Friday, October 28, 2005

Colonial Needleworks

I decided not to follow my rotation tonight, because I really just felt like working on Girl with Cat tonight. I really feel like I made some progress with this one tonight. I think she will look less creepy when I finish her hair, though! LOL!

Mike and I went to the Grand Opening of Colonial Needleworks in Bedford, NH today. Nice shop. It has a ways to go with getting their stock catalogued and out into the floor space. Mike chatted the owner and her hubby up while I browsed. They have tons of items in that they have to put in inventory before they sell them. Can't wait for that! They seem so nice. It was awesome to have a new shop about 15 minutes from home - when we go to Yankee Cross Stitch it takes so long to get there and back (about 45 minutes, less if Mike drives his Corvette LOL!). Stitches & Stuff is about 10 minutes from here, but never seems to be open when I have time to go there... argh. Anyhow, there was a beautiful display of Elizabeth's Designs models there... perhaps a trunk show, I did not ask. I picked up some much needed Tacky BOB, especially for all those beads in Angel of Love's skirt, I ordered a whole lot of size 28 needles, and Mike surprised me with a pair of Gingher scissors - he knows how I like to collect my scissors :-) And, since it was their big grand opening weekend, I also received a little gift bag that included floss away bags and a ring, some needles, a needle threader, and a small pair of really nice scissors!

I want to thank Sharon H. in Australia for quickly replying to my request for help yesterday! The gorgeous sampler I pictured in yesterday's entry is in Donna Kooler's Glorious Needlepoint, an OOP book. I found it on, though - and I ordered one... they say the designs in the book can be converted to cross stitch. OK.

Your Inner Child Is Surprised

You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.

I forgot, but last night Mike picked up both Seasons Two and Three of 24 DVD sets for me last night! Woo Hoo! I already had Season One, and Four is not out yet... can't wait until January for Season Five to finally start up! These are great to stitch to!
Your Brain's Pattern

Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people - and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.

***ATTN Passione Ricamo Fans!: Laura is giving us a tiny hint/peek at her soon to be released Christmas Fairy Spirit! Gorgeous! Check out her home page on her website :-)

And, look who is on the pole for the race in Atlanta on Sunday... yep, of course, Rocket Ryan Newman, yet again :-) Of course, I am thrilled! (photo from

Stitched on today: Girl with Cat


bunnyhead said...

I am a 24 freak too. I love that show. I'm so glad it keeps getting nominated for awards because FOX has nearly cancelled it several times.

PS--- I remember you saying Dawn was next in your rotation? When do you think you'll start her and care to do an SAL?

Shelleen said...

Carol, I am catching up with your posts for a couple of days and all I can say is wow on your progresses. I am also a 24 fan and have seen all the episodes. Can't wait for January :-)

BeckySC said...

Hey you :)
Your progresses look great! I am playing catch up this morning for a bit. Legends looks wonderful you are getting closer... :) :) :)

It's great to hear you will have a shop so close to you. I know you will enjoy your visits there and we will enjoy seeing what you find :) :) You are the QUEEN of Stash Shopping :)

Have a great weekend :)
love ya!