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!).
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