Ray & I put the top down on the t-bird yesterday a.m. & drove to Florence. I found out there is a new Joann's over there & I'd never been to one. There is also a Hobby Lobby I've been in a couple of times. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a nice large quilt shop or a cross stitch shop with lots of models to look at. Oh well.... ;-)
We stopped & had "brunch" at iHop & then went to Kohls first and then on to Hobby Lobby. I was very good - only came out with 2 wooden boxes for Blackbird Designs pieces and a cut of fabric with peace signs to make my niece a cover for a journal. She found one in her school fundraising book that she begged me to buy for her, but it was $8! It was just a spiral bound composition book that she would have used up in no time.... I just knew I'd be able to find similar fabric to make her something she could use until she was tired of it and I was right! Now to get it made.....
Then it was on to Joann's..... They do have A LOT of stuff don't they??? I wasn't overly impressed with their fabrics to be totally honest - I'm too used to Moda now... ;-) but I did get a few little cuts for some Halloween applique that won't be used a lot, so they will be fine for that. Geez, I've turned into a fabric snob I'm afraid. Shame on me, but it's true. :-] Once you use the "good stuff", there is no going back I'm afraid! I also bought the new limited edition Ginger Scissors (so pretty) and some threads. See, I was VERY good! That's what happens when you have as much stash as a craft store.... lol
It was great to take the day off & get away. The weather was gorgeous & I even got a tiny bit of sun on my cheeks & arms during the long ride there & back. Today I have lots & lots of things that I have to do around the house. My mother-in-law is coming for a visit at the end of the week. I think she is staying 10 days or so. Don't know how we'll keep her entertained for so long, but we'll do our best!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead & I hope to be back soon with some pictures of stitching and sewing! :-)