I had a few paragraghs written about the happenings of the past couple weeks but thought twice and decided to just pick up where I left off and spare you the details. I'll just say it was productive and the time spent being with family was what I needed!
Of course to diffuse and unwind between the family visits and chores, Sis and I had to do a little shopping.
These photos above are from the Viking Sewing Center and Quilt Shop in Ann Arbor Michigan. Very NICE store where everything was right up my alley. The batiks they had were awesome and I loved everything in the place !!!!
We also went to the Lake Street Mercantile located in South Lyon . Here's my sis holding the current Quilt Sampler Magazine with this store (and quilt behind) on the cover. The shop was nice but not geared to my kind of quilting.
The only other shop we went to was Wendys Simple Stitches (no website) in Howell. This little shop was really cute and a total surprise not to be expected from the looks of the exterior.
This was the take from Wendys. I loved her scrap bins, the wool one definitely provided me an inexpensive assortment to try and I found some batik cutoff scraps from a class sample in the cotton bin. A few flosses and a green print made up my purchase there.
But the main damage was done at the Viking store. I could have spent a couple days locked in there!
As crafty things go, I brought home a sack of dads ties along with a white brocade scarf with hunting dogs on it. Highly possible that these may end up in something one day.
Although I'm still reading all my favorite blogs, I've kind of lost enthusiasm for maintaining my own. I'm sure it's only temporary. For a change of scene, I've joined up with a new group called Stitchin Fingers , Sharon B set up and it looks like it'll be an interesting place. Here's the link to take you to the Stitchin Fingers Home Page It's nice to see some pals over there already so please join along, OK?
Now if I can just get past my funk and get back on track.....
Till then, Jane