Sunday, July 22, 2012

What a Fun Day

It is always really great to spend a day with such fun people.  I am really tired and sore today.  We put on a lot of miles.  It usually takes about an hour and forty minutes to get to Green Bay.  The ride always goes really fast when you talk and laugh the entire time.   My ride in the driveway. 

First stop is the Stitching Bee.  I consider this my LNS even though it is a 100 miles away.  The joint was jumping yesterday.  It is really cozy on the inside.  It was chocked full of all kinds of goodies.  I could spend alot more than what I really do.  It is too hard to restrain myself.  
I got my first installment of the Very Scary Mystery Sampler from Lizzie*Kate.  I had the threads so I just needed the pattern and fabric.
 Picked up some overdyes for a few patterns in the JCS Halloween Issue.
 I have been contemplating the Thimble Purse.  I decided what the heck and picked one up.  I think this is such a cute idea.  Not sure what fibers I will need hopefully I have them.
The next stop was a quilt store.  We stopped at a place called "My Favorite Quilt Shop"  It was a rabbit warren of a shop and she definitely had a large selection of fabric.  The shopkeeper kind of had the personality of a lump.  I did pick up some fat quarters to finish cross stitch projects.

Here is the collection of fat quarters.  I like to have some pieces on hand so if I need them I have them.

These two pieces were so cute for Halloween.  I hope you can see the witches, bats, stars and pumpkins.  I liked both colors.  I may be sending one off in an ornament exchange.  
Stopped at Joann's and got some great deals.  My friend Patty got a circular needle kit for half price with a coupon. Patty, Ann and Arttie were all buying yarn and knitting related things.  Ann did get a really cute Rooster watering can.  Don't know what she's going to do with it but, it is cute.  I should have taken a picture of it.  I had my camera but, forgot to take pictures.  

 I picked up some beads to make a Kumihimo bracelet.  I got to stop learning how to do different things.   There isn't enough time as it is.  

Stopped at Panera for a quick lunch.  I can highly recommend the Thai Chopped Chicken salad.  It has a kick.
 Arttie, our driver.  Got a good picture there.  Someone is having a good time.

 After lunch, we headed to Hobby Lobby.  Patty was looking for a certain Afghan book and found it there. More yarn

We stopped at the mall to pick up a few more things.   Starbucks for a caffeine and sugar infusion before heading home. I'm telling you, we put on the miles.  The trip home whizzed by....gabbing again.  Plans for another trip in the fall.....but who knows.  We all get so busy.

Thanks for all the lovely comments.  Glad you stopped.  Keep cool and keep stitching.


  1. Now that does sound like a fun day! Especially when you didn't have to drive!

  2. WOW this sounds like a wonderfully awesome day. Loved reading your post. Thank you for sharing your adventures.

  3. Now that's my kind of day!! Love all of your goodies!

  4. What a great day! And just look at all the lovely things you picked up! :)