Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Firesky Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

Tired of the snow?  Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona
for our third annual Stitch & Play Retreat, May 2 - 5, 2013.  We
are gathering at the Firesky Resort & Spa .  It's a Kimpton hotel and was just voted one of the best hotels in the Phoenix area. This
is a "stitch your stash" retreat.  There are 3 needlepoint stores in the immediate area.  If you have any money left, there is a major shopping center just down the street as well as Old Town Scottsdale.

For further details, visit www.getawaysbygina.com

Anxious to get away!
Needlepoint Tool Time


Tuesday, March 12, 2013


We have restocked our inventory of Ashland Sky Bags.  I would appreciate it if you would purchase one.  The drawer is so full, there is no room for the Walker bags which must live in a box.

I love my Ashland Sky totes!  They have a frosted  vinyl front and a heavy, colorful nylon backing.  There is a zipper Closure and sturdy shoulder strap.

There are 3 sizes of the Flat Sacks, 24" x 18", 20" x 20", & 15" x 15".
The Project Pouches for stitch guides or threads are 9" x 12".
The Gadget Bags for tools or threads are 6" x 7".

Someone suggested that you keep each project in a different color bag with the coordinating Project pouch for instructions & Gadget Bag for threads.  Surprised I didn't think of that as I am such a "matchy" person.  I think it is a great idea for sales.  As tote bags go, this is the best value on the market.

The bags are made in the USA & assembled by people with disabilities.
I have listed all the bags under Ashland Sky Totes on the web site to make navigation easier.

Stitch with joy,

P.S.  We had a 5.1 earthquake today which was the largest I'd felt in a long time.  There was a loud noise as it rumbled & rolled through.  Earthquakes either roll or jolt.  We just sit there waiting to see if we need to get up and take precautions.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


The Eat, Sleep, Stitch T-Shirts have arrived in this gorgeous turquoise color.  We have them in L. XL, & 2XL.  I thought  they ran large until I tried one on.  My four year old granddaughter has taken to calling me her "cute, pudgy, Grandma".  Since they came to live with me, I eat everything in site.  You will have to negotiate with the granddaughters for the bear.

Stitch in a T-Shirt,