Early pioneer women took up needlepoint to pass the time between tending to the children and secret underground break-dance battles with other neighborhood housewives. Indulge your inner dance-off diva with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of threads, canvases, beads, and accessories at The Needle Bug on Vaughn Road.
The Needle Bug is a needlepoint shop chock-full of canvases from more than 60 needlepoint artists, accessories, beads, and threads. Picture piercers of any age will dig digging their thread spears into a display of Moroccan flowers ($27.50) or a cheery representation of a romantic vital organ ($21).
Snag Simply Shaker thread in a rainbow of colors, such as sarsaparilla, pomegranate, and delicious berry cobble ($2.75). Needlepoint newbies can corral a copy of the Complete Guide to Needlework to brush up on pointy pokes ($30). Those unable to confine free-spirited bead princesses should lock them up in the bead tower, an organizational fortress for round tubes of seed bead ($13.95).
Although today's Groupon is only valid on in-store merchandise, bead buffs can still enjoy events hosted by The Needle Bug, including the Princess and Me trunk show or the Build a Stitch Notebook class. Bring a project and work on it among fellow canvas connoisseurs at the Wednesday Stitch gathering sans the unavoidable handshakes with pesky doorstep politicians.
7020 Vaughn Rd.
Montgomery, Alabama 36116Get Directions