Another month gone!
Cross Stitch for Men
Stitchtastic On Tour
We're beavering away here to prepare for our first trade show, at the NEC in February. We're getting our products into more of your local craft stores now, so please ask for us by name at your local shop.
We'll be at a number of stitching shows over in 2009, starting in March at the NEC, click here for more details. Next month's newsletter will be a show special, ready for Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts at the NEC, then Stitch & Craft at Olympia, all taking place in March.
Right, I'm going to mention it, prepare yourselves....... Apparently, a few people are saying that there's a credit crunch going on, perhaps you haven't heard yet......
Ok, so we're all being bombarded with depressing news and images of a lack of cash, job losses and mortgage difficulties, not to mention the fact that those of us with savings have given up on that thing we used to call interest.
However, stitching is one hobby that doesn't have to be affected by any credit crunch. Where else can you spend about £30 and receive a kit, containing everything you need for your hobby, and make it last a couple of months (or maybe longer, if you're a slow stitcher!)
A certain situation at home here has meant that my kits have started lasting a lot longer, and I'm delighted to say I can pass on that tip to you - get a kitten!
Sound strange? Not at all! Our new kitten Percy loves to watch me stitching, which is fine when he does it from the floor. However, after a little while he can't contain himself any more and he has to try to pinch my thread, hoop, or else just distract me from stitching and back onto him!
The newest term to beat the crunch is ‘staycation' - a stay at home vacation! Many people are choosing to take time off work but stay at home, with a week of peace and quiet and a couple of new kits to tackle! If this sounds like your idea of heaven, visit www.stitchtastic.com and choose something to beat the crunch!
Here he comes again to ruin an evening's stitching!
Beat the credit crunch - buy a kit and stay entertained longer for less!
It's show special next month. The March newsletter will contain a special guide to visiting stitching shows - vital to those of you who've never been to a show, or those who need a refresher course!
Also, we'll have a review of our first ever trade show and I'll let you know how my Low Rider motorbike has come out!
Questions or comments? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 114 3830333
Until next time