Updated October 2, 2018
One of the happiest things I know about traveling is visiting needlepoint stores. Today I want to salute a few stores that I visited for the wonderful things I found there.
— In Ann Arbor, on a business trip, I saw Watercolours for the first time. Amazingly enough I only bought one skein, got the free pattern and some canvas and stitched it on the way home.
— On another trip, I was working on a Jane Greenoff Sampler and was running out of silk. My mom bought it for me in England, so I had little hope of finding more. On a whim I went into Rose Cottage in El Segundo, CA (no longer in business) and found the thread (which they gave me), more Jane Greenoff charts, and great friends. Whenever I went to LA, I made time to visit them.
— In 2001, we were in New Hampshire on Sept 11, and were renting a truck to drive back to California. The folks at BF Goodstitch in Salem (a wonderful shop) fixed me up with canvas, thread, and comfort, to make a lovely pillow, Stars of Sorrow, which still sits on my day bed.
— Vicki, the wonderful owner of Needle Nook of La Jolla, came through with thread, when I got short shipped material for a class.
But there are so many more, so many wonderful shops. Explore yours!