Monday, February 20, 2012

New Stash

Last weekend I had taken a little road trip to a needlework shop, in Salisbury, NC.  I had no idea there was one so close to me until I read about it in Caroline Stitcher's blog.  The local one here had closed some years ago and the one in Raleigh that I had visited before closed last year.  So sad to see some of these places go.  I hope the one in Salisbury, called Spring Robin, continues to do well.  It is a darling little shop and although I didn't get to stay long, I had so much fun browsing and touching all the wonderful patterns she has in stock.  Robin, the shop's owner, is so pleasant and was so helpful in helping me choose some threads and fabric for a project.   Looking forward to going back sometime and enjoying the downtown area that it's in as well. 

Here's what I came away with:

(I needed more stash like I need a hole in the head!)

Little House Needlework's My Lady, CCN's Feb & Mar Cottages, lots of WKWs and GAST threads, Wisper thread and platinum belfast fabric for My Lady. 

Before going to the shop, I had placed an order with Country Stitches Online, Brenda Gervais' shop.  I purchased Be My Valentine along with 35 ct Abecedarian linen from R&R reproductions.  It's a popular linen that seems to go out of stock quickly so I decided to purchase it as soon as she got some in. 

Isn't this little heart cushion so sweet?  I love it!  I even have the Whitman's Sampler chocolate box too so that I can recreate it as Brenda has.  She includes a how-to with the chart.

Woke up this morning with a little dusting of snow.  Finally! 

(Although I really wished it would have happened on Tuesday so that we could have had a really long weekend.  We all love a snow day from school!)

Looks like powdered sugar on the ground.  It's not much and the temps are supposed to rise to be in the 50's with the sun shining so it won't last long.   Boys are getting ready to go out and play before it melts. 

Me?  I'm going to enjoy it from the inside with a cup of hot coffee.  And play with my stitchy stuff.

Have a great Monday!


  1. What lovely new stash! Enjoy stitching it!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful day! Our local knitting store, "With Ewe In Mind" went out of sad.



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