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Colleen Church
I am the owner of The Needle Works in Austin, Texas and this is the store Blog.
Interests: besides needlepoint...flyfishing is my passion. i adore being outside and watching the wildlife and then bam you have a strike and you are quickly brought back to reality. In my profile picture I am sitting in front of my cabin at Wilderness Place Lodge, where I go every year to fish for Salmon. I also love cooking. You can see some of my receipes at www.recipezaar.com. My member name is Gone Fishin'.
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We are already starting to heat up here in Texas and we have had some great rain. The hill country is lush and green and the Day Lilies in my yard are just beautiful. The Web Store has been updated... Continue reading
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Are you ready to go on a Magic Canvas Ride? Join us on our first adventure starting in August. We are working on this wonderful canvas from Alice Peterson Company. Your 1st shipment will consist of the canvas, your first... Continue reading
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Carrie Kuska from Kangaroopaw was in down yesterday and stopped by the store. She and her Mom were on a Mother/Daughter Mother's Day weekend get-a-way to Waco. She is such a doll and so enthusiastic, it was fun to chat... Continue reading
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Poof!!!! April is gone.....where did it go? We were busy busy in the store between the Needlepoint Nation Facebook retreat and the Desert Cactus class and time just got away from me. I can't wait for Brenda Stofft to get... Continue reading
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Love from Above To celebrate April having her baby we are going to offer the Charley Harper needlepoint canvas " Love from above " at a 20% discount thru Wednesday at 5:30 ,April 19th (my birthday). Regular price is $173.00.... Continue reading
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GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY FRIDAY FROM THE NEEDLE WORKS! The Web Store has been updated and is ready for your shopping pleasure. Don't forget that just because an item says out of stock does not mean we can't still get... Continue reading
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I am on my last week here and the weather has been all over the place. This is from this morning, looking to the west the colors are magnificent. and this is from yesterday morning looking to the east. I... Continue reading
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Sorry for the delay in the stitch. Short and sweet posting as I am on vacation for a few weeks. The stitch for today is an Eyelet Stitch that I call Evelyn's Eyelet. Put a 3 or 4 MM bicone... Continue reading
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Sorry for the delay in getting the notice out to you but the WEB STORE has been updated. This weeks stitch is called Picayune after a small town in Mississippi where my mother used to live. This stitch would be... Continue reading
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It is Friday so you know what that means. The Web Store is now updated. It came to my attention yesterday that the security on the site was out of wack. The problem has been solved and we are very... Continue reading
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I am sure everyone is ready for the weekend, I know I am. The weather has been wonderful in Austin. Not our typical February at all. The Bluebonnets are about 3 weeks early but they say that could mean they... Continue reading
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So glad it is Friday. We have had a fun week at the store and are ready for the STOCKING TRUNK SHOW that starts on Saturday. We have stockings from 6 wonderful artist. Needles to say they did not send... Continue reading
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It is Friday so you know what that means.....the Web Store is updated with new canvas from Market. I love this time of year. The Needle Works Web Store Surprise...Share a Stitch is Back. Use this stitch for a walkway.... Continue reading
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This week was spent updating the site with all the classes we will be offering this year and I am very excited. Starting in April with me teaching a wonderfully fun canvas from the Meredith Collection and Charley Harper. Then... Continue reading
The web site is updated with all the classes for 2017. http://theneedleworks.com/ Continue reading
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It is been awhile since Barbara has been to The Needle Works and I so excited to have her back. She will be teaching "Fluffy Ensemble" by artist Carolyn Schmitz August 12 and 13, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) Get all... Continue reading
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Market is over and it is time for Corliss and I to put our feet up and relax. We found lots of great canvas and came up with some great ideas for classes and new projects. I love chatting with... Continue reading
I hope everyone has been following us on Instagram or Facebook to see what we have been posting from the show floor. We will be heading over soon so be sure and TEXT us about any orders by NOON PST,... Continue reading
Corliss and I had a great day at Market yesterday. I hope you where following us on Instagram or Facebook to see what we had found. Here is a list of some of the designers that have updated their Web... Continue reading
After a full day of traveling Corliss and I finally made it to San Jose at 7pm. We were supposed to be here at 2:30 but the weather held us up. Artists are starting to upload new designs: MELISSA SHIRLEY... Continue reading
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Corliss and I are ready to Rock n'Roll this weekend in San Jose. This is a new venue for the show so it will be fun to go to a new town. We will be posting to Instagram and Facebook... Continue reading
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. We came back on the 3rd well rested and hit the ground running. If you have not visited the Web Store yet be sure and go check out the new canvas that have... Continue reading
This has definitely been one of our most successful sales ever. Thank You to everyone who has placed orders. There is still one week left, so if you are stuck in the house due to bad weather, you can entertain... Continue reading
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The sale is still going on until December 23rd. You have plenty of time to shop the WEB STORE or come on in to the store and shop. The Needle Works Web Store If you look through the artists pages... Continue reading