Saturday, 29 June 2013

Hint 5 and Victoria House

I haven't had much progress on the cross stitch. I did take it away with me intending to work on it, but that was before I walked into Victoria House (more on that later). I did get a little done on Monday though, sorry it's a bit blurry. I guess it's not likely to help much.
 Wednesday to Friday my husband and I took a little trip down to Mittagong and stayed in the lovely Lyn cottage. Just down the road from where we stayed is the Victoria House needlework shop.


I wish I lived closer. They are online, but nothing beats seeing the samples up close and being surrounded by all the gorgeous charts, kits and supplies. There is one room JUST for threads and stitching fabrics.

The lovely owner, Dionne, allowed me to take photos to share with you. There are 10 rooms stuffed with stock.
 Upstairs is most of the wonderful array of needle point canvases. I'm going to have to bring my mum here, and she'd better save up before hand.
My favourite room by far was the Mirabillia room. I could have spent thousands in there ... if only I had the time to stitch them all. There are more Mirabillia kits and charts scattered throughout the store.

Dionne also has a blog;
I bought a few little Mill Hill bead stitchery kits and started one in the cottage. It's nearly finished and I'll post a photo in the next day or two.
I was SUPER inspired by being in there and you can expect to see more stitching work from me soon.


  1. maybe it is a peacock or Lyre bird and boy look at this shop,glad it was so close to you.xx

    1. I will be driving down again soon. They are online too though.
      Hmmmm, I wonder if anyone will get the guessing competition spot on when I do more stitching. Thanks for guessing. :)

  2. Wow beautiful shop with yummy goodies :)
    I think it's a sea horse again :)
    Love x

    1. Thanks so much for guessing. That shop Is online too, I should have mentioned that!
      Tomorrow I'll stitch more and maybe the cross stitch will be clearer.LOL

  3. I agree with you. It is always a pleasure to see all those finished pieces.

    1. It makes them even more desirable doesn't it? thanks for dropping by, how did you find your way here?

  4. I'm still none the wiser as to what your stitching - but I do love the colours! I'm going to guess that it's some kind of flower....maybe an orchid?

    It's probably just as well that you don't live closer to that fantastic'd be spending wayyyyy to much cash! :)