I took a drive yesterday and visited my LNS, which sadly is not so local as it is an hour's drive, but so worth it! I am always inspired just entering the store, but add to it the wonderful warm welcome that I always receive from the gals, I always stay longer than I intended and come home refreshed and "itchin'" to stitch.
I have decided that I am going to visit them once a month, and between visits I will keep a list of the items that I need to purchase while there. This will keep me within my stash budget, up to date on the latest goods, and in the stitchy loop, though it may be a detriment to my UPS man's job security.
I also found a different fabric to stitch "Peppermint Twist" on, a 28 ct Lambswool Linen, that I like a lot. I am going to put the Mirage away in my stash for now and use it for another project in the future.
I had such a nice drive, the weather was gorgeous and the iced coffee that I enjoyed on the way home was a perfect touch.
It's not so "L" but it is quite an "NS!"