At the end of last month, I blogged that I was going to visit Wye Needlecraft in Bakewell, and then nothing! Well, the reason for that is because I was so disappointed in the shop. Their website is great and I fully expected the shop to be crammed with lovely things and to come home with lots of goodies. But it wasn't - downstairs there were kits, frames, lights, tapestry and knitting stuff. The stairwell was full of beautifully stitched display pieces, and upstairs there were charts, threads and fabric. There was only one chart that I fancied and they didn't have the speciality threads in stock to do it with. They didn't even have many of the charts for the display pieces. So I came away with empty hands.
I was so disappointed that I came home and went on the internet, which was fatal! I ordered stash from two shops in the US, and then Hurricane Irene decided to put in her two pennorth. Anyway, today the first order finally arrived at my office and here you are:
This little lot comes from Wyndham Needleworks in Connecticut - I think I've spelled that right. I ordered last year's Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue and there is a very nice autumnal cushion in there which even my Mum likes. I also ordered two charts from Long Dog Samplers - "All Things" and "All Things II". These are samplers based on one of my favourite hymns - "All Things Bright and Beautiful" - slightly better picture below.
I may put one on my WIPocalyspe list but I'm still thinking about that, and besides I still have more stash to come.
And I've forgotten the goodies - Wyndham Needleworks didn't just send me my order - there were freebies too. I got a free Halloween chart, a free size 26 needle, and 2 yards of The Thread Gatherer hand dyed silk ribbon in "Hawaiian Sunset". That put a smile on my face!
That was a great start to the day , but it was all downhill from there as far as work was concerned. Thank heavens it's Friday! I'll be back on Sunday with my updates, but now I need to go and find something for tea.