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 Hummer...it means he doesn't go in the garage....)
(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......)