Designers Desk Newsletter
Black Hat Day and Halloween Sale
October 2009
in this issue
-- Classes and Trunk Shows
-- Tips, Tricks and Techniques
-- Store Happenings and Calendar


Fall is in the air. Cool, crisp mornings, warm days and cool nights. The leaves are changing from green to red and gold - makes you want to grab a canvas and stitch! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable and read about all the great things going on in our shop.

Classes and Trunk Shows
Hang on to your hat! Lots of great classes and trunk shows coming. Here's the list.

Punch Needle by Katy Fong. Class date TBD. Do you know what punch needle is? If not - come on in and see what fun you can have and how fast you can finish a project. Pick out a pattern and Katy will help you work out the bumps. This is a beginners class - one to give you a tast of doing punch needle. A great class for moms and daughters, grandmothers and grandkids. Class fee is $40.00 for an all day class, which includes the use of a punch needle for the day. Punch needle is a fun way to make some great hostess gifts or gifts for family and friends!

November 6,7,8 & 9 - BRENDA HART Canvas Embellishment. You purchase a canvas from Designers Desk and Brenda will help you develop a masterpiece. Brenda has a series of stitch books she has written. If you have her book - be sure to stop by and have her sign yours. Sign up for a minimum of 2 days for a class fee of $150 includes lunch. If you sign up for the 4 days the cost is $275. Come and join us for some fun!!

December 1 - 28 PETEI TRUNK SHOW Adorable small needlepoint canvases - be sure to ask to see King Henry and his Wives. This collection has many Santa's - all types and kinds. Come in and see them!

December 2,3,4,&5: SHARON G Canvas Embellishment Class and Trunk ShowPurchase a canvas from Designers Desk and Sharon G will help you turn it into a masterpiece! Price is $150 for 2 days, $275 for all 4 days. This is an encore class requested by the students in her last class. Space is limited so sigh up early!

OUR FIRST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SALE!! October 23,24 &25. Everything in the shop that has BLACK IN IT OR ON IT is 10% off. 15% off if you wear a black hat and 20% off if you are a Gold Card Member. Come join the fun! Also, this will be our LAST sale for 2009!

Just a reminder, all Trunk Shows are 15% off and 20% off if you are a Gold Card Member.

We mention the Gold Card quite often. If you want to get one - it's easy! Here's all you have to do. Make 1 purchase totaling $400, excluding sales tax. This will entitle you to a 15% discount on all future purchases for a 2 year period, excluding sale items.

We are planning Trunk Shows and Classes for 2010. If there is anything you are interested in, please let us know!

Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Every month we will be offering a Tip, Trick or Technique regarding needlework! Keep an eye out here for your first Tip next month!

Have any Tip, Tricks or Techniques to share?? Send them our way.

Store Happenings and Calendar
TARTS - Thursdays Are Reserved To Stitch. Come and join us any Thursday! We are in the class room from 10:00 until closing time!

TARTS2 - Tuesdays Are Reserved To Stitch 2. Is your Thursday a little crazy? Come on Tuesday! We love to hear the laughter of friends stitching away.

Keep the kids away from this one. Come visit our X-Rated section in the store! Yup, we have some "naughty" canvases that are fun to stitch! Don't be surprised if we ask you for an ID to make sure you are 21!

Christmas Finishing Deadline. Just a friendly reminder to get your Christmas projects that need finishing into the store by November 27. Just think how wonderful you will feel knowing that all the Christmas stitching is behind you and you can focus on baking!!

SPIRITS OF GENEVA - October 24. A pub crawl featuring historic restaurants and local ghost stories.

BLACK HAT DAY - October 24. Dress up your favorite Black Hat and wear it to the store on October 24! Black Hat Day group is partnering with Pumpkins for a Cure which supports Juvenile Diabetes. You DID notice that our Halloween Sale (everything with Black In it or On it) is held during Black Hat day???

New items are coming in daily! Please stop in, call the store or check our webg site to see great new projects! When are are in the store, do NOT forget Pat's Bodacious Bargain Basement Bailout Stitching Stimulus! The lower level of the store is filled with hundreds of items at 50% off the original price.

That's it for this month! As always, we thank you for your continued patronage of the shop. We wouldn't be here without great customers like you.

Until next month......Happy Stitching!

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