Thursday, June 11, 2015

Adventure Part II

We hit the road early this morning. Our first stop - Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake, IL.

This shop is jam packed with charts. We enjoyed looking at their table of new patterns and kits and their case of scissors. I bought myself a new Dovo today.

They had many finished models to look at. Here is the display behind their cash register.

The best find of the day however was this book: Olwyn Horwood's Blue Ribbon Sampler in brand new condition for just $22! My friend Chris has been looking for this five years. She is just tickled pink that she found it.

Next stop...Designer's Desk in Geneva, IL.

Last year we made some great purchases here. I was reminded of this great sampler that I really want to stitch...Virtue Outshines the Stars.

This year, we walked away with these:

Do you know what these are? We call them scissors condoms. They work like this:

We each purchased a half a dozen or more!

Last stop: The Counted Needle in Bloomington, IL.

I bought a couple of older patterns from Ewe and Eye.

It was a great day. We had many good laughs. Tomorrow will be even better!



Marilyn said...

Looks like you hit some great shops.
Welcome is amazing with all that they have.

Vickie said...

This is an awesome adventure! Good for you four!

Khristine Doiron said...

Scissor condoms! That made me chuckle :)

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Such fun! I giggled over the scissor condom idea!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

This is just the best way to travel...from shop to shop! Love it!

Margaret said...

Olywn Horwood lives in my city and I see her at Guild meetings. She is now "down sized" to a retirement village but still stitches intricate counted work on fine fine linen. Hope your friend enjoys the book.

Ann said...

I'm loving the travelogue and can't wait for more!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

I love road trips and you guys are finding some great stash. Scissors condoms--I will have to remember this and shop for some.