Point Breeze is a residential neighborhood on the eastern edge of Pittsburgh. Our destination, Needle Point Breeze, is nestled on a quiet tree-lined street with other local shops and restaurants. The lower level is dedicated to canvases and threads while the upper floor (which we didn’t see) is dedicated to office and classroom space. We didn’t make it much past the front door before we started to pick out some items of interest! There is an entire room devoted to Christmas items (with some Halloween thrown in as well). One of my objectives for this trip was to start collecting UPitt canvases and I was able to find a few. I did pass on the University seal (for now – I think it would make a great pillow).
The shop was holding a Zecca trunk show; not really my style but I did pick up one of the canvases. The manager, Lorraine, was very helpful as were the other ladies in the shop. I even ordered a canvas because they had one I was looking for but in the wrong color. Depending on when it arrives, they will either mail it to me or I’ll pick it up when we return in August to move Nora into the dorm (and that’s my excuse for returning to the store).
Needle Point Breeze is located at 6734 Reynolds Street in Pittsburgh and on Facebook. They are open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
And here are my souvenirs …
The baby block is a gift for one of Nora’s long-time dance teachers who is expecting twin boys in August (I ordered &More’s baby dreaming canvas in blue as well). Kennywood is an amusement park in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin. It opened in 1899 and is still in operation today with some rides and structures dating from its early days. Nora and Steve had been there on previous trips to Pittsburgh. Nora would like the Pitt Panthers finished as a “stand up” for her dorm room. And, by the way, I searched for the Pantone numbers for the UPitt colors and then found a conversion chart to DMC colors so that the UPitt canvases will be accurate (or as close to accurate as I can approximate).
I’m not quite sure how I am going to have this Zecca piece finished but it is in Nora’s colors so I just had to bring it home.