Monday, October 17, 2016

In Two Days: my biggest needlepoint sale of the year. October 20, 2016

The last post I wrote was almost 2 weeks ago, when I was working overtime to prepare for my biggest needlepoint sale of the year.

This year is special because it marks the return of perhaps my most popular design: my portrait of Elizabeth 1. It is the first time I have sold the kit in 5 or 6 years (I can't remember exactly.

Along with Elizabeth, I have designed some new Elizabeth-inspired designs and I will be selling them also, along with an elaborate sewing case and two new heart designs.

I hope you will stop by my website on Thursday morning, October 20. The sale opens at 8:00 a.m. California time and remains open until Wednesday evening, October 26, hence the sale's name:
E-Week (E-Merchandise Week coined because of Merchandise Night at EGA Seminars and eventually shortened to E-Week.

This is my 9th year of having a big fall sale. Where did the time go?

Gay Ann

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Preparing for My Biggest Sale of the Year: E-Week 2016

Last August in Mid-Summer Sale I sold designs I have offered before. Featured in that sale were my miniatures of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Bess of Hardwick. My portraits are by far my most frequently requested designs, and my kits for Mary and Bess were gone in a short number of hours.

Now I am preparing for my largest sale of the year, marked this time by the return of my portrait of Elizabeth. I have a good number of the kits but the number is held in check by the availability of the tiny pearls it takes to work the design.

So Elizabeth is set to go. She will be available at on Thursday, October 20 at 8:00 a.m. California time and I will leave her for sale for a week or as long as my supply of kits lasts.

Fine, said my friend Natalie, but what are you going to offer for your followers who already have Elizabeth?

So I began last year stitching a series of new designs related to Elizabeth.

Fine, said my friend Natalie, but what are you going to offer for your followers who have Catherine?
She was referring to my portrait of Catherine the Great.

So I have a new offering for Catherine's fans, quite a significant one, if I do say so. It is the most elaborate and jeweled one of its type that I have undertaken. It is splashy, that's for sure, and I hope people will think it is pretty as well.

Although much of my sale revolves around the return of Elizabeth, there are several other designs also and the return of my Surprise Windows on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 a.m. California time.
More about Surprise Windows in my next post.

Gay Ann

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