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Old September 29th 17, 10:21 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Arliss Link[_2_]
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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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Old September 30th 17, 09:18 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
sharoncapps
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I didn't go because I just didn't want to fight the crowds and I don't
really need anything right now. I wonder if they intend to have the online
store or if they will close that too. I had found that they were not doing
as well service wise when it came to something that they had to order for
you. It seemed like it took forever to get and sometimes they even forgot
to order it. I had several bad experiences like that. One took over two
months for me to get. Hope you guys got some good specials and had a good
lunch. I love Olive Garden.
Sharon in MN

"Arliss Link" wrote in message
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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 October 1st 17, 01:51 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Cathy from KY in CA
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I work in Alameda about 10 minutes from NIAH. The shop is very small and crowded now that they've downsized again. I only go if I want something specific and need it immediately.

I frequently go to Madonna Needleworks down in Morgan Hill.
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Old October 1st 17, 03:20 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Needlestack.com

Go drool over the online catalog.
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Old October 1st 17, 03:22 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Well, it was a madhouse, and I'm not fond of crowds, so I was happy to get out. Joan went back after lunch, but I decided to hit the road for the 3 hour trip home.
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Old October 1st 17, 03:25 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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But they have an excellent online catalog. Honestly, they usually don't have something in stock when I place an order, but they do place their order quickly, and they always let me know they've had t special order and give me a timeframe as to how long it might be before they get it. I've had wonderful service.
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Old October 1st 17, 02:00 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
sharoncapps
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Were the prices really marked down a lot or was it just one of those "looks
like a sale". I have so much fabric I wouldn't be able to use it all it 3
lifetimes. I don't need anymore kits or charts so that was out. I might
need some needles but was not going to make a trip over there just for
something like that.
Sharon in MN

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Well, it was a madhouse, and I'm not fond of crowds, so I was happy to get
out. Joan went back after lunch, but I decided to hit the road for the 3
hour trip home.


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Old October 4th 17, 04:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Joan Erickson
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On 9/27/2017 11:15 AM, Violet Stitches wrote:
On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:58:09 PM UTC-5, sharoncapps wrote:


I'm 44 and all of my friends think stitching is an "old lady hobby."
Hey, I started stitching when I was 10! In our county fair they've done
away with the needlework category entirely because no one enters anymore.


Yeah, ours has really gone downhill, too. With a 1st prize of $3,
though, it's not much of an incentive when it costs $5 to get into the fair!

I'm going to see if I can't get the category reopened next year though,
and submit some of my stuff...not to win ribbons, but to show people
stitching is NOT an old lady art. Especially with all the cool patterns
and hand-dyed fabrics/threads these days. Or maybe I'm just a dreamer.


Speaking of cool patterns, one of the ones I picked up on Thursday was a
set of the fractal bookmarks. I've drooled over those fractals since
they first came out!



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Joan

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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 October 4th 17, 04:30 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Joan Erickson
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On 9/30/2017 9:22 PM, Arliss Link wrote:
Well, it was a madhouse, and I'm not fond of crowds, so I was happy
to get out. Joan went back after lunch, but I decided to hit the road
for the 3 hour trip home.


It was *much* quieter on Saturday...only about 6-8 people in there shopping.


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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.

Unknown
 




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