Thursday, January 22, 2015

Days 19 and 20

Even though I had MLK Day off, I didn't get that much stitched. In addition to spending time getting my shoes off the floor in the craft room (do you sense a theme?) the dude and I went to see Imitation Game. I'm pretty sure we've now seen all the movies with two word titles that start with I.

I bought this one ages ago (you can tell by the price tag!) to stitch for my MIL whose father was a lighthouse keeper. But I think I may keep this one for our house. After all, my husband's grandfather was a lighthouse keeper.
On Tuesday, I had a hairdressing appointment and was able to devote some time to this ladybug while I was waiting. I think I bought this when Best Pal and I were on a working vacation to Syracuse in the late 90s. I was doing archival research on my dissertation, and she came with me so the woman who owned the B and B could mistake us for lesbians. (That's not why she accompanied me, but that was the result.) The innkeeper made it up to us by finding out we preferred pancakes and waffles to granola and making us hot breakfast every day. Which, when I think about it, made up for the underinsulated bathroom we had. And when I was done with my research, we drove around to all the stitching stores that we could find in my little guidebook There Must Be a Needlework Store Around Here Someplace. We found a place in Baldwinsville and another in Endicott and another place that was going out of business and I can't remember where that was exactly. (I still have that book though, dated as it is.) Anyway, if I didn't buy this chart in Endicott, I definitely bought Weeks there. I remember buying ladybug and curry. Weird how the memory works!

9 comments:

Linda said...

Great starts Nikki. I really have to quit looking at blogs. I WANT everything.

Linda

Beth said...

I have stitched the lighthouse and have the ladybug chart. Though, unlike you, I do not remember where I purchased them.

Lee said...

Great story! As for the charts, I love the way the alphabet marches around the ladybug chart. Really nice.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

LOL at your story, shame that Trip Adviser didn't exist back then, it would have made an interesting review!

Alice said...

I love lighthouses and ladybugs. How was the movie?

Monica said...

Loved Imitation Game! We saw it last weekend.

riona said...

Stitchery Tow is one of my go-to shops when I need something fast. I've never actually been there. I order by phone and have always found the couple that owns the shop to be extremely helpful.

Love the new starts: lighthouses have always been a favorite theme of mine and my grand daughter is teaching me to enjoy ladybugs. Her favorite themes are princesses, ladybugs and fairies.

Chris said...

Catching up on all your starts. So many great things in your stash, it is funny the way memory works. So sad that so many of the shops are gone.
Have a great weekend!

Beth W said...

Ahaha! That's the best name for a guidebook ever! I love it. :D
Wow, you're really inspiring me to get going on my put-aside cross stitch projects. Thanks!