the little prince

the little prince

Sunday, December 4, 2011

december 4- my LNS

I realize how lucky I am to have a needlework shop so close to home. Even though I wish they were open more evenings, I love being able to fondle the fabrics and especially the floss up close and personal. I do still sometimes order online ...especially when I see good sales. And I get my DMC from Michael's or JoAnn's ( although their prices are almost as high as the LNS now!), but it is such a luxury to be able to touch everything (I am a touchy-feely kind of person after all!)

My LNS is Acorns and Threads in Portland, Oregon, and Jeanine has recently begun opening the shop on the first Sunday of each month. So, after bringing Asher back to his mommy today, that's where I headed. There were two patterns waiting for me...the second part of the La-D-Da sampler (one of my crazy 15) and the first of the CCN cottage monthlies...the rest of the considerable sum left there was spent on threads for the upcoming challenge pieces. I still need more, and also to find my fabrics, but it's a start!

Off to have a nice big mug of tea and a cookie!

Thanks for taking the time to visit!




7 comments:

  1. I love Acorns and Threads! I live up near Seattle and we have no shops like that. I do order from them a lot. but I find it hard to choose new things without seeing them. Guess I'll have to make a road trip to Portland soon!

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  2. I've been to A&C two or three times when I'm up in Portland. A nice welcoming shop with a wonderful display of fabric!

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  3. yup..you so lucky that you have so many beautiful shop around and you can find all the lovely charts there,.here is nothing..if i like anything then order on the net..
    have a lovely week dear and happy stitching xx

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  4. You are so lucky to have a lns so close to you. I have to get all my stuff online and trust it will be okay. x

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  5. When I go into my LNS seeing all the finished pieces always inspires me to pick up charts I normally might not stitch. I wish mu LNS were closer.

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  6. Yes, you are lucky. Our LNS closed two years ago and I am still in mourning. But, it looks like you got some great stash for your Challenge - congrats!

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  7. It's been almost a year since our LNS store closed and I do miss it--especially fabric and and and. Enjoy yours for me too!

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