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Sunday, April 3, 2011

What a Great Day!

On Saturday, April 2nd my Wednesday Stitching Group went on a road trip in great style! We visited 3 cross stitch shops in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Dianne's husband gave her this road trip in a limo for Valentine's Day. What a wonderful gift for Dianne and isn't she really great to share it with all of us. Look at the size of that limo. HUGE.
The driver, Jay picked us up at Di's house at 8am. Here we are in front of the limo, everyone except Cheryl who was sadly ill. Dianne is the woman with her grandchild (who had to stay home). Sorry about the pic's, these are ones that were taken by my camera. Ellen's husband took really good pic's that Blogger wouldn't let me upload.
Here are some of us in the limo going to our first stop. The inside was really nice. We had way more room than we needed. We all brought snacks for the trip. Our first stop was in Ware, MA at Bushworkes. We got there just as the doors opened. I have no pictures because I was busy browsing and buying. The store had wonderful fibers and charts. We all really enjoyed this new shop. The second shop was Chris's Collection in Southwick, MA. Her shop is small but jam packed with everything you would need. Of all the shops, this was my favorite. She had alot of charts that were out of print, any fiber that you wanted and great accessories. I did get some OOP BBD designs, R&R chenille trim and a pair of scissors. We did stop for lunch after this stop because it was way after lunch. We got alot of looks at the subway. The last stop was Thistle Needleworks in Glastonbury, Conneticut. This was the largest shop with a wonderful selection of fabric and charts.
Here is Nataly and Ellen making a selection.
Dottie and Phyllis are checking out at Thistle. As you can see behind them, the store is very large, bright and cheerful.
Here is some of my haul. Okay, I did get much more than this picture shows. These are my fav's. Beautiful fabric, BBD OOP charts and a wonderul large BBD book with 12 designs, Dinky Dye silks, Vicky Clayton silks and some of the chenille. After a long ride back to Di's house, her husband bought us pizza and salad. A wonderul end to a great day. We can't thank Dianne and Carl enough for the greatest day of shop hopping, ever.
I have done some stitching and will post in a day or so. Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah

32 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Sounds fun! What a great idea!

Chris said...

What a fabulous day! I haven't been to the Thistle in years!

Jackie said...

It looks like a great day! Going shopping in a limo sounds like a lot of fun.

Margaret said...

What fun! And getting to ride in that big limo -- so cool! I love Thistle -- it's a long drive for us to get to it, but it's worth going once in a while.

gracie said...

I used to enjoy a day trip into Connecticut to go to The Thistle Needleworks...wonderful place...looks like everyone had a great time.

DonnaTN said...

Wild women in a limo! Does life get any better? It sure was fun to see some familiar faces in the photos. Say hello to the New England Retreat girls.

Beth said...

What a fabulous way to spend a Saturday! And, Diane's husband get serious brownie points for doing that! Maybe he could teach a class on husbanding?

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a fun day. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nancy said...

That looked like so much fun! What a wonderful husband your friend has to do this for her and how thoughtful she was to include her friends!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

That would have been a wonderful day, you are so lucky! Thanks for sharing the great pics. :)

Christine said...

Now thats what I call a shopping trip!

Denise said...

First - I LOVE the wreath in your header pic - adorable!

And your trip - what fun! Everything you need - friends, food, and stitching!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

well I hope Dianne's husband knows what a wonderful gift that was and how selfless of him. hmmm or did he just want the town to himself and his buds??? lol What a great way to say I love you. Glad to see you all had fun and went in style...
Be always in stitches.

Bertie said...

Wow what a fabulous present, you girls must have had such fun!!

Carol said...

What fun!! Dianne's husband sure knows how to throw a party :) There is nothing like a day spent with fellow stitching addicts!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome day!!! You got some great stash and had fun with friends - does it get any better than that?

Cathy Lloyd said...

My kind of day! Fabulous!

Tricia said...

Oh, how fun! I think I'd like to join your stitching group! I suppose Wisconsin is too long for a weekly commute though. LOL!! It looks like you found some wonderful treasures. Can't wait to see them stitched up!

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. What a generous gift for Diane's husband to give her, and how nice of her to share it with all of you. I love your latest haul, enjoy it! Happy stitching to you.

Laura said...

Talk about a dream come true!!!!!!!! Wow!!! What a perfect day!!! You have given me an idea!!!

Kathy A. said...

Wow - What a wonderful way to spend a day. Good friends and needlework shops. What more could you ask for. How I wish I was in that limo.

Shari said...

oh, how fun!!!!!!! Visiting three shops with fellow stitchers...nothing beats a day like that!!!!! Enjoy your new stash!!

Lynn said...

Sounds like it was an incredible day. Nothing goes better together than good friends and stitching. Diane's DH is a keeper after a gift like that!

Kate said...

What a fabulous trip - great present!

Gillie said...

A great day - I feel you should have been at a posh French restaurant, though, to go with the limo, lol!

BrendaS said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day with all your stitching friends! Great stash too!

I'm going to be in the Boston area at the beginning of May. Do you know of any shops that you would recommend? Thanks!

Melanie said...

What a fabulous trip!!!!!! Totally awesome. :)

woolwoman said...

now isn't that just the most fun I've heard of lately!!!!!!!! you lucky gals to be invited on this pleasure cruise. Melody

Suzanne said...

What a stylish way to shop! You must have had such a great time and you picked up some nice stash.

What a wonderful husband Dianne has and what a wonderful friend Dianne is to take you all along.

Julie M said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! Can't imagine many husbands renting a limo for a shop hop day!

Great stash, love the chenille trim!

PamE said...

What FUN!

Pumpkin said...

HOW EXCITING!!!! I've never been in a limo before, let alone travel in one to different NS! LOL! Looks like you gals had a great time :o) Nice stash too!