Monday, May 24, 2010
Bosom friend and crafter extraordinaire Robyn and her sweet kids came for a whirlwind visit a few days ago. We even got a cameo by her lovely mom, so it was a great time.
We ate good food, lazed around on the screened porch in our pajamas and watched the kids play outside. We also managed a group trip to IKEA and also a great thrift store near me. Robyn scored all kinds of coolness at the thrift store including a great red print vintage dress. I got some odds and ends and some books for the kids (the stack of Magic Treehouse books have already been devoured, so thanks for the tip, Robyn).
And you guys knew I bought some fabric at IKEA. Right? sigh. I don't need it. But. I can't not get it. Right?
As usual, Robyn came bearing many thoughtful (and yummy) gifts. Among other things, what you see above for my birthday girl, who was thrilled. How does she find such cool things? I'm a little jealous of the coloring book. Then, the most PERFECT t-shirt for my...erm...frugal husband (If Life Gives You Lemons, Keep Them. Because, Hey, Free Lemons).
And this book. Robyn, I'm already really loving the vintage goodness. So. Many. Diagrams. It has everything. Just the embroidery alone. So many methods and stitches I've never even seen or heard of. Also I'm especially jazzed about the knitting and crochet sections. As you have seen, my embroidery needs help. And crochet is proving difficult to master. And knitting is a complete uncharted mystery.
Thanks again for the visit, Bob! Hugs to you.