Dear Friends,
Well, it's beginning to look alot like Christmas (I think I heard that somewhere before!)  Beautiful snow has come to town which makes for super fun playing and especially cozy for stitching by the fire!  I'll be looking forward to seeing you over the holiday!

New needlepoint ornaments are here so you can get an early start for next year.  Please let me help you select threads to give them that extra pizazz!  Also, remember if you're thinking about a belt or Christmas stocking, I'm always happy to process a special order.

For cross stitchers, Little House Needleworks has created a pretty new series for next year -- "Farmhouse Christmas."  If you're interested, please let me know so I can add your name to the list for ordering each chart.  It can be done as individual pieces or as a whole cloth wall hanging as well.

Sadly I'm sharing the news that Martina Rosenberg suddenly passed away on Dec. 4.  Martina was the creative designer of the gorgeous Chatelaine Designs.  Her charts have been a popular choice in the shop.  I have had a lovely chart of hers tucked away for several years with the hopes of it being my "retirement" masterpiece.  Her designs, in my humble opinion, were of a caliper like no one else in the industry.  May she rest in peace with a golden needle tucked beside her.

Other industry news to share that is affecting the shops and hence you, Norden Crafts announced that it has filed for bankruptcy.  The Wooden Needle purchased about half of its linen supply from them as well as many notions.  It will take some time for the shops to sort out the inventory availability distribution, so I beg your patience.  Also, Nordic Needle has dropped its wholesale distribution which has affected many shops.  Your loyalty is important to me and I will continue to do my very best to provide supplies to you; it just might take a little more time.  The needlepoint market appears to be quite solid so as always, if you see canvases that are interesting to you, I'm happy to help you build your stash!

As we approach this most beautiful season of giving and love, I want to extend to all of you my heartfelt wishes of peace.  We are especially blessed to enjoy the creativity of needle and thread but more importantly the beautiful camaraderie this gives us.  I wish all of you a Christmas of love and a year to come with strength to live your life with a peaceful heart.

closed Sunday Dec. 24 thru Tuesday Dec. 26
re-open Wednesday Dec. 27

*As always please remember to call the shop before traveling to be sure it's open.,  At times I still close for parent care or inclement weather.

Xrossing in Friendship,

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Kathleen J. Kovacs
The Wooden Needle, LLC
56 Park Street
PO Box 1346
Stowe, VT 05672-1346
phone 802-253-3086
The Wooden Needle is owned and operated by Kathy Kovacs. PO Box 1346
Stowe, Vermont 05672