So, today is “Cyber Monday.” Call me late to the party, but I never really got into that kind of thing – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Terrestrial Tuesday…
I avoid shopping on Thanksgiving weekend like the plague. I’d rather stay home and fluff my carpet or something.
Now, if you told me that shopping consisted of a small town atmosphere, with main street shops bedecked in Christmas lights, with carolers in Victorian garb dotting the street corners, with toys in the shop windows – something rather Norman Rockwellian or Charles Dickensian – ok, sure. I’d be on board.
But…shopping centers? Crowded parking lots? Oh golly. No. But I admire the tenacity of those who can not only handle it, but who really have a blast doing it!
Still, when it comes to Cyber Monday, I don’t mind joining in a bit and getting somewhat gimmicky … I’ll tell you why.
So, jumping on the Cyber Monday bandwagon here, all the e-books in the Needle ‘n Thread shop are 15% off today and tomorrow.
If you had any of them on your Christmas wish list, now’s the time to pick them up!
Did you know you can also gift any of my e-books in a really easy and fun way, which I mentioned in this article last year?
There are all kinds of adorable sewing-related USB drives on the market – it’s just a matter of downloading the PDF e-books to your own computer and dropping them on a USB drive, to give as a gift.
(This is, of course, assuming you’re not just giving a copy of it to a friend and keeping a copy for yourself. That would be…ahem…well, illegal, and not very nice. Santa would put you on the naughty list, for sure.)
This is Why I Cave
So, I cave to the Cyber Monday sales gimmick for a few reasons.
The first is that I’ve gained quite a few readers here on Needle ‘n Thread during the last half of this year, and some of you might not know that I offer some fun e-books in my shop. I figured this would be a good way to let you know!
Another reason, because several of you told me you have the Stitch Sampler Alphabet book on your Christmas wish list. This gives you an opportunity to pick it up for a little less.
Another reason – if you’re wanting to make any Christmas ornaments this year, the Lavender Honey book has all kinds of ideas for finishing, that work well as ornaments.
And yet another reason? Those of you having Embroidery Guild Parties this season might be searching high and low for a good gift to take for gift exchanges and the like. E-books on a snazzy USB drive would be a fun gift!
And the final reason…
…and I’m not ashamed to admit it…
…and besides, it’s what all sales in any industry boil down to, right?
…(obviously, I’m feeling the guilt here…)
…to put it bluntly, it’s my last opportunity this year to make any income.
After all, that’s why we sell things. And that’s why we sell things on sale! Buying my e-books helps support Needle ‘n Thread. It literally keeps the website going.
So, if you’d like to take advantage of a little break in cost and there’s an embroidery e-book in my shop that sparks your interest, today’s the day to do it!
If you have stitching friends and you have the opportunity, don’t be shy about sharing the sale with your buddies, too!
Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread
Oh, let’s see – there’s a tips and tutorials article coming up, just in time for some relaxing weekend stitching. And I have some project progress for you!
I’ve had the opportunity to do some reading lately, so I’ll show you what I’ve been reading, and I’m working on some really little things, just for kicks, and I’ll show those to you, too.
And, oh! Some free patterns, too. I’ve been puttering around with a pencil…
Have a terrific Monday! I’ll see you on Wednesday with some tips and a tutorial.