Thursday, October 29, 2015
I went once again to the Count Me Inspired retreat that Cathy from The Inspired Needle puts on in Shipshewana, Indiana. I took a few pictures when I remembered, so here we go...
Here is the table of the smalls exchange
Here is my small I stitched, it is the partial design of Threadwork Primitives, Ever So Grateful
I lost the photo with the one I choose, but here it is at home
A most fabulous needle book and of course I picked a Halloween package
Cathy held a people's choice award this year. Barb won!! She made the Halloween bag in the middle of the photo, beautiful. Barbs prize was a free retreat next year, wow, how generous!
I'll try to be back tomorrow with our treats from the retreat, stash and two finish photos, so stay tuned...
Friday, October 16, 2015
Happy Thursday all,
Last week Anna and I made a road trip to needle shops in Iowa
First stop was The Village Needlework in Marion
All I bought was a big roll of olive wool. I could have bought more, but didn't want to spend all my pennies in one store.
Second stop was Fiberworks in Waverly
The store was jam packed with oldies and so much to dig through, it was unbelievable the stuff that was there, maybe good treasures??!!
Next stop was a small antique store in Floyd
We made it to Osage that night and stayed. In the morning we were excited to get up and get going downtown. We visited Debbie's Quilt Shop. Look at all the finishing goodies we found
The ladies were super nice and it was great to chat with them
Then a few doors down we went to The Stitchery Nook, oh my! what a store
I'll let the pics do most of the talking
Liz and sherry are the owners. We had the pleasure of visiting with sherry.
She showed us the upstairs that sleeps up to 15, wow, what a great place to stay. It had great lighting and everyone had there own table. There was a group staying up there, it's been their third year.
It's great for any needlework and scrap booking. I will definitely be staying there in the near future
I didn't want to take pics and impose on the group. We quietly peeked in all the rooms
Which reminds me, they have a huge section for scrap booking
We had a fabulous dinner at a pub called Teluwut (tell you what) between the shops
We ate dinner there and then lunch, it was that good
We went to the Ewe and Eye wool shop not too from downtown, but they weren't open.
I heard her son passed away unexpectedly and not too long after that her daughters boyfriend/ fiancé passed away, so sad. I don't know If that's the reason they were closed. They had been opened since then.
Who knew Iowa could be so fun