Sunday, February 28, 2010

Excited Jabber

Busy weekend! Sunny Days! Cold weekend! We stayed on the go with our usual errands plus a few extras. It felt good to get back into our regular habits since this was really the first weekend Harold was back out running around with me full force since his hospital episode. The temps stayed on the chilly side and the wind that accompanied it was one to cut right through you. Brrrrrr. Thank goodness that wonderful sunshine knocked off some of the chill.

Last Christmas, Harold found an LNS to buy part of my gifts at. I was thrilled to find out there was a shop within a decent range of us and have been wanting to go ever since. He finally took me down there this weekend! I was one happy gal. The ladies there are wonderful and the shop is perfect with everything I could dream of wanting and more. Their framing section was a dream come true. The prices didn't make my mouth drop open in shock and the selection of mouldings was too good to be true! They are framing up some of my pieces and I hope to get back in several weeks! I even let them order several charts for me. Gives me a good reason to go back again! I can definitely see this LNS becoming a regular part of my life and I couldn't be happier! By no means do I intend to abandon my online shops but for now I am basking in the happiness of being able to fondle and wallow among all the goodies of a real life LNS.

While at the LNS, I noticed they had a wonderful selection of scisssors and as a lot of you know, I have wanted to add these to my collections of sewing items so I took the plunge and came home with these! I always say that once I have 3 of something, I have a collection so I went the full mile on starting this collection! I can't wait to add to it! In case you can't see, I got the Owl, Witch and Tudor Rose all by Kelmscott.

At the LNS, I noticed they had a framed sample of AAFG on their wall. I showed it to Harold and he thought I wanted it. I just laughed (because I would have loved to have taken theirs home with me) and told him that I was working on that piece. He was sort of taken back by the size of it! Wow, so was I when I saw their finished and framed piece!

I told Harold how much I appreciated being able to get all that framing done since this was the first framing I have had done in a long long time but I wouldn't be doing that all the time. I would continue to frame some of my things and then take certain things to the shop for framing. He liked the idea and I think I saw him secretly pat his wallet as if to reassure it all would be ok. lol.

While we were out, I saw a frame for Independent Mind but didn't get it. I should have gotten it but I think I will wait until it is complete since I am bad about setting things aside for long periods.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me again! Your visits and comments always brighten my day! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.


Becky K in OK said...

Love your scissors. What a great find Harold found for you. Sounds like you had a fantastic time.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you had fun at the "new" LNS. Great scissors! And yay on the framing! I'm doing the same, taking things in for framing a bit at a time. It's good also to hear Harold is up and going again! Yay, Harold! He sounds like a keeper!

Hazel said...

Sounds like a great shop! I wish I had one near me like that. The scissors are so pretty. x

Maggie said...

Wonderful scissors, and as i'm on a Tudor fest at the moment i think i should treat myself to the Tudor Rose ones, lol

glad your getting back into a normal routine, sounds like you had a great weekend :-)

While i do shop for some thing online i think there is nothing better than going in a stitchy shop and seeing for yourself, i'm all in favour of supporting local shops, i have only got 1 local stitcy shop and if that closed i would be monst upset!

Have a great week x

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Glad you found the LNS and that they helped you start a new collection!

Yes, the weather is cold and windy here in Middle Georgia - Brrr

Carolyn NC said...

The scissors are just lovely! And what a treasure to find such a good LNS near!

Jennifer said...

Love your scissor collection. Warning: it is very addicting! I started one last year.
See my blog for a new give away for some Kelmscott Scissors, in Chocolate!
I bet it's nice to have a LNS. I don't have one anymore so I do alot of online ordering but it works out well.

Feathers in the Nest

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great scissors - it's always fun to add to the collection! There's nothing like being able to look and touch in person. We don't have a great LNS here at all.

Can't wait to see your framed things come back.

Deb said...

Excellent scissors! I love all of them!! That's so great that you found a LNS close to you and that you were able to get some things framed. They certainly cost a lot do, but it sounds like you found someplace that won't break the bank. Can't wait to see what you ended up getting framed.

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sheri, I loved reading about your newly discovered store. That Harold is a keeper! You gals and all your scissors are contagious. I just ordered three myself. Now you need to get busy stitching some cute little fobs for them.

Siobhan said...

Great stash haul on the scissors! I'm so happy for you that you found a good shop in reasonable distance to your house, and that Harold was up for the trip! :)