Monday, May 14, 2018

Breaking News: Beth's Needlepoint Nook Has a New Owner

I received this note from Beth at Beth's Needlepoint Nook this morning. She writes:

My customer, my friends,

It is with sadness, trepidation, and excitement that I send you this email.

It is hard for me to believe that Beth's Needlepoint Nook will have been in business for 14 years this October. Many of you may remember that when I first opened I had no employees and one lonely spinner of fibers. How far we have come! We now have a national clientele as well as a few customers in other countries. Does anyone remember me talking about a club member who lives in Iran? The shop has brought multiple national teachers to Louisville and launched a very successful Stash for your Cash program.

The shop's success is, in a great part, due to you, my customers. Without you, I would have never made it this far.

Beth's Needlepoint Nook had its best year ever last year and it is on this high note that I have decided to retire. The time has come for me to do something different with my life. I am not sure what I will do, but I know that it is time for a change.

To that end, I sold the shop yesterday to Elizabeth Dieruf who, several years ago, expressed interest in owning the shop. I told her that when I was ready to sell it I would call her first. I called. She accepted. And the rest as they say is history.

I offered to work for her but she prefers independence. I support her decision. Please give her your support as well. The next time you see me I will once again be a customer just like you!

Thank you again for your support and all the wonderful memories we have made together. It is my greatest wish that the shop continues to thrive for many more years to come!


Our best wishes go to Beth in her retirement and to Elizabeth as she takes the shop into the future.  If you are a virtual customer like me, here's the shop website so you can welcome Elizabeth with a purchase.

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An Interview with Patricia Sone

Recently The Curious Cowgirl took a class with Patricia Sone and had such a great time, she asked if she could profile Patricia. And here it is!  There are plenty of photos of Patricia's wonderful  finished pieces and of course a link to her blog (second below).

There is also a link to the Stitch It, Frame It, Love It series, for which Patricia has done the guides in collaboration with Victoria Whitson.

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