With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
One of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint has been sprucing up interiors and exteriors since 1945. The company has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest advancements in painting technology. Among the multi-hued fruits of this evolution are weather-ready exterior paints, whose modern formulas scoff at the elements and prove ideal for realistic yet unflattering outdoor murals of the neighbors. With more than 1,600 shades to choose from, painters will find it nearly impossible to settle, like a bowl of jello during an earthquake. Luckily, customers can take advantage of the handy virtual decorator to narrow their choices and forecast what color schemes should be applied to which room, such as aquamarine themes for the exotic-fish room, bright primary colors for the inflatable fire escape, and a variety of yellows for a basement filled with antique butter churns.
Saravidas Health & Wellness’ independent practitioners combine their holistic- and natural-healing talents to aid patients in need of relaxation. Licensed mental-health counselors Anne Merrill and Deanne Caron repair frazzled nerves with counseling sessions, and staff from Family Acupuncture & Wellness of Puget Sound bolster clients’ well-being with Chinese herbal remedies and acupuncture treatments. Other members of the cadre of caretakers also treat clients with skin services, massage appointments, infrared-sauna sessions, and body-wrap treatments.
Displaying an exquisite painting without a decent frame is like breakdancing without pants on: the art is lost to the awfulness of the display. The Frame Makers celebrates its five-year anniversary today, having served the Tacoma area with half a decade's worth of dedicated matting and art encasing. Owner Anna has more than 20 years of practice in the framing business, bringing a sharp professional eye to every individual project. Mere paintings, jerseys, photographs, skinny instruments, and more become hangable presentation pieces for walls of all shapes and sizes through creative framing. Custom framing work begins at $69 for basic 8"x10" frames with standard matting, glass, and backing, while $100 can go toward frames up to 16"x20" in dimension with regular mounting materials.
Instead of suppressing our dirt-dwelling flowery underlings, Grassi's has empowered them for more than 30 years through beautiful floral arrangements customizable to customers' wishes. Grassi's green thumbs offer floral arrangements in traditional, European, French country garden, and Oriental styles. Although this Groupon is good for in-store purchases only, you can take a look online at what Grassi's offers, including its seasonal bouquet of orange spray roses and a bright gerbera daisy with freesia and eucalyptus ($44). For a super-late (or super-early) Valentine's Day gift, opt for two dozen roses ($144.95). If you love oranges but hate that they're never available in flower form, choose the Citrus Sensation bouquet ($79.95) to quench your thirst for sweet-scented aromas. A bevy of other buds and blossoms are available at both Grassi's locations, so stop in for an eyeful of the efflorescence on display.