Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Road Trip Minnesota

Happy Wednesday!!!


A short road trip took us this past weekend to Bloomington, Mn.

to the..



I uploaded more photo's of the inside of the mall, but they are coming out sideways, urgh!!!


We visited a Cabela's store,


Look at these silly girls, Yes! they are with me



I have no idea who that man is, he just whipped around the corner to get in the snap

Then we headed to...









OMGosh! this store has the most models I have ever seen in a store. And all the accessories for your stitching needs, its so awesome.
I did get a few things...


Four charts were fifty cents with green stitckers, 30ct confederate Gray and 32ct pecan butter linen, two charts from With Thy Needle & Thread.


I did see two OOP BBD Loose Feathers there, they were #2 With My Needle and #4 Pumpkin Blossom Needle Case, so if you are looking for them you better make a call fast.

Here's an update of Molly that I started on New Years Day


It sounds like we have a major snow storm coming our way to northern Illinois tomorrow, stitch time is all I'm thinking of, lol

They are saying 4-6 inches, yay!!!

My plans...

I need to finish Sergei and start Easter Parade

Happy Stitching!!!!!

26 comments:

Annie said...

That looks like such a super-fun trip. What a great stitchy store too. You picked up some real finds there.

You can have all of that snow! Enjoy the stitching time and stay warm!

cucki said...

Wow very beautiful mall and very lovely pictures..
Very sweet stash,, I love everything so much..
Your stitching is looking so lovely.. Keep it up
Hugs cucki xxx

BrendaS said...

Lucky you Ranae! Sounds like lots of fun and it looks like you got some great stash:))

Hope you get lots of stitching done during the snowstorm tomorrow! I have to work:(((

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh what a fun trip! I visited that store a couple years ago when I was in town for a convention. You are so right it is AMAZING!! The owner is sweet as pie too. I hope I can get back there again sometime.

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

It sounds like you had a super trip and picked up some lovely goodies
x catherine

Mouse said...

oooooooooo looks like you had a wee bit of fun there and coooooooooo love that stitchy shop and all those goodies *sigh hope the snow isn't too bad but bonus as you say more stitchy time ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Jane said...

Another 'must visit' shop to add to the list ~ just in case I should be passing!!!
Nice stash additions.
Good luck with the snow ~ happy stitching times ahead I think!
Take Care xxx

SoCal Debbie said...

Lucky you! I would love to go to that mall someday, especially now that I know about Stitchville! The Cabela's store looks like the Bass Pro Shop here.

Chris said...

Wonderful new stash! It looks like you had a great time.

Beth said...

Ranae - I was in ND/MN for a family reunion several years ago. My Mom and I stopped in Mall of America and also Stitchville - which is I think the most awesome cross stitch store ever - the number of models is amazing and the charts, the fabric, etc - WOW!

Carol said...

Looks like a great trip with your family, Ranae! I'm so envious of your trip to Stitchville!! How wonderful to see so many models in person. I'll bet you were tempted to buy a lot more than you actually came home with :)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh Ranae, what a great trip!!! Looks like you had a ball! Love all your goodies. I finished that With Thy Needle and Thread Heart piece. It's adorable. If you remind me, I'll bring it to Sunday stitch at Cathy's. Happy stitching tomorrow!!!
Linda C.

Margaret said...

Oh fun fun fun! I've always wanted to go to that huge mall. Never been to Minnesota though, so a slight problem with that. lol! And Stitchville -- another place I've heard about! Nice stash! Hope you can sit and stitch tomorrow!

Dee said...

The road trip looked like great fun and when it ends up at a stitching store, all the better!

Looks like you got some good stuff!

Kathy A. said...

Now that was sooommmme trip! A huge mall and a stitching store with such wonderful companions. It can't be much better than that!

Cathy B said...

Hi Ranae - Glad you had a good time in Minnesota and I'm especially glad that you enjoyed your visit to Stitchville!

CathyR said...

Sounds like a fun trip, Ranae! I've never been to MoA and Stitchville. That is on my list of places to go. The end of this month we are headed to Country Sampler. Can't wait!

I'm hoping the snow stays away. I have been loving the warm weather!

Christine said...

Sounds like a great trip, I wish there was something like that near here. You got some great goodies at the needlework shop

Julie said...

Great trip, nice stash.
Stay cosy and warm snuggled up with your stitching in the snow.
I do love to see pics of your view when the snow comes... Oh dear that sounds like a hint lol

Teresa said...

What a fun trip. The mall of America has always been on my "bucket list".
Sounds like a great stitching store.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Penny said...

Cabela's looks like an interesting store. You found some great things at Stitchville! Sounds like you visited at a convenient time with the snow storm in the forecast - lots of fun things to stitch. :)

Pumpkin said...

I've heard of that mall but have never been there. I LOVE Cabela's! Such a fun place to see :o)

Uuuuuu...I'm SO jealous! I bet that was a fun trip. Look at all the yummy stash you got too.

Great progress on Molly.

Nancy M said...

Perfect trip if the husband comes along, Cabella's for him and Stitchville for me! MN is a bit far.....we've made it to Wisconsin and that's it. My co-workers son just moved to Minneapolis...so that's about all the connection I'll have.

Aussie Stitcher said...

LOL at the girls, looks like they had a great time. You were restrained with the stash purchases, lovely charts, well done.

Suzanne said...

Looks like a fun trip! You picked up some great stash.

Meari said...

My parents went to Mall of America years ago and had a great time. Is that stitchy store at the mall?