Sunday, February 28, 2010


Last Friday was the biggest day of the year for all cross-stitch fans of the Inspired Needle (greatest cross-stitch store ever!). Cathy came back from the Nashville Needlework Market with all kinds of new things! She had tables set up with all new projects that she had brought back with her. The appointed meeting time was 3 p.m. I made sure I was there right on time! You should have seen all of the happy stitchers; we were like kids on Christmas morning! I think giddy is the only word that would have described us. Around and around the tables of new did we go..... Commenting and oohing and ahhing! We loved to look at what everyone was buying. I photographed all of my new purchases. Actually, I bought only one new from market item so far; the BBD bird that you see at the bottom of this post.
I had been saving a gift certificate that Mike got me for my birthday. I have had my eyes on all of these projects for awhile. Above you can see that I got the floss and fabric for Mrs. Pearson. Directly above is the stunning Acorns and Threads which I have loved for a long time. Last Sunday the extremely wonderful stitcher, Barb H., brought in her finished and framed Acorn and that was all I needed to immediately jump on the bandwagon.
The same thing happened with The Red & The Black Above. The ever so talented Debby M. is working on this one and it is AMAZING!
I spied this chart in the store about a week ago and loved it. My fellow stitchers told me that if I liked it I better get it as it is now OOP (out of print!).

Below is one of the new Blackbird Designs pincushions. I have already started a few lines on this one and should be working on it right now....but it is Sunday so I am napping, reading, and avoiding all housework as is my usual routine.

This coming Tuesday is our next stitching night....can't wait to see what everyone else is going ape over! What a fun addiction!

Oh, I almost forgot, I bought the scissors pictured below! I have been wanting these for months. I already had one pair of scissors; but I liked these so much better. I understand that people collect scissors too (har-har!).


Jeanne said...

Congrats on your new stash Laura! It's so much fun to bring it home, take it out of the bag and ooh and ahh over it. :) So much of my stash is sitting in drawers waiting to be stitched but I enjoy having it just the same. I think my LNS will have "market day" probably next Saturday. Yahoo!!

Ranae said...

Love the stash.
Oh! How I wish I could have been there.
Sounds like it was a blast.

Kellie said...

Great stash, Laura!! You are lucky to have such a great LNS so close by. :) I am loving the new BBD charts. My problem is that I love all of them, especially the new book. I am hoping to do some serious stash shopping next week. :)

Staci said...

It all looks like so much fun!!! I hope you enjoy doing these and you've inspired me to pick my crossstitch back up and get back to work on it!!!

teresa w said...

Laura ~ that sounds like fun ~ I feel like I was there! LOL


Patti said...

You are so funny! It was a great time. I posted about it as well. See you tomorrow night.

CathyR said...

Laura, you always make the ordinary, extraordinary! You put a smile on my face this morning! Can't wait to see the progress you've made on the BBD pincushion and on CHRH (bring that one, too, please)!

Jeanie said...

Isn't a saved gift certificate the best? And I LOVE those scissors. In a previous lifetime used to have some, and sure which they hadn't disappeared somewhere along the way!

Relyn said...

ooo... lucky you. I love shopping with a gift certificate.

Joanie said...

Nice stash haul, Laura! Don't cha just love playing with all of it?

I wish my LNS had a Market Day...the owner doesn't do a good job of promoting the new things from Market. It sounds like you had a great day oogling all the new things!

Jon Lee said...

Hi Laura,

I love your new stash. I won't be seeing you tonight. I am going out to dinner with some friends. I hope to see you in two weeks.

Jon Lee

suzy crancer said...

Wow, I just started an embroidery stash too! Who can resist the cute scissors?