Virus Store Update

Because there are fewer notices coming from shops, the store updates will now be published as one of the regularly-scheduled posts (at about 9, 2 and 7 Pacific).

Here’s the latest:

  • In Tucson, the West (5615 East River Road, Suite 101) is working remotely and can fill orders, for needlework items only, throughemail.
  • In Houston, Needle House (2422 Tangley Rd) can no longer offer curbside pickup.
  • In South Carolina, Needlepoint Junction (1000 William Hilton Parkway, Ste J7E,) on Hilton Head has just opened their ecommerce site.
  • In North Carolina, Stitch Point on Friendly (1614-C West Friendly Ave) in Greensboro is closed to foot traffic beginning Saturday, March 28. Starting Monday, rders can be placed by phone and picked up between 10 and 1. They are also shipping orders.
  • In Lubbock, Pocket Full of Stitches (4523 50th Street ) is offering curbside pickup. They are closed for walk-in traffic.
  • In Florida, Seaside Needlepoint (1273 Old Dixie Highway) in Vero Beach is taking phone and email oders from 10 to 2 on their regular business days.

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  1. Deb Schallert

    Please don‘t call this the Wuhan Virus. Its scientific name is the novel coronavirus or Covid-19. Don’t we have enough challenges without creating confusion?
    Thank you so much.
    Deb Schallert

    • Janet M. Perry

      The tradition with disease’s of all kinds is to call them after either the first victim, the discoverer, or the first plave wjere it wa seen. Thus Wuhan virus is a completely approproaite name for it.

      Keep stitching,

      • Deb Schallert

        With all due respect, you do great work with your posts. So, I would ask you to note that your own posts – until today – have correctly referred to this terrible pandemic as the coronavirus or Covid19. No other health authority worldwide, to my knowledge, has referred to it by any other name. Why would you? Thank you for listening to a longtime subscriber.


    “Wuhan virus” is making it a political statement, one way or another, and I would appreciate keeping politics out of our crafting spaces. Please be kind. Thanks.

    • Janet M. Perry

      I would say that saying COVID-19 could also be construed that way. To stsay away from both sides I will just be calling it “virus.”

      Keep stiytching,

  3. Jill

    Hello Janet,
    Please call it Covid-19, as named by the World Health Organization. It’s the proper term derived by the medical authorities. You may not be aware that calling it “Wuhan virus” or “Chinese Virus” is a racist statement. I believe it is not your intention to say such things. For more accurate info, see the CDC website.


    • Janet M. Perry

      I am closing comments on this track. Further comnments will not be approved.

      Keep stitching,

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