Now on to my Stitchy Vacation....
Our first stop was The Silver Needle in Tulsa OK. I will admit we had a bit of a time finding its location in the shopping center as it was on a side portion. But we were soon inside, greeted by friendly ladies who work there. Marvin was invited to have a seat on a comfy sofa while I shopped. Let me tell you, this is the largest needlework shop I have ever visited. I was like a little child on Christmas morning, running from one part of the store to the other. Frankly, I was overwhelmed. Not too overwhelmed to take some pictures and to buy some stash mind you.
I have never seen so many sample stitches in a store. Once you see a chart you admire stitched up, then you want it even more. These owners know how to sell needlework.
Here is my stash.
I had been resisting those cooking mice but I could no longer look the other way. The All is Calm ornament will be for Baylor as he likes it when it is calm.:) And he is our bright boy so very applicable. I need to stitch a Christmas ornament fro my niece, Maggie. I want to give Maggie and Seth a hand made ornament for their first Christmas as a married couple. I am thinking Ready Set Snow for them.
On to The Shepherd's Needle in Little Rock. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Mary who reads my blog and she was so nice. We were instant friends.( Sandy she reads your blog too!!) We discussed meeting people we only know on line but most stitchers are not ax murderers so I think we are good. When you meet at the needlework shop that provides a safety net too.
She brought me a sweet gift.
I took lots of pictures at The Shepherds Needle. Mary gave me a tour and pointed out so many pretty things. Mary was the perfect hostess and she signed me up for their email group too.
I loved their sample wall.
Marvin, patiently waiting....
These were magnetic boards with stands and magnets. Perfect to hold your chart while you stitch. Unless you are old like me and I have to clip my chart to my Q Snap.
All of the word plays. I loved seeing them done on different fabrics and more vibrant colors. If you need a Word Play Call The Shepherds Needle or visit them online. They ship!
Here is my stash from The Shepherd's Needle.
Well if you have hung on until the bitter end, Congrats!! If you ever get a chance to visit The Silver Needle or The Shepherds Needle, I say Go with Caution!:) You could spend a lot of your money at either shop!