Summer Fun

August is almost here and we’re knee deep in Hotness! Both outside and here at the shop! 
First up: Inchies Class. Last call to come in or call to guarantee your spot for this great intro to Counted Needlepoint! 160.00 will get you all you need. It’s a 4 Saturday class. If you can’t make Saturday, Come in Fridays instead! The Teacher will be here! Deadline to get in is Friday July 23rd. Don’t wait!

Next up: Our 8 Shop Yarn Crawl for all Knitters and Crocheters! 
Join us for the entire month of August! Mark your calendars and chart your course to visit 8 of the Gulf Coast’s fabulous Local Yarn Stores. We’ll have special prizes, custom minis for sale, and more. Keep checking back for updates and info. The time is now to plan a great trip with your friends!
*Participating Stores*
Bayou Yarn Shop
233 Doucet Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
Needle Arts NOLA
5301 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
The Quarter Stitch
629 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The French Knot
5401 Indian Hill Blvd,  Diamondhead, MS 39525
Mobile Yarn
4318 Downtowner Loop N m, Mobile, AL 36609
Southern Twist Yarn
84 Plantation Pointe Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532
Dixie Knits
116 W Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Destin Yarn Shop
12273 U.S. 98 W #109, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

24 FABULOUS! colors of Dream in Color Yarn Smooshy (fingering merino superwash cashmere blend!) yarn. Mini Skeins are 100 yds and of course, pictures don’t do them justice! You can buy 3 at each store for $33 + tax! Because that is more than the minimum $20 purchase for a shop stamp in your passport, you will also get a stamp! Call & order online if you can’t get there during August, be sure to request a stamp for your passport too!

Lots Going On!


Howdy Folks! We have a lot of great stuff coming up! First we’re going to have an introduction to Needlepoint with ‘Inchies’ by Kathy Rees. This will be a 4 week course in August. Every Sat 6,13,20,27 from 10:30a-2:30p  Canvas, threads, stretcher bars, tacks, the works all for $160.00 All you need to bring is yourself, any mag lights, your scissors, and a lunch or snack. The kitchen is open for you! Microwave and fridge available! Don’t forget your drink! If you forget, we have bottled water available. Patti Moore, who is a very accomplished Needlepointer will be your instructor. If you’ve come into the shop and seen some absolutely beautiful counted pieces up by the front door, she stitched them. If you want to register, it’s 80.00 non refundable which will go towards the price of the class and you have to come in so you can choose the color palette from the canvas. There are 5 different colorways for this. You choose! We need to have all participants accounted for so we can get all threads ordered in a timely manner.  There will be a limit on the number of participants, so don’t wait!                 Also, our sale room for our Knitters and Crocheters is now down to $2.00 for everything in the room. Yarn, needles, needle tips. If it’s in there, it’s $2.00 each. Until the End of June!                                             LYS Day is Saturday April 30th and Cascade has a wonderful Stole Wrap just for you! Worked up in worsted weight but you can use a lighter weight yarn, this would make a great gift for Mom, Sister or Friend! Come in and let us help you pick out the perfect yarn! We’re here for you!          
Until time, have a great week and keep stitching!!   

Celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. From our family to yours, have a blessed and wonderful Easter!

Alexa Needlepoint Trunk Show

Just want to let everyone know the Alexa Needlepoint Trunk show is going great and canvases are flying out the door. Still have some stockings left to choose from plus some beautiful ornaments. Don’t wait until the last minute. We’re here 10a-3p Tues – Sat. The trunk show will be packed up and shipped off Friday the 25th so hurry in!!

Ps. Sat Feb. 26th is the Diamondhead Mardi Gras Parade which runs right in front of the shop and due to the high volume of people parking in our lot for the parade, we won’t be open. If you’re coming over to see the Parade, have a great time and be safe!

It’s that time again, when we’re all wanting to needlepoint together and this Needlepoint Stitch-a-Long is a Firecracker Needlepoint Pillow or as one person said “An Easel”. So come join us as we stitch this awesome piece. The Stitch Guide was written exclusively for us by Dee Frank, who is a Louisiana native. She has been needlepointing and knitting for 15 years. After years of creating her own guides she has created a guide for the shop.

The kit is complete with Canvas, Stitch Guide, Stretcher bars, All threads, beads to complete this awesome Summer project. Limited spots available so hurry in or call to pay and reserve your spot for this great item! 228-255-3100 for more information and price.

New Canvas Arrivals! 

Blue Bell Ice cream, Noel Gnome Stamp (my personal favorite!) Great Halloween canvases including Boo Boo Boo plus this adorable Treat bag with an adorable Skeleton Mini stuffer. Who doesn’t love Independence Day! Great canvases from pillows, Door stoppers to Standups and Ornaments to show off your love of the great Red, White and Blue!!

In other news! We will be having 2 new Knitalongs! 1 for beginner Lace knitters. ‘A Lace Sampler Scarf‘ by Susan McKinnell. This works up great with Fingering, Sport weight, or DK. It can be done in 1 solid color or each section can be knit in a different color. Either way would look fabulous and we have plenty of great colors and yarns for it. The other KAL is for a shawl. Vittorio by Corrina Ferguson. Michelle is working on it now in beautiful spring colorway called Dogwood & Violets by WoolMarketFibers
     New yarn inventory is hitting the shop this week as well. Jody Long’s Ciao, Araucania Ollagua, Fair Isle, Brighton Beach by Queensland Collection. Fabulous spring colors plus Woolmarket Fibers Spring solids in Fingering weight! Call 228-255-3100 or come in to reserve your spot! Starts Thursday March 18TH.

Take a look at the great finishing works of our customers! Thanks Girls for allowing us to show off your fabulous items!!

Our Updated Hours for Now

View this email in your browserOur updated store hours are now Tues, Wed and Friday 10a-3p starting tomorrow May 5th.   It has been our pleasure to continue to serve you, our fiber community with all your needs. It has been our pleasure to be Your Local Yarn Shop. What a fabulous concept! It’s the only way to get good quality materials to make the beautiful things you want to create for yourself and the people you love. It’s where you can also find community and skilled experts, like us, happy to help you become one, too.  What a great thing to embrace and celebrate! Even during this stressful time, we have always found it EASY to be flexible, creative and all about color and beauty, to help you remain happy and calm throughout!                                                 Thank you all for helping us provide this HAPPY PLACE for so many of you.  We are still doing our part by providing a safe clean place for you to come into, or if you prefer, continue to use our curbside service. We are still shipping your merchandise to you, whether it be next door, down the street, or across the country.