Apr 6, 2013


I awoke to the birds chirping and a to do list stapled to my forehead.  If it weren't for the fact that it was written in Stewey's handwriting, I would think that I got my groove on, and in a fit of domestic organization, decided to get crap done around here.
The list is simple enough, really.  I won't bore you with the intimate details shared between Mo-ther and "son", but it basically means that if I don't get the laundry done, the house cleaned, and the decor changed out to reflect the new season, Aunt Chrissy will have a permanent roommate.
Hmmmmm.  Wonder if I should have thought of this years ago?
In any event, I'm in the Happy Chair with Laura J. Perin's Bargello Egg today (while the laundry sploshes around, mind you), and tomorrow I will tackle the cleaning of the house.  In the meantime, I'm passing along a note from stitchy friend Lynda Baldauf:
I'm writing to tell you about my Spring Home Show coming up April 19, 20, and 21.  I run my business, Scandinavian Stitches, from my home in Old Greenwich, CT (a 50 minute car ride from New York City).  

Twice a year, I transform my home into a two-story Needlework shop and open up to fellow stitchers.  Those who have come in the past have had so much fun, that they come year after year, and they bring their friends.  I have door prizes, snacks and a thank you gift for everyone, just for coming.  They meet fellow stitchers and share their projects in a supportive community environment.

I would love to invite more stitchers.  However, I am hesitant to advertise to the general public, since this event is in my home.  Would you consider mentioning it in your blog?  If anyone would like to come, they would just need to RSVP to me with an email to info@scandinavianstitches.com or call 203-637-6832. Then I will gladly send them my address and directions.  
I appreciate your consideration and your time.

Oh, how I wish Hoosierville was but a short drive to Old Greenwich!  If you attend, please have a great time and then tell us all about it!  And can I get a big Woo Hoo from Miss Lynda for hosting such a fun day?  Makes me want to REALLY get this place cleaned up so that we might try it here too!

Have a wonderful weekend, kids!  See you on the other side!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea! If I lived closer, I would be mailing by RSVP as we speak.

    Coming to my house for such an event would require a shovel and a bull dozer to clear a path.

    Happy Stitching and (laundry)

  2. I'm afraid that I fall into that "really needing to spring clean" category, too.... I don't see it happening real soon, however.... Or at least not before it starts feeling a little more like spring outside!
    Gee, I live just outside of NYC... I could probably get to that show. Problem is that I only do cross-stitch, and I have sooooooo many projects to work on already, and I'm just a litle afraid of what I might come home with!! Not to mention that I am an extremely sssssllllooooooowwwwww stitcher.... But it is something to think about! TFS the info.!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

  3. RATS!! I live close enough to attend Lynda's Open House, but just this past weekend committed to another invitation. I would LOVE to have gone, but hoping everyone has a really great time, and they post photos for all of us to share in.

    Thanks, Coni, for posting the invite!


  4. Hiya!
    I sent an email to your aol account! Didn't want it passed over as spam!

  5. Oh wow! Scandinavian Stitches sounds awesome, being that I'm Scandinavian (Norwegian and Swedish) and I stitch. I've only known of Nordic Needle before, so will need to scour the web to see if I can locate her online shop. Of course, I have yet to stitch ANY of the Scandinavian themed projects I have stashed here - but still fun to look, shop, and add more to the Pile-o-Stash!!

  6. Hi All!
    Thank you Coni, for spreading the word about our Spring Home Show!

    Today was day one and 2 lovely ladies who faithfully read your blog joined us. It was so nice to meet new friends!

    We'll be set up tomorrow and the next day (Sat April 20 10-5pm and Sun April 21 11-4pm) in case anyone would like to stop in! :)

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    Lynda Baldauf