Last night we went to the annual Victorian Lamplighting event in Lebanon, IL. This is the 5th year we’ve gone and it’s fun every time. The setting is an old-fashioned, small town Main Street sprinkled with specialty and antique shops. Also home to one of the largest needlework shops in the area. It’s about a 2 hour drive, so I had some stitching time in the car. Yesterday’s project was my daughter’s first name shield, charted by Hillcroft House. I discovered the name charts at CATS, and bought one for each of us. My original plan was to stitch all three on one fabric, and frame as kind of a family sampler, but we all like such different colors! Back to Lebanon–the evening was fun. It wasn’t too cold, which was an added bonus. We had our carriage ride, bought a giant bag of kettle corn, listened to the carolers, and of course watched the lamplighting. I didn’t see too much that I couldn’t live without at the XS store, but I did get “Autumn” and “Winter” by Val’s Stuff. Very cute.