Monday, April 06, 2009

Out of Order

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!


Relyn said...

I love hearing what you're up to. Plus, I am jealous of you and Patti together. Lukcy, both of you.

beth said...

lucky you and patti....and that sitting around thingy...we call that stitch and probably do too, but are too nice to put that on your blog cause you're a SWEETIE !!!

Joanie said...

Oh-hh! I am so envious that you and your friend got to go to a new LNS!!! Lucky Patti and lucky YOU! I wish we were closer, we would do real damage to an LNS!

And I love your next project too! With only 5 wips, my dear, YOU are a rookie! I gave up counting mine (I am WAY above 5!)


Patti said...

Love your post!!! That pattern looks familiar (hehe)...I've "petted" my new ones but have not jumped in yet (no surprise there) but am looking forward to. I did a more extensive tour of the basement last night during DWTS and came up with more cross stitch books I used to have- I am set! I even came up with some Halloween patterns too- oh well- I LOVE what I got Saturday though! Hope your day is good and I can't wait to hear about tonight at the Lemont store! Have fun!

Diane Duda said...

Coming here makes me want to read and to stitch and I really don't have time! Stop it! :)

I will certainly let you know about the stamps. They talked about the end of April, so here's hopin'.

Hope all is well with your mom.


Jeanie said...

Blessings be Thine is wonderful -- and you have been so very blessed lately! Lovely.

Trixie said...

Helloooooo!!! wow, It is so great to hear from you! A wonderful post, a wonderful adventure from my wonderful friend. Miss you much!