I have a few leftover items from our weekend in Chicago. On our way home, we stopped at a fun yarn shop, Idea Studio in LaGrange, Illinois. They have some very nice yarns and lots of shop samples. I especially thought these little dresses were pretty cute.
They made me think of a certain little Bub in Australia whose mother crochets like a dream! The woman in this shop told us all about a sock war they’d just finished (it’s mentioned on their web site). It reminded me of dish rag tag a little bit, although they were knitting fish socks ( I wish I had a picture — the cuff looked like fish scales and the top was shaped like a fish mouth) and not dish rags. And they weren’t in teams — it was every man for himself. Anyway, if you’re in the Chicago area, we thought this place was definitely worth a visit.
Another weekend leftover is my discovery of this fabulous thread.
Am I the only one who’s never heard of this embroidery thread? Ohmygosh, we saw a vendor at the quilt show who had several drawer-fuls of the most beautiful colors. I wanted one of each of them to bring home with me. I restrained myself however, and only purchased a little six-pack of pastel colors, plus a bit of red and blue for red and blue work. I read somewhere that this is the equivalent of using three strands of embroidery floss, so I’m a little worried about using it, as I’m a two-strand embroiderer. I’m thinking maybe the beautiful colors will take my mind off of it though.
And one last weekend leftover, I saw this cupcake fabric in a big pack at the quilt show but didn’t buy it because I didn’t want all the other prints that came with it. I found some at the Fabric Shack. Yipee! I love it! How ’bout a cupcake bunny???
Now, I have some VERY distressing news. You’ll probably want to sit down before I tell you.
Do you see any almonds in this ice cream?
No. You. Do. Not. That’s because we can’t get Chocolate Almond here anymore. According to the Baskin Robbins website, it’s now a regional ice cream and is only available in the southeast. What???? What’s up with that??? Are southern people the only ones who like Chocolate Almond ice cream? Can you southerners verify this — do you like it more than the rest of us???? Are they rationing almonds or something? Or maybe they’re trying to help us fat midwestern Chocolate Almond ice cream lovers lose a few pounds? I’m distraught. My summer just won’t be the same. I might have to send a letter.
Ok, I’m done now. I hope you all have a beautiful spring/fall weekend!
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