Sending out an ALOHA to all , by way of & More’s wonderful Aloha sign. Counted the pattern to fit the center column and had to make adjustments to the two end columns. So I added a little border with Alternating Scotch Stitch. It will be perfect to hang in my window to show that we are open. Come see the new space.
I am moved (well almost) and open at a new location. You can find us at 1134 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814 (cross streets are Pensacola and Piikio). There is metered parking on the street but also there are about 6-8 customer spaces in the rear. Just turn left into the one lane driveway just after the sign that reads “King St. Apt Hotel”. Then come around the front to my front door. Phone number is still the same at 808 591-0377. But I have a new email address — firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a wonderful space that is full of canvases and threads that you can use. Come and see me!!
The old space is beginning to look bare. Inventory is getting packed up and things will start to move next week. Carpet is going in today. The new space is wonderful — it will be gorgeous. It is always great to move into a new space that was been cleaned, painted and organized. I will be closed after today but still available for phone calls and emails.
It is in a row of little stores with parking in the back. It will be fun to be in.
As you can see, it is a little empty. There is a lot of work to do – cleaning, painting, carpet to install, fixtures in put in. Just starting to make arrangements for everything.
Good news — the phone number and website will stay the same. Bad news — everything else will change — address, email address, etc. So will keep you posted.
Aloha all. Hope everyone is having a great May Day — after all May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii. It is just a wonderful excuse to enjoy a beautiful lei.
I’ve been working on the store — I am downsizing to get lean and compact. Building has been sold but things take awhile so I have time to figure out the best place for me to go to. So for the month of May, I am offering Tiara, Hilights, Rayon Ribbon Floss and Serica at 40% off. This is limited to in stock threads only.
I am so excited!! Georg James has designed a canvas of my FAVORITE flower — the bird of paradise. They even named it after me — Gussie’s Birds. The flowers are so graceful and gorgeous. They were kind enough to paint one on 18 mesh for me and the stitch guide is almost done. This one makes four very beautiful canvases for a spectacular wall grouping.
Retreat is over but all our heads are spinning with new stitches, new thoughts about stitching, and just feeling so blessed that we had Julia this year. She is a calm, patient person who handles everyone with grace. Just like so many teachers that I have had, Julia is very willing to make your canvas your very OWN.
Store is back together the way it should be, so now will start on the things that were sort of laid aside while we were having a ton of fun. No pictures today but will be sorting and opening boxes to see what has arrived.
Georg’s new Orchid will be in the new Needlepoint Now and the Needlepointers. I will share the picture this week. I’ve been running an ad in the daily newspaper. I have met some new people — some looking for things that I don’t carry but have still come into the store to check me out. They have discovered that they are able to use some things that I carry. It has been a treat to meet this new people.
Today is Julia’s last day, so will take her to Washington Place. It is now part of the governor’s mansion complex but at one point in time it belonged to my family. It was built by Captain John Dominis (Mom’s family) in the 1840′s. His son John Owen married Queen Lili’uokalani. John had a son who was a hanai (Hawaiian adoption) of the Queen. My mother was born at Washington Place in 1916. It is a wonderful feeling (sometimes overwhelming) to have a family that was part of Hawaii’s history.
FIRST DAY OF RETREAT!! Sitting here with everything set up waiting for everyone to come. The canvases are all different and I just know we will see some new ideas and talk waaay to much. Julia arrived Wednesday (such a long trip) and I started showing off Oahu to her. We have several more trips to do. She is staying in the Kaimana Hotel with a partial ocean and partial Diamond Head view. So here’s the classroom (right in the middle of my store) and my 2 canvases — look closely at the kimono — I’ve started stiching.
Aren’t they fun?
A reminder that there is ONLY one — that’s one more –week for the store wide sale. All things are on sale! If you are looking for something, just email or call and I can let you know if it is in stock. Been putting the canvases and threads together for my August retreat. There is so much variety, we are going to have a ton of fun.
Georg and John are working on their Orchid canvas. I will have the picture soon — it is GORGEOUS. Also have in stock Peter Ashe’s I’olani Palace and King Kamehameha Statue.
Been working on Lani’s gold and red kimono — it is gorgeous. When I finish some sections, I will take a picture and show off the gorgeous stitch guide that Julia put together for me.
Check out my SPECIALS section. From now until July 3o, 2011, I am having a BLOWOUT — 15% off everything in the store. In-stock items only so once it is sold out — it is gone. The discount does not apply to finishing, special orders or items on hold.
It covers anything on my website plus the photos of canvases on the slide show of the panels that I have displayed in the store. If you see something, just email and I will send you the information about mesh, size and cost. Also, if there is anything special you have been looking for, just ask — I may have it. There are lots more canvases in the store, just haven’t taken all of the pictures.
For those of you who are doing mail order, I will be glad to give free shipping for purchases over $250.00.
So browse through those pictures — there may be something there that you just LOVE!