Deep freeze


Two pedestals


George came in yesterday and put together the pedestal for my second carded thread tower.

Looks fab!

I’m going to have a vanilla transom store sign put up soon, but as mentioned in a previous post, will pass on the plaza directory street sign.

Paying 400 dollars is unlikely to  represent a wise long term investment, and that is putting it mildly.

I’ll be very honest with you.

I’m concerned about the parking situation in front of my store.

It seems that, during the summer at least, the restaurant next door attracts a certain type of clientele, one that tends to hang around for extended periods of time, and, for some reason that is unclear to me, likes to park their motorcycles and large pickup trucks right in front of my store — even though there are usually plenty of spaces available elsewhere in the plaza, including in front of the restaurant itself.

Col DamA relaxoidal yet totally ‘bitchy underling,’ just kiddin’ (honest!), as none of this actually happened, who manages the plaza — it’s owned by a wealthy family, that controls a seemingly patriarchal, privately-held vast Minnesotan empire, one with multiple holdings here, in good ole Fla, and back home in White Bear Lake country — was called and asked if it would be possible to reserve one or two parking spaces in front of the store so my customers could park.

Needlepoint Land was, alas, told that if this was such a problem, maybe I should move elsewhere.

The call was of course immediately terminated, without further, (dis)engaging (un)pleasantries.

Let’s hope the parking situation improves when the season starts.

Sorry but I have to take a break now to instruct the tech team how to tug its at forelock. Which reminds me, I really ought to renew my Colonial Dames membership.


UPDATE: Today (Fri) the parking lot was, umm, empty at lunchtime.  Go figure!

© Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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