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!