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Old September 25th 17, 08:57 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
sharoncapps
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I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing
They will be closing their doors forever after 42 years. What a loss. We
have the general craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnne's but
Nordic Needle was our only actual needlework store for quite a area around
us. I don't know if there are any others closer than the Minneapolis area.
I guess the young people of today just don't stitch or do needlework. How
sad is that. I will sure miss them.
Sharon in MN

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Old September 25th 17, 09:47 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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On Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:57:52 -0500, "sharoncapps"
wrote:

I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing
They will be closing their doors forever after 42 years. What a loss. We
have the general craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnne's but
Nordic Needle was our only actual needlework store for quite a area around
us. I don't know if there are any others closer than the Minneapolis area.
I guess the young people of today just don't stitch or do needlework. How
sad is that. I will sure miss them.
Sharon in MN


Wow! I am amazed and dismayed I think the problem is young
people today don't do things we would ever have considered 'a craft' -
I expect they will be back but they will never know the lust and
pleasure of entering a needlework shop.
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Old September 26th 17, 05:53 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Jinx the Minx
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sharoncapps wrote:
I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing
They will be closing their doors forever after 42 years. What a loss. We
have the general craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnne's but
Nordic Needle was our only actual needlework store for quite a area around
us. I don't know if there are any others closer than the Minneapolis area.
I guess the young people of today just don't stitch or do needlework. How
sad is that. I will sure miss them.
Sharon in MN



I somehow dropped off their paper mailing list some time ago. It's an
arduous, boring ride up there from Minneapolis, but I did it often in my
single 20's days. I may have to plan a final road trip in the near future.
:-(

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Old September 26th 17, 02:19 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
sharoncapps
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The invitation only sale is from September 28th-October thru October 4th.
It will then go in the paper and anyone is invited.
Sharon in MN

"jinx the minx" wrote in message
...
sharoncapps wrote:
I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from
Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for
a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing
They will be closing their doors forever after 42 years. What a loss.
We
have the general craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnne's but
Nordic Needle was our only actual needlework store for quite a area
around
us. I don't know if there are any others closer than the Minneapolis
area.
I guess the young people of today just don't stitch or do needlework.
How
sad is that. I will sure miss them.
Sharon in MN



I somehow dropped off their paper mailing list some time ago. It's an
arduous, boring ride up there from Minneapolis, but I did it often in my
single 20's days. I may have to plan a final road trip in the near
future.
:-(

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jinx the minx


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Old September 28th 17, 04:14 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Jinx the Minx
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sharoncapps wrote:
The invitation only sale is from September 28th-October thru October 4th.
It will then go in the paper and anyone is invited.
Sharon in MN

"jinx the minx" wrote in message
...
sharoncapps wrote:
I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from
Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for
a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing
They will be closing their doors forever after 42 years. What a loss.
We
have the general craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnne's but
Nordic Needle was our only actual needlework store for quite a area
around
us. I don't know if there are any others closer than the Minneapolis
area.
I guess the young people of today just don't stitch or do needlework.
How
sad is that. I will sure miss them.
Sharon in MN



I somehow dropped off their paper mailing list some time ago. It's an
arduous, boring ride up there from Minneapolis, but I did it often in my
single 20's days. I may have to plan a final road trip in the near
future.
:-(

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jinx the minx




Thanks!

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Old September 27th 17, 11:51 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Joan Erickson
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On 9/25/2017 11:53 PM, jinx the minx wrote:
sharoncapps wrote:
I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing




I somehow dropped off their paper mailing list some time ago. It's an
arduous, boring ride up there from Minneapolis, but I did it often in my
single 20's days. I may have to plan a final road trip in the near future.
:-(


Arliss & I will be there when the door opens tomorrow morning at 10. It
says we can bring a friend, so I can bring 2, if you want to meet us
there!

The letter actually said "local" customers and it looks, AFAICT, that
it's a radius of less than 200 miles. Sharon, how far away are you?

