Friday, March 30, 2012

Arizona 2012

 Greetings Friends,

I officialy arrived home from Arizona last Sunday late in the evening.  I have been trying to post pics on blogger all week and finally gave up.  I thought I'd try again tonight.  I've had better luck but can't seem to get all of them to upload. 

So, here is a snapshot of my Arizona Trip 2012.

I arrived in Phoenix Arizona on Tuesday morning. 
Karen met me at the airport, we picked up Yvonne and away we went. 
We spent Tuesday bumming around and stitching at the hotel.

On Wednesday we took a trip to The Attic in Mesa Arizona.  The Attic is the "Taj Mahal" of stitching shops.  If you if ever get the chance to visit plan on hours and hours.  As you can see in the pictures, this shop has everything.  The shear pleasure of looking at the models can take hours and hours.  I also spent a great deal of time with the linen and fibers.  I know I'll be visiting again one day and will plan on spending more than one day at The Attic.  The ladies who work in the shop were great.  I think they got a little tickled at a first timer like me.  I just walked around repeating the phrases, "Holy Crap!", "Wow!" and "This is unbelievable!"
 The Attic
Mesa Arizona

 Karen

 Yvonne with her "goodie" bag.

The three of us after making our purchases.  We are worn out but happy!


On Thursday we made the trek up into the mountains to the cabin.
The scenery was amazing.
As we drove the scenery changed from cactus and rock to pine trees and snow. 

 I loved seeing all the cacti.  ;-)

The mountains were breathtaking.

 The cabin was a treat.  It was a beautiful, rustic cabin. 
Perfect for 3 stitchers to hide away. 


On Friday we headed to the Grand Canyon.
 Beautiful scenery along the way.

 Me at the Grand Canyon



On Saturday we spent the day stitching away. 

The week went by very fast.

Thank you Karen for being such a great host. 
I had a blast and can't wait to get back to your "neck of the woods."

Thanks for sharing my Arizona trip. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I so appreciate your visits and sweet comments.

Keep on stitchin'
Nan

11 comments:

CalamityJr said...

What a wonderful trip - so glad you could go!

Beth Pearce said...

How great is is to be with friends in a gorgeous surrounding with an amazing Cross Stitch shop? You could hardly get better than that - glad you had such a wonderful time!

Marsha said...

Isn't it grand! I'm so glad you had a fantastic trip. The cabin looks wonderful. Can't wait to see what you stitched.

Renee said...

Looks like you had an awesome trip! Couldn't get much better!! Friends, stitching, stashing and sight seeing!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos. Looks like you are having a great time.

Fiona said...

Glad you had fun with Karen and Yvonne. Looking forward to hearing about your stash haul and seeing what you stitched on.

Mouse said...

ohhh wow ... gorgeous shop and would love to be able to visit... may be one day ...
glad you had a fa time at the stitching retreat :) love mouse xxxxx

Vickie said...

Wow! What a trip! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a lovely getaway! Glad you gals had such a great time. I chatted on the phone with one of the ladies at the Attic and can only imagine how dear they must be in person.

Lanie said...

Nan, what a fabulous trip! So glad you had a nice time. Lucky you that you have such great stitching friends!

Maggee said...

What a gorgeous bunch of pictures of your trip! The Attic is HUGE! I had no idea! How far was it to the Grand Canyon? Wow! Isn't it cool?? I would still be flying high after such a great trip! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs!