Places We Go category

  • Long Weekend in Chicago

    It is a traveling summer for me. I will spend almost no time in my own bed in July. I am a lucky girl to have so many places to go and so many people to see, but the schedule is tight, that is for sur...
    Jul 29, 2015 2 Comments

  • Shady Hollow Flea Market 2015

    I visited Shady Hollow Flea Market last year. It is now an official date for my husband and I. Let’s start with the “man things”. Here is my favorite guy, looking at old plates. An...
    Jul 14, 2015 No Comments

  • Painting Pottery

    We walked by the paint your own pottery shop one day and ended up inside. It was a magical spontaneous afternoon activity. My girl stuck with it for a REALLY long time, so that made the cost of ̶...
    May 19, 2015 5 Comments

  • Faribault Woolen Mills and Planning for a New Bag

    A week ago the weather was beautiful, so my husband and I decided to take a drive. We ended up at a place I’ve been wanting to visit for awhile, the Faribault Woolen Mills. Faribault Mills have...
    Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

  • Makery, Los Altos

    A friend of mine suggested a field trip to the Makery in Los Altos, CA, It is the marriage of a high-end craft shop and a high-end fabric store with project areas thrown in to boot. There are finish...
    Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

  • Quilting: The Jelly Roll

    A little while back I posted about the jelly roll that I wish I bought last summer. This year it was time once again for the pilgrimage to Minnesota and a visit to the Red Pine Quilt Shop. I was recou...
    Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

  • The Stitch Lab

    Over the spring, I was asked to work on the costumes for our school’s production of Snow White. I was thrilled to do it. The principal of the school is a fan of Project Runway and saw “My...
    Jun 30, 2014 2 Comments

  • Texel Island Sheep and Other Dutch Yarns

    My barge and biking trip to North Holland last week included a trip to the island of Texel. Located off the upper tip of the Netherlands in the North Sea, Texel is home to fishermen, tourists on seasi...
    Jun 06, 2014 1 Comment

  • A few shots from Amsterdam

    This has been a wonderful week in Amsterdam. The days have been warm and sunny, a rare treat here. Here are a few snapshots from our adventures. A pig made of denim at the Amsterdam Fashion Institut...
    May 28, 2014 1 Comment

  • A visit to France, in Sonoma California

    There is a French Antique store in Sonoma. Over the holiday weekend they were hosting a very special flea market in the lot next door. The had French music wafting out, and the well heeled tourists, ...
    May 27, 2014 No Comments

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