December 2020 Newsletter
Greetings from HON
It's December....
And you know what that means...
It's time to put a wish on our tree.


Visit the shop, pick out any in-stock canvas you'd like, write down your name, phone number and wish on a piece paper, wrap it around a candy cane and hang it on our tree. If you would rather not visit because or the pandemic or cannot make it in, (perhaps you're not local) you may call or email 
your wish to us before the 24th.  
203-655-9112 
houseofneedlepoint@gmail.com
Winners will picked on 
Thursday, December24th
CURRENT TRUNK SHOW
IN GOOD COMPANY
NOW~Saturday, December12th
ALL CANVASES 20% OFF
In Good Company features mainly shaped ornament canvases. We
received primarily destination
mini socks, bears and stars. Their complete line features cat, dog,
fish and angel shaped ornaments
as well. Click on the links below
to see more.

Most canvases are
regularly $40
Trunk Show price $32

STITCHES OF THE MONTH
This sweet doorstop by Plum Stitchery has a myriad of fun stitches!
The background on the top and sides are both from
Lone Star - Grab 'n Go stitch book.
Each triangle in this diagonal stitch is outlined with elongated cross stitches. This stitch gives a textural effect - kind of like a cobblestone. It would work well on a roof or path. Page 36 in the book.
This diagonal stitch gives a polka dot like effect. If done in two colors it would really look dotted. Page 38 in the book.
TIP OF THE MONTH
CONSIDER USING STRETCHER BARS and a FRAME

As you learn and do more with your needlepoint you should consider using stretcher bars. They keep your canvas taut and square allowing you to use more stitches without making a mess. We have them in pairs from 5”-18”. You need 2 pairs for a canvas and they can last through many projects.

After moving to stretcher bars you might want to consider getting a frame! BUT frames can be an expensive option, one you don't want to make without having tried one. We have several frame options to help you in your decision making. We will loan you a frame to try at home, giving you the chance to see what works for you. If you decide you'd like one, we will order it for you. It's our goal to help you get the best frame to suit your stitching style and comfort.
Various Table Frames
Canvas on Stretcher Bars Clipped onto a Frame
FINISHED PROJECTS OF THE MONTH

Ornament Stack
Makes a Festive Holiday Pillow
Custom Designed Canvas

DIY ROUND ORNAMENT CONTEST
THERE'S STILL TIME TO STITCH UP AN ORNAMENT

Pick up a blank round 18 or 13 mesh ornament canvas at HON.
ALL ORNAMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED (dropped off or mailed in)
by
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH
NO EXCEPTIONS!

Creative Entries Have Started to Come In
LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS
WE HAVE LOTS OF SELF FINISHING...
Jewelry boxes, photo albums, wallets, cosmetic/evening bags, snap trays and luggage tags.
FROM LEE AND PLANET EARTH
Stitch a canvas and bring it back to us for finishing by Friday the 18th.

WHAT'S NEW AT HON
ZOOM HELP MEETING
We know that many of you are hesitant to be out and about now, so we are going to set up a new HON Zoom meeting to give our customers a chance to ask questions, request stitch and/or thread advice and provide stitch suggestions . We will start with once a week, Wednesdays from 2-3 pm. The sessions are free and open to all levels of stitchers.
If you would like to participate, please call or email us and we will send you a Zoom invite. Each session will be limited to 6 people and the sign ups will be weekly. 
Please contact us by noon on the Tuesday before the next day's meeting. 
houseofneedlepoint@gmail.com, or 203 655 9112. 
You will receive a confirmation if there is room and the invite on Wednesday morning prior to the Wednesday 2:00 session.
The first session will be on Wednesday, December 9th
We have fun new canvases coming in daily. Here are a few of our favorites from Pippin Studio, The Plum Stitchery, Vicki Sawyer, Jean Mason for Anne Fisher and an exclusive Rowayton logo belt. Stop in to see what else has arrived.
REMAINING
FINISHING
DEADLINES

December 18th
~ Self Finishing Boxes 
~ Luggage Tags 
~ Snap Trays
~ Wallets
DON'T FORGET TO DROP OFF A TOY!
This year especially we want to make all children happy at the Holidays!
HOLIDAY HOURS
Open
Thursday 
December 24th
10AM ~ 1PM
Closed
Friday, December 25th
through
Sunday, December 27th
Re-Opening
Monday, December 28th
through
Wednesday, December 30th
Open
Thursday
December 31st
10AM ~ 1PM
Closed
Friday, January 1st through
Sunday, January 3rd
Re-Opening
Monday, January, 4th
STORE HOURS
Monday - Saturday
10am-4pm

839 Post Road
Darien, CT  06820
203-655-9112
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