I wanted to do a post with an update of what I have been up to lately. I wanted it to be in chronological order with gorgeous pictures. I can't get it together though; so I am doing a post right this minute and will let it go where it wants to!
The project pictured above is my next cross-stitch project. Since I have renewed my love of stitching I have started about 5 projects and finished none! Naughty. This one I am going to start and finish! I got the linen and thread this past Saturday at the lovely Country Cupboard in Orland Park, IL. My friend Patti (her blog is Creative Cottage Dreamer) and I met there on Saturday morning for a spin around the shop and lunch at Panera. Needless to say we had fun!
I also scored the new Somerset Studio publication, Marie. Run, don't walk, to get your copy!!!! It is sumptuous.
On my way home on Saturday I remembered that I had read about a new cross-stitch shop opening in Lemont, IL which is not far from where I live. I drove around and around their little downtown until I found it. (I will not be denied more stash looking and obtaining when it is my blood!) Well, I found it and it is wonderful!!!!! Here is a link; Inspired Needle. If you are nearby get over there! If you are not close; make a road trip. There are tons of patterns, all of which are right up my alley. Tomorrow the shop is having a stitching get together and I plan on going to sit, stitch, and talk about stitching with other people.
Okay, next post I will try to be more organized. But I just had to chime in about all of the excitement about finding the new shop!
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