Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Have you ever fell in love with a product and then read an announcement that it was not going to be produced any more?  I have a growing list:
  1. Birds of a Feather linen.  
  2. Treasures Magazine
  3. Needlework designs by Anne Brown and Kathy Barrick
  4. Spirit of CrossStitch Festival
  5. The closing of my favorite needlework shop--Homespun Corner
Okay I'm going to stop-I'm depressing myself.  Gosh, I miss all these!  The Birds of a Feather linen was /is just the nicest linen.  I loved stitching samplers using this linen.  (I have a couple of pieces of this linen in my stash waiting for that extra special sampler).  I believe there were only six publications of the Treasures magazine--the samplers in this magazine were awesome.  

Anne and Kathy I know you are out there--you can start designing anytime--your stalkers followers still love your designs!

The Spirit of CrossStitch Festivals were so much fun.  Great projects, great designers, great time to meet friends.  

When Homespun Corner closed I went into withdrawal.  I miss everything about this shop--Anne, the owner, the incredible inventory, the models, the Gathering on the first Saturday of the month, and the list goes on and on.

Because fall is on its way and is one of my favorite seasons, I have started stitching the Birds of a Feather Alphabet Sampler--I am calling it my fall sampler because of the colors.  The original sampler was stitched on 32 count Birds of a Feather Sparrow.  My sampler is being stitched on 30 count linen (I bought a kit and I think the linen I am using is a Weeks linen).  I am using Weeks Dye Works fibers Caper, Onyx and Putty.  

My stitching time has been limited the past couple of weeks, I do hope to have the sampler completed and framed in time to enjoy this fall.

Your time to share--what products, designs, shops, magazines, festivals do you miss?


  1. I love your sampler -- it's so pretty! I so miss my LQS. It closed quite a few years ago, but I still miss it so much. It was such a great place to see and buy fabric, take classes, talk to other like minded people, etc. I wish they hadn't closed. :( I totally understand how you're feeling.

  2. Oh my gosh!! I loved the Homespun Corner. One. My favorite places to run to when we lived just north of Nashville. From the first time I walked into their shop, Anne and the girls made me feel like part of the family. Thanks for the memories!!