Saturday, June 22, 2013

Day Tripping.....

The past 5 months (i.e., all of 2013 so far) have been pretty stinky.  I've been struggling with some health issues and, besides being poked, prodded, x-rayed, and scanned, I just have felt like doo doo.

But, while not actually on the road to "recovery," I have finally started to feel a wee bit better....And this past week, even went on a little road trip with one of my besties....Cathy from Red Barn Rugs.

Where did we go??
Where do we usually go??

Country Freckles in Wisconsin Rapids of course!!

I LOVE going there - and this trip was extra fun for some reason.
Maybe because I hadn't been there in so long....maybe because I hadn't been ANYWHERE in so long?? Maybe because Joni had so many wonderful new things and the company was just what I needed??

In any event, it was a positively delightful day.

Since I was there last, Joni added on a wonderful little coffee shop or tea room....
I wish I had one iota of her decorating finesse....Is this just not the sweetest thing?

 (This is Deb, one of the beautiful barristas....)I

Of course, there was hooking going on (not by me, mind you...)

   (One of Cathy's newish designs called "Cottage Garden" - love the braided edge finish....)

And an ingenious lumbar pillow Cathy designed - oh my heck - this feels WONDERFUL on the back of your chair!!! I may have to do one....although I'm not sure my hands can handle the proddy edge.....

Kris O'Day brought along Olivia....isn't she sweet?

A couple of little appliqued book covers Cathy did:

I really thought I took more photos, but guess I was too busy shopping.  I did find a special treasure (and yeah, Cath, I know I owe ya BIG time!!!)....Hopefully I'll be able to show it to you soon (haven't told Daddy Crow about it yet, so it's still in hiding.....One thing good about driving a means he doesn't go in the garage....)

Happy Weekend!!!

(PS - Regarding my last post...I had some good chuckles at some of your suggestions....lizard, dinosaur, armadillo....but, actually, it is the south end of northbound SNAKE....One of our infamous "pine" snakes (Western Fox snakes).  I'd take any of the aforementioned critters me thinks over a snake.  Have I mentioned, I HATE snakes????) Yes, they're back......)


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you have had some health issues, nothing serious i hope, take care of yourself, you went on a lovely outing and may I just ask,,,, "Did you have to bring a UHaul trailer to bring all your purchases home, ha ha just kidding, take care my friend, I think of you often,

Primitive Stars said...

Yay!!!!! So glad your feeling a wee bit better, chase those ole bad health issues away, far away from Nod.........What a wonderful place to go, it would make me feel a whole lot better too........Love all the hooked work, amazing crafters....Enjoyed the post and so happy you shared with us.....Can't wait to see what yours hiding on Mr...Caw Caw......Take Care of yourself, Happy Summer, Hugs Francine.

Connie said...

I'm very happy that you are feeling better . . . now it's my turn. I spent last night at the walk-in clinic. I always seem to need a doctor, after office hours.
I love the photo at the top of your post and the saying that went with it. The hooked projects are all amazing. So much talent :)
Have a wonderful day,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow looks like my kind of store. Gee Crow I'm glad you're getting better. Hope it's nothing serious.

Hope you killed the snake by now too.


Kim said...

Great place! I'm glad you are starting to feel better. It was a long depressing winter. Now summers here (and sadly snakes too ).
Can't wait to see your new treasure. I'm glad I'm not the only one who smuggles purchases in ;)

Linda said...

So sorry you're not feeling well...hope things turn around for you! What a cute place! Happy weekend!!

Sandra said...

We don't have pine snakes here. Thank goodness. That thing looks really big. Sorry you are having health issues, same here. It has been a bad few months. Thank goodness for needlework. It helps me with the anxiety.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Two posts in a week. Yeah, you're back...I hope. I hope you finally are on the mend, too.
Can't wait to see your new treasure. I'm guessing it's something big and wonderful!
Love that hooked rug.

marly said...

It's good to hear that you are starting to feel a little better, and this little excursion obviously lifted your spirits. And emptied your wallet.

Raymond Homestead said...

So sorry you've been dealing with health issues :-( Glad you have been feeling better. Sounds like an enjoyable road trip, what a cute little shop! It's nice to get away now and then.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hey Girlfriend ~ sorry to hear you haven't been feelin' well and hope your on the mend soon.
You lucky girl ~ you got to go see Joni ~ I haven't had a chance to get to her cute shop in a while. Looks like she did a wonderful job on her coffee shop! Beautiful hookin' pieces too!
Glad you got out and enjoyed the day with friends!
Did you buy that chair you've been wanting???
Prim Blessings

1890* said...

Getting out and doing some girl time/ shopping can do a world of good for our spirits.. I hope the feeling good days stay with you Robin xxoo
What a lovely cafe and absolutely beautiful hooking.
Now on a less than sweet note,
Ms. Cranky!-
I hope that the temptation to play with your new secret goodie causes you to burst and share it with us ..Oh Robin! you are leaving me out on a limb with all sorts of fascinations as to "What could it be" ..giggles for you
~ Misi

bettyj said...

It was so good to read about your day. Those hooked items are to die for, as I don't do any of that. Sure wish I could.If there was a class around here, I would do it. A lot of us in blogland have had a hard several months. Lets hope there is going to be sunshine for a while. That was a BIG snake tail. WOW It would scare the bejeebies out of me!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Glad to hear you are out and about. A day of shopping with a pal is always good for what ails you. The little cafe is so quaint...a perfect place for a cup of something good while pondering what to buy next! Love the rug and the proddy pillow!
Better days ahead, my friend...within a few weeks Halloween will be popping up in the stores...retailers messing with our heads!!!
Have a great week,

Vicki said...

I am sure glad you are feeling better! As you said a day with a pal can give a girl a "new lease in life"! Beautiful rugs and I am happy to hear you had a good day. Take care and have a nice evening!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

I'm hoping you are making strides in feeling much better...been a tough year for a lot of us. I sure wish there was a wool store near us...I'd love to learn hooking in my spare time! LOL! Who needs to sleep??? A hooked piece in person is so different than seeing one online. Gee whiz...I thought with the great Nod freeze of last winter, that all snakes would've been history!! --Jan

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hope you will heal soon Robin. No fun feeling like poo. Hey - you deserve whatever you are hiding in that garage! Don't forget it! ;0) Lisa

frontporchprims said...

Even doo doo can be useful!! The pioneers used buffalo doodee as fuel for their fires!!! Glad you are feeling a tad better. How fun to take a besties trip. The shop is amazing. Hope you show us your goodes.
Wishing you a lovely week. -Steph-

Karen said...

Hi Robin,
I saw your post on Monday but I was in the car on my I-pad and it doesn't always let me comment for some reason.
Glad you got to get out and enjoy yourself.

How fun....I loooove Joni's shop.
Glad you got to go there....and those hooked rugs...oh my goodness.
And I haven't seen the coffee shop all in its glory yet...just in the building stages.
Soon though because I'm going to be taking some of my products to her shop to sell!!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

I am so glad you got out for a little girl time and some fun! You deserve it and soo hope you are feeling better my friend! OLM

Roberta said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing all the photos so we can enjoy as well! Take care. ~Roberta

LadyCat said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Spending time with friends is good for the soul.
I found your lovely blog from Willow's blog. It is nice to meet you. Sorry to hear about your health issues. I am going through a similar time now too. It can be frustrating. Hope you continue to feel better : )

Mary said...

I need to come take some hooking lessons. I have a cutter/ stripper and a closet busting at the seams with wool I've collected.