We have taken the nickel plated needles/hooks and sets down for the time being. Tom is focusing on the wood sets that need to be completed and the nickel require more time and involvement from him. If you are interested in these, don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see where we stand. Thank you!
I have been off line in terms of emails this week - lots of driving around New England to get needles to various finishers. We had issues with the last run of blues. We have given the anodizing company more to get us caught up and then some. Once we have an estimated date for pick up, we will notify those folks who are waiting.
Ditto on Black Nickel. We have delivered enough needles and hooks - and then some - to the plating company. Their turn around time is quick and we expect to pick those up this coming week.
Last but not least, tonight we put up Vermont Rosewood tips in the turnings section. These are old join tips. And . . . there are only two VR sets left to be built and both of those are pulled together and ready to finish!
To those buying tips from the Turnings and Seconds listings each week: Our shopping cart is over selling. Too many people are hitting it at the same time. Granted, it is a good problem to have and one we thank you for, but it is still a problem.
The cart provider is working on a solution but does not have one as yet. Last week was particularly bad and Tom went ahead and made up needles for those orders where we were short. He cannot do that each week, however. The point of these listings is to find new homes for product on our shelves, not create work for Tom. His focus has to remain on the existing orders. Going forward, should we run short on one of the listings in Turnings or Seconds, we will refund instead of make new. We hope you understand.
There are 2 orders left from June, and 29 left from July that are still waiting on Rose, Violet or Blue Northern Light needles. I just spoke to the anodizing company and we should be able to pick these up the first of the week. We do apologize, particularly to the June folks, for the delay.
Midnight Northern Light™ needles ordered end of June and into July will be shipping tomorrow. We have had a run of heat/high humidity and a lame sewing machine - the sewing machine has been fixed, the cases are completed, and the humidity is breaking tonight!
We have put up a batch of needles that are nickel plated - on the original Northern Light™ base. These are turned from solid aluminum, including the screw end. It's all one piece. Some of these have more machine marks than we like, so we have offered them at just $20 per pair! You can find them on our Seconds page.
It's been a good while since I took the time to sew up project bags! We have them in stock right now in five color combinations. From left: Celestial, Orange, Russet, Purple, and Blue! Find them on our accessories page!
The 1.75 inch Heavy Metal™ needles have arrived. We will be shipping these out tomorrow. Thank you!
We have added a group of original Darn Pretty™ needles to our Turnings page today! These are all 3.5 inch length, regular taper, with the original join (straight stainless screw/no shelf). These are offered at a reduced cost ($25 per pair) with no warranty, but we have checked and double checked these needles for you! We also found a handful of original Northern Light™ needles that are in first rate, first run condition, but we are offering these in our Seconds category and priced at just $15 per pair!
We just received word that the 1.75 inch Heavy Metal™ sizes we are missing will be arriving in approximately two weeks. This is a new item for our maker. They do a great job estimating what we will need, but this is a new item and demand has been higher than any of us thought (thank you!)