Hello to all my many friends!
Do you love making spontaneous decisions?
I sure do, and my spur of the moment decision to go on
a family road trip to Madison turned out to be
While my husband and son went to a car show in
Jefferson, Wisconsin, I requested to be dropped off in
Sun Prairie, a town near Madison.
The highlight of my trip was a shop called J.J. Stitches & Co....
This wonderful quilt shop has been in business for 40 years!
If you're ever in the Madison area...it's a great stop!
Sweet quilt plaque...hangs on the outside building entrance.
I'm not a quilter, but love gathering new fabrics for my
finishing stash....I do love that big red star quilt!
This shop has a well done antique ambiance!
I have a problem with being drawn to antiques that are
NOT FOR SALE....like this fantastic Amish double school desk!
One long school desk that has two individual openings!
Lots of fabrics to look through!
Lots of little pinkeep models scattered throughout the shop.
I'm so excited about some very inspiring pattern books that
made their way home with me!
Here's a quick look at the fabrics I selected....
Viney floral and berry prints.
This is my favorite selection....lovely olives and sepia tones!
The most inspiring find of the day comes on a spool....
I instantly fell in love with this beautiful wool handwork thread!
"Genziana" ~ Made in Italy
Having a hard time choosing colors I decided to
invest in these 16 shades....
~ spools are labeled with a color number
~ each spool contains gr. 25, mt. 350
~ 50% Lana & 50% acrilico
~ $8.00 per spool
Lana means Wool in the Italian language, and acrilico
A perfect fit on my spool basket!
Can't wait to start using this wool thread on finishes!
The city of Madison is Wisconsin's State Capitol....
This is a Lakeside view of the Capitol ~ the big domed building.
It has always reminded me of a miniature version of the
Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
It's been many years since I've been inside....just beautiful!
Notice all the large statues surrounding the dome pillars!
We had a great road trip, but I always love getting back home
to my comfort zone...especially with a bag full of handwork goodies!
Sunday, I made lots of progress on the model for
Humble Hare Handwork's first club kit.
I'm working on the finishing and hope to POSSIBLY
reveal it on Friday....cross your fingers!
~ Weekly Soul Food ~
Stand in awe, and sin not:
commune with your own heart upon your bed,
and be still.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
and put your trust in the Lord.
~ Psalm 4:4-5...KJV ~
Have a great week everyone...enjoy the nice spring weather!