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Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #10 - 2008
December 13th, 2008

A quick newsletter to let you know...

It's Stitchin' Time will move toThursdays at 7pm in the New Year, starting January 8th. The last Stitchin' Time in 2008 will be December 16th.

To get the combined fun started Stitchers and Knitters will celebrate the Holiday Season together with a potluck of finger foods and desserts on

Thursday December 18th, 6:30-9:00pm
20% or more off all items all evening!

Bring a hat for the hat bag; food for the food drive or a $1 donation to be entered into a draw for Car Detailing worth $130 from Maximum Detailing on Dundas St. It could be just the stocking stuffer you are looking for. The draw will be held at 8:50 PM

Everyone is welcome!
Whether you have been to Stitchin' Time before or this is your first time!
Newcomers or Old Friends!
With or without PotLuck!
With or without a donation!

Classes for Kniterary and Hedgehog Stitchery for 2009 are now published in the schedules tab.

Congratulations to Sharon W who is The Christmas Shopping Weekend winner for Hedgehog Stitchery. She won the Stitchopoly game!

We know what her family will be doing Christmas day. Congratulations Sharon!

Thanks for dropping by,

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #9 - 2008
November 24th, 2008

Hedgehog Stitchery is busier each month. It is always great to see you and find out about your interests and your latest projects. The hardanger class was very successful, Joanne is a wonderful teacher. The day long format with lunch included was a big hit. Jo will be returning in the spring for another introduction class as well as an intermediate class.

Join us for "It's Stitchin' Time" Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Jim has finished his snowy owl from The Stitching Studio, and he just began stitching in June! He is now on to other projects, which cannot be disclosed without tipping off the recipients. Geri has been stitching up a storm in Hardanger. And Martina is nearing completion of her Celtic Tree. The "brown beast" has taken a back seat to Seasonal Birdhouses for Vickie... a whole lot more fun!
Join us and show off your needlework talent!

What's Happening in December?

On December 6th and 7th Weekend you can prepare for Christmas. Join us on Saturday to make a quick decoration, stitched, knitted or both. Prepare a Wish List and then on Sunday, send your family and friends to shop. The Stitching kits are now $4.99, almost 30% off.

Refreshments will be provided all weekend.

Receive 10% off all regularly priced items and door prizes both days.

December Features!

Christmas is Coming
Christmas designs will continue to be featured in December. A large selection of Nativity Scenes are now in stock. And, if you are looking to personalize some Christmas Stockings or tree trim, you still have time.

Anchor, Glorafilia, Twilley's and Fleur de Lis Kits
We have some new arrivals of Anchor, Glorafilia, Twilley's and Fleur de Lis kits, including James Herriot, Beatrix Potter, Lilliput Lane and many more to choose from. These kits are being offered at 30% off! Some of the kits are great for beginners, for that special person you would like to start on a lifelong path to the love of stitching.

Classes

Blackwork is a fast way to make an attractive ornament or design. A Blackwork class will beheld on December 13th.

Visit the CLASS page on the Hedgehog Stitchery website for details on each class. Visit the SCHEDULE page on the Hedgehog Stitchery website for a full class schedule for both Hedgehog Stitchery and Kniterary.

Thanks for dropping by,

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #8 - 2008
October 13th, 2008

October is half over already and Christmas is fast approaching. I say it every month, but I still can't believe how time is flying.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored me for the CIBC Run for the Cure. With your support I raised over $350 for a very worthwhile cause.

Coming up soon:

A reminder that Joanne Gatenby of X's and Oh's will be at Hedgehog Stitchery on November 8th to teach Hardanger. If cutting your fabric is still a bit scary, this class is for you. Joanne is an excellent instructor and before long you will be cutting with confidence.

Sheridan Nursery is holding a Christmas Ladies Night Out Store Event on October 19th from 6pm to 8pm. Hedgehog Stitchery and Kniterary will be there with demonstrations; and have donated a door prize.

I am happy to be carrying designs from Linen Flower Designs (www.linenflowers.com) and to now have Gemini III as a supplier. These additions expand what I can offer in the shop and by special order.

Embroidery Guild Members

Embroidery Guild members can enjoy a 10% reduction on all purchases from Hedgehog Stitchery.

October and November Features!

Christmas is Coming
With Christmas around the corner, it is only fitting that October and November to feature Christmas charts, embellishment packs and kits.

