Stitching the Night Away in Illinois
A blog about my stitching and other happenings in my life.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Summer Needlework Tour = Day 5 (Final Day)
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Summer Needlework Tour Day 4
On Day 4 we went to Stitchville, USA! This shop was on my bucket list and it did not disappoint! What a wonderful selection of fibres, fabric and canvas! Great displays, and very, very helpful people in the shop! We spent quite a bit of time there and did a great deal of damage to the credit card. We will be back!
Friday, July 23, 2021
Summer Needlework Tour - Part 3 even more!
The main reason for our road trip was to visit the new location of Welcome Stitchery!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Summer Needlework Tour - Day 3 continued
After leaving Osage Iowa, we headed to Blue Earth Minnesota. This fellow greeted us as we neared the city:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Summer Needlework Tour- Day 3
We went to The Stitchery Nook in Osage Iowa bright and early on Tuesday morning. We heard this was a great shop and it did not dissappoint!
One of the owners was there to greet us and was very welcoming and helpful! Lots of wonder things to look at and fondle!
This shop also has a huge scrapbooking section, but I didn't venture into that part of the store. I am told they also have a retreat space upstairs, so we may have to go back!
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Summer Needlework Tour - Day 2 continued
Sadly, I was not impressed at all. The shop is a mixture of fabric for quilting, cross stitch and home décor, I think. It is cramped and things are not displayed, but put in crates that you have to flip through. The two ladies working there were not friendly at all. One was on the phone the entire time we were there, and the other peeked out of a back room at some point and asked if we needed help. Definitely not welcoming at all. My shopping list had lots of perle cottons and Kreiniks listed. The lady didn't know what Kreinik was at all. They only carry 6 strand DMC, some overdyed fibres, and high count linen. The charts are all privatives and samplers. Although I do stitch those, they weren't displayed well. Add to that the feeling of not being welcome, I left without purchasing anything. I don't think this has ever happened to me before.