A Road Trip, Vintage Treasures, Spinning and Stash Enhancement

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.

Not our car, but I must agree with the plate!

Not our car, but I must agree with the plate!

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Main street – Old Town Cottonwood

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.

Vintage Jane Austen, Linens and a great pillow!

Vintage Jane Austen, Linens and a great pillow!

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.

Lovely greys and blues in this fiber!

Lovely greys and blues in this fiber!

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!

Mary Gavin Yarns are scrumptious!

Mary Gavin Yarns are scrumptious!

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!

9 thoughts on “A Road Trip, Vintage Treasures, Spinning and Stash Enhancement

  1. Leslie

    We visit family and friends in Phoenix area, and I’ve purchased yarn at Jessica’s. Next time I’m there maybe we could meet up. It may be a while we were just there in February. I enjoy your blog and pictures.

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  2. Sandie Knapp

    It’s always good to take a break, now and then, to clear the mind and just to reflect on exactly what you want to do. I do enjoy your blog most of all, so I’m happy you will be staying with it, but I would understand too, if you felt it was taking up too much of your time, as well. These days, it’s impossible, it seems, to live a quiet life. The times seem to demand that we are busy, busy, busy.

    Your homespun yarn looks lovely, and I’m sure it will become something soft and warm to wear, eventually.

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    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you so much Sandie and life is busy, and even complicated at times, but I love my blog and sharing, it’s part of my very essence :) My spinning is coming along, but it will grow up to be a scarf!

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  3. Liesl

    I’m glad you’re still blogging. And I’m glad the break did you good. Sometimes it’s best to step back and evaluate things. :)

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  4. starproms

    You’re enjoying all your skills and we are too. The spinning is very fine and will make something wonderful, I’m sure. Thank you for taking us to Jessica’s. I’m in England so love to go on these trips with my American bloggy friends. It’s all so different over there.

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    1. Tina Post author

      I truly am and you are so welcome :) I am so happy that you’ve enjoyed my posts on my visits to different places too.

      Reply

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