Road Trip – Part 14 – A Stitch In Time – Japheth’s Shop

Wednesday, April 15

The last time we visited Bob and Doris, we were in a TFC tractor – on the way home from delivering a chapel to Calgary, Alberta – so we did not drive to Bemidji to see Japheth’s new shop.

0aThis time we were in our car, and made time to go to Bemidji. I lost count of how many times we saw the Mississippi River on this trip.

0Lake Bemidji had open water close to the road, but there was still ice a short distance from the shore.

1 (1)A Stitch In Time

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2 (1)Japheth was expecting us, because we asked him what was a good time for us to visit.

2 (2)He has any color thread you may need.

2 (3)Samples of his stitching.

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3 (3)He has a wide variety of sweepers he has for sale.

3 (1)If you are a serious – or maybe not so serious seamstress – you probably know about Baby Lock sewing machines.

3 (4)His two employees assist is sales and repairs.

3 (5)When we went to see his storage area, he pointed out this door that was once part of a doctor/dentist office in Bemidji – they think in the early 1900s.

3 (7)There were many more samples of stitching and quilting on walls and tables.

3 (9)If you purchase a machine from him, you can come for classes and learn how it works.

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3 (15)These last two pieces certainly look like something from northern Minnesota.

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8This cute display was just around the corner from A Stitch In Time.


Thanks, Japheth, for taking time to show us your shop.

6 thoughts on “Road Trip – Part 14 – A Stitch In Time – Japheth’s Shop

  1. I wonder if it’s common to have sewing machines and vacuum cleaners in the same store? We have a store called Lowery’s Sewing Center. They feature both. They have loads of fabric and sewing items, and vacuums and bags.

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