my staff to have their jobs waiting for them. So please support your shops.

I have gotten thread deliveries in from Vineyard, Silk & Ivory, Planet Earth, Amy’s Burmilana and Fleur de Paris in the last week, so my walls are 90% full! And first thing tomorrow it’s Rainbow Gallery and Gloriana orders. I am working so much that I don’t even stitch much myself!

Mooch is not wearing a mask! He loves those little balls will bells in them and carries them all over the house. I’ve tried to get him to play fetch with me, but he’s got his own agenda!

Miss Meow was ready for her closeup!

Please support the shops! Stay healthy and keep on stitching!

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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

10 thoughts on “Let’s Set the Record Straight!

  1. Thank you for all you are doing for needlepoint! I do appreciate all your hard work and your blog which inspires me to try new things. Love your kitty pictures!

  2. Thank you for this blog. Never would I have imagined these scenarios in life much less in needlepoint.
    We are working as quickly as possible, just two of us, while the others quarantine. We love our customers, we love needlepoint and we love the opportunity to serve!
    Please fellow stitcher be patient, choose another project until threads are available if necessary. We are doing our best. We want to get you what you need as quickly as possible. We are seeing a delay in orders. It’s simply unavoidable. The new normal is slower, sometimes delivery dates are unknown. We hope your LNS will re-open as soon as possible. If there’s something we can get for you in the interim please contact us. We prefer phone calls vs. emails . We want to talk to you!
    I’d like to add that mail services are running slower. I hope they keep running, We would have actual problems if they stopped.
    We wish you happy stitching & good health! I personally pray for a swift and full recover for all our fellow businessmen and women. Never has it been more important to support small businesses.
    Warmest Regards..

  3. Thank you Vicky! I am doing my best to support my shops, maybe too much!!!
    But thank you for letting us know that your supplies are still being delivered and that shops are trying to keep us happy. Thank you for working so hard and I hope you can get a little down time to take care of yourself. Stay well and know you are appreciated.

  4. I am stitching a lot (quilting too). It’s keeping me sane. I had a fun class on zoom with Suzie of Enriched Stitch – did curbside pickup of the canvas and threads. There were folks from all over the east coast in the class and two of us locals. Didn’t need to start anything new, but it was fun and is going to be a great piece when finished.

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