We went to La Crosse to see Katy this weekend. The roads were lousy for the first hour on the way there. The further we went the better they got. We had fun with her and her girlfriends. I will have a later post about the stitching finds.
We went out to dinner with a whole bunch of girls. We were going to go to a Pizza place downtown called Pizza Amore. They make a gluten free crust so Katy was very interested. They wouldn't be able to seat us for an hour so we had to walk around. It wasn't exactly nice there yesterday. It only got to about 35 degrees and was raw. There really wasn't much open other than bars and restaurants. We didn't think we should be taking 18-20 y/olds into bars. (Responsible parents) We found a coffee place and got some drinks there. They were hot too! It was a very interesting coffee place. Amazing how many people are in those places plugged in and focused on usually not one but two screens. All the buildings are beautifully old with gorgeous tin ceilings.
One of the posters on the wall. I love these old posters from the 1920's.
Katy and her group of girl friends. They are all so amazing.
Big Daddy Bob ready to pay the bill. Hooray for fathers! Way cool interior.
Before dinner, Bob, Katy and I had gone shopping of course. While we were in Cross Stitchery and Mainstreet Framing, Bob took a walk down the street and found an Antique Mall. We met him and took a walk around. I always keep an eye out for things that look stitching related. I found this box. I sort of fell in love with it. I walked away from it several times. Then I asked the proprietors if there was wiggle room in the price and there was. That did it, it had to come home with me.
The little things on the end are actually latches and when you pull on one side the top will come off. It was marked as a Handmade Swedish box.
A few more pictures
The sides have that Shaker look but, different.
We counted 10 cars in ditches, one wreck truck with trailer vs car and four roll-overs. Thankfully, Bob is a very good Yooper driver. He is sitting in the sauna right now trying to un-knot himself.
We did have an great time. More snow tonight, another inch. I don't think the stuff will ever melt.
Thanks for stopping! Thanks for the great comments! and Welcome new members. I will show my latest acquisitions in the future. Nothing monumental but, cute.
Keep on Stitching