Though my vacation is only half over, I thought I'd give a quick update.
Last weekend, hubby and I headed up to Alameda to visit Needle In a Haystack. The store has recently moved and I was a little disappointed in the new layout. It was hard to find patterns, but I persevered and managed to find a few things. LOL. They still have an amazing thread selection and lots and lots of fabric. I picked up Olga from Plum Street Samplers (one of my favorite designers) and Peace on Earth from La D Da (another favorite). The skeins are beautiful silk and the fabric is Pampas from Picture This Plus. I don't have any plans for the fabric, but it was just too pretty to leave alone on that shelf! LOL
Since my baby sister had volunteered to stay overnight with Dad, hubby and I headed over to Dublin to spend the night. Next morning, stopped in at a Bass Pro Shop. All I can say, this store is a tourist destination. LOL I didn't find a single thing to buy, but had fun checking out the fish and watching the people!
It seems that every day has been filled with "stuff to do". I've had lunch with a friend, shopped for quilt fabric (just because, LOL), did a little de-cluttering. Then last night, I made scones. I am almost 55 years old and never, ever, made scones. I always thought there was some secret until I read a recipe from Jocelyn over at http://canadianneedlenana.blogspot.com. It didn't seem too hard and Jocelyn said they were very tasty. English scones, from a Canadian blog, made by an American.
LOL Here is the result...
Not too bad, a little dry, but add a giant cup of coffee and JUST RIGHT! I think I will get better with practice. LOL
I've kept up on my giant granny square...
I've got 5 more skeins to use. I don't think it is going to be enough, but maybe I'm just overthinking it. Worst case scenario, I finish up with black yarn in the same brand. I've been looking at some "straight granny stitching". Maybe my next project? Once again, I'm planning more projects and I haven't finished the first. Sigh.
Off to get my day started. I've got care for Dad today, so I will get a bit of housework done and then work on some projects. I am looking forward to the down-time.
Have a great day and be kind to one another.