Hi everyone, how was your summer? I hope all you stitchers out there got a lot of stitching done or/and got stitching stuff. Me, I got some stitching done and probably spent a little bit too much buying stitching supplies..Hehehe. I will admit though that I was pretty good when I went to the LNS in Edmonton. The reason I was in Edmonton was that I went on vacation for six days with my boyfriend. We went up camping in Banff, drove up into Jasper Park for a day before arriving in Edmonton, where we just stayed for a day and did a little shopping. Well, okay actually I was the one that did shopping, but surprisingly I only bought cross stitching stuff.
The reason I was in Edmonton was that I went on vacation for six days with my boyfriend. We went up camping in Banff for four days, drove up into Jasper Park for a day before arriving in Edmonton, where we just stayed for a day and did a little shopping. Well, okay actually I was the one that did shopping, but surprisingly I only bought cross stitching stuff.
The name of the shop is: The Craft Connection Ltd. on 12413 115 Ave NW, Edmonton Alberta, Canada. Here is their website if you want to take a look: thecraftconnection.ca The store has been open since 1984 and I believe that the lady that owns the place has owned it for over 30 years, but don’t quote me on that. The store is really amazing and has great customer service. When I walked in the owner asked me if I had been there before, when I told her that I hadn’t she gave me a tour of the shop and showed me where everything was, then let me go at it with looking at everything. I think you could visit that place over and over and still not see everything there was. That may just be me though as I have now with this one only visited two LNS’s. The other one is the closest one to where I am and it’s called: Prairie Lily Knitting and Needlework Shop, however, it doesn’t have a huge selection on stitching supplies, although if compared to Micheal’s it has a much better selection. She also will order anything that you may want that she doesn’t have. She has a website, however, her Facebook page is updated very often and she can be messaged with replies very quickly: Prairie Lily Knitting I would suggest if you’re in Edmonton or the Saskatoon area that you visit these two shops.
Okay now on to some stitching stuff that I have been working on. You’ll be surprised and hopefully happy to hear that I have two finishes since I last posted, which personally I think is a really good achievement. I think the first one I should show you is my mom’s birthday card: If you remember I told you that I had this project half finished for a few years and that I just haven’t gotten around to finishing it. Well, it’s finished and she loved it. So happy to have finally finished it.
My next finish was my boyfriend’s Christmas piece. With him such a big fan of Star Trek, I had to get the ‘Star Trek: The Original’ pattern by Clouds Factory I don’t mind how it turned out, but I think the next time I stitch one of these and it’s on Aida I think I will have to use three strands of thread. I only used two and luckily from this picture you can’t really see it and I am hoping you won’t be able to see through the fabric when I get it framed.
So that’s it for finishes. I would have liked to have my mom’s Christmas piece finished, but sadly I am getting really tired of stitching it and just losing complete interest in stitching it. I’m hoping though that my interest will return soon and I will have it finished and then be able to work on my dad’s Christmas piece. I have actually started it, but I only have about five little cross stitches done.
Well, here it is: See it is almost finished. Now if only I could actually get to stitching it.
Well, that’s all for me. I hope to do an update sooner than this one. I’m really trying to update more often than just once a month. I have been stitching a lot as you can see, but I just don’t seem to be able to get on here enough to update this as much as I would like too. I’m not going to say that I will update next week, but I think I will try to update again before the end of this month.
As always happy stitching everyone till next time.