NorthCoast Tour de Stitch

Aaannndd…we’re off! Cycling our way on the Tour de Stitch! Google says it will take 40 hours (peddling, with no stops!)

We start at Cross My Heart, Ltd in Columbus Ohio. They have the cutest selection of gadgets and blingy things and is the ‘home’ of three designers, EJVDesigns, Hothouse Petunia and Fireside Originals. Let shop dog, Romeo, give you a guided tour of the store.

We pedal east to Canton Ohio to visit Little Creek Needleworks. We have some hills to go through….and Amish Country, so it might take a bit longer! Little Creek Needleworks has the latest and greatest patterns, fibers and materials for your stash enhancement pleasure.

Next, a short ‘hop’ to Wadsworth Ohio to see The Fabric Peddler. This shop has fabric, wool, and all sorts of supplies for both your quilting and cross stitching projects.

Pedaling north now, but mostly coasting downhill, we come to Broadview Heights Ohio where Crafty Ewe & Framing Too provides all your cross stitch supplies with thousands of patterns to select from. As their name suggests, they also do framing of all types of objects.

With a slight turn to the west, we pedal a short ways to Just Stitching in Strongsville Ohio. There is always something new at Just Stitching. Stop on in and ask Shelley to show you what is new.

Then we pedal to Lake Erie to see Clare’s Stitching Post in Vermilion Ohio. Clare’s is stocked full of all your favorite designers, patterns, fabrics, ideas and supplies. Clare’s is the shop with the Max….Max the dog, that is.

Next we have a long day’s ride to Craft Gallery Cross Stitch and Custom Framing in Findlay Ohio. Maybe we can get someone else to do the pedaling today! Craft Gallery has an impressive inventory of fabric, flosses and treasures for your stitching pleasure.

Final stop – pedaling to Piqua Ohio to see the Tapestry Angel. Situated in an old house in downtown Piqua, every corner is full of cross stitch goodies for you to enjoy.

Wow – time to head for home at Cross My Heart, Ltd in Columbus. Don’t know if I can get all these bags on my bike. Next year I will need to bring a bike trailer….or a sherpa!