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