I told that Kelli, Georgia and I had a great time meeting Nancy and Betty from Needle Case Goodies. What I didn’t tell you was about was what we bought.
I know how crazy I can get when I get even close to a cross stitch store so I went with a list in hand…this list.
I also brought two patterns with. My intention was to get the fancy floss to stitch them. I’ve been working on kitting some projects up.
So how did I do?? Did I stick with my plan?I bought the Square Dance pattern for July, August and September. Kelli bought me the one for April, May, June for Mother’s Day. I haven’t stitched them yet but hope to someday. I liked the September pattern…CHICKENS!!
One of the patterns I brought with so I could purchase thread for was this one…Little House Needleworks, “The Beatitudes”. The Beatitudes were always favorites of Kramer. They were read at his funeral so I’d love to stitch them as a memory piece.
A blog reader gifts me “Autumn ABC’s” by Little House Needleworks. I thought I’d work on getting that one kitted up too. I keep imagining that I’ll have this big chunk of time to stitch but unfortunately it hasn’t happened yet. I’m so hoping…
I got the Palomino thread I needed to finish kitting a different project. I’ve looked and tried to order it several times. I’m so happy Nancy had it.
Nancy was super sweet and gave Kelli and I discount and a little gift bag. Seriously, she was so nice….a great business woman for sure.
Here’s what was in the gift bag….
Tied to the outside was a little gauge. This is used so you can start a project one, two or three inches from the corner. Cool.
Here are the other goodies….
The needle minder is from Vintage Farmhouse Christmas series by Little House Needleworks. I have the set of those to stitch but haven’t started. Check out the ‘lipstick’. It’s actually a needle holder. The red end is a pincushion. How cute.
I did really well but did venture off my list to buy these…Ball-tip Needles. I’ve heard a lot about them but haven’t given them a try yet. Soon I will though. I’m a sucker for things that suppose to make any craft easier.
I’ll do a review on them coming up. One set was for Kelli to give them a try too.
Speaking of Kelli, she too came with a list and she stuck to it. She wanted fabric and thread to do this…
It’s a project by Hands on Designs. A blog reader send the pattern to us. Kelli is so excited to stitch it up. She ended up getting a blue fabric to stitch her version on.
That’s it…we bought plenty but didn’t break the bank. We had such a good time visiting Needle Case Goodies. We wish Nancy the best of luck as she retires from the law office and gives Needle Case Goodies all of her time. You can check her out HERE on Etsy. As always…tell her Jo sent you.