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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Nimble Thimble visit

Today was spent driving down to a cross stitch shop called Nimble Thimble, that is just over the Welsh border near Oswestry.  I had heard about this little gem from a friend at the Nuneaton Meet-Up, and decided to go down at the end of the Half Term break.

The shop owner, Chris, was very welcoming and helpful, showing me around the shop to start.  She also provided tea and coffee when we first arrived.  The shop reminded me of the store I visited in New Jersey, USA, but wasn't as big...  There were lots of stitched models around to look at and entice you, though!

I bought the following items:

 Twisted Threads: "If the Shoe Fits" and Bent Creek: "Spring Row"

 28ct Opalescent linen and 28ct pawprint linen

 Lizzie*Kate: "Cat Lessons for People" with frame

 Twisted Threads: "Standards for Men", Lizzie*Kate: "Breakfast in Bed" and Raise the Roof: "Official Crazy Cat Lady"

 Silver Creek Sampler: "Northwind" and Raise the Roof: "Which Side?"

Waxing Moon: "My Best Friend" and "Chocolate makes your Clothes Shrink"


We also went to visit my son, Steven, in Stoke on the way home.  He seems quite settled in his Year-long Work Placement from University now...


Yesterday, we booked our holiday for next year.  We have decided to go back to New York City, and take our youngest daughter, Sammy, with us.  She is 18 in a couple of weeks, so we had said that we will take her away with us next year.  We can't wait to go back to the States, even if it isn't until next August, and we're only going for 4 nights next time...

Happy Stitching!

8 comments:

Gillie said...

Hmmm, good choices, Mrs B! I told you the wall samples were good, didn't I, but you seem to have been much more restrained on the fabric pieces than me, lol! Glad you had a good time AND got to see one of your treasures!

Melanie said...

GREAT stashing!! :)

Lynn said...

Oh I do wish we had a LNS near us still! I love all your stash purchases. They should keep you busy for awhile, lol!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow I love that paw print fabric. Your other stash is great too.

Rachael xxx said...

Oh lovely stash!!! Mmmm will have to look up this store, as I have the cat lessons and would love the frame!!

Vinniey said...

Wow!!! Lots of new stash! Northwind is beautiful and I love Official Crazy Cat Lady" too. Enjoy your new stash and happy stitching!

Julie said...

Great stash from your visit to NT. Love the paw print fabric. A purrfect way to end the half term hols (sorry couldnt resist that LOL)

Karen said...

Looks like you are going to be busy stitching! Great new stash.