That just means that I haven't been anywhere else! This past Saturday Daughter and I went back to Phoenix to see a hockey game and for me, the Attic. Attic Needleworks, of course. Saturday morn, before we left, I checked their website and found that it was Nashville Market day. I had a feeling that it was going to be busy there. And was I right! First let me say that the front of this shop has reflective film on the windows and the door. When we drove by looking for a parking spot, my daughter said "It looks closed" (wishful thinking on her part!). I said that it couldn't be, today was Market day. We parked and I talked her into coming inside with me. Wow! It was crowded, and I felt I had arrived in Heaven (can you tell I haven't been in a needlework store in awhile?). By the way, my daughter ended up going to the car and waiting for me! Off to the right was a table with a class in session and a long line checking out. There was all the samplers on the walls, samplers that I've seen other bloggers stitch. But let me tell you, they look so much better in person. Especially the Sarah Elizabeth Brooke sampler. That was front and center, first thing you saw when walking in. This one was stitched on what looked like a stained fabric. It wasn't as huge as I thought either, and all the samplers were framed without glass. Made me think of framing without glass. You could spend 3 or 4 days at the Attic and not look at the same thing twice. All I wanted to do was look at the samplers!
To make a long story short, I found almost everything on my shopping list, plus a little bit more. Take a look
It wasn't until I got home that I noticed I had bought all Christmas and Halloween. Beginning at top left, left to right: The House that Jacks Built II by Prairie Moon, Fancey Blackett-The Harvest Dance by Pineberry Lane, by golly be jolly by LK w/fabric, Ghostie Manor by Bent Creek, Bringing Home the Tree w/fab and fibers by LHN, and Dead of Night by Funk and Weber Designs.
In another room was all the new Market stuff. By then I had all the above in a basket, which was getting heavy. I was trying not to add it all up in my head. I looked around at all the things in the Market room but decided I'd better quit while I was ahead. Besides, my daughter was still in the car! Luckily, the weather outside was a pleasant 70 degrees or so. The whole 2 hours I was in the store, I stood in line to checkout for 30 minutes of that. I know for a fact that a lot of money was spent in that store. One woman in front of me had dozens and dozens of skeins of fibers, fabrics, and a few charts. She put it all on credit. Then it was my turn..ouch! But you know what? I'm good with it. I kept it below $200! And it'll keep me out of trouble!
February is basically the time when me and my daughter do a little splurging. I receive my tax refund and do some of the things that we don't get to the rest of the year. After the Attic, we headed out west to go to Cabela's and to the Arrowhead Mall, to look around and kill some time before the game. Unfortunately, the Coyotes lost 4-2. Here's where they play, Jobing.com arena
Last week, for the first time ever, I took a stitching of mine to Michael's to be framed. I already had the frame. I am very happy with it!
I just received more stash in the mail today
Thanks for coming along for the re-cap of my trip! Since I spent enough at the Attic, I will wait for another year to visit! I know, very hard but if you've been to Phoenix in the summer, you'll understand!