So when I heard that Dani would be flying into the Syracuse, NY airport, about 2 hours from my house, and visiting A Stitcher's Garden, I decided it was time to meet up! Dani and I have "known" each other online forever...I think I first heard of her back when the TWBB was quite active and Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams issued the Dragon Virtue challenge - where she would name a design after the first stitcher to complete all the squares. Dani really is a sweetheart, and as an added bonus I also met a new-to-me blogger - Melinda from Family Business! The 3 of us chatted a bit and shopped a bit more, poking around in all the bins and corners of that lovely little shop. I was really impressed with the activity in there - especially mid-day on a Wednesday. And having browsed the website a bit, I'm now feeling tempted by some of the classes she offers....sadly, due to an increase in my employer's health plan and the apparent lack of raises this year, I just can't commit to anything like that on a whim right now.
There is a picture of the 3 of us at the shop, but Dani has it and has not shared..... :D
In terms of my stash acquisitions, I got:
- Shepherd's Bush "Mermaid" sampler (kit)
- a mermaid Kelmscott needleminder
- 2 pieces of fabric, one mottled gray and one flax
- some Newport linen and the JABC pack for SamSarah's "W is for Wizard" design, that I've been wanting to start for a while now