I recently had the pleasure of meeting the proprietors of the “Wicked Stitches” at a Realtor trade show.  While having my nails done recently on Castleton Ave., I noticed “Wicked Stitches” was directly across the street.  I walked in and was thrilled at what beheld me.  A beautiful store front, artful displays of a variety of personalized embroidered gifts for simply every occasion and a counter with two comfortable chairs to leisurely look at everything these two terrific women have to offer. 

Nancy Nix and Carolyn Buckheit, the co-owners of “Wicked Stitches” and native Staten Islanders, welcomed me into their store as if I was a friend or a sister--I felt like I have known them forever.  They custom embroider anything you can imagine—gifts for anniversaries, newborns, baby showers, birthdays, neighborhood names (South Beach, Westerleigh, New Brighton), sports teams, bride and groom, bridal parties, team logos, house warming and closing gifts (for us real estate brokers) to name just a few. Also, if the customer does not see what they want, they can let the ladies know. They will design it themselves or use an idea or design of the customer.  Their creations are endless!




Behind the counter are spools of every imaginable color lined up on shelves and racks of beautiful colorful, decorative ribbons hanging down to lure the imagination.  On one of the dress forms is a large white T-shirt embroidered with “Coming Soon - Baby Smith”.  On a shelf was a gift basket with His and Her p.j.s entitled “JUST MARRIED Jude & Michele – DO NOT DISTURB”.  So clever and creative! 





Nancy and Carolyn shared their ultimate goal--to create thoughtful gifts.  I feel that these two ladies have met and continue to meet their ultimate goal as well as love their embroidery business.  You know what “they” say, “If you do something you love, it will never feel like work.”

On July 9, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Carolyn and Nancy will be hosting a Bridal event at the store.  They invite future brides to attend the showcase of everything they have to offer the bride, groom, bridal party, shower gifts. 

 For more information about “Wicked Stitches” or the Bridal event on July 9, please do not hesitate to call Nancy and/or Carolyn at 718-420-0240 and check out their web site—www.wickedstitchesgifts.com.  You can also visit their store at 840 Castleton Ave., Staten Island, NY.  Tell them I sent you.  Hours of operation are as follows:  Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Weekend appointments can be made by calling 718-420-0240.

Let me know about your experience after you visit “Wicked Stitches”.  Did you find the perfect embroidered gift?  Write me below or at joan.coogan@gmail.com or call me at 646-258-9696.  

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