Monday, October 20, 2008

Jaunting

Last Saturday I went on a jaunt all by myself! Mike had to work on some reports so I thought I would drive to the nearby cross-stitch shop. I went and was not too inspired. They have a lot in the shop; but it was all crammed in there and I was just not feeling a friendly vibe. I really wanted to talk "stitching" with people and could see that was not about to happen. So, I thought to myself, why not drive over to The Country Cupboard in Orland Park? It would only take about 30-45 minutes. I have a fun car to drive and great music to listen to. (Usually when I am just by myself I don't really want to go that far, not because of the distance, just because I get kind of sick of myself when I don't have a co-rider to entertain me).
Well, I hit the jackpot. The Country Cupboard is a gorgeous store with tons of samples, tons of charts, and everything is organized very well. Barb, the owner, is so nice and welcoming. She had time for all my questions. As you can see from the pictures above I got some new charts, and most importantly I got the magnifying clamp that you see above. That makes things really easy. I am going to try and stitch on linen sometime soon so the magnifier is a must!

I even went out to lunch solo! I ate a Panerra and had a fabulous bowl of Cream of Tomato with Asiago cheese soup.
Mr. Buddy says Happy Monday night!

9 comments:

dogfaeriex5 said...

glad you went shoppingby yourself!! i love going by myself, no on to look over my shoulder saying do you really need that, lol!!!
xoxo
miss you

Diane Duda said...

I love the little gingerbread cottage (and mr. buddy)
:)

Beth said...

I agree with kim....I love shopping by myself and have done it forever !!!
I like to people watch while I'm out and I guess I've just always had that independent streak in me where I get in the car and GO and do whatever, without thinking about anyone else....
and then the only time I have to worry about is my own...
see, now you've started something....you might find yourself shopping by yourself more often....and you might really like it !!!

Ranae said...

Love the charts you choose.
I hate it when you can't bond with LNS's

Trixie said...

I love your post! I also love the cupboard...mom and I went there over the summer. Great store, and fab people! Can you show my boy Pal next time? I miss his cutie pie face.

Patti said...

Hi! You were in my part of the world! I know that store- people love that place. All the women who work there/craft there are just wonderful- the store has quite a reputation and following. Glad you discovered it!

Jeanie said...

That's my favorite Panera soup! Give Mr. Buddy a pet on the head for me!

One Crabapple said...

o-gawd I love PANERRA !

Yes ! what is it about cross stitch shops ? Those women seem like they have constipation or something....I have always noticed that and THANK YOU FOR VALIDATION here !

Now tell me, what is that maginification dealy bopper ? My eyes have just gone so fast down hill this year, I already need new specs (insurance says wait until January) . So what is that thing ? I could SURE USE IT !

going to link to this shop and see if it tells me....

Santa may need to know. Ya know ?

One Crabapple said...

And I forgot to say Hi to Mr. Buddy

and that it sounded like a Super Day out !