Sunday, March 1, 2015

Much Fun To Share!!!

Well, I did get to go to Memphis because my husband had an important meeting to attend. It has been cold here but no snow in the center of the state, where we live.  Heading north, we did actually ride through some snow.  I KNOW that many of you will be laughing at the photo of the "snow" below, but you must remember.....this is Mississippi, and we don't get several feet of snow like some of you do!  HAHA  It was pretty, though, and the roads weren't icy (main problem we get here) and the drive was easy!  I did take this while I was driving...a big No-No, but I wanted to be sure and get a snow photo before we drove away from all of it!  LOL


We drove up on Thursday night and stayed in Tunica, MS, to break the trip in half!  How pitiful is that?  Since his meeting was at 10am, we would have needed to leave at 5:30am to get to Memphis on time....better to stay in Tunica, at one of the casinos.  Some of you may not like casinos--I don't really have an opinion either way.  MS got them and they were first located in Tunica, which was the poorest county in the entire US.  This was a big economic boon for them, and our state, so I just choose to view the positive of it all.  Our room was lovely--wasn't sure when we drove up because it's a little bit plain on the outside, but the rooms were quite nice.  Throw in free food and it made for a very pleasant evening.  I did put in a $20 bill in a slot machine, and it ate it up and didn't spit out anything AT ALL!  It took less than one minute...it was no fun at all!!  I brought my laptop and went  upstairs to work on my midterm exam that is due Tuesday.  I finished it, and that was a much better way to spend my time!  HAHA


We got up the next morning and ate more free food before heading out to Memphis.  We got there easily and I left my husband at the office, which is about 2 miles from Stitchers Inc. on Poplar Avenue.  This is their website, which doesn't contain much info.  But don't let that fool you...the store is great!!!  These photos aren't too good because they're taken with my phone, but you can see the TONS of merchandise that is available, and this is only a tiny bit of what is in that store!


They are a Mill Hill (some kind of special dealer--they have everything Mill Hill).  This is a portion of one wall of kits.  They have many more than this!  If Mill Hill makes it, it's there!



They have a beautiful selection of stitched models EVERYWHERE!  This is not a good photo, but this is a glass case full of lovely models.  They have an expert finisher--the finishings are really pretty up close!!  
(I think that's some type of fan or something, stuck up in the middle!  HAHA  Just ignore that!)  
They also have a ton of needlepoint canvas there--handpainted--and they have the yarns, etc for it. So beautiful!!  Those needlepoint models were exquisite!!  Really pretty!  The models are all over the store--this is just the glass case by the front door.



Of course I had to buy things!!!  I decided to get a bunch of beautiful threads...They have whatever you are looking for.  I took several of my charts and pulled threads for them. These colors are so beautiful!!!


I also found several charts to pick up!  Some were even in the sale bin--my FAVORITE place to shop! These are such fun and I know I'll love stitching these!  It may take a while to get to everything, but it will be so much fun!


This was a fun, quick trip, and we both enjoyed it!
Thank you for stopping by and please come  visit again soon!
Frances

16 comments:

KimM said...

HA! You can't fool me - you jest went along for the stitching shopping - 0:)
xxx

Justine said...

How interesting Frances! That shop looks great, and a sale bin too! I love those BBD Beatles designs.

Beth said...

Fun trip Frances. Looks like a great LNS.

Mrs Xstitch said...

great shop and purchases

Annette-California said...

ooooh love your new charts you picked up. And that shop looks like there is so much to see. Great photos you took and thank you for sharing. love Annette
ps I am still stitching Winter Wonderland. Hope you get to start yours soon.

Vickie said...

Hey, that was an easy enough way to experience snow.
You picked up some really wonderful items. This going along on business trips is working out very well. ;)

Jacquie Morris said...

Wonderful!! So pleased you tagged along again... I remember the last one you went on! That was so much fun so no doubt this time you were in heaven again!! Hee hee
OMG!! Great shop! How on earth did you choose?? Oh but wonderful choices you made... Love love love them all!! Your submarine one and the octopus that 'goes' with this I think they are a kind of set? Could be wrong? Well by the sam designer! Ha ha. Anyway.. I have been looking at these! How funny!! And there you go and buy one! Can you hear me shouting jon?? Lol to show him you bought one and now I need one!! Lol ha ha
Please you had a great time and come away with some nice goodies too :)
Smiles :)
Xx

Carol said...

Looks like a nice visit to Memphis, Frances, and what a good idea to break up the trip... Sorry the slot machine ate your $20!! At least you know when to stop :) Enjoy that new stash of yours!!

Ariadne said...

That was a nice little trip. I would have loved it in that shop!For some reason I cannot understand I didn't go into a cross stitch store while I was in the States!AriadnefromGreece!

Caitlin D said...

LOVE IT!! I'm seriously going to fall to pieces if I don't make it to this store soon...

Melody said...

I know where I am going the next time we visit Memphis!!! Thanks for clueing me in!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, what a shop! This is the kind of shop I always dream of but there is no chance to visit one where I live. I think I would have to spend hours in there, lol. YEs, the sales bin is nearly always a kind of treasure cave. I have found wonderful things in them when visiting such a store in the US.
You bought some wonderful stash there.

Sheryl S. said...

What fun you must have had. Wonderful shop and buys - i would be there for hours, nothing like that here.

Pamela said...

So fun to take along on a business trip and take care of a little business of your own. I would love to spend some time browsing in that shop - looks fabulous.

Pamela said...

**not take along, should be TAG along!

Andrea said...

A great looking shop. I do like the cabinet full of finishing, some ideas there!