This is the name of our local cross stitch store which is owned by the ever sweet and personable, Marlene. This little store is a treasure trove for those of us who love to cross stitch. Marlene holds classes and some sit and stitch times for her customers and many people drive from all over North Central Alabama just to visit her store. I love to cross stitch but I am not one of these speedy stitchers therefore I am not a regular at the Peddler, so I am glad there are enough stitchers to keep Marlene in business. I can look at patterns and books online but there is nothing like seeing the pattern all stitched up and framed to make me itch to get a needle in my hand.
These days I have to use a clip on magnifier to work on my cross stitch but it is worth it to me. Counting and stitching really calms me down and focus on the work at hand. It makes those pesky worries and silly thoughts drift right out of my brain!! My sweet Mother in Law always said that she crocheted her worries away!! I say amen to that. The world might be a better place if we all did a bit of handwork!!