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 amazon.com, 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 www.nascar.com)
Stitched on today: Girl with Cat