Today I made an interesting discovery. I was shopping in downtown Selinsgrove trying hard to stick to my Christmas list.... wanting to get a few names ticked off the list when I glanced up and read a sign "quilting and yarn shop". Well, even though I don't have any quilters on my Christmas list I couldn't pass that up. I decided to check it out and was very pleasantly surprised to see a small shop jammed full of inventory for quilters, knitters and wanna-be's. The fun part was that the lady who owns the shop, gee, I wish I could remember the name of the place, was so sweet and pleasant and eager to show me around. Tonight is "First Friday" where the downtown merchants have artist's in their shops and they are open till 10. The woman in her store tonight is a spinner..... (Kristin, you should have see the beautiful alpaca wool she spins!!! you'd be dusting your spinning wheel off in nothing flat!) The owner of the shop had all kinds of projects with blue ribbons hanging on them and she encourages people to come in and knit with her, she teaches informal classes. She also does wool felting and had all kinds of supplies for that. So.... after Christmas I think I need to plan a field trip there and learn something!
I found a few things that I thought I can use in my crazy quilting and all this stuff only cost me $3.50. So for my $3.50 I had a pretty fun half hour of shopping. Then on to the mall and the reality of an ever growing Christmas list.