Last Saturday I went on a jaunt all by myself! Mike had to work on some reports so I thought I would drive to the nearby cross-stitch shop. I went and was not too inspired. They have a lot in the shop; but it was all crammed in there and I was just not feeling a friendly vibe. I really wanted to talk "stitching" with people and could see that was not about to happen. So, I thought to myself, why not drive over to The Country Cupboard in Orland Park? It would only take about 30-45 minutes. I have a fun car to drive and great music to listen to. (Usually when I am just by myself I don't really want to go that far, not because of the distance, just because I get kind of sick of myself when I don't have a co-rider to entertain me).
Well, I hit the jackpot. The Country Cupboard is a gorgeous store with tons of samples, tons of charts, and everything is organized very well. Barb, the owner, is so nice and welcoming. She had time for all my questions. As you can see from the pictures above I got some new charts, and most importantly I got the magnifying clamp that you see above. That makes things really easy. I am going to try and stitch on linen sometime soon so the magnifier is a must!
I even went out to lunch solo! I ate a Panerra and had a fabulous bowl of Cream of Tomato with Asiago cheese soup.
Mr. Buddy says Happy Monday night!
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