When I was at the Stitchery Nook for the cross stitch retreat last week I took some pictures of a few of the shop samples and thought I would share them with you. Then I thought I would fess up and share with you what I bought.
I don’t know the names of many of the pieces so if it’s something that you are interested in, you’d have to call the shop. I am not a Halloween gal but the one on the left is cute if you are a Halloween decorator.
I am a patriotic lover and would definitely stitch that. It’s in the United We Stand book and I’d love to stitch it.
Here are several cute small pillows. The pieces with a bible verse are Heartstring Samplery designs. Several of the pillows have cording on them. They are so nicely finished.
Here are more beautifully finished pillows and some amazing strawberry finishes. If you see the strawberry on the far right, they had lace for finishing and bought some of that.
This is a dough bowl of cute Easter finishes. You can see a couple of finished pillows from the book. So cute.
If you are a person who loves making ornaments, these are so cute. The shop carries the snowflakes for finishing. Part of me wishes that long ago I had started making ornaments for the grandkids…alas.
All three of these are nice pieces. The far-left one about stash is so cute…
These are all cute finishes for Valentine’s Day.
This is the patriotic block party piece from Hands on Designs. There is a lot of stitching in one small piece.
Here are two cute Halloween pieces. Isn’t the frame in the photo on the right fabulous? It goes perfectly with the piece.
Another fun Halloween piece…
When I was at the retreat blog reader Barb was sitting next to me stitching on this. She chose light blue linen.
I’ve shown you a picture of these before. I am really, really on the hunt for the fabric they used on the sides of these drums. Does anyone know what it might be?
This is a cute-cute little heart finish. I really love it.
This one was fun to see. It was a piece that we stitched as part of the stitch-along.
These little pieces are stitched on perforated paper. They are cute-cute-cute in person.
Here is a piece I almost bought…but didn’t.
You might remember that I already have this chart Tomato Row. I had planned on stitching it on a scrap of linen but I changed my mind. I am going to stitch it on this toweling that see in the sample. I was so excited to see this as it’s so cute!!
I ended up buying the toweling that’s needed.
Later when I went down to the store I went with Anita. She said she thought it would be awesome to get the toweling with the black strips and then stitch it with pumpkin orange colors and put the word pumpkin there instead. I thought it was a great idea and plan to buy some of that too.
Most of my purchases were threads I needed to finish kitting up other projects and the DMC to restock my DMC colors that had run out. I also bought a piece of linen that Liz had saved for me.
I bought only one thing that I didn’t plan on buying. It’s called With Thy Hands. It’s a new release from Teresa Kogut. It’s sewing themed. It’s a nice piece as there is a big chart, a needle book, and a small piece. It’s red and it’s sewing. I was tempted but I resisted.
Then I had an idea to make a name tag for my retreat setup. I thought to stitch only the scissors and the star and put my name where it says “stitch”. I also thought about doing another small piece with the pincushion.
That put me over the edge and I ended up buying the chart. I’m excited about it. I do like Teresa Kogut designs. They are always so nicely designed in colors I LOVE!!
That wraps up the retreat news…If you missed my post about the actual retreat, you can find it HERE.
It was a fun time shopping and a fun time at the retreat!!