Well hello, blog peeps! Did you all have a good weekend? (Well, everyone except those of you in the eye of Irene, that is.) Our weather this weekend was Picture Perfect. I decided to take a last minute trip to see TheFirstChild and SweetiePie. With such a beautiful weekend, I thought a little city living might be in order.
First off, we had the fun of discovering a new quilt shop in downtown Indy combined with a little meet-up with Noblog Robin (Hi Rob — Thanks for coming all the way downtown to meet us! ) Crimson Tate‘s the name and modern’s the game.
The shop is still pretty small, but so far, so good. Lots of yummy fabrics. And cool antiques, used for display purposes.
Pretty, bright colors.
And a fun way to display patterns.
I love the big chalkboard for class lists and announcements.
And look at this awesome chair. Heather, Ms. Crimson herself, uses it at her sewing machine. She let me try it out and it’s really comfortable. She said it helps eliminate butt fatigue when you’ve been sitting at your machine all day. It’s called a ball chair — google it!
Heather is adorable and I could kick myself for not getting a picture of her and her awesome cat-eye glasses. I’m really looking forward to watching this little shop grow. What a great little gem in the Mass Ave. area. If you’re anywhere around Indy, I think it’s well worth the visit. (Especially when you consider that there’s a Flying Cupcake just down the street! And yes, we did partake. ;-D If you need a recommendation, go for the Here Comes The Bride cuppycake. It might make your eyes roll to the back of your head!)
So, that was the excitement on Saturday evening. On Sunday, SweetiePie and I went for a bike ride. Indianapolis has a pretty cool bike path system downtown.
We rode over to the canal area. Oh. Em. Gee. When SweetiePie said we were going to the canal, I pictured a bike path along the White River or something. The Canal is a beautiful area that links a lot of the city’s museums and fun places. Probably everyone knows about it but me — I was so pleasantly surprised!
There are bike paths along both sides of the canal and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Like a little mini-Venice or something. We rode around for an hour or so and then had a snacky picnic and people-watched. It was SO fun!
Then, on the way home, we decided to stop along the bike path and draw on the sidewalk. Every picnic kit should contain sidewalk chalk.
And Fly High. Sort of hard to see with the dappled sunlight, but you get the idea.
And now…another work week. Sigh. I want a weekend do-over. Thanks SweetiePie for making it such a perfect weekend. Don’t use up all the chalk before I get back to visit!