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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Recent travels and Stash Enhancements

Hello and happy greetings to all. It's been a few weeks since my last update and this one is going to be a long one.

To start off, I visited Lewisburg, Pennsylvania last week. I stayed  at a lovely bed and breakfast called The Pineapple Inn. The proprietors, Deborah and Charles were very charming and helpful. It was a real treat to stay at this establishment as I have never stayed at a B&B before. I recommend it but only if you won't miss modern day amenities, such as a phone and TV in your room. Below are pics of the town, the inn and my rooms. I think that the intention of this B&B was to give the guest an experience of Victorian design and living. Growing up in Brooklyn, most of the homes were decorated like this so it was bit strange. This style of furnishing reminds me of poverty, not wealth. It's all about perspective, isn't it?

The building is the Pineapple Inn which is right on Market Street. Very convenient for shopping and restaurants. I stayed in two different rooms because the one was booked for part of my stay. Very clean and comfortable beds. The parlour was comfortable and afforded a lovely view of the street from the bay window. Breakfast was served in the dining room (pic below).
 Pics of the hallway and stairs:

 Pics of a few of the very many churches in town:

Here is a pic of a very interesting house:

OK, here is what most of you probably care of my stash enhancement done at the Village Stitchery in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The owner, Lisa was great (chatty and helpful) and I purchased the following:

I bought this because it reminded me of the houses that I saw in Lewisburg.

Not a good pic. I liked this rabbit's's surrounded by berries and leaves. Easy!!

The above is from DMC, a freebie...there used to be so many freebies on-line and I have a very large library of freebies which means I don't have to purchase for years and years. Of course, I still do purchase, but don't HAVE to!!

The following are pics of a biscornu that one of my exchange partners sent me. Its a lovely blue hand-dyed fabric with blue thread. See those cute buttons? Just precious. Thanks, Bev, for a wonderful biscornu.

She also sent the pattern and piece of fabric and thread.

Well, that's it folks. Its been a busy few weeks what with traveling and the holidays. Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend.

Hugs, Christina