After my last post you saw how many needlework things I have now. The items that enticed me the most were the needlepoint canvas. Some are stamped, some are hand-painted, and some are half-way finished but .... none and I repeat none of them have instructions! I have no idea how to needlepoint it has eluded me for years.
So of course getting into my head that I must needlepoint before I can knit another sock or embroidery another item. I went on a quest....a quest to find a needlepoint kit! (ta tah dah can you hear the trumpets blaring? Oh wait that is just Brian practicing in the next room) Little did I know that this would be the hardest quest of my life!
We went into town on a Sunday and I went to Michaels they have needlepoint supplies and had kits before.. I searched all over I found the floss but did not find one kit not even a cross-stitch kit. I asked for help and they brought me over to the latch hook rug kits. I looked at the person and said where are the needlepoint kits and he said these are the needlepoint kits. I looked at him again and said these are latch hook rug kits totally different and walked away disappointed and to continue my quest.
I then went to Craft Warehouse surely just by the name they should have kits but alas they did not. I asked there and they at least knew what I was talking about but they do not carry the kits because they do not sell. I am starting to think they do not sell because you do not CARRY THEM! Ok ok I was getting a bit testy by then.
I talked Brian in to going to one more store JoAnn's Fabrics they surely carry kits. They do not carry needlepoint kits only Cross-Stitch and of the Cross-Stitch they only had three! What is happening here? I thought embroidery and cross-stitch were still popular. I guess I am totally wrong and not trendy anymore.
Then I thought hey Hobby Lobby has to have them how could I have forgotten about them. So we drove over there and they are not open on Sunday! What a store not open on a Sunday! Nice for the workers but sad for me who only goes into town once a week on Sunday for Church.
I would have to wait until Wednesday to continue my quest. I hitched a ride with Brian to his Big Band Rehearsal and stole the car. I headed straight to Hobby Lobby and went down the aisle where they have the kits. As I was looking I was only seeing cross-stitch kits and getting really disappointed. As I moved down the aisle it switched to stamped linens for embroidery and cross-stitch that was kind of nice I thought but still no needlepoint kit in site. Then by a freak chance at the end of the aisle on way bottom was one needlepoint kit. Did you hear me one kit not one kind just one single solitary kit! I just about jumped for joy and nearly ran to the checkout. The lady asked me if I found everything alright and I said yes! You are the only ones to have a needlepoint kit in town. She smiled at me a little weird thinking that maybe I was to excited for this item but she sold it to me anyway.
Here is the kit! I will give you updates as to my progress. So far it is mounted on stretch bars and I plan to start tonight! Are you finding it harder to find supplies?