Store Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:30 Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Address: 10246 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40223
Phone Number: 502-244-0046
Hi! My name is Beth Lebhar and I first began needlepointing as a small girl. A friend of my parents gave me a kit and I distinctly remember finishing it. The holes were big enough that you could poke your pinky through them. I did a little bit of stitching in high school and college.
I started stitching seriously about 25 years ago. (that makes me feel so old!) I am a single mom and have been since my daughter, Brittany, was one. She is now 20. When my daughter was little, I was a full time stay at home Mom. I would not have had it any other way. As she grew older I volunteered in her classroom and eventually became a substitute teacher. Towards the end of fifth grade, Brittany was staying after school until 4:30 or so and did not want me there. I realized that I needed another 'baby'.
I had thought about having my own shop for years but it had never been the right time. My first priority was, and still is, being a mom. That being said, the summer after fifth grade I started thinking seriously about starting a shop. At first I decided to open my shop in the spring. But, having never been an especially patient person, I decided that the upcoming fall would work just as well.
I then got VERY BUSY. I found a location, got a loan and started accumulating inventory. It was a scary time for me because I wasn't sure the business was going to be successful and there was a lot of money involved. My space was available on the first of October, 2004, and I began setting up shop!
I officially opened October 15, 2004 and I was my sole employee. Some days I had good business and some days there was none. But as the months passed, more and more people came. Now I am fortunate enough to have 3 employees!!! There names are Cathy Martin, Jena Monahan, and Deborah Ulin. I am so lucky to have them. They are all beautiful stitchers and bring diversity into my shop.
As the economy in Kentucky changed, I realized that I would need more sales to keep the store afloat. So now, here I am with a website, clubs, and a Cash for Your Stash Program. After almost 10 years, I still love what I do and more than anything, I love to stitch! If there is any way that I can help you with your needlepoint needs/wants/desires, I would love to be given the chance. I wish you many years of Happy Stitching!