I’m very lucky to have such a wonderful local needlework shop! (actually it’s not so local because it’s quite a drive to get there, but you know what I mean) Stitches, Etc. is located on historic Main Street in Saint Charles, MO… commonly referred to as “old St. Charles” by us locals. When we lived in the St. Charles area I used to take my daughter down there about every other week just so we could meander around, but I don’t think we’ve been down there more than 10 times in the last few years. We went down yesterday to pick up my April trunk show and DD really wanted to have a walk around but it was so rainy, I promised her we’d go down there next week when it’s nicer weather. I took a few pictures (Stitches, Etc. is under the yellow porch in the top picture) but it looks unfortunately dreary so next time we go, I’ll take more to share with you. It’s a neat area, with cobblestone streets and shops housed in very old buildings; makes for a very enjoyable (and educational) day.
I’m facing a tough month here; the deadlines are just about crushing me! I’ve got about 28 more days to use to get ready for the TNNA show in Columbus in June, so I predict a much slower blogging month than usual. I can’t even show you some of the things I’m working on because they are to be revealed at the show. During the month of May, I tend to feel like a character in one of those old cliff-hanger shows:
(read this part in a deep, dramatic, announcer-guy voice for full effect)
Will she be able to paint those 20 canvases she has designed?
Will she be able to finish stitching her 3 new releases?
Will she remember to design and stitch a show exclusive?
Can she find the time to update her website?
Will she get lost in a sea of paperwork?
tune in next time….