Sometimes I just need to disappear for a couple of days. Having short little weekends away help me to get through my long work weeks. This weekend I escaped to Wisconsin.
I took a vacation day on Friday (sort of). By 12:30pm I was on the road and heading east. Since I hadn't eaten lunch it only seemed logical that I would stop in my most favorite small town cafe in all of the Midwest - you know it, the Norske Nook!
I had my usual, a pork sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. This always brings back fond memories of road trips that I used to take as a child with my Auntie Theresa.
But you know best what the Norske Nook is well known for...their pie! I took a piece with me for later.
I arrived at my destination, Madison, Wi, and settled into my hotel room for the night. I always get a kick out of the signs in the elevators at Hampton Inns.
This one is probably my favorite though...
Why am I here? Lynn's of Madison (needlework store) hosted a class with Lori Markovic of La D Da. We finished the Tender Heart Stitcher's Roll. Here's a snap of my finishing in progress.
Lori is delightful. She spent time with each stitcher making sure they knew what to do.
I enjoyed the day immensely. Connected with quite a few stitchers that I have not seen for awhile.
After class, many of us went back to Lynn's for some stash enhancing.
They had a lovely display of La D Da models.
I could have driven home last night but the thought of driving after dark didn't appeal to me much, so I stayed one more night. Enjoyed another quiet evening in the hotel room. The lighting wasn't great, but I figured out that if I sat at the desk, I could watch TV through the mirror! Hey, we do whatever works, right?
It was a fun weekend. Here are a couple snaps of my finished stitcher's roll...
Thanks for stopping by. Hope your weekend was just as special.