Canadian Designer - Joanne Gatenby and X's and Oh's

Joanne offers a wide variety of designs in cross stitch and hardanger. Her little leaflets are perfect for a few evenings of stitching, her Christmas selection includes stockings, tree skirt and whimsical snowment. From Quilts and Days Gone By to the Fantasy collection the full range of stitching chouces are covered.

Receive a 10% discount for this months features. Newsletter subscribers receive a 15% discount coupon for this months features.

Classes

The Introduction to Hardanger class will be held on November 8th. We are pleased that Joanne Gatenby from X's and Oh's has designed a Hardanger decoration and will using it to teach Hardanger basics to the class.

Register early to get a place. You will go from fear to freedom after you cut your first threads and see the beauty of this technique. Samples of the class project are on display in the shop.

Beginner and Intermediate cross stitch classes and Blackwork classes are all being offered this fall.

Visit the CLASS page on the Hedgehog Stitchery website for details on each class. Visit the SCHEDULE page on the Hedgehog Stitchery website for a full class schedule for both Hedgehog Stitchery and Kniterary.

"It's Stitchin' Time"

Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm. It is an excellent way to meet others to stitchers. Receive 10% off all sales made on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30.

Models in the Shop

If you show models at the shop you will receive a 5% discount for every 3 items shown, to a maximum of a 10%. Your name will be shown with the items, so join in, let the world enjoy your stitching (1-3 models: 5%, 4 or more models: 10%)

Combined Discounts and Specials

Models in the shop discount can be combined with other discounts . No other discounts or specials can be combined unless specified.

Thanks for dropping by,

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #7 - 2008
September 1st, 2008

Welcome to a New Year! September always feels like a new beginning, a fresh start, no matter how many years you have been out of school the "first day of school" still holds some excitement. For stitchers it kicks off the new season of stitching shows and new designs for Christmas.

September Features!

The Online Needlework Show
The online Needlework show will once again be available to you through Hedgehog Stitchery. Click on this link to preview the vendors in the show and what they have to offer. Click here to email your requests Hedgehog Stitchery I will order it during the show September 24th to 29th.

Canadian Designer - Lynne Nicoletti

Lynne Nicoletti has some very creative and innovative designs. Her Fortune Tellers will remind you of your childhood, her touching story of an embroidered envelope from 1915 will make you want to stitch one and send it to a special person. Lynne's amazing montages are another unique design she offers us.

Receive a 10% discount for this months features. Newsletter subscribers receive a 15% discount coupon for this months features.

Classes

The Introduction to Hardanger class will be held on November 8th. We are pleased that Joanne Gatenby from X's and Oh's has designed a Hardanger decoration and will using it to teach Hardanger basics to the class. Register early to get a place. You will go from fear to freedom after you cut your first threads and see the beauty of this technique. Samples of the class project are on display in the shop.

Beginner and Intermediate cross stitch classes and Blackwork classes are all being offered this fall.

Visit the CLASS page on the Hedgehog Stitchery website for details on each class. Visit the SCHEDULE page on the Hedgehog Stitchery website for a full class schedule for both Hedgehog Stitchery and Kniterary.

"It's Stitchin' Time"

Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm. It is an excellent way to meet others to stitchers. Receive 10% off all sales made on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30.

Models in the Shop

A Special Thanks to Marjorie and Wendy for loaning their models for display at Hedgehog Stitchery. It is our pleasure to show off the work of local stitchers and hope to have more on display soon. Please drop in to see the beautiful work, and if you have items you would like to show, please let us know.

Thanks for dropping by,

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #6 - 2008
August 1st, 2008

We're half way through a pretty soggy summer. It has mostly come in the form of thunderstorms (and who doesn't like a nice thunderstorm from time to time), but they usually don't come this frequently! At least it isn't days of dreary dripping, so we can't complain. And if you can't go outside, you can stitch! We have been gearing up for, believe it or not, Christmas, and have new Mill Hill kits in, including Jim Shore's Santa.

The models from X's and Oh's will be leaving us soon, so please do come in to catch a glimpse of the beautifully stitches samples of these varied designs.

I have ordered some Lynne Nicoletti designs, and look forward to their arrival. She designs beautiful envelopes and montages.

