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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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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
WOW.....What a crazy few days we have had with the sale. Our best sale ever!!!!! The sale goes on until December 23rd, so you have plenty of time to shop the web store. 45% off IN STOCK canvas and 20%... Continue reading
DECEMBER SALE STARTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st 45 % OFF IN STOCK PAINTED CANVAS 20% OFF THREADS AND NOTIONS PLEASE READ • Orders must be placed ON or after December 1st. (We are CST zone). The Sale is on IN STOCK... Continue reading
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Artemis will be making an appearance at The Needle Works in June of 2017 and I am THRILLED Brenda Stofft is not only a talented designer of needlepoint canvas but she is unbelievably creative in her stitching. If you wanted... Continue reading
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We have gotten the canvas in and the kits are put together for 2 great pieces. Cardinal Family Canvas by Melissa Shirley Stitch Guide by Colleen Church Canvas $179.00 Thread Kit $175.00 Stitch Guide $30.00 I had so much fun... Continue reading
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I really cannot figure out where this year is going. It is hard to believe that August is right on top of us. One of these days I will get back on track and start blogging again but in the... Continue reading
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We are offering something a little different at the store on AUGUST 20 (Saturday). If you have ever wanted to learn to Needle Felt those adorable little animals you have seen, we are going to give you a chance to... Continue reading
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Good Morning from The Needle Works. I know it has been forever since I have posted and I am sorry. We have a lot going on in the store and I want to get you caught up. First, our next... Continue reading