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There's always Stitchville in Minnetonka--a mere 90 mikes away! :-)

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On 2/28/2017 9:34 PM, jinx the minx wrote:

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*That's* the name of it!!!  I was trying to think of it when reading  
Violet's message.

Thanks, Jinx!



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I haven't been there in awhile--I may have to put it in my agenda.  When I
was in Florida on vacation I stopped at my LNS there and my daughter picked
out a pretty beaded mermaid pattern.  The shop did not have all the seed
beads I needed, so I guess I have an excuse to go!

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I just learned about Stitchville, USA in Minnetonka...someone on flosstube  
filmed a video there. It looks like and awesome shopo!  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9QFSCSxCt8


Unfortunately driving to Minnetonka can take up to a 3 hours from here when
 the horrible traffic of Minneapolis is figured in. It's not a drive I can  
make with my particular disability. Possibly though, my husband might be co
nvinced to take me there for my birthday in May. :)

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I would say plan to arrive not before 11 am, and leave no later than 2pm.  
You should be safe in between!  I think I mentioned Stitchville here a
couple weeks ago--I'm in Burnsville.

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I guess expected Stitchville to be a small LNS and didn't realize how huge  
it was until I saw that video a couple days ago. My goodness, I nearly had  
heart palpitations seeing so much stitchy stuff in one spot! All those beau
tiful fabrics to touch and feel, the patterns, and the threads...it's my ve
rsion of HEAVEN!!  

We can only go up there on Saturdays as my husband works during the week, a
nd the drive from Rochester to Mpls on weekends is excruciating no matter h
ow you time it. It's been much worse in the last 5 years than it's ever bee
n before...seriously, Hwy 52 is like 494 at rush hour the entire way. At on
e point there were discussions about putting in a high speed rail between o
ur cities, but I believe there were cash flow problems on Rochester's end.  
Too bad, but perhaps the idea will resurrect at some point.




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I know the route all too well!  My parents and extended family are all in
and around Rochester still, so I'm driving 52 all the time.  I always
thought the rail was a great idea  so I hope it happens someday.  
Stitchville moved locations some years ago.  I'm not too fond of their new
location because it's in a busier part of the Cities and a little more
complicated to get to.  It's definitely worth the trip though.  Their
website is www.stitchville.com.  

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On 3/2/2017 6:01 PM, jinx the minx wrote:
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I'm so jealous.  Even to be a few hours away.  Nothing left here in
SW PA.  Not that my stash needs any enhancing.

Nancy

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On Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:42:00 AM UTC-6, Nancy wrote:
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Yeah Nancy, it's not like my stash needs "enhancing" either (love that word
, LOL). But dang! I've never been to a real stitchy shop before in my entir
e life, and the thought of walking in the doors of Stitchville nearly makes
 me swoon with happiness...seriously, I can feel my heart pound and my pupi
ls dilate just thinking about it. I will find a way to finagle a ride up th
ere if it kills me! However, my wallet and the bursting bins holding my sta
sh will not likely be as excited.

Who knows, maybe someday you'll find a reason to fly to our wonderful state
 of MN and get to see the shop for yourself. If so, I highly recommend you  
come in the SUMMER. As much as I adore stitching, I can't believe even Stit
chville is worth suffering Minnesota's awful winter weather for.  ;)

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On 3/3/2017 1:24 PM, Violet Stitches wrote:
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Someday!  My college roommate lives in Moorhead (her husband is
president of Concordia College) and I haven't seen her in over
30 years.  Maybe someday.

Nancy

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Nancy, I live in Moorhead and we have Nordic Needle just across the river.  
I haven't been there for a long time but I always liked it.
Sharon in MN

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On 3/4/2017 8:30 AM, Nancy Spera wrote:

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And you could let me know and we could do something fun...like meet each  
other at NN! :)

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