"It's Stitchin' Time"

Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm. It is an excellent way to meet others to stitch through the summer, especially if your Guild suspends meetings over the summer! We have had a few more stitchers on Tuesday nights, but there is plenty of room for more, so please do drop in. Receive 10% off all sales made on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30.

Two August Features!

Designer - Enchanting Lair
Laura Dickson is the exciting designer behind Enchanting Lair in North Bay. You may recognize the Cookie Dragon one of Laura's imaginative designs, but have you seen Elfstone, her newest work of art, with a custom fabric to accent it.

Receive a 10% discount for designs and fabrics for the Feature Designer of the month. Newsletter subscribers receive a 15% discount coupon for the Feature Designer of the month.

The special includes items that are already at Hedgehog Stitchery as well as special order items. So visit the shop to see what we have and make a selection from the in stock items or check out the designers web site (www.enchantinglair.com) and let me know if there is anything you would like me to order for you.

Christmas in August
It's hard to believe but we will soon be thinking and talking about Christmas. To help you ease into holiday stitching, receive a 10% discount for designs and embellishment packs for any Christmas related theme! Newsletter subscribers receive a coupon for 15% off!

Classes

Joanne from X's and Oh's will be visiting again in November. I am excited to say she will be teaching a Hardanger class. This class is timely as you will be learning Hardanger techniques that will prepare you for making your own Christmas decoration. Instruction and a kit will be provided for this class.

Coming soon: A new season of Beginner and Intermediate Cross Stitch Classes. Watch for the full list on the website soon. A short newsletter will come out once the dates for September, October and November have been set.

Cloths for the Cure

I am in a team "One Degree of Separation" that runs (well, we walk) for the cure in October. Visit the Run for the Cure for a face cloth/dish cloth I have designed to raise money. If you like the designs and want to use them, download them please visit Run for the Cure and make a donation to Vickie Hartog in Toronto. Thanks!

Thanks for dropping by,

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #5 - 2008
July 1st, 2008

Happy CANADA DAY

Happy 141st Birthday, Canada. A great country to call home! If you ever wondered about the rules for displaying the flag, this Canadian site has everything about The National Flag of Canada!

Happy 4th of July

To our American cousins. Another great country! While I am at it, here is a pointer to everything you want to know about the US Flag. The US Flag!

"It's Stitchin' Time"

Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm. It is an excellent way to meet others to stitch through the summer, especially if your Guild suspends meetings over the summer!

July Feature Designer - Jeannette Douglas

Receive a 10% discount for designs and embellishment packs for the Feature Designer of the month. Newsletter subscribers receive a 15% discount coupon for the Feature Designer of the month.
Not a subscriber yet? Click on the links to the side or at the bottom of this page to be added to the newsletter. A coupon will be mailed to you within 24 hours.

This month's special is for Jeannette Douglas Designs and accessory packs. The special includes items that are already at Hedgehog Stitchery as well as special order items. So visit the shop to see what we have on hand and look on line for her full line. Let us know what you would like and we can get it for you (email the newsletter or let us know at the shop.) For any item we special order you will receive the item at the price as shown on the web site, less the discount, so you will save the shipping charge as well. This is ideal for someone who not comfortable with purchasing on the web. We look after that for you. The order will be placed the first week of August and you will be contacted as soon as it arrives.

Also, Jeannette Douglas has a stitch along beginning in September for a Stitching Album (see the MSA Brochure for more details) with a new design every two months. I will be signing up participants through the shop.

If you sign up for ""My Stitching Album"" in July you will receive the Special Prices shown as follows - July Newsletter Coupon Special (JNS) / July Designer Special (JDS) / Regular price (REG):

  • Getting Started package: JNS:$25.50 JDS:$27.00 REG:$30.00
  • Thread Palette: JNS:$34.00 JDS:$36.00 REG:$40.00
  • Front and Back cover thread pack (w/JDD logo charm): JNS:$27.20 JDS:$28.80 REG:$32.00
  • Chapter 1: Mosaic Muse: JNS:$17.00 JDS:$18.00 REG:$20.00
  • Mosaic Muse thread pack: JNS:$20.40 JDS:$21.60 REG:$24.00

Orders will be filled in mid-August.

You will need a binder and fabric to complete the projects.

