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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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So excited to announce that Patricia Sone is coming back to town to teach "Touching Earth" April 14 and 15, 2018. Details can be found on the web site. Antony Minieri will be in down at the beginning of February... Continue reading
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We are having a Brenda Stofft Trunk Show for the the month of November! DISCOUNT - 20% BRENDA STOFFT B-387 Birds in Flower Garden B-42 Minty Green Lamb We also have some other great new canvases which can be seen... Continue reading
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Things have been Topsy Turvy around here lately but soon it will be Topsy Turvy in a fun way! Kurdy Biggs, counted canvas designer, teacher and owner of Threedles Needle Art Designs, will be here to teach to teach Topsy... Continue reading
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Here she is "ASTRID" Brenda has done it again. Astrid is adorable. Get all the information about the class here. Our second MAGIC CANVAS RIDE canvas is from Brenda Stofft (Yes I am obsessed with her designs) starting in mid... Continue reading
“Hope lies in having more faith in the power of God to heal us than in the power of anything to hurt or destroy us. In realizing that as children of God we are bigger than our problems, we have... Continue reading
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Don't you just love beads? We do here at The Needle Works! We have put together a page that has an assortment of Beading Techniques for you to keep handy. There are so many more and we will share those... Continue reading
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Good Monday Morning!!!! It has been a fun filled time while Tony was in town and we are getting ready for the next class. Barbara Elmore will be in town next month for FLUFFY ENSEMBLE! We have a new club... Continue reading
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Go to Meredith Collection Web Site to see the available designs and then call The Needle Works to order. CHARLEY HARPER DESIGNS Download Diamond ray variation WEB STORE UPDATED Can I tell you how much I LOVE this adorable Brenda... Continue reading
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How can that be? It seems like we were just celebrating Christmas and here it is, almost the 1st of July! Time certainly does fly. The WEBSTORE has been updated with some new needlepoint canvases for your shopping pleasure, including... Continue reading
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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