I arrived in Tulsa, safe and sound after a very long drive. First things first, I needed to hit the needlework shops! I didn't really "need" anything, but need has nothing to do with it.
The first shop on the list was the Silver Needle. I had been there before, and this visit was not different. I wanted a laying tool. I was greeted by Lindy, the owner as I walked in the door, who asked how she could help me. I told her I was looking for a laying tool, to which she responded: Cross stitchers don't use laying tools. I assured her that I did use one depending on the project. She did manage to show me a few in a case. I chose one, wandered around the shop for awhile, then paid for my purchase and left.
The next stop was Stitchworks, across the street. I had also been there before. No change in that shop either. I did find a few things while I was there.
The third shop I visited was Stitches, which is a needlepoint and yarn shop. I had been there before, and I was saddened to see that the shop was only half the size it was since my last visit.
I did manage to make a purchase or two in each shop.