Vegas Adventures, Or There and Back Again: A Stitcher’s Tale

Hello! It has been quite a while! Went on an awesome trip to Las Vegas, and now back at home where the job search must continue!

Vegas was awesome. It is a very misunderstood city; there is way more to it than the Strip. Bf and I did the Strip for maybe a day and a half, but te desert is what captured our hearts. Pretty sure I’ll move there one day. We went to Red Rock, Valley of Fire, and the Lost City.

Red Rock

Valley of Fire, Petroglyph Canyon

Of course, like any fevered, fanatic stitcher, I had to look up and see if there were any stitching stores around. Thankfully we found one: Stitcher’s Paradise (kinda sounds like a craft-themed casino!), and as my BF bragged to some of the lovely ladies there, “This is the only place in Vegas that we’ve been to twice.” Such a ham! πŸ˜‰ Anway, I got A LOT of new stash and was so excited to support my xstitch “problem” and their business.

My new stitching bag with M&M liner- because Vegas!

As much as I loved the desert, I was ready to go home to see my Bilbo. He stayed with my parents and had an awesome time running around. We got to my parents’ house at one AM from the airport that’s about an hour away. It was crazy and exhausting, but all I cared about was seeing my dog again! I’m sure all pet parents can relate. Not embarrassed.


Valley of Fire

lI’ve been working on some new projects. Both purchases from Vegas. First an all beaded cow from Mill Hill, “Elsie.” I feel in love with beading with the beehive kit that I HAD to get another. Second is Little House Needlework’s “Giving Thanks.” This is the first time I am using non-DMC, hand dyed thread.


I hope the weather is lovely and your stitching time’s aplenty!

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7 thoughts on “Vegas Adventures, Or There and Back Again: A Stitcher’s Tale

  1. Cool bag! And wonderful pics of your trip! While I was in the Air Force, I lived in New Mexico for 2 years – I have missed it every day since I left in 1990 😦 I WILL get back out west eventually, it’s where I belong. Great new projects, and great reminders of your trip πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! I have fallen in love with that landscape- first time I’ve ever seen a desert in person. So many plants too that I could never have images existed. Too gorgeous! I hope you can go back soon! πŸ™‚

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  2. Welcome home! I love that you got to see the non-strip part of Vegas! So beautiful!
    Totally understand rushing home to the pets. πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to see what you do on your new stash!

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  3. Your desert pictures are fabulous! Looks like a beautiful place to visit. My neighbor’s daughter was married in the Valley of Fire and the pictures were so beautiful! Would love to visit there some day. Love your stitchy bag and so glad you were able to find a stitchy store to add to your stash.

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