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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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October 2015 Newsletter

After a very rainy weekend, fall is definitely with us and a bit of frost on the pumpkin cannot be far behind. Halloween decorations are already going up, and Holiday shopping is around the corner. But, you have plenty of time for sewing some special gifts for those lucky ones on your list so get…

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September 2015 Newsletter

Back from vacation to the chilly waters of icebergs, I am ready for fall and winter sewing. I must admit in every village of Greenland, (there were no cities or towns as we know!), there were handicrafts, mostly sewn, and many with intricate beadwork. The Inuit/Eskimo ladies have not much more to do in the…

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August 2015 Newsletter

If one could bottle heat (and not Tabasco!) we would have lots of toasty stitchers in January! But since that is not an option, I suppose we will have to settle for the fireplace when winter returns. In the meantime I am working diligently on my summer’s stitch list, and have my projects planned for…

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