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September 2013


Landing Towne Shoppes


Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00

Thusday nights until 7:00


Stitching Groups:

Wednesday - All Day

Saturday Afternoons

Bring your projects and have a good time!




Upcoming Classes and Events:   

The Boo Express         

Clases have finished but kits are available for all 3 parts.  Check out Parts 2 and 3 on the website under Classes


THURSDAYS thru December - 5:00 - 7:00

Every year I say I’m going to do black and white ornaments for the shop Christmas Tree.  After 10 years I should really do it, and I think I have the perfect solution...

DebBees Desigsns just came out with a new book of canvas/linen Christmas ornaments, and I'm going to work my way through them.  Please join me!  The book is $28.50 and contains 14 designs. This is a great way to use up all your fabric and fiber orts!


September 21st - 10:00am

Pointed Hat Stitching Society - The 

Scarecrow Witch



"The Pointed Hat Stitching Society" consists of 5 unique witches who meet once a month on top of a mountain for stitching and cackling.

The series will cover 6 classes.  There are also some "spooky goodies" attached to this class.  It's not too late to sign up.  We'll also be happy to kit everything for if you can't make it in person!




After the 25th we cannot guarantee Christmas delivery - thanks for understanding!


September 28th - 10:00am

Laurel Birch - Bounty and  Bliss

This will be our 3rd class on this canvas.  As usual we're happy to kit it for you if you can't be there in person.


October 5th - 10:00am

Tricky Treats

I just love the feel of this piece - it's Halloween without shouting it in your face! Since it's a counted piece, it's also the perfect

class for anyone who's a cross stitcher and would like to try needlepoint.  (You know me, I changed some of the fibers to make it a little more interesting!)


October 12th - All Day Orts Saturday

This Saturday let's try out some new recipes, eat and stitch - everyone is welcome.  We haven't done this in a long time, but I think it's time to do it again!  The theme for this Saturday will be "Anything Goes".  Put a lot of thought into that one didn't I?  As always, bringing food is optional, we'd just love your company!  Don't forget your stitching - come and h

 have a great day out with the girls.


November 2nd - 10:00am

Cat Lover or Dog Lover?

Stitch one or stitch both – they promise to behave better than the ones I have at home do!


Join us for Wednesday and Saturday Stitch-Ins.

Bring your current project and enjoy yourself!



Wednesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday nites until 7:00pm




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PS - speaking of Facebook...I never seem to get the website updated every time new goodies arrive, so I'm going to try something new.  I'll be updating our Facebook page first.  Make sure that you "Like US" so that you'll be able to get all the updates. Thanks! 





Let's Celebrate!


 Needle Orts is 10 years old!


Join us on Saturday, September 14th for balloons, cupcakes, give-aways and 20% off everythingin the shop!  

Without all of you through the years we never 

would have made it to our 10th birthday, so please come and celebrate with us!   

(If you can't come in person then call or email.  We'll be happy to pull goodies for you.) 

10 years and  three different locations

more fibers than we ever had room for, enough serger thread to cover the state and most importantly great friends and lots of fun...

It has truly been an experience; I can't wait to see what the future brings!  ( It will however be bringing it to the current location - as I'm never moving again!)


Now, if you'd care to take a little walk down memory lane with me, read on...


It all started in the summer of 2003...there were 7 of us (thank goodness for family and Pam) and 1200 square feet of dance studio that needed to be turned into a shop.  What followed was two months of painting (the walls were pepto-bismol pink), sewing, furniture shopping and fixture construction.  (Ask Pam about our Lucy and Ethel moments as we tiled the the bathroom - she likes to tell that one.)


  Here's Bob's long suffering Honda bringing in the original Fiber Rolling Carts...

ahhh the front of the first shop - how did we ever move around in there, much less have classes?!?

Saturday, Sept 15th arrived a little too soon, and we prayed that we would actually have customers!  Thank you Jann Bauder for being the first official Needle Orts customer! 

That first few months flew by so fast that I never got around to putting up any Christmas decorations at home.  Christmas Eve arrived and we were expecting 12 people for dinner, but we didn't have a tree.  So I did the only thing I could thing of - I swiped the one from the shop and took it home!


In August of 2004 we had Pam's Baby shower  -  the baby in question just turned 9 last week!



     I'll never forget the first time we did a show outside the shop...It was the Quilt and Tea Festival in 2006 with a lovely outside location. Just one problem - we didn't finish setting up until 10:00pm.  We had to use the headlights from the the car so we could see to hang the final fibers.  Then when we got to the hotel the battery in the car died, and since all the locks were electric I couldn't get out of the car!  I ended up crawling out through the trunk...oh yeah, it was my birthday too!


In October of 2009 we moved to the 2nd shop around the corner from the first, and I got the bright idea to do it on Halloween.  I taught a class in the new shop in the morning and then we had a costume parade as everyone rolled the inventory from one shop to the next.  

Gosh, I had more energy then

This class canvas brings back great memories of that day...


In the new shop that wall of mirrors really had to go so...

It became the Wall of Fibers!

 There were just one or two minor problems with the 2nd shop - lack of air conditioning, lack of heat and oh yeah, there were racoons living in the roof!  

So over Memorial Day Weekend in 2010 we moved to our new home...

We still have a wall of fibers, and we gained the back porch, lots of birds and alligators for Pam to watch and a dedicated classroom.

 Thank you again to all of you that I see weekly and to our stitching groups.  Over the years the composition of those stitching groups has changed  from year to year, but the people who made them up remain very much in our thoughts.  So for those of you we haven't seen in a while - we miss you!  Come see us on Saturday if you get a chance, we can catch up and laugh about all the screwed up lunch orders!

See you Saturday!