We left home at about 8:00 this morning and arrived home just after 3:00 happy, almost penniless and our tummies full from a delicious lunch. Our first stop was Homesense, a shop with a plethora of goodies from housewares, fine china, home furnishings, bedding, books, silk flowers and a host of other goodies too numerous to mention. The only thing I can compare it to in the states is a cross between Marshalls, Tuesday Morning and the Christmas Tree Shop.
I wanted to see if they had any red glass to add to my collection that may have been marked down in the Valentine section, but to no avail. However, I did find some neat Easter stuff that I can't tell you about because most of it will be going to my swap partners. I'll take some photos to show after I know they have received their packages. I could have blown the bankroll in that store but I managed to contain myself.
After putting our parcels in the van, the next stop was Michael's only two doors down. Low and behold, a piece of red glass that was marked down jumped out at me, which of course I had to buy. I also bought four skeins of #304 red embroidery floss for a redwork quilt that is on my "to do" list and a ball of ecru Perle cotton. I managed to find a few goodies for my Easter swaps there as well, but mum's the word.
Next was Home Depot for the peg board and molding. That was in-and-out real quick because the next stop was...the QUILT shop. I bought more embroidery thread to add to my ever growing collection, some embroidery needles and what else? Fabric...10 fat quarters that called my name as soon as I stepped over the threshold! I couldn't leave them there, could I?
After tearing ourselves away, it was almost noon and time for lunch. We went to a little tea room where they serve homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, so that's what we had...and a pot of hot tea served in a real china tea pot with real china cups...a great way to end a great day of shopping.