Thursday, July 10, 2014


I have wanted to go to the Stitching Bee for a while.  I was just there the early part of May.
There is nothing like a brick and mortar shop.  
At stitching group last night I proposed it.  
Patty wasn't there yet but, I knew if the other two could go, she'd be game because she doesn't work on Thursday.  
Arttie couldn't go because she was getting ready to leave for the weekend camping.
Ann couldn't go because she was going with her husband and oldest daughter on college tours.
Oh well.  Maybe I could clean and take a nap.  
When I got up to check my email there was an additional post from the Stitching Bee.
I honor of her 19th anniversary she was having a sale.
20% off all patterns and .25 DMC skeins. 
I texted Patty right away to see if she was game for a road trip.  
We hit the road at 9 is an hour and forty minutes to the Bee.  
 I picked up some great patterns. 
After I helped Patty find the Halloween patterns, I found this Drawn Thread.
I will have to get the candle screen to finish it because it looks amazing!
I got the floss for last year's Lizzy Kate Christmas Mystery Sampler
 I glommed onto some Brenda Gervais:  Elizabeth Glark 1822 and Friendship Samplers.
 Some really great Patriotic stitches from Homespun Elegance and Threadwork Primitives. 
 Notforgotten Farms My Needle is Sharp and the DMC floss to go with it. 
Patty laughed at me when I bought DMC floss. 
I had to buy some at that price!
After the Bee, we had lunch at Panera.  
I think I have found my favorite sandwich:  Frontega Chicken Panini:  YUM!!!
Stopped at the mall for some B&BW soap, Yankee Candles and Patti got a new pair of tennies without shoe laces.  
She's worried about getting the laces caught in the chain.  
Just before we left this morning, I did get the heeled turned on my sock.  
When I got home, I picked up the stitches and have started decreasing for the instep.

Spontaneous, fly by the seat of your pants road trips are the best. 
Hope you had a great day.
Keep on Stitching


  1. Sounds like a super fun trip and who doesn't love a sale!! Laura

  2. What a fun day you had!! Great shopping. You added some good patterns and floss to your stash!

  3. I love road trips! Portland is 3 hours from here, but it flies by when you are chatting with stitching friends :)
    Also, Panera's Frontega Chicken Panini is my fav there too!

  4. So lucky to have a shop that close..sounds like a wonderful road trip & great stash! Enjoy your up coming stitching....

  5. What a wonderful road trip you had and a great haul of stash! Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  6. So much FUN! You certainly found some goodies! Have you stopped by Nan's blog to see her next Ladies Prim Stitch? Oh yum!