Sunday, February 27, 2011

on the road again................

Stitch enjoyed the FREE breakfast at the Hampton Inn this morning and was ready to go after brushing his teeth.

Before getting into the truck, Stitch decided to play in the snow, and also had to be reminded "not to eat the yellow snow"!! Mischievous little alien.................

We are in Pennsylvania and heading to Boston, we should arrive there this evening. you know when you leave for a trip, you think " did I forget something"? Well , we didn't think that until we got to the hotel last night and realized we left our "important" suitcase at meds (and at our age it is mostly meds!), no toiletries, nothing!!! So...........after me whining ALOT, we got some toiletries from the hotel clerk and went to Walgreens this morning to get some things to tide us over til Jessie can overnight the bag to us. Other than that our trip is going well and we are looking forward to seeing Dad tonight.

got to go..............take care,

Margaret, Kenny and Stitch (Stitch wants to know "are we there yet?")

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Well Stitch has made it to Youngstown, Ohio and is dog tired from all the driving he did to get there.

He paid for his hotel room and is all tucked in for the night.


The adventure continues..............................................

ongoing adventures of "stitch"

Made it to Indiana and stopped for fuel. Stitch got one look at the gas prices and fainted dead away. After being revived he just had to have some M&M's to calm his nerves, then off to Wendy's for a Bacon Burger.

Lunch over Stitch heads east toward his final destination..........Boston.

Who knows what Stitch will find on his way....................................

on the road with a stow-a-way!!!


just a quick update.........Kenny and i are heading to Boston to visit my Dad, Sister, Brother and their families for a week. Our first stop is usually at Krispy Kreme donuts in St Louis and we found "Stitch" had stowed away in our Suburban!! (he MUST have snuck into the Suburban, because Holly and I "wouldn't have forgot him in the truck".)He enjoyed his trip to Nashville with Holly and me so much - he wanted to go on another road trip. So I will be updating the blog with all of Stitch's adventures on his roadtrip with us!! I hope to get some stitching done on my trip. We'll see how much stitching time I get!!
Got to turn to drive!!
take care,
Margaret, Kenny and our traveling companion Stitch

Monday, February 21, 2011

We are home from Nashville!

Stitch is all packed up at the hotel for our trip home. (trip #2 to the Suburban)We arrived in Branson on Sunday evening and got the shop all set up with the new goodies for you. Come by and visit us........check out all of the new charts, threads ,fabrics, scissors and other assorted needlework treasures. Jessie will be getting all of the new items on the website soon...........if you don't see it on the website, just email us and we will get it for you. We had a really FUN trip!! We want to say a special "Thank you" to all of the designers that went to Nashville. They were so very welcoming to us, their rooms were decorated with their displays - everything was great!!! If we don't have our designers.......what would we sell? Got to has been busy today!
take care,
Margaret , Holly and Stitch

Saturday, February 19, 2011

nashville update

We have had our breakfast and are getting ready to shop!!!!! We saw this Little House Designs Masterpiece that had been stitched on a piece of fabric the size of a shower curtain!!! it is absolutely stunning!!! Just imagine the thought and work that was involved in creating it!!

Little House and impie, Hattie and Bea have done it again!!! They have created "Fresh from the Garden" a needlebook and pincushion set with an additional sampler to stitch and frame!!! The colors are a really nice deep green on the outside of the needlebook and gold on the inside. Crescent Colors threads are also included in the kit.

I am just going to add as many pictures as I can.............if you have any questions Jessis, Pam and Cindy are at the can call or email them to reserve your goodies!!!

take care,
Margaret, Holly and Stitch

Friday, February 18, 2011

on the road to nashville.............

Hi Everyone,

Holly and I are in Nashville at the TNNA needlework show. We have had a fun day so far......left Branson at 6 a.m. Holly brought along a "friend" named Stitch to travel along with us. As we drove to Nashville Stitch enjoyed a snack and the view. We stopped at Hancocks Fabrics in Paducah, KY to shop for fabric. Stitch enjoyed himself as he rode through the store. Then we ate at 5 Guys Burgers - the BEST fries!!!!
And finally we arrived at the hotel!!
We saw some absolutely beautiful stitched samplers,ornaments,limited edition kits and hardanger pieces this evening at the "meet and greet". I will be posting more pictures tomorrow morning. But for now we are going to sleep..........have a good night!!!
take care,
Margaret, Holly and Stitch

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nashville Preview

Floor Stand Close Out!!! We have only 3 left. Nice oak floorstand, will slip under recliners!! Will hold scroll frames and q snaps. Regular price $150.00 - ****SALE PRICE $$25.00 each.****

Ann Grant Sampler by Shakespeares Peddler

Rosewood Manor's Past and Present (even has hardanger in it).---------Blackbird Designs -A Stitcher's Journey - 52 page book that includes their teaching projects from the past year.

Primitive Needle's Salem Village

Hi - Hope you all are having a good week. We are finally having some sunny days, so hopefully the snow will melt soon. Holly and I are getting packed for Nashville. Jessie is still out on maternity leave and hasn't been able to update the website, so I wanted to get a few of our favorites on the blog for you to see. We also have heard that Little House Needleworks is doing another collaboration with Impie, Hattie and Bea. We have no idea what it is, but I know we'll love it!!! They always do a fantastic project together. Little House is also doing a seasonal piece using Crescent Colors Silks..........again I know it will be beautiful!!!

If you have seen any "Nashville Releases" that you would like to preorder, just let us know. Amy, Pam and Cindy will be in the shop until Holly and I get back (Monday night). Watch the blog and your emails for the Market Day at the shop. We'll have all our Nashville goodies there for you to see!! Got to get going..........have a good week. Keep is healthy for you!(lowers stress!!)

Take Care,

Margaret, Amy, Jessie, Holly, Pam, Cindy, and Anne

Friday, February 4, 2011

it's snowing!!! (again!!!)

Hawk Run Hollow progress.........

WIPS Holly's And to all a Good Night by Leisure Arts and mine a Limited Kit byPrimitive Needle called Halloween Garden

Alice enjoying her lunch!

Katey with her M&M's and post its!

One of the new prairie Schooler charts

Holly's Finish - Under the Sea by Elizabeth's Designs

Is there enough snow for you??? As I'm writing this it is snowing again in Branson, not anywhere near the amount of snow that my Dad has in Boston, but enough to cancel schools and deliveries.

Most people that we are talking to have pretty much had enough of the cold and snow and can't wait for warmer weather!! Spring will be here soon!! But before Spring gets here Holly and I will be heading to Nashville. (with a stop at 5 Guys Burgers on the way - LOVE their burgers and fries!!) Alot of the designers are putting sneak peeks of their new charts on their websites and blogs........check out your favorite deisgners and let us know what you would like! Holly and I will be happy to bring your favorites back from Nashville for you.

Jessie, Bob, Katey and Alice came by the shop for a visit.........the kids are so cute!! (in Grandma's opinion!!). Katey enjoyed the post it notes and getting into the M&M stash. Alice was interested in her lunch! And then back to sleep.

We got some really cute scissors in the shop - pretty stork scissors - winter, tropical, and spring colors. We also got Angel scissors in assorted colors. Really pretty and different to see! Prairie schooler charts are here, too. As usual they are wonderful!!
Got to get going..........hope you are all warm and snug!! Enjoy the cold weather - it gives us more inside time for stitching!!
Take Care,
Margaret, Jessie, Amy, Holly, Kacy, Pam, Cindy and Ann

P.S Be watching your email for our Super Bowl Sale this weekend!!!