Re: Crafting Buddies!

The post from Cheryl E was from 1995...I doubt her list is still
> accurate. However we can make a new list on this thread!
>
> I'm Violet and live in Rochester, MN. I started my own stitchy forum in
> hopes to meet other stitchers in my area, but there has been no interest.
> This is likely because there's no needlework shop withing 150 miles of
> here (boo hoo). If anyone ever wants to get together and stitch with me
> you can contact me on this forum, or go to the one I created.
>
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There's always Stitchville in Minnetonka--a mere 90 mikes away! :-)
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jinx the minx
I just learned about Stitchville, USA in Minnetonka...someone on flosstube filmed a video there. It looks like and awesome shopo!
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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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Violet Stitches
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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jinx the minx
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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jinx the minx
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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Violet Stitches
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
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jinx the minx
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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Nancy Spera
ect at some point.
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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Violet Stitches
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 Spera
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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