Sunday, November 13, 2011

Green Bay

 Over the summer one of my best friends in the world moved from Illinois to Green Bay, WI.  I was lucky enough to be able to drive up there this weekend and spend time with Lorie.  

Now, usually when you go away to visit a friend you take a picture of you and your friend together....but no...we never thought to do that (possibly because we never felt like putting on real clothes and make-up!)...anyway, one of the most fun things we did was a visit to The Stitching Bee in Green Bay.  What a great little cross-stitch shop this is!!!
 There were tons of shop models!!!  The washroom is totally dedicated to Halloween models!  I am now officially obsessed with three of the charts in this post; the first being, 13 Owls!
 Love this little acorn in this gorgeous little frame.
 The woman who was working in the shop on Saturday was working on this Bent Creek beauty.
 Above, is my #1 current obsession.  I want to start this PS design ASAP!!!

 A finished Village of Hawk Run Hollow!  Stupendous!  Also, see the little Autumn PS finish?  I have that chart!! I can do that one too!

 My third obsession is Tom Turkey by Notforgotten Farm.  Love him!!!!

As you can see there is eye candy EVERYWHERE!!!!  I was so overwhelmed I got giddy!  This is definitely a shop to make a special trip for....and if you are near Green Bay; get yourself over there.  The shop has a retreat in Door County which Lorie and I hope to go to next year!

That evening Lorie and I went through my stash.  She found several projects that were about 20 stitches away from being finished.  She told me to get busy right that instant!  So, I have a finish!!!  I would like to have this finished into a pin cushion to start a little collection.  

All in all, we had a fabulous weekend full of laughing, crafting, brainstorming and wishing for lots more time together!!!  Thanks Lorie!


Cathy Pavlovich said...

All of those photos make me want to stitch! Thanks for posting. Glad you had a good visit!

Margaret said...

Looks like a wonderful shop, and a wonderful visit too! I think I need that 13 owls piece. lol!

Karin said...

What a cute shop and in total awe of all the models! What a wonderful weekend you had!!!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. All the shop models look great! I'll have to pay The Stitching Bee a visit when I go to Green Bay next April.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Great eye candy!

Gillie said...

What a lovely weekend, bet the colours outside were good too or didn't you notice, giggle?

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish!! I loved all of the photos--what an amazing shop that is! I love your three obsessions, too, especially Tom Turkey. I NEED to do more NFF charts this coming year!!

teresa said...

Laura. I am so glad you had a great time. That shop is going on my must see list.

Jeanie said...

Don't you love a motivator who will look at your projects and say "get with the program -- you're almost done?" It's what I need for sure! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. That Tom Turkey was my favorite -- maybe it's just the season!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finish! I love that little shop. I'll have to add it to the list of "must visit someday." Looks like you had a great time together.

BrendaS said...

LOVE all your pictures Laura. What great eye candy!

YEAH for you a very cute finish!

Have a good week:)

Giovanna said...

Very cute finish, congrats! Thanks for sharing the pics of the shop - now I want to take out that Bent Creek and start it!

Kellie said...

What a fun shop! Thanks for taking us along on a virtual visit. I have that Tom Turkey design... Seeing him stitched and framed makes me want to get him out and started. Perfect time of the year for stitching him. :) Looks like you had a great visit and a great weekend!

CathyR said...

So glad you had a great weekend, Laura. I love visiting shops when I go to new cities. I always come away inspired! LOL

Love your finish. It will make such a cute pin cushion.


Ranae said...

Awesome post.
I have 13 owls if you would like to borrow it?
I stitched it and framed it myself. love it!