Monday, April 14, 2008

~~~~Weekend Happenings~~~~

It's Monday and another beautiful day is on the way. My weekend was fun and just flew by, I hope yours was fun too. Saturday was so great....Lisa and I had our adventure. We took a road trip and headed to one of our favorite places, The Elegant Stitch, in Modesto. This is the most wonderful stitchie store and the owner Lois is the nicest lady. Very helpful and can answer any question you might have, in fact all the ladies that work there are just great. Well, back to the trip.....we headed to Modesto and stopped along the way at Denny's for breakfast, it was so yummy and I'm not a breakfast person...but mine was delish and so was Lisa's. After breakfast we continued on to Modesto and wouldn't you know it we missed the exit we needed, (that's why I call our trips adventures, you never know what's going to happen) well anyway about 5 miles down the road we realized our mistake and got turned around and made it to the shop...which by the way is in a new location and just fabulous. The shop is huge and just filled with wonderful stitching things. We were there for over 3 hours just oooing and awwing over everything. Then it was decision time............... Look at all the goodies we came home with. Do you see the little sampler and the rose thread on the left? Now, don't laugh, that is what I bought plus a few little notions........and the rest is Lisa's. She sure knows how to shop and sew too. I'm happy to tell you we made it home without one little accidental was a happy, happy day.


Oh heavens, 4:45 sure comes early, but it's Sunday and the WX Peddlers Faire is today. Yippee! After some coffee, I'm awake.....time to get ready for the day. Wear comfortable clothes, dress in layers, approiate shoes..okay. Now lets, notebook, pen, tape measure, water, snack, hand sanitizer and my rolly it all. Off to meet our friends Rob and Michell and I'm meeting a blogging friend at the market too........more about meeting her in a minute. Lots of vendors today, I don't think there was one empty space. Shopping was great and we all found great treasures (and we saw lots of Scottie dogs, a clue to who I met). Carl found some neat treasures but his favorite for the day was a Fenwick Flipin Stick. He loves to fish and has a huge collection of rods and reels and this is a great addition....he's just itchin to use it too. I found some neat things too. This is my favorite find............
A vintage green basket, and I love it! I couldn't wait to get home and......
fill it with roses. These are my most favorite roses, "Secret", they are soooo fragrant. At first I put the basket on a table in the front room.......I didn't really like it here..........then I moved it here............
I think I it like much better here. What do you think?????
Look at these sweet pinwheel magnets.....aren't they just precious? They were a surprise from a blogging friend....before I tell you who let me tell you how I came to meet her. Well, my friend MICHELLE ordered some treasures from her Esty shop... as it turns out they talked and she was coming up to the faire (with her friend) and told Michelle she would bring her treasures and see her at the nice was that. Anyway, we all met up and she had a set of magnets for Michelle and me too. They are her own creation and I just love them. This sweet blogging friend is BECKY @ Sweet Cottage Dreams. It was so neat to meet a blogging friend, she is a dear. If you've never visited her blog stop by, you're in for a treat. Well, after all the shopping we headed to our favorite joint for breakfast and then home to rest, relax and maybe a little nap.

Well my friends have a happy day, I'm off to do some chores. Hugs, Linda

~~~~There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship~~~Author Unknown


Kathleen said...

Hi Linda, my mom always says....she doesn't get lost, she just takes a little sight seeing detour. {: I just love the threads! There used to be a stitchery store in Lubbock TX. and one in Midland, TX. but they are no longer open. I could stay all day at these shops. Makes me want to have a shop of my own. Happy stitching! blessings,Kathleen

Michelle said...

I love all the stitching stuff!

I like where you put your basket with roses ~ perfect! It was such a fun day..finding our new treasures and meeting Becky! Bonus!


Betty said...

Yes, yes, yes, I like your basket. The church I attended while growing up had two floor baskets like yours that were as tall as I was at time. They were always so pretty to me.

Thanks for visiting with me...Betty

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great weekend.
Fun places and great company what more can there be!!

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Sounds like a lot of fun!!
Love that basket!!

Jackie said...

Oh Linda that vintage basket is just lovely beyond words. What a great find.

Love the rose coloured thread and the little sampler. You did good.

Denise said...

I love love the basket.... and roses are my favorite!!!! I love going finding treasures like that..... Kudos on the sewing items..... I do not do much hand sewing but yours are great!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Linda! The pinwheels are so darling! Love your new basket too...the arrangement looks so pretty! I am catching up on all my visiting now...I hope this finds you well! How wonderful that you got to meet blogging friends!!

Sharon said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I LOVE your basket, that is so cool and I love the roses in it! You scored!

:0) Sharon

Jewelgirl said...

The SECRET is that we are all
going over to CAT REALM's blog
for a fun kitty blogversary
party today! PS: If you love cats,
you'll love this fun blog!

Donna said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend. I love the flower basket and it looks great where you put it!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love all your stitching goodies, and your basket is great! have a wonderful day!

kari & kijsa

Andi said...

Oh Linda, I had such fun living your adventure through this wonderful post. The stitchery shop sounds amazing. I used to do lots of cross stitching and when I couldn't see as well as I used to I stopped. Since I've had one cataract removed I really should pick it up again. I always loved to see a blank piece of cloth come to life.

How exciting that you got to meet Becky in person! Now where are those pictures???

Becky said...

Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by today to enter the drawing.

Looks like you had a great shopping day and came home with a little something to keep you busy. j

Have a great week!

Dona said...

Love your finds, the pinwheels are the cutest. My best adventures happen when getting lost. ( Happens alot) LOL.

Glad you had a wonderful time.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You have the best fun! I love the basket you got at the peddlers fair....

Natasha Burns said...

LOL i like your adventures - sounds like a great shop! I love that basket with the roses, yes it looks great there!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Linda!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your basket and it is perfect where you have it! That space was by far my favorite. I ended up buying something there, too.

I see that you found some wonderful things at Elegant Stitch! Small world it is because that is my favorite shop to go to for supplies and I know Lois and Annie well. I also see many Blackbird Design projects! Aren't they fabulous? You have your hands full now!! :0

It was a joy to meet the two of you and I am off to do my post about it now.


Muum said...

Sounds like a fun trip, and I love your new basket/vase, it is really fun. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kathy said...

Love your vintage basket! Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Nora Lee said...

I love your vintage basket, and like where you put it. What a fun day trip, the little "unexpected" adventures make those times with friends even more memorable.


Jewelgirl said...

Hi Linda, You have an award
waiting for you at my blog.
Jewelgirl Loves Jewelry! (HUGS)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Linda!

How wonderful that you got to meet Becky! That is so cool! Your basket is perfect, I love it and I love the roses too!