Monday, May 30, 2016

I'm Back!!

Good morning and happy Monday!!

Oh. My. Goodness.  I've been back since Friday, but between unpacking and catching up on real life, this is the first chance I've had to check in with ya'll.  LOL

Let me pick up where I left off in my last post.

I had drug my son to three fabric shops, so I let him skip the last one.  LOL  If you are ever in Williamsburg, Iowa, stop, stop, STOP, at the The Woolen Needle. They have every color of wool you could ever dream of.  And if that's not enough, there is a stove with a huge pot in the back.  THEY DYE THEIR OWN COLORS!!  And fabric?  Yes, they have fabric.  Loved this shop.  And the ladies running the program?  They treated me like I visited every week.  I stayed an extra 30 minutes just to chat.  The building still had the original wooden floors and tin ceiling.  It was so beautiful!!

This is just one fourth of the shop!!

I don't remember where I got which fabric, but this is the wool I picked up at the Woolen Needle. Isn't it so pretty?  I will use it to back my cross stitch and punch needle.  Oh, and they have a website if you need to order on-line, hint, hint.  LOL

This is the fabric I collected over my two weeks.  What was I thinking?  As if I "needed" more fabric. LOL

Back to nature.

I spent hours trying to get a perfect picture of a cardinal.  This is the best I could do.

Then, just when I had given you go:

Granted, I found them in a gift shop, but they didn't move while I focused my camera.  LOL  LOL LOL

I had mentioned the wildlife in my son's neighborhood.  This little bunny was checking us out...

The bunnies here look a little like the bunnies out in California, but they are darker and have smaller ears. This little guy had no problem coming within five feet of us.  It was all about the grass!!

Soooo.....I finished hubby's scarf and started on the next project.  It is a beautiful green/blue yarn...wool, silk, and alpaca.  So soft.  I didn't really care for the slubs, but Baby Boy said he knew someone that would LOVE the scarf.  Wink.  Wink.  LOL

I finished these three washcloths for my son...cotton.

Then, it was time to say goodbye.  We went to our favorite coffee shop.  Here is my last mocha. Sigh.

And this was our final vacation picture.

I had a wonderful time.  My son is one of my favorite people.  He is kind, thoughtful, and loves his mom.  I can't ask for more than that.

I hope that everyone has an amazing day.  Be kind to one another.


  1. I am so glad you had a wonderful vacation Angela. I hope you are able to rest up before you go back to work!

    1. LOL I hope so!! I go back to work tomorrow. Thank goodness it is only a four day week. I liked vacation. LOL

  2. Awesome pictures! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us sweet friend. I love that shop. It's really hard to find stores that still have the original floors and the tin ceilings. Love that! Oh nice fabric you picked out, too. Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend. :)

    1. It is better that I live in California...otherwise, I would live at that shop. LOL

  3. That's exactly the kind of shop I would need in my neighbourhood.
    Thanks for sharing all your vacation adventures and for showing all these awesome pictures. I hope going back to work this morning wasn't too hard.

    1. Good morning, Brigitte. Oh, it's tough this morning! LOL I haven't been up at 4 am for three weeks. It's still dark outside. LOL I loved the The Little Red Hen, but The Woolen Needle was my very, very favorite. The atmosphere was so sweet.

  4. What a wonderful, well=deserved trip for you Angela. Those shops were awesome and I will visit The Woolen Needle online and take a good look. Hope your week is going well as you adjust to life, not on vacation.

    1. Good morning, Jocelyn. I was so spoiled on my vacation. LOL I stopped anywhere I wanted, ate lunch at a different place every day, had a mocha anytime I want...LOL It's the little things in life!

  5. Lots of nice additions to your stash!!! Your son is a trooper for sticking with you through FOUR shops!!!

    I usually go to craft stores by sister distracts me if she comes with ;)

    Your stitching looks lovely.

    Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

    1. I am son is a sweetie and will hang in there for quite a while. We did have to stop for lunch, but I was hungry too! LOL I'm hoping that he uses the washcloths and doesn't save them for "good". LOL