Friday, February 22, 2013

Welcome to SA (Stichaholic Annonymos)

Hello my name is Angela and I am a stitchaholic. Here is my story. We arrived at our new home at 7pm on Sunday night. At that time my brother, his wife and I unloaded the U-Haul and trailer. After a couple of hours we were able to unload everything and were on the way to return the truck and stop at Wally World to pick up a few necessities. The next day the kitchen and living room get unpacked. By the time we went to bed Monday night my throat was very scratchy. I just thought that maybe I didn't drink enough water. By morning the scratchy throat turned into a sore throat, a cough, achy body and stuffy & runny nose. For the next two days I didn't get off the couch except for the short trips to the bathroom. My little one brought me food and medicine. Such a sweet girl! I am so thankful for her. By Thursday I finally feel better and think that it is now time to go grocery shopping since there is nothing in the house. I pull myself together and get ready to go. On the way to get groceries we stopped a few places to see what they had available for our living room (we needed a couple end tables and a bedroom side table). We were able to find a couple of things. So far so good. Still feeling pretty good. While waiting at a light I happen to notice a sign for a quilt shop. I get very excited. I mention something to my little one and she says "Oh that one. I saw a commercial for that one. Didn't you hear me tell you?" I am sitting there thinking...of course not, I have been laying there in a drug induced haze. Why didn't you make sure I was awake? Oh well, I immediately turn into the plaza and search for the place. Oh what heaven! The owner and other sales clerks in the store were the nicest people. They had such lovely fabrics and the quilts on display were amazing. I was so overwhelmed at having a LQS 10 minutes from my front door I completely forgot to take pictures. I was very good and didn't purchase anything (but that was with the promise that the next time I went in I could indulge). We continued on to the grocery store and went home. The shopping trip wiped me out and I was again in bed for the rest of the night. Waking up late this morning I felt so much better.I went online and looked for a LNS and I was able to find one in the next town over. (In our area that is only about 20 minutes away). We got ready to go. It was time to register for school (which will only accept registrations between 8:00 am and 9:30 am). So off we went. The shop is called Nedlewerkes. I thought yesterday was wonderful. Today was so much better!!!

This is Lois McMaster of Nedlewerkes showing off the newest product in the shop...custom made cross stitch project bags. I forgot to take a closeup picture but they are wonderful. There are places for your pattern, floss, fabric and needles. Each bag is one of a kind. This is now on my wish list!

Lois has such a wonderful shop! So much room! Such wonderful projects available! She is a wonderful person who gladly spent over an hour to help me pick just the right items for my current projects and my exchange pieces. Wait...there is more. I took my little one with me. While I was looking around so was my little one. Lois asked her is she stitched and My Girl said "Sometimes" and Lois immediately said "Come over here and lets get you a kit that is just right for you". She took the time to get her a design she would like and let her pick a color of Sullivan's floss. While we there a phone call came in and she took the time to find out what floss and how much the customer needed and was ready to send it out to her immediately. If you are ever in the Killeen/ Copperas Cove area of Texas stop by and you will never regret it.

As I am typing this post the little one is working on her new kit. She is loving it. I am so thankful to have Lois and Nedlewerkes so near. I am off to put a few XX's in my own project. I hope your weekend is filled doing what you love doing.

Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG in TX


Parsley said...

So sweet of her to encourage your daughter.

Nicola said...

I am so sorry you have been ill, moving is so stressful it must have weaken your immune system.

How wonderful that your daughter is starting to cross stitch, it will be such fun to share a passion.

J said...

Sounds like you have made yourself right at home! It will be nice to have those creative places close by for the times you just need to treat yourself! Just hope that flu is gone for good now!

Vickie said...

Angela, I hope you fully recover this weekend.
I look forward to seeing what your daughter is stitching. That is great. My daughter took interest for a very, very little time. She is 14 and just started high school now. Stitching is not in her life presently. ;)

Astrids dragon said...

So glad you felt well enough to check out the new shop, sounds like you found a great one! Lucky for you to have another stitcher in the family, my three boys only want me to make them things!

Faith... said...

Glad you are starting to feel better, I am sure the LNS did a lot to pick up your spirits! So glad you have one near your new place.

Angela said...

How lucky you are to have such a great store so close to home. Lovely that you're little one is starting to discover the joy of stitch too :)