Where Stitchers Gather actually arrived AFTER I left for vacation, so I am counting it as vacation stash. :) The Sarah Munday sampler was on the wall at In Stitches in Alexandria, VA. It was stunning! A wonderful needlepoint/cross stitch store only a stone's throw away from Mt. Vernon.
Rainforest Crunch by Needle Delights has been on my want list for a while. It has SOME of the threads to go with it. Also, check out the Grime Stoppers. They are slipped over the edges of stretcher bars (or scroll frames, I suppose) to keep finger marks off. No matter how careful I am to wash my hands, I still manage to leave marks. So I am hoping this will help.
Here are a few canvases I picked up. Three of them (and the Grime Stoppers) were in a clearance bin at Threads LLC in Charlottesville, VA. Yes, that is $5 on Dorothy and Toto! The Painted Pony angel is to commemorate our trip to Yellowstone National Park 2 years ago. We are planning to revisit next year with some friends.
A beautiful Mother Goose canvas from French Knot in Raleigh, NC. Also clearanced for $20!
And the piece de resistance--Raymond Crawford canvas from In Stitches! Just love the bright colors, 18 mesh, etc. But, it is going on my canvas wall to admire until I get to it.
Check back tomorrow for ACTUAL stitching updates!