January 2017 Newsletter

I am finding it difficult to believe that the Holidays are over and it is a new year! Christmas was a blur and now we are thinking about Easter. Alas, Easter is April 16 – mark your calendar! But, believe me, it will be here before you can say Jack the Bunny! We have been…

October 2016 Newsletter

Cool nights and warm days have arrived. This always brings out our enthusiasm for sewing. There is still time for Christmas sewing, so check the woodpile, thread a needle and put on a pot of cocoa. Time to sew! I am finishing the study on color in embroidery this issue. I have also included a…

September 2016 Newsletter

Summer is about to come to an end, the leaves will soon be falling, and yes, as every year, Christmas is coming! But for now, there is still nearly 4 months to sew, sew, sew for cherished gifts and cute Holiday clothing. Last month – August issue of BEAR IN MIND – we shared some…

June/July 2016 Newsletter

Summer has arrived and many of you are already on vacation. In fact, I am leaving for the beach next week and so looking forward to hearing the waves crashing, sipping some cool beverages and stitching. This issue I am focusing on Samplers and their importance to our embroidery history. Perhaps you have never stitched…

May 2016 Newsletter

The May flowers are already in bloom and thoughts are turning to vacations, weddings and summer BBQ’s. We will be doing our share of summer’s fun activities as well, but first and foremost we have our Liquidation Sale with which to continue. Each week I talk with customers to who still do not know we…

April 2016 Newsletter

I know all of you are breathing a sigh of relief that the Easter rush is over. I wish there were room in the newsletter for pictures of all the darling creations that graced the pews on Easter Sunday. And as I pen this letter, I am quite certain that many of those creations had…

March 2016 Newsletter

In spite of the cold weather and the 5 inches of snow we got at home last week, my poor jonquils were sticking their blooms above the snow. Although I resisted, I was tempted to pick the little fellows and bring them into the warm house….Pretty silly I know, but it sure made me ready…

February 2016 Newsletter

I am writing this as all are being warned of a major winter storm approaching the eastern seaboard. I cannot even plan on stitching by the fire as we have been swamped with orders. With shops ordering for Easter sewing, as well as stocking up from our sale, we all here at Bear Threads are…

January 2016 Newsletter

Difficult as it is to believe we are into another year and another Easter Season! Our website finally is back up and hopefully you have all had a chance to visit it. We welcome Joy Welsh as our guest this month. She has a long and deep rooted passion for all types of needle arts…

November – December 2015 Newsletter

As I write this Jim and I are planning a quick trip to Switzerland to see what is new for the winter/spring 2016 season. While the temperature is supposed to be in the 40’s tonight here in Atlanta, we just might see some snow in Switzerland. That should get us in the holiday mode!!! This…