Thursday, August 31, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Houston Area Shops Reporting In

The needlepoint shops in Houston and the surrounding area are starting to report in via Facebook about their status after Hurricane Harvey.   I'll update this as more shop owners manage to get to their business premises and see what happened.  Note that most of my information came informally from Needlepoint Nation on Facebook, so call before you try and visit a shop.

UPDATE:  Kreinik posted information about closings here.

ABC Stitch and Stitch Therapy - Shop is ok.  They plan to reopen Friday, 9/1.

Bela's Needleworks - No word on this Edinburg shop.

Chandail - Everyone is fine but the shop phones are down now (8/30).  They are moving to a new location shortly.

Chaparral says the shop's ok but they will definitely be closed on Tuesday, 8/29.  They will open on Wednesday, 8/30.

Judy's Stitching Nook - was spared the worst per Kreinik

Needle House - Shop is fine and reopened today, 8/30.  They report that none of the finishing was damaged (they have checked with all their finishers) but they are a little short-staffed so please bear with them as they try to get back to normal.

Nimble Fingers - Shop is fine but owner had to evacuate her home.  The shop is closed until further notice.

We've heard that Past Times has sustained damage.

Spinning Wheel (finishers) - They are fine with all the finishing safe although some employees are stuck in place.

Stitches in Time - Shop is fine, but I don't know if it is open.  Call first.

UPDATE #2: This article mentioned by the Needlework Retailer explains why we make things—and save them in a flood.

UPDATE #3:  What's the Point? in Ohio is selling a Texas Proud ornament with 100% of the $25 cost going to the charity of your choice.  This opportunity ends 9/15/17.

UPDATE #4:  Alex Paras' Stitch for a Cause this month is for the Red Cross' Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief.

UPDATE #5:  Kangaroo Paw Designs has a new Texas Proud croakie design.  Sales of this through September will be donated to the Red Cross and earmarked for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

UPDATE #6:  All proceeds from Nenah Stone's new Animal Angels will go to Austin Pets Alive, an animal rescue organization.

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Wollworks Has a New Website

Wollworks, a website that specializes in recycling old needlepoint into lovely pillows and pumpkin poofs, is moving to a new website.

This is particularly important if you are interested in their annual heirloom pumpkin harvest, which starts September 1 this year—and ends November 18.  Every couple of days during the "harvest," more recycled needlepoints made into pumpkin shapes are released for sale.  It's an annual event and much enjoyed by fans of recycled stitching.

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