Baseball and Stitching!

I’m sitting here relaxing and enjoying one of my favorite pastimes, watching baseball! I do love my local hometown team of the San Diego Padres, but I sure wish that they would put a competitive team on the field! And soon I will settle in for a night of stitching with AlleyCat! I’m trying to get something finished to enter in the ANG seminar in Washington DC. Then I can go back to a few pieces that I started a bit ago to hopefully finish those too! Don’t you love that word, finished?

My post from a few weeks ago about supporting your local (or not so local) shop sure got a lot of press! It was shared a few times on Facebook and picked up on Chilly Hollow Blog, which thrilled me! I can’t say it enough about supporting your shop(s) as did you think about how it has a trickle down effect… and let’s see where shall I begin?

1. How about the teachers that travel round and teach the most amazing techniques and make threads and stitches come to life?

2. The thread companies, do you think that they would have as many threads coming out if there were less shops meaning less sales? For me at the Needle Nook of La Jolla, ordering threads is like painting the San Francisco Bridge, as soon as I get through the shop and get everything ordered, it’s time to start all over again!

3. How about the canvas designers? Do you think that there would be as many canvases out there to pick from if there were less shops? And we have lots of new canvas designers out there now too, which is so exciting! And I thank the canvas vendors that only sell to brick and mortar shops (and you know who you are!)

4. What else? There really is so much more that I can say, but seeing the amount of messages and comments, I can see that I got many of you to think! And I thank you.

I didn’t forget about the Tulip Needles, that’s coming! And I have a piece of stitching to share that I just picked up from the framers today.

It’s almost first pitch, so it’s time to pick up that needle!

She loves these carry out containers! The girls are always saving them for her.


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

2 thoughts on “Baseball and Stitching!

  1. Hi Vicky,
    I have a question. I apologize in advance if this isn’t the proper place to ask.
    I’m trying to track down a stitch guide with or without fibers for Laurel Burch’s Rainbow Birds and came across your 2011 blog entries about stitching it. Can you give me some guidance on how to find one?
    Thank you!

    • It’s the perfectly proper place to ask! I will look on my computer and see if it still lives there. It was one of the first guides that I wrote and I’ve come a long way since then. I will email you by the weekend.

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