JoAnn's had a 60% off framing coupon last week and so I had to take advantage of it. I got these two pretties back today; I think you will remember them.
Quaker Stitches from Jeanette Douglas:
Scarlet's Christmas Sampler from Chessie and Me:
This week was quite enjoyable. I took Thursday off of work to meet up with Wendy Jo from Wen to Stitch at Stitchville. We were joined by my stitching bud Judy from Alexandria, and my sister-in-law, Janice -- the more the merrier in my book! We had a great time shopping and talking; we scoured through the sale boxes in the back room and each took home some treasures. After shopping at Stitchville, we had lunch at Old Chicago. Judy then headed home, but Wendy Jo, Janice, and I went to a couple quilt shops in White Bear Lake. We found some treasures at one of them -- felted wool, finishing trims and some rusty bells. After an afternoon treat, we took Wendy Jo back to her hotel and bid her farewell (until next time!)
Today, Janice and I met up again and we went to the Shepherd's Harvest Festival in nearby Lake Elmo, MN. Neither of us had ever gone before, so we didn't really know what to expect. What fun we had though and what a feast for the eyes. I never saw so much color! There were four buildings filled with vendors, mostly selling wool for spinning, yarns for knitting and crocheting, and felted wool for sewing and crafting. Oh my, we had fun!
After checking out all of the booths we strolled around outside and met up with a mother/daughter team who were demonstrating spinning. The showed us how to card wool and then spun some if it for us. We also saw some spinning done with small "spinners" - wish I had a picture of one of them.
Before leaving we stopped in to see the sheep and the goats, but the llamas and the alpacas won our hearts. Here are some pictures of these cute animals!
Happy Mother's Day all. Thanks for stopping by!