Friday, April 9, 2010

News from the Store

We are enjoying cooler weather today which is a nice change of pace from the eighty degree+ weather that we've been having recently-- way too early for those temperatures!

We have two trunk shows currently in residence though one of them is due to head out shortly. The extensive Cooper Oaks Design collection with its lovely floral designs is here until Tuesday, April 14 while the wild and whimsical designs of Ewe & Eye are here a bit longer -- they will be leaving us on April 20.

Also leaving on April 20 is a mini trunk show from Whimsey & Grace. I don't believe that I have mentioned this show before -- it is a collection of napkin ring canvases. I think that napkin rings would make a wonderful needlepoint project. You could even incorporate your initials or monogram. It's an unexpected use for needlepoint for all you "I simply can't do another pillow" people out there (and I know that you are out there because I've heard it from you before!) The collection from Whimsey & Grace also includes round name tags or box inserts for the Lee boxes.

The Web site redesign has been well-received. I will be blogging soon about some of the more advanced features of the web site. We may even hold a free class on how to get the most out of the Web site. You would be surprised at what you can do with it.

Speaking of the Web site, we are in the process of adding Canvas Works Collection online. This is the first time the designs of Canvas Works have been online so we are very excited to be able to offer them to you.

We had a special delivery yesterday at the store. Back from the finisher came two Patti Mann 3-dimensional characters: a sea turtle and a "Pudgie" elephant. These guys are super-cute so be sure to ask to see them next time you are in the store. A special thanks goes to Betty Lou Malmud for having stitched up the sea turtle for us -- gratis!!


  1. I was so glad the napkin ring holders were still at the shop last Sunday - I have to bring mine in for finishing soon. The turtle is amazing & Pudgie is cute too! We all enjoyed it. In fact one member (of the ANG Main Line Chapter) sent me an email saying, "The workshop at Rittenhouse was so much fun. I learned so much and enjoyed being with everyone." Thanks again for a great class on Backgrounds.

  2. You are very welcome. Thanks for the kind words. Stephen