I took Thursday off to enjoy a long weekend, and was super excited that Hubby took Friday off with me so we could head up north to Cottonwood, a small town about 2 hours north of Phoenix, for a bit of antiquing. We love going up there as it’s cooler, their main street has antique shops, specialty shops and a variety of restaurants. Our favorite spot to eat is the Tavern Grill, which was a perfect spot for lunch yesterday.
I managed to find a few vintage treasures – linens, an embroidery pillow with a tatted edge, a vintage Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice, a 1920′s Nippon Art Deco cup/saucer and a lovely hand-painted cup/saucer from West Germany.
I took a break from knitting over the last few weeks, which has done me a world of good. I have enjoyed sewing and find myself working on a quilt, fingers crossed that it will turn out like I want it too. I have also been busy spinning and I’m excited to report that I finished spinning my Capistrano Fiber Arts (80% superfine merino wool and 20%tussash silk) and now need to ply, which I will be doing this weekend.
Today we went over to Scottsdale and of course I had to stop into my favorite LYS, Jessica Knits and Crochets. I think my knitting mojo is back as I fell head over heels in love with Mary Gavan’s Canyon yarn (52% cotton/48% rayon) in Sugar Plum, a gorgeous color of soft gray and a hint of lavender. I purchased three skeins so I can make Falling Water by Yumiko Alexander and plan to cast on today, GASP!
So taking a break has done me some good and has given me time to decide on the route I want to go to stay in touch with you all. I have decided that I truly love my blog, so it is here to stay, I love Instagram , as it’s a blast to share photos and see what everyone else is doing, and I love Raverly, a great place for patterns, sharing and more. Many of you may have already noticed, but for those of you who haven’t, I have closed my blog FaceBook page and want to say thank you to all of you who once followed me there and you are welcome to find me on my personal page.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!