Monday, February 19, 2007

Quick Trip & New Stash

Spent a few days in one of my favorite places - New Orleans. Beat the Mardi Gras crush but just in time to catch a couple of parades & visit some of my favorite LNS. Number one on my list was Acadian Corner. It's actually in Metairie - just outside of New Orleans but very close to my field office (meaning I can sneak off at lunchtime). Family owned and operated, their selection of charts & precut linens are only rivaled by their friendliness and helpfulness. Was so excited to find the new "What Happens at Grandma's, Stays at Grandma's" chart by Waxing Moon Designs.


My next stop was Accents, Inc. This LNS was a regular for me back when they were Accents In Stitches. Post-hurricane, the owner & her husband have combined businesses so it's a combination art gallery, framing and needlearts shop. Very nice - the stitching side is small but chock-a-block full of goodies. I managed to get both the Cherish & America Tree Ornament charts by M Designs (loving them!) & a beautiful Eloquent Christmas design by ByGone Stitches. I'm so excited at their upcoming events. A stitching day camp in March, a 4-day stitching retreat in June and best of all a 4-day "Accents Stitchers Aweigh Cruise" to Cozomel, Mexico in October. Been to Cozomel before but the cruise is a definite for me just because I can hang with other stitchers - in fact my girls want to treat me as a birthday present - WAHOO. Looks like I'll be making quite a few more trips to the field office in the coming months........

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Wow! A stitching cruise? That sounds awesome! Lovely stash, too!

Sharon said...

Great stash1 The cruise sounds awesome.