Thanks for dropping by again this month,
Vickie &

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #4 - 2008
June 6th, 2008

Time flies when you are having fun! I can hardly believe it has been four weeks since the opening!

Please join us for "It's Stitchin' Time" on Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Our attendance increased this past Tuesday with two new stitchers. So, Tuesday doubled as stitching night and class night. Miss Henrietta Hedgehog took the refresher and was quite satisfied with the pace. Prickles is excited to announce that 10% discounts are available for Hedgehog Stitchery purchases during "It's Stitchin' Time". This complements the "Sit 'n Knit" discount offered for Kniterary purchases on Thursday Nights.

Specials will be offered each month starting in June. The special will be 10% for the for the designer or design studio for the month. If you receive the Newsletter you will be emailed a 15% discount coupon for the special of the month. Let your stitching friends know to sign up for the newsletter and they too will receive a 15% coupon for the month's specials. If you are reading this from the web site, click on the links to the side or at the bottom to be added to the newsletter and a coupon will be mailed to you within 24 hours.

This month's special is Victoria Sampler designs and accessory packs. This includes in shop stock and special order. So visit the shop to see what we have on hand and look on line for their full line. Let us know what you would like and we can get it for you (email newsletterAThedgehogstitcheryDOTcom). For any item we special order you will receive the item at the price as shown on the web site, less the discount, so you will save the shipping charge as well. This is ideal for someone who not comfortable with purchasing on the web. We look after that for you. The order will be placed the first week of July and you will be contacted as soon as it arrives.

I also want to draw your attention to Nora Corbett's reindeer anf pixie series. I have all of the available designs and embellishment kits, so come in before they are all gone. They are a must have! Look great and are a nice size.

Thanks for dropping by.

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #3 - 2008
May 19, 2008

Hello Everyone,

I am pleased to introduce you Mrs. Tiggy Stitch, Miss Henrietta Hedgehog and Prickles, we have three mascots! Of course Mrs. Tiggy Stitch is the experienced one, ready to lend a hand when needed and having stitched since she was a child, she has tried many forms of stitching. Miss Henrietta Hedgehog is has just a bit of experience and is trying her hand at stitching. She is a bit tentative, but with encouragement from Mrs. Tiggy Stitch she is making great progress. Prickles is young and excitable about everything new at Hedgehog Stitchery. The trio make quite a team and are sure to have lots of fun and adventure together at Hedgehog Stitchery.

The Grand Opening was a great success as you can see by the photos below and on my blog. They will remain linked to the newsletter page, even after the home page changes.

The very first class was held at Hedgehog Stitchery Saturday, which made Prickles very excited, to be sure. As usual with classes the time passed quickly. Students left will added knowledge, and a bit of stitching. Everyone enjoyed themselves and learned some new tips and techniques. Extra help is available on a drop in basis, to get help on the new skills. Followup questions for any class are included with the class fees, which is a good thing, because we rarely get to the end of the class project. The ginger cookies from The Cookie Shoppe were declared to be delicious. Miss Henrietta Hedgehog would have said so, too, had she not been minding the shop.

The website has been updated with all of the products available in the store listed on the product pages. There are links to the sources of many of the products, so if you don't see what you are looking for, or you are interested in something else, don't hesitate to ask. I will place orders every few weeks, to manage shipping costs, but if you need something urgently, just say so and I can order more quickly. Mrs Tiggy Stitch is glad of this, because even though she has a stash, she is always looking for new things, and knows she can find them at Hedgehog Stitchery.

You will see the current special is the beautiful Stitcher's Cabinet from Hearthside Craftworks. The first four will be sold at $350 (reg. $400). These are beautiful cabinets for the stitcher who has everything and is looking for a place to put it, and would make a cherished gift.

www.hedgehogstitchery.com

And from the Opening....

THANKS!

You made the Grand Opening on May 10th a resounding success.
It was wonderful meeting all of you. You have been so receptive to a stitching shop in Whitby.
See you again soon!

Winners of the Draws are shown below.
Winners will be contacted on Monday. First name and last initial are shown below:

Donated by X's and Oh's:
Winner of Twighlight on Main street Chart (Rosanne S.)

Donated by The Stitcher's Habit:
Aurora Polaris(Wilma B.),
Dance in the Moonlight(Sue M.), and
Star Light (Carol B.) Charts

Donated by Hedgehog Stitchery:
More Precious Than Gold Chart by X's and Oh's (Jack C.)

