Weekends go entirely too quickly. Just sayin'.
The best part about this weekend, though?? I finally made it down to In Stitches, my new LNS! I haven't been shopping for stitch stuff in so long because of my move, so I was like a kid in a candy store when I walked in. There were so many patterns available for me to gawk at, including new ones from the Nashville Market, that I spent the better part of an hour just wandering around looking at everything. I must've been asked at least 3 times if I needed help....I guess I looked a little ridiculous walking around just staring at everything. HA.
Also, they have SO MUCH THREAD. SO MUCH. I was literally drooling at all the options.
I stealthily took this from behind a rack of patterns. This isn't even nearly everything they have. I literally gasped when I saw all the silks, which were down and around the corner from this wall of Classic Colorworks, Weeks Dye Works, and Shaker Threads. I need to take inventory of the silks that I need for certain projects and head back asap!! There was just so much to look at, and the models stitched around the store were gorgeous. Also, the framing section is outrageous - they have more frame choices than I've seen anywhere, and they're absolutely beautiful.
Needless to say, I came back from my trip to In Stitches totally inspired to start stitching.
I worked some on my Shores of Hawk Run - I'm working down and then across, so the next block I started is the one right underneath Block 1 -
And then I decided I needed a break from the 40 ct, and started a patriotic piece from Heartstring Samplery -
It's called Sweet Land of Liberty. I'm stitching it on 32 ct. Heroic from Picture This Plus, and I'm literally flying through it. I always forget how much quicker I can stitch on 32 ct. vice 40 ct. I love the big red flower in the middle...and something about those blue flowers really catches my eye, too.
How was your weekend?? Were you able to stitch or create this weekend??