IF YOU ARE reading this then you know!!!

posted October 12, 2014 by Leigh Miller within

If you are reading this then you know about the new website....YEAH!!!  This has been a long time in the making and quite a journey but I need to thank some very special people that I consider friends now....Laura, Beth and Chen (sweet)!   All the people at Stamp Ideas made this website possible....they know lots about needlepoint now!!  "5 is the size of the Pearl Cotton...27.3 is the yardage!"   I want to thank my "social media manager", too!  She has made Pinterest possible for The Bug...Alecia you know I can not pin!  I need to also give credit to my right hand man...maybe my left hand man, too!  I could not do any of this without Adelaide!!!!  I must say everyone including my family has been involved in the process and for that I am thankful!  For those of you in the area please stop in Tuesday October 14th, 2 until 4 for the Big Announcement of the site along with refreshments, prizes, gifts plus be some the first to sign up for Birthday Bug Bucks!  Hope to see you then!


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DALLAS Market

posted September 12, 2014 by Leigh Miller within Events

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What a whirlwind trip!!!  I arrived in Dallas with a lot of help from a son!!  After getting settled for the evening then the shopping began!!  WOW...floors 3, 4, 5 and 6...all full of needlepoint treasures!  For two days I shopped til I dropped once again with lots of help from a son!  I bought - he carried merchandise to the room!  Here are a couple needlepoint tchotchkes!


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BUG RETREAT 2015

posted September 05, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Events


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“GARDEN PARTY” from Melissa Shirley Designs

posted August 24, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Events

“GARDEN PARTY” will be introduced in Dallas at Market!
The BUG will be hosting the first class with this fabulous canvas!


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For all my Mobile Friends!!!

posted July 17, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within

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I travel to Mobile at least once a year! I have a needlework Trunk Show at a childhood friend's home! It is so nice to be able to visit wtih her and her husband and see all my special Mobile customers.  My Daddy was from Mobile so it has a special place in my heart!  "Papa" always called Mobile home!

I asked Kathy Schenkel to design an ornament for this cherished location!  Call us if you like to order one!


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BUG RETREAT 2015

posted July 17, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within EventsRetreat

The Needle Bug is making this the best retreat EVER! Please join Leigh and Julia for 3 stitch filled days in the wonderful setting of Pursell Farms. The Needle Bug has reserved 'Masters Row' for the lodging and the stitching areas. There will be a "Progressive' dinner the first night, a 5 course dinner the second, and the last night the chef will come to cook for us in the 'cottage.' Oh yes even a little putt putt!

All meals and lodging are included in the price. BYOB!


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NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE

posted July 15, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

No words to describe…or maybe too many words to describe…or both!  The canvas is from Melissa Shirley Designs and was brought to a Sandy Arthur Embellishing Class by Meri!   Needless to say Meri is “one heck of a stitcher”!  What words would you use to describe this absolutely wonderful, fabulous, gorgeous, extraordinary, out this world, breathtaking, good-looking, stunning, exquisite…piece?


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Brenda Stofft Egg Classes with Julia Snyder

posted June 21, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia will be holding private sessions on Thursday August 14th …only a couple sessions left!

The Brenda Stofft egg classes are 323.45 for one day or 448.45 for two!  The class is complete with canvas, threads, beads and embellishments, lunch, refreshments and a special gift from The Bug!!!  Call us at 334-270-0064 or email us at info@theneedlebug.com!


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ON THE WEB!!

posted May 18, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

I am so excited!!!! I have been talking about a website for years and have worked on different ones but it is finally coming true…a REAL website…while it still in the works, I did see the design, etc yesterday and I can hardly wait until the launch date which looks to be mid to late July!!! So be patience…I am saying that to myself btw!!!!! Keep your eyes open for The New Needle Bug site soon!!! Speaking of the launch of the website…this is our 10th anniversary so in addition to the launch of the new site in July- on June 5th we will be having a party! Check out our calendar for details! Happy Anniversary to THE BUG!!


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PREWORKS in the here and now!!

posted April 29, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

Got a prework in your stash? Or have seen a prework design you really like but think it is just too simple? Try a unique border!! Bands and Borders by Jane Zimmerman is a great place to start! Check out this prework that is great but the border makes it fantastic!!!


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More photos from the Retreat at Pursell Farms!

posted March 29, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Retreat


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Catching up on the Blog!!

posted March 23, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

We survived the Retreat and now The Bug is headed to Mobile!!!   We are leaving this afternoon and will be working at the Open House in Mobile tomorrow…The Bug will be closed Monday but will re-open Tuesday at 10am!  Here are photos from the Retreat 2014 that was held at the absolutely gorgeous Pursell Farms/FarmLinks!  More photos to come….

 

 

 


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ONE WEEK before RETREAT 2014

posted March 06, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

The days are ticking away before we leave on our 2014 Retreat….we are going to FarmLinks for 3 days of stitching!!!
Here are some of the canvases that will be going on the retreat…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Favorites!

posted February 23, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within Finishing

There are a ton of scissor fobs out there but these are two of my favorites!

 

 

 

 


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LONG, LONG TIME!

posted February 20, 2014 by Stamp Ideas within FinishingRetreatTrunk Show

It has been a long, long time since I have blogged…it is back to the email and Facebook and blog OH MY! I have also been to Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts since I blogged last…and for those of you who were there…IT WAS A BLAST! and for those you that have not been…YOU NEED TO SIGN UP FOR NEXT YEAR! What is better than stitching, shopping, stitching, stitching, shopping, stitching………….and LOTS OF STITCHING FRIENDS!!!

CALLAWAY SCHOOL OF NEEDLE ARTS 

Right now at The Bug is The Melissa Shirley Trunk Show!  Absolutely Gorgeous!  Check out Melissa Shirley Designs to pick a project….all purchases of any Melissa Shirley Designs are 20% off!!

March 13th – TWENTY ONE of us will be off to stitch with JULIA SNYDER at FARMLINKS AT PURSELL FARMS!!

RETREAT 2014!!  All of us sent our Bug canvases to Julia for her to work her magic….embellishing to the max!  Glitz-Silk-Beads and so much more!  It will be a weekend full of friends, stitching, learning, eating and laughing!  Order is subject to change!!!

April 4th, 5th and 6th brings Sandy Arthur to The Bug to work her magic with lots of different canvases…from Brenda Stofft to Maggie, Elizabeth Turner and Leigh Designs and Melissa Shirley!  Check out our calendar for all The Bug Events!!

 

  


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