Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Sorry Blogger Friends, I've been experiencing blogger block and life so I haven't been blogging lately. So today is my Thanksgiving update. My sister from CT came down to Penna for a few days and her daughter Meg surprised us all and came in the night before and stayed till yesterday. Lindy's son, Tim who lives locally also came for dinner. We had a nice day and I ate way to much.

On Black Friday I took the day off work and shopped till I was ready to drop. I have decided that I am getting to old to enjoy the chaos at the mall. It was fun if you didn't actually want to buy anything. But I'm the kind of shopper who buys something from one store and something from another store and sort of shop around. There were some bargains to be had if ya needed that stuff or didn't mind standing in the lines. I got a few things for Molly since she was with me. She and I shopped together for a couple hours and then she had to go to work and I hit the speciality stores.

After leaving the mall I went to a nearby town. I discovered a new scrapbooking store that was loaded and having a sale! Next stop, the Street of Shops, it was my first time there... I don't know how I have missed that place for the past 20 years or however long it's been there... I went to an antique shop as well where I found a lovely slip that I'm calling a skirt for my dress form, "Miss Frannie".

Also on the list of places to stop was the Village Stitchery Shop in Mifflinburg, it in an old school house and the owner is so sweet. She remembers everyone who comes into her shop and chats with everyone. She caters mostly to the cross stitchers and carries lots and lots of counted cross stitch patterns, fabric and thread. I go there for thread for my crazy quilting. I like the DMC perle cotten in various thicknesses to add texture to my pieces. Another must stop on my list is the Mifflinburg Country Home and Garden... not sure of the name but it never disappoints as far as the artistic quality of displays. The owner of this place is very creative and has done some fabulous displays in the past. This year they have lots of theme trees. I bought a lovely tiara for Molly's pink tree at her house. She will love it and I'm guessing it will go with the rest of the tiaras she has been collecting. My last stop was the thrift shop which yielded nothing... oh well.

I came home and needed a nap and then I was awake and ready to start decorating. So I'll soon be sharing those photos!


Susan said...

Your needlework shop sounds wonderful. If they carry the Caron threads, it's pricey to get the Impressions, but I *love* using them on my CQ. They are 50% silk and 50% wool, so soft and wonderful, and they make great seams. It's about a perle 8 thread. Wildflowers is fun, too, by Caron.

~ Lindy ~ said...

Gee....what COULD you be 'crazy quiliting'???? Maybe a Christmas gift for your sister??? I really liked the phone case you showed me. (hint, hint) :)

Knitting Kris said...

I love your placemats! I have the same pattern in a slightly larger quilt that I use for decoration on my coffee table at times!
I love The Village Stitchery shoppe!