I told you earlier this week that I would do a blog post about our visit to the cross-stitch/quilt shop in Elkader, Iowa. If you’ve been waiting for it…here it is. We visited The Backstitch. I’m actually pretty lucky to have two needlework shops within an hour’s drive of my home.
In general, I tend to go more towards Osage to The Stitchery Nook as they have more samplers and 40-count linen which I love, but the Backstitch is a pretty cute shop too.
They have lots of small pieces to stitch and their models are GREAT!! If you have questions about anything you see, I suggest calling the shop as I don’t know the names of patterns and availability. HERE is their contact information.
I do know that the piece that says, “Home is the nicest word there is”…is a Lizzie Kate pattern. I know that because I stitched that and have it hanging in my house. I stitched it while Kramer was in the hospital for a week. It was such an appropriate stitch at the time.
Below are the Little House Needleworks’ Sheep Virtues. I stitched those too but I haven’t finished them yet. Sadly, they are all in a drawer.
This is a Little House Needleworks piece as well.
These were so cute… …