Friday, February 17, 2017

A Day Trip in Indiana

Last Saturday two friends and I decided that cabin fever had set in and that we needed to get away for a few hours. So, since the weather was cooperating, we hopped in the car and drove to Indiana.
Our first stop was LaPorte, Indiana and House of Stitches
I have been there once before and loved it, so I was eager to return!

Look at the linen wall! So many beautiful colors and counts!

And an amazing selection of threads and fibers too!

I love this collection of samplers.

It is a big store that is chock full of cross stitch goodness!

This Valentine display is right inside the front door,
so I didn't get very far before I was stopped in my tracks ;)

So many designers that I love are represented in the many, many charts.
It is a wonderful store with a wide variety of products. If you'd like to see more, you can check out their website, blog and Facebook page.

After a wonderful visit with the kind shop owner and shop gals and purchasing our treasures, we had to refuel. We had some yummy sub sandwiches and headed to our afternoon stop: 

Cotton Cottage Quilts in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Such a sweet cottage with lots of rooms.

You know that the Lucy Boston wall with wonderful EPP caught my eye! 

Each room of the house had a different theme, from batiks to modern to reproductions.

I loved the reproduction room with the pretty antiques on display.

And the old firplace mantle makes a lovely display.

Even some of the more modern lines caught my eye.

I loved the character of the old house and the wonderful and inviting shopkeeper and shop gals.
Cotton Cottage Quilts also has a website and Facebook page
Such a lovely day!
If you find yourself in Northwest Indiana, I would be sure to stop by both shops for a visit!

I'll be back soon with my purchases and maybe a little giveaway too :)

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:6-7

Blessings, Patti


Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Sounds like fun! How nice to have friends that like stitching and quilting along with you.

Prims By The Water said...

I will have to remember these stores when we visit Indiana again. I never have enough fabric! TFS Janice

Jan said...

Oh my goodness, I would love to visit that cross stitch shop!

annie said...

Lovely shops!
We all need a day out now and then, how nice!

Marilyn said...

What a great getaway.
The quilt shop looks wonderful, and HOS is THE best!
I've been there once, and I think they have just about everything. :)
Thanks for sharing your little trip with us.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a fun outing - looks like you had a great day! Can't wait to see what jumped in the car and came home with you!

Marcia said...

I'm so jealous of both shops. We have nothing like that here at all! I have to travel for hours to
find shops like this. What a great trip.

Maureen said...

An inspiring road trip. Thank you for sharing the beautiful colors with us!

Heartland Stitcher said...

I have wanted to visit House of stitches for several years. Now that I see our pictures, I must go!!! Thanks for sharing. I can only imagine what treasures I could bring home.

Judy heartland stitcher


I actually live in LaPorte and my mom lives in Valporaiso, but I've never been to either of these shops,LOL! I will definitely have to visit them! If you ever make it to South Bend, they have a wonderful shop called Ericas Craft and Sewing Center. :o)