Saturday, May 05, 2012

An Amazing Visit to Shakespeare's Peddler

This Friday, I went on a stitching trip with my monthly stitching group organized by Jinger! It was wonderfully relaxing. We started in Ocean Springs, MS arriving around lunchtime and ate at this delicious little Italian placed called. Al Fresco. Where I had some yummy crab cakes!   Then we did just a tiny bit of window shopping and browsing in a lovely antique store. Then it was off to the cross stitch store called ThreadNeedle Street. It was very nice and we browsed for a while there. I was very good and only bought some threads. Then we took off to Hattiesburg, MS which is where Shakespeare's Peddler was located. However, we weren't going to Theresa's shop till the next morning. So that left dinner, which was at another great eatery called Crescent City Grill. I had  fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. Excellent place to eat if you ever go to Hattiesburg! They about had to roll us all up out of there-we were so stuffed!

Back at the hotel we were able to get together and stitch for awhile before we called it a night! The next morning we were up bright and early for breakfast and then off to Shakespeare's Peddler.  Theresa's shop was jam packed with goodies and we spent about 2 1/2 hours there. Trust me when I say all our pockets were considerably lighter when we left ;-)  I also,got to meet a couple more fellow bloggers, which is always wonderful. I got to meet Jen of Jen's Stitching Projects. She helps Theresa out in her shop. Lucky girl! I also got to meet Jen's sister Sharon of Clarkey's Projects & Hobbies. Jen, thanks so much for your help today! Theresa,  it was a fantastic visit and we hope it won't be our last!



Sherri, me, Emily, Jinger, Liz, Cindy, Judy and Theresa front and center!


I did take some pictures of the shop, but I used my new iphone and let's say a sister doesn't know how to work it! So, Jen this would be why you don't see your picture or more of Theresa, I managed to hit the video button when I took hers and some of my pictures were blurred oy! These last two pictures are of Tabasco, I got Tabasco from Theresa-so here he is a bit bigger.  See how handsome he is Theresa!



I will try to show you all some of my stash that I got this trip on my next post (think Shakespeare's Peddler-LOL) Hope your weekend is a great one!

xoxox




16 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I just know you had lots of fun! I am glad! Your furkid is so cute!

Ranae said...

How lucky you are, maybe I'll be lucky enough someday and be able to make a visit there
Tabasco is cute in that first picture, does he see a fly in the window? I hate when my cat looks over my head like that, like there's a spider or something buggy, lol

Julianne said...

Sharon,

It sounds like an adventure that any stitcher would love. I am excited to see what you've added to your "to do" list

Your kitty is beautiful. She is fortunate to have found a home with you.

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had the perfect time with friends, and the food sounds delicious! Tabasco is a very handsome kitty! Enjoy your new stash, and I look forward to seeing photos of what you chose. Happy weekend!

Brigitte said...

Visiting such a great shop is always a great adventure, I think. You seem to have had a lot of fun there with your stitching friends.

Daffycat said...

Ooo, what a wonderful trip! I would SO LOVE to get together with fellow stitching bloggers.

Your kitty is growing up so fast!

Paisley said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! It's always fun meeting fellow bloggers! (And shopping!)

Melissa said...

Great trip! I have been through Hattieburg 5 times in the last two months and kick myself every time for not squeezing in a side trip. I sure miss Needle Delights!

Veronica said...

You lucky girl! Sure looks like a fun trip. Oh my, how Tabasco has grown. He is handsome :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Sounds like good friends, good food and good times! I'll have to add Hattiesburg to my list of places to visit. Tabasco is such a handsome kitty! You're lucky you found each other.

J Rae said...

Sharon, we had such a great time, didn't we?!!! Can't wait until we can do it again. :-)

Tabasco is getting so big! What a handsome boy he is!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like a super-fun weekend! Your new kitty is beautiful!

Jackie said...

It looks and sounds you had a wonderful trip. I love those type trips. They are soooo much fun filled with food and laughter.
TFS darling.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Bette said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. And Tabasco certainly is a beautiful cat.

Lili Bear said...

I sooo envy you. I admire Theresa's work and her commitment for the cats too. Tabasco looks very happy, healthy and very cute. I didn't know you were the one to adopt him. That's a great thing to do.
Hope the kids are fine, and wishing you, very late, a happy birthday.

Lucy said...

Don't you just love stitching trips!! Looks like yours was alot of fun!!!
Yes, show the stash!!