Sunday, March 22, 2009

yay!!! The meet up

The meet up at Welcome-Stitchery in Crystal Lake on Saturday was sure worth the hour trip. We shopped then we went around the corner to Finn McCool Irish Sport Pub in historical downtown. The steak burgers were excellent, just like they said. Here is a pic of the girls I took before our farewells.
From the left is Denise, Tracy, Kim, Eva, Val and Trudy in the front. They all are from the 123stitch board. I will have to check that out. If I read the boards along time ago, it wouldn't have taken so long to meet up with these wonderful gals. Do you notice our little bags? We took them in with us for show and tell. The weather was beautiful as you can see. It was a awesome day all around.
Thank You ladies for a wonderful time and making me feel so comfortable. I can't wait to meet up again.
I suppose you want to see what I bought, right? wrong?
Now, I have been a really good girl lately. I have passed up all the New Years, Presidents day, and a few other sales. Besides a few things off Bay of Evil as Sharon calls it, lol.
So this is what I treated myself to...

BBD "Love Is In The Air" with three precut material for the stockings, a few threads, 30ct. R&R Broomstick Brown linen, 40ct. Lakeside Sand Dune linen for my VOHRH chart and do you spy my Little Gems scissors by Kelmscott?

Wait!!!! There's more...

Shepherd's Bush "Spooky Scissors Fob" kit, even the orange scissor was included. How many knew it was Halloween? lol

I will be posting some WIP's this week.

Happy Stitching!!!!

26 comments:

Eva said...

So glad you were able to join us, Ranae. It was a wonderful outing. Tracy was the winner, I think. She went back to Welcome Stitchery after lunch for part 2 of her shopping experience.

We need to do this again soon!

Suzanne said...

What a lovely day! You cetainly did get some great stash.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love the SB kit but everything is wonderful. What a great group to shop with. Happy Stitching cj(ok)

Kathy A. said...

That looks like such a fun day Ranae. I am so happy that you have found some stitcher friends!!! Love that new stash. Watch out = sounds like you have some new enablers. lol

Chiloe said...

I know it is Halloween because I'm stitching BOoo ! lol

Lucky you: I'd love to do something like that ;-) And the new stash is stunning !!!!!

Vonna said...

Looks like you had a great time :)
And super stash too! I love your linens ;)

Annie said...

That really looks like fun. It's great to meet other stitchers. And looks like you have some fun stitching ahead with all the new stuff too.

Brigitte said...

You certainly had a great day together. It's always so great to get to know new stitching friends. I love your purchases, Ranae, well done!

Laura said...

I was craving a visit to Welcome Stitchery this weekend! I wish I would have gone and been smart enough to recognize you gals! I would have begged to hang out with you! So glad you all had such a good time. That shop is so amazing. Have fun with all of your new toys!!!

Erica said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Wish I could have been there!
Love the new stash!

doris said...

Oh, you naughty girl! Good shopping job!

Mylene said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time and great stash!

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the needlework shop. I'm new to your blog so I just wanted to post a comment and say hello.

Maren said...

OOoo! Look at all the goodies for the stash! Love the scissors, lol! Sounds like a really fun get together.

Melanie said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time with the 123-ers! I'm glad you were able to join them for a fun time.

Meari said...

Very cool! You should've let me know about that trip, I would've went with! ;-)

Love your stitchy goodies!

Tammy said...

Love both your stash hauls! Really pretty!

Patti said...

You did so good girl it just isn't true. I am also glad you had such a great day. Lots of Love Patti xxx

tkdquintmom said...

Oooo it sounds like you had a fantastic time! I wanna see that scissor fob when you get done with it missy! And yes, the PS pattern DID come with the box...now I want more of those little boxes, I can't stop with just one.

Stitchingranny said...

Sounds like you had fun and a lovely haul of stash there too.

Pumpkin said...

WOOHOO! Sounds like you had an awesome day AND a great stash acquisition as well :oD

Julie said...

A wonderful day out for you, its so nice to meet up with friends.
Great stash, love this cute little scissors.

Beatrice said...

I'm sure it was a blast to meet up with new stitching friends.
You do have some great stash there that's for sure.
I like the photo of all of you!

CindyMae said...

I am sure that you had a wonderful time! You got some great new stash too!!

Lelia said...

Excellent choices! I've never been there. I have heard all good things about the shop, tho

What fun to shop & share with stitching pals!

Cindy said...

It sounds like you had an awesome day! I really need to check out Welcome Stitchery one of these days :)