I took a day off from work today to meet up with VickiW and SueB for shopping and lunch. VickiW has come to New Hampshire for the MQX show, and SueB lives in Massachuesetts. While we all work with fiber, we all have slightly differently specialties, which makes for fun shopping and interesting conversation.
After touring Sue's wonderful studio and experiencing studio furniture lust, we first went to the Franklin Mill Store, which has an amazing selection of ribbons: embroidered, double face satin, grosgrain, organza, velvet and everything in between, not to mention fabrics of all sorts, plus notions and section with stationary that can be custom printed. Here's what I bought there:
There a couple of custom cards, a boxed set of cards and envelopes, some satin/organza ribbon and two woven ribbons. The horse ribbon is for trim for my daughter's fall wardrobe. Check out the image on the boxed set of cards:
After taking time out for lunch at 3 (yes that is the name of the restaurant!), we went shopping at Tatnuck Bead Company and Necessities for Needle.
I picked up these pink beads at Tatnuck along with a few findings for making jewelry. I bought the pink beads as I'm percolating a few new projects. Part of the process is to collect bits and pieces whenever I see items in the colors that I'm envisioning. The beads are part of that.
I had a great day - I needed a day off! Thank you both, Sue and Vicki!
Parting Shot: The last snow! This is all that's left in my front yard. I think spring is here.