Well I started the beading on my Mirabilia "The Stargazer" design a few days ago and realised I had yet to purchase all of the necessary beads for it. As I normally get most of my stitching supplies from a craft shop on the other side of town, near where I used to live I decided it was time to find another craft shop closer to home. After some quick research I found that I am only 20 minutes drive away from quite a well stocked stitchery shop. I was very happy. I made plans to visit 2 days later (I had to slide the visit in between classes and work).
I was very happy with the store as it had all of the Mill Hill beads that I need for the design but I was less than impressed by the service. I guess I must just be used to my other store that I visit, they always greet you when you enter the store and make sure that you are okay finding anything you might need; they are always very happy to chat too which makes the visit that much more pleasent. This new store though, they didn't say hello when I came in, didn't offer any help with finding my way around the store and were quite rude at the check-out. Very disappointing for such a nice little shop. I have decided that I will give them another chance though, they may have just been having an off day. With any luck the service will be much improved on my next visit or I will just have to continue to venture out to my old store.
On a happier note, I am quite happy with the progress I have be making on "The Stargazer", I would very much like to have her finished by the weekend. I will be sure to post a picture of her once she is finished.