Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Needle Work

Last Friday, I went on a mini shop-hop with a quilting friend, Sue. We spotted a shop after lunch and ventured inside. The Village Needleworks is a specialty shop for cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery and all things needlework. Full of eye-candy colors, hundreds and hundreds of threads line the wall and racks. All weights and a large variety of materials in every color you can imagine. There are plenty of notions and some unique gift items too. You'll also find a variety of needles - I'm always looking for some chennile needles for hand work.
There is a large assortment of beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand painted canvases. The owner said they have many designers. And if it isn't on the wall or one of the pattern panels - she can find it for you!
A customer came in to pick up a gorgeous Christmas Stocking and this adorable frog.
Village Needleworks is located in the St. James Crossing shopping area, just east of Rt. 83 on Odgen. 816 East Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL. Phone (630) 321-1400. Owners Judy Horn and Cheryl Horvat.
Of course, our favorite was this framed "patchwork" made by owner Cherly Horvat. Click on photos for a closer look.

If you are in the area, stop in for lunch at the Moondance Diner (tortilla soup) and check out this shop. If you are not into needle crafts, once you visit, you will be!

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