Winner of "Name the Hedgehog Stitchery Mascot" is Jacquie M. The prize is Mola Fish Chart from the Stitcher's Habit donated by Hedgehog Stitchery

Donated by Hedgehog Stitchery:

Grand Prize: Deluxe Scroll Bar and Knob Set

(Joy P.)

Thanks to the visiting designers for helping to celebrate the opening and welcoming all of you with such great advice:

Joanne Gatenby

Carol Scott Higeli

Congratulations to

Kniterary


on the success of their Second Anniversary celebration

Celebrate!

Photos from the opening. More photos will be available on my blog on Sunday

Carol of Stitcher's Habit visiting and drawing for prizes

Joanne of X's and Oh's visiting and drawing for prizes

Models on Display

Hedgehog Stitchery now


Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #2 - 2008
April 16, 2008

Hello Everyone,

This is a quick newsletter to let you know that we are ready for you! The store is filled with stitching supplies and you can come in any time to browse and buy.

The Grand Opening is set for May 10th and plans are coming together very nicely.

With the CreativFestival coming up next weekend, I am sure you will get lots of ideas about what to stitch next. You may see something but decide to hold off on purchasing at the show. Please come back with your wish lists in hand, because we can make it easy to get something after the show that you may have left there.

I also wanted to let you know about the Online Needlework Show (http://www.needleworkshow.com). You can look under Viewing-General...and if you find a few things you would like just click here or email newsletter@hedgehogstitchery.com to let me know what you want and I can order it into the shop. Check out the Fun Page for entry into the draw for gift certificates.

Looking forward to seeing you in the shop,

(soon to berenamed) and Vickie

www.hedgehogstitchery.com

Hedgehog Stitchery - Newsletter #1 - 2008
March 23, 2008

Introduction

You will receive a Newsletter each month. In it you will find:

  • Latest arrivals at Hedgehog Stitchery
  • New products available to you
  • Specials
  • Trunk shows coming to Hedgehog Stitchery
  • Visiting designers
  • Upcoming classes and events
  • A peek into past classes
  • Other Hedgehog bits of news in the stitching community

Our Goal

For stitchers east of Toronto there have not been a lot of choices to find high quality stitching supplies. When Kniterary arrived in Whitby two years ago it was an exciting moment for knitters. Last fall Martina and I began to talk about the broader stitching community including cross stitchers and needlepointers (now, is that a word?); and on to the more challenging skills of hardanger, blackwork and beadstitching. Those early talks lead us to expanding the Kniterary shop to add Hedgehog Stitchery. Hedgehog Stitchery's goal is to provide a variety of stitching fabrics, threads, charts, kits and accessories for you to come in, see and purchase; as well as the opportunity to view the catalogs of well known suppliers and designers so that you can easily order what we may not have in the shop.

We will be bringing in trunk shows from design shops in Canada, such as X's and Oh's in Ontario and The Victoria Sampler in British Columbia. Hedgehog Stitchery will also carry beautiful stitching stands and speciality accessories from Hearthside Craftworks in Alberta.

We will also be looking for local designers to showcase. We have been contacted by The Stitcher's Habit in Greenbank; If we could introduce a new designer to the area and to Canada that would be a great success, so we would like to hear from anyone who is considering stitching design and wants their work to be seen and shown.

It isn't that we are Canadian biased, but it is because Canadians have so much to offer to the stitching community that we can carry so many Canadian products to complement the products available from the United States and worldwide. We have even placed an order with Carol Leather from England, who designs beautiful blackwork.

We will have classes to introduce new stitcher's to the craft, and help seasoned stitchers add to your skills.

Finally, today's focus on building communities of stitchers would not be complete without getting together with like minded people, so we will be hosting "It's Stitchin' Time" on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm. Anyone of any skill level is welcome to drop by to sit and stitch and chat.

Remember, if you don't see it, just ask. Our aim is to take the time to find all of the parts so you can spend the time stitching.

Sign up for our Newsletter at newsletter@hedgehogstitchery.com or send in a suggestion or request to info@hedgehogstitchery.com. Be sure to bookmark www.hedgehogstitchery.com and return often, we will post recent arrivals, specials, events, classes and the selection of products.

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Thanks for dropping by. (soon to berenamed)