Hey! I have my @ badge...I'll wear that so I'll be recognizable!


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Joan

See my pictures he http://ndjoan.shutterfly.com/pictures

If worries can cure your sickness, prolong your life, or replace
happiness, then go ahead and worry! If they can't, why worry?

Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

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Old September 28th 17, 04:19 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Jinx the Minx
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Joan Erickson wrote:
On 9/25/2017 11:53 PM, jinx the minx wrote:
sharoncapps wrote:
I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron for a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing




I somehow dropped off their paper mailing list some time ago. It's an
arduous, boring ride up there from Minneapolis, but I did it often in my
single 20's days. I may have to plan a final road trip in the near future.
:-(


Arliss & I will be there when the door opens tomorrow morning at 10. It
says we can bring a friend, so I can bring 2, if you want to meet us
there!

The letter actually said "local" customers and it looks, AFAICT, that
it's a radius of less than 200 miles. Sharon, how far away are you?

Hey! I have my @ badge...I'll wear that so I'll be recognizable!



Dagnabit! I'm 253 miles away! If I had seen your invite before 10:15pm
tonight I would have made arrangements to hightail it up there!

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jinx the minx
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Old September 28th 17, 10:47 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
sharoncapps
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I am about 3 miles away. I live in Moorhead, MN across the bridge from
Fargo.
Sharon in MN

"Joan Erickson" wrote in message
news
On 9/25/2017 11:53 PM, jinx the minx wrote:
sharoncapps wrote:
I was stunned when I got my mail today and I had an invitation from
Nordic
Needle for a closing sale. They sent out invitations to loyal patron
for a
week of shopping before notifying the general public about their closing




I somehow dropped off their paper mailing list some time ago. It's an
arduous, boring ride up there from Minneapolis, but I did it often in my
single 20's days. I may have to plan a final road trip in the near
future.
:-(


Arliss & I will be there when the door opens tomorrow morning at 10. It
says we can bring a friend, so I can bring 2, if you want to meet us
there!

The letter actually said "local" customers and it looks, AFAICT, that it's
a radius of less than 200 miles. Sharon, how far away are you?

Hey! I have my @ badge...I'll wear that so I'll be recognizable!


--
Joan

See my pictures he http://ndjoan.shutterfly.com/pictures

If worries can cure your sickness, prolong your life, or replace
happiness, then go ahead and worry! If they can't, why worry?

Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

Unknown


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Old September 29th 17, 10:21 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Did you get over there? I was on the road out of Bismarck at 6 a.m. Joan and I (and her co-worker) met in the parking lot of a Now-closed restaurant a block away and walked over to Nordic Needle. Shopping was not fun - a half hour in line to have fabric cut, then trying to find some things that may or may not have been there. Finally, at least 45 minutes in the checkout line.

After we met back at our cars in the parking lot, we had a nice lunch at Olive Garden. It's where Joan and I usually go.

There are some excellent stores elsewhere that have great online shopping. One of my favorites is Needle in a Haystack in Alameda, CA. But I do spread my "wealth" around.

Arliss, in Bismarck
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Old September 30th 17, 01:38 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Jinx the Minx
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Arliss Link wrote:
Did you get over there? I was on the road out of Bismarck at 6 a.m.
Joan and I (and her co-worker) met in the parking lot of a Now-closed
restaurant a block away and walked over to Nordic Needle. Shopping was
not fun - a half hour in line to have fabric cut, then trying to find
some things that may or may not have been there. Finally, at least 45
minutes in the checkout line.

After we met back at our cars in the parking lot, we had a nice lunch at
Olive Garden. It's where Joan and I usually go.

There are some excellent stores elsewhere that have great online
shopping. One of my favorites is Needle in a Haystack in Alameda, CA. But
I do spread my "wealth" around.

Arliss, in Bismarck


Ah! I'm going to be in Alameda next weekend, so I might have to check that
shop out! Thanks for the hot tip!

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