Monday, September 13, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

I had the most wonderful weekend at Ruth's new store. Her new store is just beautiful. It reflects Ruth's personality perfectly - very bright and cheerful. It has been about a year and half since I was last in Maryland and it was way too long.
Ruth has the most wonderful selection of threads and embellishments. You can look through drawers and find the most perfect decorative buttons. I bought some corn candy, bats, quarter moons and spiders. I have a Melissa Shirley witch hat that I may use some on and you never know, maybe one will appear on one of the Halloweenies.
The shop is filled with canvases, leather bags, walker bags to hold your needlepoint and all kinds of accessories to entice you. I was totally overwhelmed the first day - I really had to hold myself back from buying everything.

I had never meet Brenda Hart before and was so very excited to meet her. She is such a wonderful person. She is very knowledge about threads, stitches and what type of needles to use when stitching. She did a wonderful stitch guide for Karen and myself. We had sent Ruth the same canvas (which we did not know). We were really lucky that we did the same canvas since we were able to get the whole canvas covered in the two day class.

I would post a picture of the canvas but I forgot to take it out of Karen's car when she brought me home last night. I had so many bags that I just did not realize that I had forgotten the canvas. Will meet up with Karen soon and get my canvas. I have a lot going on with Jake and finishing up things for Christmas that I will not be stitching it anytime soon.

The classroom in Ruth's store is just wonderful. It is large, bright and very comfortable. We had plenty of room to spread out yet we were all able to enjoy each others company.

It was just an absolutely wonderful weekend. I got to spend time with Karen, see Ruth, meet Brenda Hart and spend a lot of money.



Melinda said...

Wow - I would have had to just turn over the AMEX card to Ruth had I been there. What a fun looking shop! So many cute things to see! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

It sounds like a lovely time, Linda. I am so glad you went!

Missy Gray said...

It was great to see you this weekend. So glad that you and Karen had fun. (You had a good partner in crime there!) Cannot wait to see your finished canvas. Don't wait so long between visits.