Good afternoon everyone! Today on the blog I’m sharing my trip behind the scenes at Kirk and Bradley as well as a round up of the rest of my recent road trip down to North Carolina.
After writing to you all Thursday morning from Virginia, I made my way down to Raleigh. As you North Easterners know, it’s a good thing I left so early from Connecticut that morning, because as it turns out, we had more snow… can you believe it!?
Leaving early Thursday meant that I had a chance to stop by the US headquarters of Kirk and Bradley, Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint and Elizabeth Bradley Home in Raleigh, NC on Friday. It was so wonderful to reconnect with the ladies I met at Market this past January! They were so welcoming and made me feel right at home. Just look at their beautiful new office space:
Of course I couldn’t leave without a canvas… so this adorable little penguin ornament had to come home with me! Isn’t he precious?
Afterwards I had a chance to spend some time at Needlepoint.com.
What a beautiful store!
I remember visiting Needlepoint.com as a little girl with my mom way back when they were still based in Ridgewood Shopping Center! (Even before they had moved to Cameron Village.) In October of 2013 they moved to a big new location on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. Very exciting!
The new store is chock full of canvases and threads. There are several places to sit and stitch, and there is a lovely classroom space in the back of the store too! I can hardly wait to go back, once James gets to Ft. Bragg!
I even had a chance to check out the infamous Kirk and Bradley Toy Store Advent Calendar, which is an exclusive through Needlepoint.com and is on display in their store.
Let me tell you, it is every bit as stunning in person as I had imagined!
I’ll be sharing the rest of my trip on Stitch Style tomorrow…
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