Surprise visit


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So there I was at Needlepoint Land putting up some Rainbow Gallery threads and saw Jackie Dillard, of Stuart Stitchery fame (avid beader and an amazing stitcher), and two of her friends, Jody Adams Rogers (a superb needlepoint teacher) and Karen Holmgren (beader extraordinaire) at my store door. We had a great time talking and catching up.

I worked at Stuart Stitchery for a couple of years when I first moved to Florida, but was a customer when I used to visit FL from CT. Jackie had an amazing store and it was always packed with needlepointers, cross stitchers, knitters and, later on, beaders. Despite the hustle and bustle of the shop, she always managed to make every customer feel welcome.

So, Jackie and friends, I hope to see you at my shop in a week or so, when I think I will be opening. I hope Jackie brings her gorgeous needlepoint backpack with her again because the pics I took were unfortunately rather blurry.

© 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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