So, how’s it going with you today? Every day, life continues to be full of twists and turns. And, well – I just want you to know that you’re on my mind and in my heart. We’re soooo lucky to have our needlepoint hobby as a respite from the crazy! Last week, I shared a list of needlepoint shops (on the Serendipity Needleworks Facebook page) that are still operating, albeit in a different kind of way. And earlier this week, I had a new idea. I think you’re gonna L-O-V-E it! Wanna hear what it is?
Okey dokey – here goes… it’s Needlepoint S.O.S – Support our Shops, Part 2. (You’ll have to keep reading to find out more.)
Independent retailers – including our beloved needlepoint shops…
are being hit hard with this COVID-19 pandemic.
Heck – I know how challenging it is to operate a retail business during even the best of times, first-hand. (Remember, I had a brick and mortar needlepoint and yarn shop for 15 years.) And I can only imagine what our local needlepoint store owners are going through right now. Yikes!
So, starting tomorrow (April 3), I’m adding Needlepoint S.O.S. to our weekly Stitching with Ellen sessions.
That means you’ll get to meet a shop owner and take a first-hand tour around inside her/his needlepoint store. Pretty cool, huh?!
If you haven’t signed up to be part of our virtual stitching circle, be sure and read all the way to the end of this post where you’ll find info on how to join us. 😉
Here’s the list of needlepoint shops that are currently still filling orders and shipping…
The information below is the most current that I have.
(If you own a shop and would like to add it to my list, please send me an email at [email protected]. I’ll be glad to include your shop, too.)
Auburn Needleworks – Auburn, California
Mail order available
Needle Nook of La Jolla – La Jolla, California
Vicky De Angelis
Working long hours right now, so anytime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., you might catch her there
Stitch-Stash – Rehoboth, Delaware
*Stitches by the Sea – Delray Beach, Florida
Karen Alweil Helfman
Taking phone and email orders
Online store: https://stitches-by-the-sea.myshopify.com/
*Stitches by the Sea was featured on Stitching with Ellen. Click here to watch the tour of this wonderful shop.
Needlepoint in Paradise – Naples, Florida
Mail and phone orders
Summer hours begin April 1: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday
The Black Sheep – Orlando, Florida
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (for now)
Also has a FB page
The Nimble Needle – Atlanta, Georgia
Open by appointment: Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Taking phone orders
Pictures of designs are posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Nimble-Needle-Atlanta-358534837577981/
2 Needle Chicks – Liberty, Illinois
Denise Zeman and Peggy Conway
Online shopping; by appointment for curbside deliveries; delivering within a 3-mile radius of the store
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2needlechicks
Emily’s Stitchery – Northbrook, Illinois
Emily Posner Sobel
Website with canvases
Free shipping; also offering free stitch guides if you buy the threads
(You may also send canvases from your stash to get a guide written when you buy threads from Emily’s.)
Stitch Boutique – Boston, Massachusetts; Winchester, Massachusetts
Stitch Boutique Boston Winchester – Instagram
Hingham Square Needlepoint – Hingham, Massachusetts
Working every day at the shop; filling orders for curbside pickup and mailing; offers Face Time consultations to pull threads and kit canvases; does custom design work
Osterville Needlepoint – Osterville, Massachusetts
Joye Schmidt Gresh
Peacock Alley Needlepoint – Ada, Michigan
Mail order and curbside pickup
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Facebook: Peacock Alley Needlepoint 2019
Instagram: Peacock Alley Needlepoint
Knotted Needle – Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Phones are manned Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT; taking orders by phone, email, and website; mailing every Tuesday – Saturday; free shipping
*The Wool and the Floss – Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Melissa Dru MacLeod
Mail orders, phone orders, and website orders
Stocked up on threads and canvases; happy to help with crochet and knitting needs, too
Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*The Wool and The Floss was featured on Stitching with Ellen. Click here to watch the tour of this lovely shop.
KC Needlepoint – Kansas City, Missouri
Taking website and mail orders
The Needlepoint Clubhouse – Kirkwood, Missouri
Working 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT Monday – Friday; shipping USPS Priority Mail every day
Village Needleworks – Omaha, Nebraska
Mary Kudlacek deSouza
If it’s not on their website, they’ll be glad to order it.
Nice selection of threads
On Facebook and Instagram
New Jersey Shops
Gone Stitching – Bergenfield, New Jersey
Taking phone orders, email orders, and website orders; shipping every day
Open Monday – Friday
Nimble Needle – Merchantville, New Jersey
Needlepoint and cross stitch
Lots of threads not up on the website
New Mexico Shops
Twisted Stitches Needlepoint – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00
New York Shops
The Needlepoint Gallery – Woodridge, New York
Taking website orders
Louise’s Needlework – Powell, Ohio
Jill Mashburn Elia
Taking orders by phone, email, Instagram message and Facebook message; online store is always open
Stitches of Tulsa – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Needlepoint supplies; finishing; hand-painting canvases
Rittenhouse Needlepoint – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Custom painting or canvas modification
South Carolina Shops
Amy’s Golden Strand – Memphis, Tennessee
Trying to have someone at the shop Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; keeping a close eye on emails; website is always open
Nashville Needleworks – Nashville, Tennessee
Connie Glenn Camp
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Phone orders and curbside pickup
Facebook: Nashville Needleworks Shop
Fancy Stitches – Cleburne, Texas
Gayle Midkiff Anderson
Open for mailing
Having an annual sale; part of inventory is 20% off
The French Knot – Fort Worth, Texas
Paula McLeod Fehleison
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Chadail Needlework – Houston, Texas
Taking orders by phone, text, and email; open for pick-up by appointment; will have online shopping available soon
*Chandail Needlework was featured on Stitching with Ellen. Click here to watch the tour of this fabulous shop.
Stitches in Time – Houston, Texas
Instagram: SIT Needlepoint
In Stitches Needlework – Alexandria, Virginia
Needlepoint and cross-stitch
9:30 – ??? every day
Shops in Australia
Cross Stitch and Quilting Corner – Malanda, Queensland, Australia
Orders can be placed on our website, Facebook, E-mail or by phone. We mail everywhere, including overseas. At the moment, delivery overseas is a little show because of Covid-19. Payment can be made by credit card, Direct Deposit or PayPal.
If you need photos – or more information on our 40,000 products that we stock – please reach out. We have over 40,000 products in our shop, but only 400 are on our website at the moment. We are trying to add more everyday. Please e-mail us if you’re looking for something, but can’t find it on our website. We’re happy to help.
And if you’d like to participate in my virtual stitching circle, click here to get more info.
It’s absolutely free – and tons of fun!!
We’d love to have you join us. We’re going on a virtual tour of Stitches by the Sea in Delray Beach, Florida and I can hardly wait!
Do you have a favorite local shop that’s still shipping packages? Tell me in the comments below or share this post with them so they can submit their shop to be included.
The more the merrier!
that’s all for now, my friend.
Have a terrific rest of your day, and, until next time, happy stitching!