Monday, 23 July 2018

Stitchy Road Trips! πŸš—

While the cat 🐱(Nathan) was away with Scouts last month, the mice 🐭🐭(Karen and I) played!

Heading across the Bay Bridge.

We made it!

Ready to walk the boardwalk!

The end of the boardwalk, wasn't too busy.

Karen talking to Mom and Dad, getting their popcorn order. 

We reached our destination, Salty Yarns!
 I love this shop, but sadly didn't find anything I had to have, but Karen did! I was going to get an Erica Michaels kit, but realized I had already ordered it.

Just a little something to read.

Dragon kite! πŸ‰

It was a breezy, beautiful day.

On our way home.

Gorgeous sunset 

The next day, we ventured to PA to visit the Strawberry Sampler

Apparently, my birthday and National Mermaid Day are the same day, awesome! They had a sale on all their mermaid patterns and I had to get a few! I had ordered these two and picked them up while I was there. Birthday money well spent!

This is the one I almost bought at Salty Yarns.
I haven't used gauze yet, so this will be a new experience.
 I also had another mermaid pattern ordered, but it wasn't in yet. That will be a nice surprise because I'm not quite sure what I ordered!

This is one I've seen before and seeing it framed on the wall made me want to stitch it. 

Karen had the perfect fabric for me to use, it's more green than it looks in the photo. I've started it and it's hard to put down!

We had lunch at McKenzie Brew House before heading home and saw this cute poster.

We'll be heading back to PA in the future to hit more shops, there's more out there!


Barb said...

What a fun way to spend the time. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the boardwalk, what a fun place!!

Katie said...

What a fantastic trip. I have the mermaid berry piece. I love the jar topper in it. Love your new Halloween piece. Looks great! I of course love the dragon kite too.

Lorraine said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip and some great purchases.

Faith... said...

Looks like a fun trip! To bad Nathan missed it - ha ha ha. Great new stash, I especially love the new Halloween piece!!

Linda said...

What fun adventures Astrid. I want to go.


RJ said...

Oh this is my kind of trip. It looked like so much fun...the beach and cross stitch shops! Who could ask for anything more??? RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Daffycat said...

What a fun time! Great stash! Those mermaid pieces are wonderful.

Bethan said...

Looks like you've had a fantastic trip - thank you for sharing all your wonderful pictures x

Annie said...

I haven't been to OC in years. Loved seeing your photos. What a wonderful trip and all before the big rains!

Those mermaid designs are wonderful!

rosey175 said...

What a neat trip this was! Is it ever not windy in Ocean City? The mermaid pieces look like they'll be a lot of fun to work on though gauze...!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a wonderful trip with a friend. I love those new mermaid designs and I was very excited to see that the Hallowe'en Alphabet has been re-released. I missed out the first time.

OhSewCrafty said...

Fabulous trips, thanks for sharing. I haven't been to either of those stores. Though I've been to Stitch n' Stuff in Reading, PA, which is on the larger side if you want to head that far up.