Saturday, January 10, 2015

A visit to a real store!

I went to Memphis this week with my husband.  His office is headquartered there and I dragged along for something to do!  We had a good time.  We stayed in Tunica, MS, because he had a free room at a casino there--aren't we thrifty!?!?!?  Then we got up and were in Memphis in less than an hour.  I dropped him off so I could go do something. AND, I was able to find a real cross stitch store!!!  It was heavenly!!   Stitchers Inc. is the name and it was so much fun!  I stayed in there for a couple of hours, looking at everything in the store!  I bought quite a few things and some were even in the sale bin! That just makes it even more fun!  The employees were so nice and I plan to go back soon!  My husband goes pretty often and I've never even thought of going with him to look for a stitching shop!  Oh well, I know about it now!
I've been stitching on some little New Year's ornaments, so I'll be ready for next year!  I stitched this cute little freebie in the car, and it's pretty cute!  I found it here and I will finish it soon with some sparkle and glitz!

It hasn't been ironed yet...sorry!  I think it will finish up really cute.  This is on a small scrap of Cobblestone Aida and I used Crescent Colors Apple Fritter.  It's much prettier in reality.
I have almost finished two others, for a grand total of four!  That will be a good start and I can hopefully add some during the year!  I also got a cute little Snoopy New Year's ornament at the Hallmark Store and some glittery stars in gold and silver!  What fun!
Today I ran by the local Hancock's and grabbed several shiny fabrics for finishing these. Of course, while I was there I had to go through the stock quickly to see if there was anything I couldn't live without....I found several!  And the beautiful new fabric store in my town is having a big sale, so I intend to be in there on Monday to check for necessities!
Thanks for stopping by and do come back soon!


Caitlin D said...

Oh you were so close to me! I really want to make it to that store one of these days as it's one of the closest to me. Although still about 3 hours away...

Very pretty piece you're working on too!

Justine said...

How many trees is that now?! Gorgeous ornie in the making. Can we see photos of your stash please?

Annette-California said...

That Apple Fritter thread is pretty and beautiful finish! How fun to get to actually shop in a real needlework store - lol! Good for you. Looking forward to seeing what goodies made it home with you:)
love Annette
ps oooooh Hallmark! love those stores.

Jacquie Morris said...

How very exciting and so much fun for you to go visit a real stitching shop!! I would love that too!! We used to have one in our town... long gone now :( So yes I have to venture out if I want to visit a real store too. Oooh I bet your got some wonderful things :)
I am so excited to see your new trees when you put them up.. I love them!
Wonderful new stitching you have done :)
Smiles :)

Vickie said...

Well you certainly have been up to fun.
I miss a real stitch shop. There were two not that far away a few years ago. Each of them have closed.

Karen said...

Congratulations on your stitching store find. Whenever I travel I try to find if there is a local stitching store. No matter how many stores I visit I always find something new.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

I love shopping too!

KimM said...

Oh my - what a great find - a store!!! With stitching stuff!! I don't have any around me - ;( - ENJOY!!!

Carol said...

I rarely get to a real cross stitch store--I'll bet it's been three years now since I've seen one! Lucky you, Frances--I would go every time your husband has to head to Memphis for business :)

Your New Year's finish is darling--looking forward to seeing it all stitched up!

Kay said...

Going to a real cross stitch shop is such a rarity for me, sometimes not even every year. I would certainly have stayed a few hours too. Enjoy your stitching. x