Stash Report

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.

10 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Judith Fairchild

    I’ve used ballpoint needles both hand and machine they’re a dream for not snagging the material. Hope you like them as much as I do. I have learned to enjoy needle work too.

  2. Cindy in NC

    What a fun time you and Kelli had. I just finished stitching Autumn ABCs. It took much less time than I thought.

  3. Brenda Fiedler

    OH!!! I love that “Knee High By the 4th of July”. Will definitely have to check this one out!!

  4. Kim LeMere

    I look forward to seeing those projects being worked on. I really like the 4th of July one with corn, so perfect for Iowa and all those corn fields.

  5. Linda

    I totally love ” Knee High By The Fourth Of July.” You are making me want to stitch something….and I have never done it and have no idea how to start….It might turn out interesting …

  6. SusanfromKentucky

    I just bought and downloaded a pattern from Etsy to take on my cruise next month. The cruise is 25 days and the last 6 are just cruising back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Thinking I may need something other than reading for that long of a period and the stuff to do it are lightweight and won’t take up much luggage space.

  7. Kay

    These are “ball TIP” needles – a small ball at the end prevents that dreaded snag of the Aida cloth or linen.

  8. DebMac

    Your right, Nancy has a really nice shop. I have purchased from her and was surprised to find she was from Iowa. Knee High is such a fun pattern, this Illinois farm girl fell for it. I have the magazine it originally came out in (not saying how many years ago it was) but have not stitched it yet.

  9. Carol A Rodi

    I am glad you had a nice time picking up what you needed. I felt like I shopped vicariously. Thank you. haha I then went to her shop and window shopped. Currently on a mission to finish all that I had started, use what I have, or pass it on. I have a Lizzie Kate Christmas pattern I need and want to finish, plus a couple more. And quilts and knitting.
    Enjoy your purchases and day.

  10. Gloria

    Kelli had a blog sharing recipes from treats brought into where she works in honor of Kelli, rightfully so!! She loved them, made them, & when Kramer ate one told her, “Cool!”
    I can’t find that blog again to save my poor, degenerating, neck! I know you are all so busy, I am sorry for being a nuisance, but could someone refer me to that blog, please?
    Merry Christmas! Gloria

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