Sunday, April 2, 2017

Shopping at Attic Needlework & A Giveaway


Can I just tell you that it is so hard to make any decisions when surrounded by so much loveliness!
I would have loved to have spent the day there leisurely perusing, but I knew that my family was waiting for me for a late lunch...

These Attic bags were the first thing to jump in my hand. I used the larger bag this weekend for a road trip and it was just perfect for stitching in the car. The lid lifts up and everything is still safely contained in case of a sharp turn or quick stop.


The Attic has many local designers and so of course a design or two from them was a perfect souvenir! I so love bleeding hearts and redware! Perfect! 


A few other patterns that I fell in love with. The Autumn Acorn pattern came with the wooden acorn.


These notecards are of gorgeous antique samplers with patterns on the back! LOVE!


One of Blackbird Designs newest patterns. I love the cover design, but it was the bonus pattern that took my breath away:


Sweetheart Pincushion! The darker red fabric was not the color called for in the pattern. Instead I chose Weeks Aztec Red Gingham - the gingham is very faint, but added an additional dimension. The mauve fabric is so unique I had to purchase it. I'll find something to stitch on it I'm sure. It is Dames of the Needle's "Cherry Pit Brown".


And a few miscellaneous notions:
The wooden Bee Skep needlebook kit is by Fern Ridge Collections,
Needlework Press glass cleaning cloth
Beautiful bone rings from Italy 
and handy little wooden ruler embossed with The Attic.

Thanks so much for joining me on my trip and letting me share. 
I'd like to give someone the chance to share in my blessings, so here's a little giveaway:


This giveaway is for a little wool pack from the Olde World Quilt Shoppe,
a little tin needle box from The Attic and a small project bag from The Attic.

This giveaway is open to all.
Simply leave a comment on this post, or if you are not on blogger, send an email to me at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Arizona Giveaway" in the subject line.
And tell me, what shop is on your bucket list?

I will use random.org on Monday, April 10th to select a winner. If you are a no reply blogger, please be sure to post your email address so that I can contact you :)
Good luck!

My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.
~Psalm 62:7-8

Blessings, Patti

49 comments:

Jean Bee said...

I'd like to visit The Calico Hutch quilt shop in Hayward MM...I've heard its huge. I love that Cherry Pit linen you got....the color is fab.

Marilyn said...

Oh my, what great choices you made, and the fabrics are awesome.
I would've found it very hard to leave the store. :)
I have 2 shops on my bucket list, the Attic, and Shepherd's Bush.
Maybe some day.
Marilyn

Betsy said...

Patti, I would love to visit the fat quarter shop in Texas

Jonette said...

I would love to visit the Attic. Thanks for the giveaway. The heart pin cushion is so pretty and love the Cherry Pit linen.

denise said...

dying to stitch in virginia beach,notforgotten farm in amherst,va and country sampler in spring green,wisconsin. love all of your goodies! when you don't have a LNS is hard
to pick one for your bucket list

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Beautiful things!

pj said...

Patti,
So glad you enjoyed The Attic. I so wish it was my local shop! You got some great goodies! I want to visit Shepherds Bush some day!
Happy Spring!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love that red-ish linen! Would enjoy a visit to The Attic. I've heard of a stitching shop in Gainesville, Florida, but have never been there.
Robyn

rebecca said...

Next time I'm out west I would like to see Primitive Gatherings California and Temecula Quilt Shop

Edwina said...

Attic Needlework and Shepherd Bush are both on my bucket list. Enjoyed your pictures of your trip and purchases. I need to get one of the wooden needle books.

Glenda said...

Looks like a beautiful shop! When you live in a rural area as I do any shop is a great shop!

Donna G. said...

I get The Attic's newsletter and would love to visit the shop in person. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

Kurt Schindler said...


I am a quilter now using cotton and wool in my projects. I would love to visit The Olde World Quilt Shoppe.

Enjoyed reading about your visits and purchases.

Charlotte
kurtschindler111@gmail.com

Clare said...

Some amazing colours in stitching linen now. What to choose is the question. I would love to visit Shepherds Bush shop but that would be so much temptation :) Happy Stitching.

Anonymous said...

Thank You Patti for sharing your trip. What a wonderful time you had.
One day I will get to the attic, and I would love to win your giveaway
ThankYou for the chance.
Darlene North

Simple Pleasure said...

I so much enjoy when you share your wonderful needlework trip...I have NOTHING that resembles a needlework shoppe in my area. To visit The Attic would be the ultimate trip!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Kathy L. said...

I love traveling with you through your blog! I would love to get to The attic and Temecula as well! I love the linen colors you bought. On my wish list now! Thank you for sharing!

Pamela said...

Wow! Love all your stash!
The Attic is certainly on my bucket list along with Notforgotten Farm and a host of others.
Love the red linen and heart design. Looks like a great store. Hope to visit someday.
Pam

Barb said...

I've been lucky to visit many of my dream shops, but Silver Needle is still alluding me. Glad you had a good time in AZ.....Three Dudes Quilt shop is also a fun place out there.

Linda said...

I always love you're traveling posts visiting these lovely needlework shops Glad you could enjoy it along with baseball Please enter me in youre giveaway Thanks

linda m

Lora said...

