March 23 is National Puppy Day

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Today is National Puppy Day!  The point is to adopt a puppy from a shelter and provide a loving home.  Try adopting a needlepoint puppy design too.  25% off all puppy and dog needlepoint canvases today only.   (I’m almost done stitching the puppy in the image above – I stitched with mohair and angora threads – it’s beautiful and realistic looking, and it doesn’t bark!)

 

February 10th is National Umbrella Day

 

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Today has been designated to celebrate umbrellas. Umbrellas have been around for over 200 years.  It’s the one thing your mother always warned you not to leave home without. Umbrellas remind us mostly of wet and cold things like rain and storms, but also of large sun umbrellas at the beach, peace-of-mind umbrella insurance policies, and vaudeville tap-dancing acts. Enjoy 25% off all umbrella needlepoint canvases throughout the day.

 

Super Needlepoint Sale for Super Bowl Sunday!

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Needlepoint shops across the country celebrate Super Bowl Sunday by having stitch-in events for their customers not enthused by watching football.  (Sorry, football fans – but we;re rooting for your team – honest!)

Since we’re not a brick and mortar store, we are having an all day Super Bowl event by offering 25% off all fun and games canvases* throughout Super Bowl Sunday.  Enjoy the savings, and choose something super special.

*Custom designs are not included in the sale



 

February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day

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Do you ever cook homemade soup?  A pot of simmering soup is more than just soup. It is comfort food that evokes memories of cherished family time.  Even the aroma of certain soups evoke memories.  Chicken soup smells like Passover, a vegetable soup cooking smells like snow is in the air.  A creamy soup means someone’s putting in extra effort for a fancy meal.  Egg drop soup reminds me of fortune cookies, sour cream soup (which I have not tasted in twenty years) takes me back to my Hungarian grandmother’s kitchen. In honor of National Soup Day, all soup, fruit, and vegetable canvases are 25% off throughout the day.  Enjoy the sale, and enjoy the warmth of a fresh bowl of soup today.

Penguin Awareness Day is January 20th

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25% off all PENGUIN needlepoint canvases in honor of Penguin Awareness Day! Have you seen the documentary March of the Penguins? It is a must see.  It vividly describes the devotion both penguin parents have to their babies.  Another lesson learned is the power of unity.  In the extreme harsh winters in the Antarctic, penguins stand snuggled close to each other to stay warm.  They take turns with fellow penguins to move towards the center where it is warmest.  Without one another’s devotion, the species would not survive.  We have a lot to learn from these beautiful black and white aquatic birds.


 

January 15, 2016 is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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January 15 is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! According to www.punchbowl.com:

The ice cream we know and love today evolved from ancient flavored ices. As early as 3000 BC, people in China served their guests sweet juices mixed with ice or snow.

While fruity ice cream flavors are still popular today, vanilla and chocolate are the clear favorites. According to a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population.

It’s too cold in New York to eat ice cream, so we’re celebrating instead by taking 25% off  ice cream and strawberry designs by Pepita for the day. Come on over and indulge! The sale runs from midnight of January 15th until the following midnight.

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