Friday, June 30, 2017


Good morning cloud friends!! It is such a beautiful day here in the Pacific NW, plenty of blue sky and moderate temps.  The high on the 4th is predicted to be a nice cool 72, I call that just about perfect. I know many of you like it a bit warmer but that's just not me. Anyway, I want to share my stash from our recent trip to Alabama.  I went to two shops and they are both just wonderful.  First, I went to  Cross Stitch Peddler in Decatur, AL.  The second shop is in Huntsville  and is called Patches and Stitches.  Cross Stitch Peddler is all stitching and Patches and Stitches has a great collection of fabric as well as cross stitch supplies.  I can't say enough about how helpful the ladies were in both shops.  On one visit, the lady in Decatur even invited me to stitch with a group of ladies that stitch in her shop on a particular morning.  If you are ever near either of these shops they are well worth a visit.  If you are like me you will want to give them both lots of time!!!!!!!

 One thing I found very exciting was that you could find charts that are very hard to get.  Notice the Halloween Game Board and the Prairie Moon charts.  The shop owner( Cross Stitch Peddler) said that Prairie Moon is no longer in business. ( For anyone interested she had the chart for "Thine is the Trick or Treat"). All the charts were appropriately priced not as though they were hard to get.

 I have always felt so sad about what happened to the designer, Lisa, at the Primitive Needle.  I love her charts and felt so lucky to get this one.  That country sampler design was copyrighted in the 80's.  I will be choosing my own color threads for that one but the design is delightful! 

 I think that is a fairly old BBD chart too.

I plan to stitch this one soon.  As I have 2 Revolutionary War Patriots, I am thinking of substituting  one of the names on the chart for my own ancestors. I bought all the floss and linen to do this one too.  I am using the called for floss and a light tan linen by Lakeside Linen.

Sorry for the blue cast to the photos.  I'm not sure why it is there.  Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week-end and thanks so much for joining me today!!!!