Friday, February 13, 2009

Shopping Trip a Success!

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.


Kimberly said...

BEAUTIFUL! I'm planning a shopping trip post for later on today (or maybe tomorrow, you know how it goes...)
Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Kimberly

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Sounds like you had a great day and I love your fabric...such beautiful colors. I guess the 1 hour drive was worth it!!!

Pat said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day!

Deb said...

Nothing is more fun than shopping with a friend and sharing lunch at a tea room. I love tea rooms I feel like such a lady.
Nice Booty there girl love the fab's and what are we doing with the redwork??uhn..yes uhn..
Looks like you had fun and made it home safe...thanks for sharing..cause we care.

Dorothy said...

Kaaren, it sounds like you had a really successful day! Love the fabrics! Have you a project in mind?

Comfort Cove Designs said...

What a wonderful day you put in and what delicious fabrics you bought!!!

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