Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bostonian needleworkers---need good shop, have good plans!

Hi

Trying out a new option on Blogger with this post. Inserting and playing with pics. I think I will show you some St. Patrick's pics I accumulated this week. Here's my green for the day.

 I do have a trip to Boston in April for a conference, partly for business and partly also for 2-3 days of taking a look-see of the city. I've only been there once in my whole life so I want to see what I can in the little bit of time I have.

Please post any good needlework shops near the city of Boston!!!!!  I will make a note of them and have to find them. And while I listen to the latest gynecology updates on women's health I will be stitching away during the conference silently. I did this last year and was amazed at the other knitters who brought their stash too.  Let's see.....3 days of listening 9 hours, that's a good project finish maybe!

Right now Ren needs a good green helmet headgear/protector with back-up and forward bells for warning signs beeps. His head is banging around the room even if I have him a spot to rest. He is not with complaint but my goodness!  Maybe he needs a seeing-eye dog............

8 comments:

  1. Hey! I was drooling over your Needlework 4 system & googled it, and got their website:
    http://www.needleworksystem4.com/
    If you do the store locator, and find Massachusetts, there was a list of 4 or 5 stores- 2 of them in Boston & one in Wellesley, which is right outside Boston and I think accessible via public transportaiton. I've not been to any of those stores- I'm on the Southcoast, closer to Cape cod. My local store just closed 8^O.
    Hope that helps! When's your conference? I have an architectural seminar on April 15 in Boston.
    Ren is too funny! I suspect Abbey is too busy to help him out!

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  2. Ahhhhhh poor Ren. Do you think Abbie would be his helper? :) Probably not. I like the protective helmet idea. :)

    Good luck finding shops in Boston.

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  3. One would think Boston would have at least ONE good stitching shop but, alas, they really don't. I have been to the one on Newbury Street, and it is a needlepoint store, not cross stitch. I have travelled to ABC Stitch Therapy in Grantham, NH which is a XS mecca in my opinion, but the almost 2 hour drive makes it a once a year (If I'm lucky!) trip. I recently discovered a small store in Walpole called "Hoops and Needles" which is about 40 minutes south west of Boston. That may be your best bet!

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  4. I haven't been in here in a long time so it's probably best to call ahead but this place is on Newburry street

    http://www.needlepoint-boston.com/

    This is another place that's been around a long time but I've never made it there - I've heard good things though

    http://www.windsorbutton.com/index.php

    Unfortunately there are just not that many LNS around anymore.

    Good luck and enjoy Beantown!

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  5. Although I've never been, (I sure want to), here's my suggestion for
    Boston: Windsor Button. A huge
    button & needlework store since 1936. Look here: http://www.windsorbutton.com/
    They do have a needlework department with cross stitch. This
    looks like a fun and interesting shop. Have fun and eat all that good seafood!

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  6. Sure wish I could help you with a store in Boston - but last time I was there I was working with no time to look for a shop myself!

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  7. I haven't been in here in a long time so it's probably best to call ahead but this place is on Newburry street

    http://www.needlepoint-boston.com/


    FYI: Last time I was on Newbury ST, that shop had a sign in the window that said something along the line of "NO cross stitch." Maybe they've changed their tune in the bad economy, but I seem to recall the sign being rather hostile.

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  8. Poor baby, just hope he gets used to it and he doesn't hit his head too hard :(

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