My apologies for taking so long to post this last installment.  It has been a very hectic two weeks culminating in graduation last night.  But that is a different story …

Our last needlepoint stop in Pittsburgh was Beehive Needle Arts in Mt. Lebanon, a southwest suburb of Pittsburgh.  This was by far the largest of the three shops we visited.  Situated on Washington Road, a busy commercial street, Beehive carries both needlepoint and cross stitch supplies.

2015-06-12 10.04.55I must say that Beehive is probably one of the most organized shops I have seen.  They have an extensive inventory of painted canvases and threads, all arranged in beautiful displays.  The shop has little alcoves with tables to lay out a canvas and threads for matching.  And I noticed that multiple canvases of the same design were all clipped together.  What a pleasure to browse in this bright and sunny shop!

Beehive Needle Arts is located at 650 Washington Road, on Facebook and on the internet at www.beehiveneedlearts.com.  They are open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  There is convenient on-street parking as well as a large parking garage across the street.

I did manage to find a few canvases to take home with me.  And I ordered a University of Pittsburgh Santa – we all had a laugh that the in-stock canvases were from schools in neighboring states but not a single canvas from UPitt.

A few more canvases …

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I will be visiting all three shops in future trips to Pittsburgh.  If you have the opportunity to either visit the city (and it has much to see aside from these shops) or just pass through, I would encourage you to make a point to visit at least one of the needlepoint shops.

Happy Stitching!

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