Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Great Weekend!

I spent last weekend on stitching trip with a few friends. We headed out of town and spent the weekend stitching and shopping and eating a chatting and laughing.

On Friday we headed to the Rocking Horse in Farmington, Michigan. All I can say is WOW! What a wonderful shop! Although I consider Welcome Stitchery to be my LNS, and it is the best shop ever, this one was wonderful to visit!
The Rocking Horse carried items that Welcome Stitchery doesn't, so I got to see some new things. They also have an unbelievable number of framed models on the walls. They are very innovative framers and I wish I lived closer!
We also visited In Stitches in Jackson, Michigan. It was a nice shop, but it was small and really needs to be updated. Many of the models on the walls were quite old, although they were very nice.

It was a great weekend and mini-vacation and I look forward to another stitching road trip in the future.


6 comments:

coral said...

You are so so lucky ....sigh ...It sounds like you had a wonderful time...(((EVA)))I would send us bankrupt if I lived in your neck of the woods:)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Nothing like a great road trip, add stitching and it sounds perfect. CJ ok;-)

sanzlovar said...

I live about 5 miles from Rocking Horse and I love it. Their framing is great!

Sara

riona said...

Glad you had a great stitching trip ... but the big question is: what did you buy? Or are you one of those stalwart souls who can enter needlework shop and not purchase something?

Eva said...

Riona, you are too funny! Of course I HAD to buy things....we shopped a lot on this trip and I don't remember what I bought where...I did get lots and lots of floss at JoAnn's to kit up an afghan. I bought lots of different fabrics at the quilt shops and JoAnns. And I bought various charts and fabric and embelishments at the LNS...

Keane said...

I used to live in Farmington, MI. and Rocking Horse is where I used to go.. I miss there! And now I am living in Hoffman Estates, IL. :)