Saturday, September 27, 2014

~ Spontaneous Road Trip ~

Hello dear friends and stitchers!

My apologies for not being able to post my usual Friday posting.

On Friday at 7:30 a.m. my family and I were on a road trip to
Madison, Wisconsin.

More specifically my husband and son were going to 
Jefferson, Wisconsin to a car show.

  They asked me if I wanted
 to come along, and
 they would drop me off at....

Coincidentally Lynn's had just placed a wholesale order with
me on Friday, so it was a perfect opportunity to 
hand deliver their order!

I was dropped off at 11:00 and will be on foot for the rest of 
the day.

Lots of models to admire cover the walls.

Most of these models are stitched on 40 count linen!

Lynn's is also a framing, and art supply shop which has been
in business for 35 years ~ WOW.....way to go Lynn!

~ Black Horse Inn by Carriage House Samplings ~

Christmas is coming up fast!

Lots of frames to choose from.

Needlework books and magazines.

Miscellaneous stitching goodies.

Specialty threads, and a rack of Scarlet Letter patterns.

Tapestry wool for needlepoint.


 I never leave a needlework shop without finding something
 special that seems to have my name on it.....

These are just the sweetest petite embroidery scissors I've seen
in a long time!  

They measure 2.5" by 1.5".
They come in silver, gold or copper.

I will be ordering some of these scissors
on Monday to be available in my Etsy Shoppe.


I also purchased this sweet little sampler notebook, 
by Needlework Press


Just the thing I needed in my purse for when good ideas
pop into my I'll be able to jot them down.


Another awesome item for my purse....

 A sampler lens cleaning cloth,
I'll be using mine to clean the glass on my I~phone :)


I finished at Lynn's by 12:00 and will now walk to West Towne Mall,
which will take about 25 minutes.

While I was walking I passed this beautiful stone porch....

What really caught my eye was the sweet little stained glass 
window on the side.

This was not a private residence, so I walked up the steps to 
get a better picture just for you :)


I can finally see the mall in the distance....

Yeah.....I was really getting hungry at this point!

After I finally decided on what to eat in the food court, I felt
much better. 

Next, I decided to find a good coffee shop where I could 
order a 'Mocha' coffee....yum!

While I was sitting and enjoying my coffee I was SO EXCITED
to see that both NORDEN & HOFFMAN now have 
my patterns available on their web sites!

Having an I~phone is priceless while away from my 
computer at home!

Sometimes I have to pinch myself because it's hard to believe
this is really happening.....seeing MY patterns carried
by distributors!


While walking through the mall I was surprised to see a 
sewing display in a clothing store....

I remember well playing with one of these little sewing
machines when I was a young girl!

In the same clothing store I was in complete awe of
this beautiful mirror....

Just beautiful!

The whole clothing store was decorated with antique
displays.  I didn't notice it at the time, but look
at the old radiator next to the mirror ~ on the right side!

After getting bored at the mall, I asked a store clerk if 
there was a near by bookstore within walking 
distance.....I was so happy when she said there was
a Barnes & Noble very close :)

My family FINALLY picked me back up at 6:30.  I was 
exhausted and my feet were killing me....I wore the wrong
shoes to be walking in ALL day!


I'm happy to be back home, and will be spending the 
rest of my weekend STITCHING :)

I'll be back on my regular posting schedule, so please
stop back to visit on Monday.

Blessing from the Studio of Scattered Seed Samplers,
~ Kindly, Tammy ~

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time shopping and window shopping, I love a good Mocha latte.
    Love the scissors they are adorable.
    Congratulations on Norden and Hoffman.