I’ve been busy trying to catch up on what all of you have been doing. Maybe blogland should have designated posting days so that I don’t get so far behind everytime I take a break! We had a great weekend visiting TheSecondChild for Parent’s Weekend. It’s always fun to check up on him and his friends. There were dinners out (big treat for college child — away from cafeteria food), a tailgate party and a football game. And some re-arranging of the apartment furniture. The boys don’t seem to have the decorating gene. Furniture just gets placed awkwardly. Now, the tv is visible from all seating locations. ;-)
On the way there, I decided we’d take a 10 minute detour off of the freeway and visit a new little quilt/yarn shop I’d been reading about on this blog. The shop is Clementine’s and I sort of snuck up on Camilla as she didn’t know who I was.
It was my first blog meet and it really made my day! (I didn’t take any pictures of the inside of the shop because Camilla has some really nice pictures on her blog.) I introduced myself and we had a nice time visiting. She was even kind enough to entertain TheManoftheHouse while I browsed the fabrics. She has a great collection of Westminster fabrics — a VERY needed addition to Indiana as they’re so hard to find here. I browsed, we talked, I browsed, I selected a fabric, we talked, her 2-yr. old Eli wandered by (so cute!), we talked, I selected another fabric, we talked, I selected 2 more fabrics, she and TheManoftheHouse talked, I selected another fabric (someone please stop me!), we talked, she helped me select a Kaffe Fassett print for Magoo, I ended up in the knitting books, she chatted more with TheManoftheHouse, I selected knitting book, we talked about her AGA (which I didn’t even know you could get here in the states), I browsed, ….you get the picture! Ms. Cami — your shop is going to be a great success — you have mastered the fine art of making the customer feel at home — we browse, we chat, we buy!!! LOL!
I was VERY impressed! Supposedly, all five children were lurking somewhere. They must be very well behaved as we didn’t hear a peep out of them. Speaking of the children, what happened to that cute little Eli? Hey — here he is:
Is that TOO CUTE or what? He fell asleep right by the front door. No wonder we didn’t hear him anywhere! After we were done, we quietly left and once outside I had to take another picture of sleeping little Eli — you can see what it looked like if you went walking by the outside of the shop:
Thank you Ms. Cami for a very delightful visit. I’ll definitely be back — hopefully next time with Quilty Peeps in tow.
I did manage to get a little sewing done on the trip. I usually do most of the driving when we travel, but this time I made an obvious discovery — if I don’t drive, I can sew or knit! Duh. I always thought it would make me car sick, but no! I did forget to look up often though, so I sort of feel like I missed part of the trip. I’ll have to work on the fine art of sewing AND paying attention next time.
One last thing — the sweet and innocent hysterical Isabelle has issued a “Show Us Your Jugs” challenge. Much to the dismay of TheManoftheHouse, I don’t have a jug collection. Just two reasonably small (and not the same size, I might add) jugs:
Inspired by Isabelle, I’m definitely thinking of starting a jug collection — you must go see Isabelle’s jugs — they’re very lovely! And certainly, I’d like to encourage all of you, dear readers, to “Show Us Your Jugs”!!!
Until next time, when I promise I’ll actually have sewing content,