Thursday, April 20, 2017

Road Trip

Wednesday, Katy and I had to go to Milwaukee for her doctor's appointment......ROAD TRIP!
The appointment never lasts long.  
Since we are in a "big city-Milwaukee,"  there is lots more shopping options.  
First leg of the trip was Niagara, WI where we were stopped for road construction.
There was a paper mill there and a dam to harness the hydraulic power.
There has been a lot of rain and really upstream snow melt yet.
The gates on the dam were open and we could see it while we waited to go through the contruction zone.  
Please excuse the traffic but, I thought the water rush was pretty cool.  

After Katy's appointment, we head to Bay Shore for shopping (after lunch at Panera).
She likes to go to H&M for the latest and then we head to Trader Joe's to stock up.  
Bayshore is huge and spread out and we have about a 3 hour 40 minute ride home.  

The last time we were at the Stitching Bee, we talked about yarn stores.
Kendra had said she had been at a really nice yarn store in Bayside.
In reality it was in Fox Point, a suburb, where it just so happens I grew up.  
 When she showed me on line, I knew exactly where it was.  
We saved up some time and went to the Kneedle Knook.
It is an awesome yarn store!
They had an amazing assortment of yarn!
The staff was wonderful!
The lady who checked us out is actually from the UP....Iron River!
It really is a small world.
A couple of people in the back room knitting....including a sweet old guy!

Of course we walked out with a few bags of yarn.
I got two skeins of self stripping sock yarn and some gorgeous mohair with a free scarf pattern.
Waiting for me when I got home were the last two patterns from the Nashville Market.  
It was amazing!
I had just been thinking I needed to call Kendra and tell her to mail them to me on the trip down. 
OMG to I love this one with the Chinese proverb...
"God finds a low branch for the bird that cannot fly"
One of the new BBD, this is the first in a 9 part series.

There really were some great new patterns at market this year!

Now I have to stop with the projects...after the thread and fabric come in...LOL
Hope your week is going well. 
In the home stretch for the weekend. 
I am hoping to work on finishing some projects along with all the weekend chores. 
Keep on Stitching


  1. I agree, great BBD charts. There is nothing better than a road trip with your daughter!

  2. Sounds like a fun trip with your daughter.
    The Bayshore Mall is really a big attraction here.
    Love the WTNAT Bluebird design.
    Have a fun weekend!

  3. Lovely patterns you received! It sounded like a fun trip with Katy. Look forward to seeing your yarn projects! Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. What a great shop. And beautiful new charts from Nashville. My two favorite crafts cross stitch and knitting. Thank you for sharing

  5. Great road trip. Market releases were awesome this year!

  6. My BBD # 3 came in the mail so even though still working on # 1 I couldn`t carry on as Kitty in # 3 so started that too :) I have the whole set as a order and so looking forward to having all framed and on the wall. Lovely Patterns. Happy Stitching.

  7. It's funny how kids are more computer savvy than we are ;)
    Glad it's sorted!
    Lovely stitching on Hawks Run and pretty new charts.