Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm So Sorry!

I've recently become aware that several people have been unable to post comments on my blog. I'm so sorry!

I have done some research and I think I've fixed the problem. Please try again when you visit.....I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

Sharyn, still a novice at this blogging thing, I appreciate your patience!

Monday, March 21, 2011


February 23rd, 3 Midwesterners ventured out of their territory and traveled to a new land. They saw the mts of New Mexico and marveled at the beautiful scenery of Sedona, AZ. They saw many unusual sites: from the snow falling on the cactus, to the enormous hole of the Meteor Crater, to the breathtaking beauty of The Painted Desert.

But, their main quest was to find The Attic! What? The Attic, you nonstitchers might ask, what's that? Only one of the top cross stitch shops in the United States! And we, the Midwesterners, if you hadn't already guessed, had the privilege to visit it on their Market Day!!! Can it get any better than that??

My friend Janet and I were greeted at the door by the owner, Jean. What a lovely gracious lady!
Here we are posing with Jean in front of their wonderful sampler wall.
Jean escorted us to the Market Room that was already packed with other cross stitchers. Oh, the treasures we found!

We loved the shop so much that we took a lunch break and came back for awhile in the afternoon! We would certainly recommend visiting this shop to any cross stitcher! It is well stocked with all the designers' charts, lots of floss and fabric and the models are stupendous! We hated to leave, but knew that we could order from them after we returned home if there was anything we'd left behind and "needed"!

Trip, Part 2 will feature scenery pictures of the Southwest, NM and AZ.

Until then I hope that Spring is Blooming at your house!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring's Messenger!

I spied this first Robin of Spring on our front lawn this week! He/She was just standing there taking in the warmer temperature, and occasionally digging for bugs. The sight certainly made me long for Spring!

As does this favorite picture hanging on my dining room wall!

My stitching has even made me long for the lovely warm days! Here's my stitched piece by With They Needle And Thread called Needles and Pins Heart Pinkeep. This was the February kit at my LNS's stitch in. I still have to turn the heart into a pillow that will then be put in a thread spool stand. It will be darling when I get it finished! Doesn't the bird make you long for Spring too?