Here we are as the month of January comes to an end.
As we all know, when something ends we normally have a new beginning.
I am hoping for a new beginning but not so sure it will happen.
Here at the end of January with great sadness Indianapolis's Best Needleshop has closed!! It was voted by a local television station of being the "BEST"!!
As most of us loyal customers knew it as NEEDLE FEVER. It was more than just a local needleshop, it was where each season we found new cross stitch pattern books, newly stitched models on display and always the friendly help. If you couldn't find what you were looking for, they ordered it for you.
This is why I use to say...support your local needleshop! Yes, we can order online but there is a huge difference of seeing, touching fabric and picking colors in person. Such a difference that only a stitcher would know!
This last year NEEDLE FEVER started a stitchers guild, stitching classes and bus trips. There was so much being planned for the future with the guild. Like I say with an ending becomes a new beginning. The stitchers guild is moving on to a new location. The stitching classes have moved to a quilt shop. So, that being the new beginning! The closed shop is for sale. I am still holding out hope someone will buy what use to be a great needleshop. This would mean all new inventory and store fixtures...now that would be a new beginning!!
This last week being the last of the NEEDLE FEVER being open was met with loyal customers ravaging for their favorite patterns. Yes there were discounts too. By ends week the store was well picked over and the remains being sold on Ebay.
Myself, I don't like store closing sales! There is something about them that I find "unsettling". As you may guess...I didn't go!!
I want to remember my favorite needleshop and all the days of looking and chatting with the owner as a great time.
My new beginning is now looking for a great needleshop with the same experience as NEEDLE FEVER gave to us. I am still holding out hope!
My ending...good-bye to NEEDLE FEVER!
Until we meet again...
CROSS STITCH WOMAN