Needlepoint Land is starting to look more and more like an honest-to-goodness store.
George, my incredibly talented installer, put up the two pegboards, three Homesote PINnacle boards, and the slatwall panel.
He’s also going to quote by Monday on building a custom L-shaped checkout counter for me!
You may remember that my friend Lynda recommended George. Linda stopped by the shop today for the first time. There’s a nice picture of the two of them in the gallery above.
In addition to being a terrific stitcher, Lynda has a real eye for store design.
For example, she had a great idea for the large window on the right front of the store which I think will look terrific. Right now, patrons at the restaurant next door can look in through the glass window in the front part of the store. I think a little privacy is in order!!!
I had considered some sort of room divider or bamboo curtain to create an aesthetic distance between the restaurant and Needlepoint Land, but Lynda came up with the idea of a wooden garden trellis.
She thought it would look great attached to the window frame and that I would still get light and could hang canvases off of it. George would of course be the go-to guy to install it.
I also mentioned to Lynda that I was considering having a wooden table where customers could sit and stitch in my shop. She loved the idea, and suggested a great furniture consignment place not far from here, but having a glass one instead.
It’s on the agenda for tomorrow.
So I am happy to report that things are falling into place. Step by step, slowly I turn to getting closer to scheduling the dreaded Fire Marshall’s visit.
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