Sunday, June 6, 2010

Long overdue post

Again it has been awhile since I have posted. Much has been going on. I just returned home from a trip to Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta, GA where two of our daughter's live.

Here are two of the reasons we were in Chattanooga. Emily Kate who is 18 months and Jacob who is 3 1/2 years old. Our oldest daughter Melissa and her hubby Shad are the parents of Emily and Jacob. We spent a couple of days with them and then we drove down to Atlanta to spend a couple of days with our daughter Karissa and her hubby Jason. This was our first trip to see their new house. After a couple of days in Atlanta were went back to TN and left for home on Saturday and made the drive back to Minnesota in one long day. After 16 hours we were back at home.

So with all that being said on our way down south we made a couple of pit stops to some cross stitch shops. Our first stop was to Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI.
Our next stop was at the Needle and I in Rockford, Ill. Then we hit Tomorrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, Ill. After all those stops we had dinner at Texas Roadhouse and stayed at a hotel in Mattoon, Ill. I checked out the phone book in Mattoon and lo and behold there was a cross stitch shop there. So on Friday morning before we left Mattoon we of course checked out Stitcher's Express. After all these stops here is--- the stash I acquired---

I picked up these scissors at Tomorrow's Heirlooms. DH said I should have two of them, not sure why though. More for the collection!!

My DH also thought I needed this cute little scissor/needle case. So he bought this little treasure for me from Stitcher's Express.

I still have a few more things to post but I will do that in the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching.


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

It sounds like you had a great visit and those grandkiddies of yours - SO CUTE!!!!

What awesome stash, Joan! You got some great charts, great fabric and those scissors - I've gotta get a pair (or two) of those! Very sweet of you DH to get you the pretty case to hold your treasures!

Kajsa said...

What a great trip! Those scissor are great!

Hazel said...

Lovely pic of the kids! Whta a greta stash haul! Love those scissors. x

Karen said...

what a great time! cute little ones!!

great stash you got there and LOVE the scissors! i was just gifted a pair of them as well but mine are a different color. they are adorable!

Michele said...

I can see why you went for a visit .. what adorable grandkids! I bet you enjoyed your visits.

You do have a very wonderful DH, that scissor case is so cool! and the girl scissors are adorable!

Deb said...

Gosh, I wish that my DH was as encouraging as your DH! I don't think mine would encourage me to buy those things. Lucky girl. All that stash is wonderful, and I just love those scissors and need to add a pair to my stash.

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Suzanne said...

Your grandchildren are gorgeous! Great stash you picked up. I love those scissors.