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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cross Stitch Kits Vacation Loot

As I have mentioned many times in previous posts, Patternworks and sister stores Keepsake Quilting and Keepsake NeedleArts are three of our annual shopping and browsing destinations while on vacation near Center Harbor, New Hampshire each year. My older daughter Elizabeth and I leave Dad at the cabin with the little ones and head out for a day of poking and browsing and dreaming and drooling over every little kit, skein, bolt and notion in these shops. Usually we put a pretty hefty dent in the budget, but this year we were good.

Since Elizabeth is busy busy busy knitting hats for her band friends for the fall marching season and I am busy with my children's embroidery classes at the local library and other projects, we decided to go easy on the purchases and came home with just one small bag each.

Elizabeth was interested in doing some cross stitch, so she bought herself two nice little kits at Keepsake NeedleArts. They came complete with pattern, fabric, needle and separated floss. One is a darling little group of puppies at mealtime and the other is an old Irish wish with a pretty home scene and a Celtic border.

Tomorrow I'll show you the knit patterns I bought at Patternworks and a rainy day picture of the shop itself.

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  • I like the puppies kit. Who makes that kit? I'd like to stitch it...(not that I don't already have enough projects going) Oh well, you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many needlepoint projects to work...
    An encyclopedia of needlepoint stitches…

    By Blogger Carolyn McNeil, At July 17, 2008 at 4:29 PM  

  • Hi Carolyn, those puppies are darling, aren't they? The kit is part of the Margaret Sherry Collection. The fabric is Zweigart and the floss is DMC stranded cotton, nicely separated by color. We found this particular kit outside on the porch with the clearance stuff and it was half price! That was the first thing that caught my daughter's eye! She's a bargain shopper just like me! There were quite a few of this kit in amongst the other goodies, so you might be able to call the store and ask if they would mail you one. It's called Dogs' Dinner.

    I agree that you can never be too rich or too thin or have too many projects going! I most likely will never have to worry about any of those!

    You have a great website too. So many stitches, so little time!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At July 17, 2008 at 6:04 PM  

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