Friday, October 16, 2015

Iowa Road Trip, what fun!!

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??!!
Yes, there was treasures, I found some loose feathers. I plan on making trades, since I already have them. It gives stitchers a chance to get the charts without high price tags on eBay. I see I'm missing some stash from the pile. Lots of  bags filled with cheap priced linen, always my favorite 

Next stop was a small antique store in Floyd
I bough a singer sewing drawer, nice find, for me anyways

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 

The store is as huge as it looks and so in order, tons of models. 
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 

Here's my stash I bought from there 

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 



Robin said...

Your Iowa road trip sounded and looked like a lot of fun, Ranae! Wow, what a wonderful assortment of goodies came home with you. Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooooo nice stash haul .... love the photos of the shop and wow a singer drawer find .... what you going to use it for ??? love mouse xxxx

suzy mcclung said...

What a great post. The shop looks fantastic and what a great haul of things. Your work is so lovely, I cannot wait to see your progress.

Phyllis said...

Oh my...what a great trip you gals had! I have never been to Iowa but sounds like a fun place to visit. I've been taking care of my mom most of the spring and summer and I'm so ready for a road trip. You got lots of neat stash too...especially those BBD charts that are so hard to come by. Let me know when and if you get rid of any of them.:) All that yummy fabric looks wonderful, and love the singer drawer...neat idea.
Enjoy all your stash!

Emma/Itzy said...

Wow that shop looks amazing! Wish I had something like that near me x

Marilyn said...

Looks like a fantastic time.
And great stash too!
I've been eyeing that Baby Ghosts piece for awhile now, too cute.
Glad you had a great time in Iowa.

Robin said...

What a great trip. Your stash looks great and what a fabulous store the Stitchery Nook is! So great to know there are stitching stores thriving!

Vickie said...

Woo hoo! What a cool trip! Awesome finds!

Patti said...

Lovely trip! I was in Osage last month and can vouch for all that you said! So sorry that you missed Marge and Beth at Ewe and Eye - they may have been at Brett's services. They have been through so much these past few months. The retreat center at Stitchery Nook is my favorite place to go stitch :)
Blessings, Patti

Krisan Mitchell said...

Love a good road trip and finding treasures. I found myself trying to see stuff and the edge of your photos, trying to get a closer look.

Annette-California said...

OH OH OH LOVE all your photos! WOW that one needle shop was fantastic.
So happy you had a great trip. You certainly came home with beautiful new charts and goodies. How FUN!!! Thank you for sharing. love Annette

woolwoman said...

road trips that are designated for shop hopping with friends are the best ever !
Fun to see your photos since I am doubting I will ever make it to Iowa. Enjoy your stash - Mel

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a great stash haul your brought home from your trip to Iowa's LNSs. These stores seem to have been like Aladin's cave. I can't believe that there is a XS store like the Stitchery Nook. I think I could spend days in there, lol.

Julie said...

What a feast for the eyes in this post, such a great trip you had.
Lots of lovely stash and a the drawer is super, what will you do with that?