Friday, March 31, 2017

Bucket List Stop #2~Attic Needlework

My fun didn't stop when I left The Olde World Quilt Shoppe as I drove directly to Attic Needlework!
The last time I was in Arizona, I was four blocks from the shop, but just couldn't make it there.
This trip I was absolutely going to get there!
Oh My! Was it worth it! I have never seen a cross stitch store this large and well stocked in my life!!!

I walked in the door and had no idea where to look first!

Should I go right, left, or straight ahead?!
So much to see and take in, it was best to stand in place and move very slowly lol!

This beautiful table caught my eye very quickly!

Isn't everything stunning?!
Attic Needlework is blessed with many local designers.
And their work and models appear throughout the store. 

Each sampler is an incredible work of art

That are appreciated even better in person.

I recently purchased this Stoneware Rabbit kit and it is also so pretty in the variety of spring colors.

While Attic Needlework is the go to place for samplers,
they also carry many other themes and this Christmas wall was stunning!

Could I please have one of each? ;)

Many of the models are stitched over one, which make them even more exquisite.
It brought back my years of stitching over one. But as I aged and my eyes did too, it's not practical for stitching on the train/bus/water taxi anymore. Hopefully I will go back to stitching over one someday when I am retired and stitching at home.

A bowlful of beauties

A tin of treasures

A case of museum quality masterpieces

How can one make any decisions when surrounded by such loveliness?!

This tray with a design by Threadwork Primitives is stunning - the colors so subtle and the velvet pincushion perfectly matched!

An entire display of lovelies by The Primitive Jewel

Stunning in progress samplers done on 40 - 50 count linen.

I simply can't tell you how wonderful my time was at Attic Needlework. It was a pleasure to be there with many other equally smitten stitchers. And it was an honor to meet kind Jean Lea the owner of this phenomenal stitching mecca.

Attic Needlework has a website here and be sure to sign up for their newsletters - they are wonderful! You can find past issues here. They also have a Facebook page here.

Thanks for letting me share this wonderful trip! In my next post, I'll share my shopping at Attic Needlework and have a little giveaway for joining me on this trip.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
~Psalm 62:5-6

Blessings, Patti


Fran Caswell said...

Wow! What an amazing shop. So glad you were able to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Carol said...

Oh my much eye candy! Thanks for sharing your visit, can't wait to see what had to come home with you.

linda said...

So very happy you went to The Attic! It has been my shop since I moved to AZ 17 years ago! Jean and staff are so kind and helpful; it truly is a wonderful atmosphere for Stitchers!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Lucky you. So many beauties. I live in Ohio so my chances of ever making it to The Attic are slim to none:( Melinda

Heartland Stitcher said...

Wow!! Thanks for the tour of this shop. Looks like it would take at least a week to see everything. And how to decide what to purchase!! I do't have a shop nearby..and I really miss that.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Jacquie Morris said...

Wow!! This is on my bucket list...... So many wonderful things, I would of not known where to look or what to buy!! And I think they may of had to quietly ask me to leave at closing time too! Ha ha yes I think if I ever get to visit I would have a hard job leaving!
Thank you so much for sharing 😊 I did notice the beautiful Mary Lea 1793 on display in the entrance I model stitched this for Hands Across The Sea Samplers!! Wonderful 😊😊

Pamela said...

Wow! You are so lucky! I have this shop on my bucket list. Hopefully some day. Did you buy anything good? Thanks for sharing such a beautiful shop.

donnacrafts said...

So glad you were able to make the trip. Your photos are amazing. Thank you for the endless inspiration.

Marilyn said...

Thia shop looks fantastic.
Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful pics with us.
I need to go back and look some more. :)

Prims By The Water said...

I thought the quilt shoppe was massive...OMG. I would do damage in this store too! Janice


Ohhhhh, me encantaría estar allí y disfrutar de tanta golosina.
La tienda está bien surtida de todo lo necesario para pasar buenos ratos bordando,
los compraría todos !!!


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