06 July, 2010

Stitch

This week marks the return to reality. Hubby and I ventured East for a wedding and a bit of a holiday. A much needed holiday. I took no laptop, no sketch book, no crackberry, no little hand project. We didn't even take the girls!

This Mama needed a break from it all. 

Imagine my surprise when in the tiny, tiny village we were staying in I come across a fabric store just a few doors down from the cottage we were in. And get this, I managed to stay away from it for 2 whole days!

I am so glad I finally broke free from all that napping, reading, and cuddling to visit. I ogled the yarn (I still can't manage to knit), browsed the small but varied selection of Lecien, reproductions, 30s, French General, and visited with Jocelyn, the owner. And yes, I bought a few things.

Isn't this the sweetest looking quilt/yarn store ever? This is Stitch.






PS Don't forget to be here on Monday. I'm the first stop in a blog tour for Cherri House's City Quilts. I will share with you a special interview with Cherri, and there will be an opportunity to win both a copy of City Quilts and a special fabric treat from Robert Kauffman. And after me comes a great line-up of hosts. Stay tuned!

16 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

How lovely to find such a cute shop while holiday-ing!

dillpickle said...

Those yarn pictures are succeeding in making me feel rather jealous!! It's rather nice to discover lovely craft shops on holidays, I think :-) I hope the trip away has successfully done it's job.

Suzanne said...

That is a lovely shop, loaded with beautiful wares so neatly arranged. I'm glad you got recharged.

sulu-design said...

Wow - it looks like a beautiful space (I love their sign). And it sounds like a well-deserved trip you took. I hope it was rejuvenating.

Carla said...

It's always great to find a treasure like the one you did in Stitches.

Looking forward to Summer Camp!

beth said...

Wow! I'm amazed you were able to stay away so long. Looks like a great place!

Susan Being Snippy said...

Hey? what great little village is this shop in?? Perhaps I may go for a drive one day and I can keep an eye out for it....

Victoria said...

2 days you managed to stay away? Wow, talk about restraint! So happy that you did eventually go in... looks like a gem of a shop!

corinnea said...

That looks like a beautiful village to relax in for a bit. Lovly shop too!

live a colorful life said...

I loved those tumbleweed-looking round things outside the store meant to look like balls of yard!

amandajean said...

i want to go visit stitch! it looks oh-so-lovely!

whatktmadenext said...

What a sweet shop. I'm so jealous of all the lovely fabric shops there are over in your part of the world. There's so few over here, let alone any as pretty as that one!

sewkatiedid said...

Oh delicious.

stitchedincolor said...

No little hand project? GASP!

Deb said...

Hi! I stopped by yesterday to join in the Blog Tour and now I'm back today to check out some of your posts. :) I enjoyed this post about finding a quaint little shop. I love their wooden floors and Garden Seed sign inside. I would love perusing all their quilty goodies. We are traveling to Canada (PEI) next month, and hopefully a little shop like you found will plop itself right in my pathway, too!

HeatherBC said...

so funny... I just happened to be on your blog, just doing some hopping from other quilting blogs and what do I see - my mother-in-law's store! I love it too!!!! Glad you enjoyed it :)