Sunday, December 11, 2011


Hey, Friends!
Here we are approaching Winter Break from work.  I found out I have to work two days longer, but at least it will be on call from home.  It does give me a chance to have a couple of Friday’s off that I wasn’t expecting.  That’s a very nice and unexpected benefit. 
So… what was I stitching last time?  Did I show it to you?  Let’s see… Yes, I added the year to the Season of Giving and updated the photo.  After that, I started Plum Street Samplers, Christmas Tea  - using assorted HDF silks (one over one)on 28ct cashel linen in Mountain Mist.  Next was Christmas Greetings, a freebie from iStitch, again using HDF silks.  It’s so much fun stitching these ornies and smalls, but I’m making plans for something more sometime soon!

I found out that the Miss Sharon Crescent (shown here deep in thought) was visiting my LNS  Stitch and Frame on Saturday, and I did have my birthday discount to use… so I stopped by to meet her and to get new BBD release, Christmas Garden!  Of course you know I couldn’t get the suggested fabric, but did get the fibers.  I’ll be using Lakeside 40ct Lentil.  

I know you’ve heard me mention my LNS so many times, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken a tour with you, so I grabbed my camera and decided to share a few shots with you.  For such a small space, they sure do pack a powerful stitching punch!  When you walk in, you’re greeted with the sweet voice of one of the lovely ladies who work there.  If you want or need assistance, they’re happy to help.  If you want to just browse around to find something that you can’t live without, that’s fine, too.  They have some of the most beautiful models displayed in lots of nooks, on posts, and almost to the high ceiling!  So let’s take a look around… starting with the front entry.  

To the right is the 'Framing Boutique'

Further back is the Fabric room

These show the Bead and Stitching room

I didn't get a good shot of the Fibers room, but there are lots to choose from - and they feel so luscious!

This Sunday afternoon they’re having a drop-in from 1:00 to 4:00, so if you’re close enough or feel like a drive, I have no doubt you’ll be welcomed with a cup of hot cider and open arms.

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate y’all!
and Happy Stitching


  1. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and look forward to following your posts. Your needlework is gorgeous. xxx

  2. Great pictures. I wish I had a cross stitch shop near me.. I love the 2 stitchies!!

  3. Lovely stitching Charlene and TFS the pics of your LNS. While I was away for Thanksgiving, I got a visit a local shop and I thought I died and went to heaven after not being inside a needlework shop in years.
    TFS dear.

  4. I love your stitched pieces, Charlene! I've been planning to do the Christmas Tea for awhile. Your LNS looks great! I can't wait to see your Christmas Garden on the Lentil--I bet it'll look fantastic!

  5. How I wish I had a LNS close to me. Thanks for the tour; it is a beautiful store. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas Garden. Your stitched projects are lovely.
    Enjoy the rest of your day Charlene

  6. I really like your ornament stitching, Charlene! It was nice also to see inside your LNS, too, ours closed down this fall and I miss it!

  7. I love this store. It is a treat for me to venture there and visit with those ladies. I'm so glad that you shared the store here on your blog. Sorry to have missed you on Saturday. I was there later in the day. I also bought the BBD Christmas Garden. Can't wait to get started!

    Sharon in Charlotte

  8. That is one great looking LNS, Charlene--nothing close to me at all :(

    Your new BBD piece looks great and I like the lentil fabric you've chosen for it... Christmas Tea is adorable and another pretty fabric. You know how much I love making ornaments myself--glad you've been enjoying yourself!

  9. Your post made me miss our LNS whic closed a number of years ago; yours looks very inviting! Love your cranberry tea piece...ginger cookies, yum!

  10. Wish I lived a little closer, it looks like a fun (and expensive) place to visit!! Love the stitchy pieces - course I always do!!

    If we don't meet in blogville again, have a wonderful holiday season!!

  11. The colors are so pretty in Christmas Tea and Christmas Greetings is lovely also! Really enjoyed seeing inside your LNS - thanks for sharing. :)

  12. Now I'm in the mood to go buy threads! I need some red ones. One tiny cq project - I'll buy 20 reds! =P

    I love the share my table piece.

  13. Love, love, love the Christmas Tea finish, I've been wanting to stitch that for years, and keep forgetting about it.

  14. I love your Christmas Tea! I've got that coming from 123 Stitch as I'm starting it Christmas Day. I hope it arrives in time!

    Now that looks like a fantastic LNS. Love your new BBD chart.

  15. How did I miss this post??? I love seeing your LNS! So many models -- wow!! What a great place for eye candy! Nice that you got to meet Sharon Crescent too!


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