I love seeing all your great finds!

annie said...

How fun!
You got some lovely things!
I'd love to go to Notforgotten Farm!
Cute little giveaway!
Would love to win!

Ronnie said...

Everything you bought looks wonderful! I would love to go to Country Sampler. Great giveaway, thanks for sharing!

Farmhouse prims said...

How I would love to find some shops like that in my area, so many awesome goodies. Wonderful giveaway as always. hugs, Lecia

Karen McMahon said...

Wow you got some great treasures. Thank you for the chance to win some of them!

susan hemann said...

such wonderful items! i would like to enter the give away, so sweet of you!

Diane H said...

I would love to one day plan a vacation around visits to quilt shops for fabrics and needlework supplies. Shepherd's Bush would be at the top of my list.
laura84watt(at)gmail.com

Brenda said...

Oh the Attic was my shop when we were stationed at Luke AFB, AZ. I LOVED going to shop there and stitch with the ladies!!!! And to shop more and more!!!

You got a TON of wonderful new things!! Please enter me in your contest for the little contest!!! Thanks!

mckinney37397 said...

Would love to be able to shop there but getting to see your purchases was next best thing, please enter me in your drawing.

Marcia said...

Oh if only we had a shop like that up my way! You found some fun things! Love the red linen heart. I would dearly love to visit
Notforgotten Farm, that would be such a treat!

Pam Kosirog said...

I wondered where The Attic shop moved to! I have not been there but now I will have to go it sounds fun!

sandi s said...

I would love to visit The Attic. We don't have any cross stitch shops in our area. I have to do all my shopping online. It looks like you had fun. Hugs, szil949@yahoo.com. I don't know if I am a no reply or not.

Stella L. Doyon said...

Thank you for posting your wonderful visit. Its nice to see what are shop carry.

Krissy B. said...

You go to some of the best places and it's so wonderful that you share them with us and take photos so we can go there with you. I spent 4 hours in Country Sampler/Spring Green and I don't quilt. I'd need that much time at this shop too. How fun for you. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

As I live a little over an hour and a half from the Attic and make it there for Market days, I would love to go to Shepherds Bush! That would be an all day trip, straight up into Utah. Love your Attic goodies and the wool items you bought before as I love stitching and wool. I have a blog but no email attached to it so....azcampis@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Queen Bee's Musings said...

such a wonderful trip would love to be able to go some day.
thanks for the giveaway.
Bonnie from Iowa

3millplainrd said...

I don't comment much but your blog is a "must read" for me. We have the same taste in designs and I love to see what you are working on. Thanks for the give-away.

Heartland Stitcher said...

Thanks for sharing this great trip. And all the things you purchased. I especially like Give us liberty and Blackbird pin cushion. I have a wish list of shops, but I will choose Dyeing to Stitch as it is a long way from where I am. Thanks for sharing and the give-away! Happy spring.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Joni said...

I would love to go to primitive Gatherings shop & Country Sampler in Wisconsin!!

laceystitcher said...

I can tell that you had a great time at the Attic. I was able to visit the Attic in November 2016 as it was my top item on the bucket list. We were there for several days and I attended a class sponsored by them as well. Everyone is so nice and it is an absolute must for any stitcher who has not been there yet. It would also be fun to visit Shephard's Bush some day. As always, I love seeing what you are stitching and also what your mom is working on; she is such a beautiful stitcher of her wool projects - it must be fun for you and your sis to visit her and get out your needles. Enjoy........................

Sue McQ said...

Country Sampler in WI!

Blessings from Sue McQuade
www.blessingsofthread.blogspot.com

Paula DiMattei said...

So many to choose from. But I think two at the top of my list are Sew Graceful Quilting in Arkansas and Primitive Gatherings.

Lisa K said...

Patti....thank you again for your beautiful post.....I love all the things you share with us!! The list of shops is endless..someday , if I ever retire, I would love to go all over the country in a mobile trailer and visit all the cool shops!! One that would definitely be on my list would be Shepherd's Bush in Utah!! It looks so cute and cozy...and just chuck full o' the stitchy things!!!Thanks so muc h for the opportunity!! God Bless. Lisa K
My email is lfkeicher@gmail .com

Sandra said...

The Attic is definitely on my bucket list and so is Shepherd's Bush which might not sound too impossible except for the fact that I live in Ireland, so it's an awful long way to go, but one of these days, I hope to achieve my dream.

Anne said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you. I would love to visit Country Sampler. It's on my bucket list.

Karen said...

Beautiful decisions! My current basket is a hanging organizer bag for my sewing room. I am using Jo Morton's Gratitude fabric in red, brown and tan. It is a lot of work to do the pockets but when your sewing "room" is a 40" by 40" closet you have to find ways to innovate for storage!

Maureen said...

I just moved to a new area so my bucket list involves learning my way around and discovering some local shop(s!) Thanks for keeping us inspired.

Ann in PA said...

There are so many shops I would love to visit, The Country Sampler, Notforgotten Farm, The Attic, The Olde World Quilt Shoppe, Primitive Gatherings. I'm especially fond of wool applique and wool on cotton. Your Arizona Giveaway is sweet! Thank you for a chance to win.

Debby said...

Such a lovely shop and a great give-away! Hope i will win!