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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

~ INDULGENCE - A VERY GOOD THING ~

Hi there dear Stitchers:) Have been having great fun following your bloggies and making mental notes of all your wonderfully creative finishes. Hope you all have found some precious time to relax and stitch to your heart's content. After all, a day without the needle isn't really meant to be, is it?

Over the weekend I visited one of my most fav places, a gorgeous specialty shop called The Liberty Cottage in Canandaigua. Here's a peek of Suzanne's lovely shop~her wall of hand dyed wools, specialty fabrics of better quality, fibers and hand crafted folk art gifties are sublime and divine. Suzanne is a skilled needle and fiber worker, friend, tutor and generously welcomes one and all anytime to her large work table for an open stitch/punch/hook/whatever, you gotta love that! All this while running her shop, she's a real sweetie.
I slobbered and drooled over her luxurious silk even weaves and am thinking perhaps a wee Prairie Schooler tree would be lovely on silk. This silk from India is quite dear at almost $30./yard, the two below are a drab mustard and khaki drab green, wish they replicated better on screen. Plz wish me good luck with this first time project on silk~LOL:)
A little freebie finish from The Stitcherhood, Fiddlers 18 ct., GAST 7041 Apple Cider. My friend Olde Dame Penniwig thought maybe a dirty mustard floss, but in the end this color won my vote, more because of the time of the year and I just loved the name of it:) It's such a quick stitch though, I just might *borrow* The Olde Dame's mustardy color choice for the next one:)
Until next time, Sweet Stitchin....

Tootles, Sue

7 comments:

  1. Sue, that shop looks absolutely wonderful! I'd want to live there!
    $30 a yard! Wow! That fabric is gorgeous! and love the little freebie!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. Oh how I would love to visit there with you!

    That little freebie is just too cute. You did a great job on it. :-)

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  3. Well, at least one of the silks you got is a lovely mustardy hue!!!

    What a beautiful shop. I would just wander around for hours.

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  4. I'm so jealous, Sue! I don't have a needlework shop anywhere nearby--have to order everything online :(
    You're so lucky--I know that Canandaigua has lots of cute little shops...

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  5. Awesome looking shop! I hope you had FUN!

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  6. Lucky you to live so nearby such a great shop.

    The finish freebie looks lovely!!

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  7. Whoa, that fabby is nice!! The mustard is so rich. I want to hear how it went with stitching on it!

    I think I need a shop like that closer to me, lol.

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A visit from a friend is like a piece of fine chocolate ~ always looked forward to, sincerely appreciated, over with and gone too soon... and leaving you wanting more:)

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