This post recounts a planned trip and an unexpected one–both delightful.
Unexpectedly, on Sunday Kelly suggested that we drive to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve which, taking the route we did, is about 85 miles from here. We traveled by way of
a Frank Lloyd Wright building. Lucky us–it was a free admission Sunday. Along the way, we took a detour to the
On Monday was the planned trip. Why little ol’
I’m thinking these bamboos will work with some I have already spun and will spin with the yet-to-be-dyed bit.
Were the Yarn Barn the only attraction, the trip would have been a howling success, but wait . . . there’s more . . .
Just across the street is a fabric shop–Sarah’s Fabrics. I had noticed it on previous trips but had not gone in because although I do sew, I do not quilt and I thought the shop a typical quilt shop. Such shops are nice, but not very interesting to me. My companions, Kathy and Sue, are quilters so we ventured in. Well, my vocabulary of superlatives and similes fails me. Sarah’s must have bolts of absolutely every gorgeous cotton fabric ever made. In addition, she has nice wools and linens to interest the garment sewer in me.
Were Sarah’s Fabrics the only attraction, the day would have been a howling success, but wait . . . there’s more . . .
Next on the agenda was Footprints, a shoe store of some note that carries closeouts of Birkenstocks, Chacos, and Dansko clogs, the three brands that comprise the entirety of my shoe wardrobe. We three limited ourselves to a total of six pair between us.
Were Footprints the only attraction–you know the rest . . .
In fact, we had lunch at the Mad Greek, dinner at Jason’s Deli, stopped at a liquor store to buy beer not available in
The sole disappointment of the trip was that Old World Pottery, a shop that sells Polish Pottery and which was having a 30% off sale, was not open on Monday, thus proving that you can’t have it all–I think I’ve come close lately.