I visited The Strawberry Sampler
Masterchief's check hit the bank and I hit the road, tires squealing, smoke rolling....whheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
I even had a charming fella holler out his window at me. Something about where it was I learned how to drive.
I don't want to talk about it.
I didn't buy nearly as much as I thought I would. I guess I was shocked at what it costs to have finished pieces professionally framed! You see my neighbor usually makes my frames to any specification I want and he won't charge me anything! I only need to stain them and buy the glass. He's been so busy this summer though with relatives visiting and making goodies in his shop for his grandchildren that I dared not ask him. It's worth every penny though to have the girls at the shop frame them. I wouldn't trust anyone else to do it.
Here are the frames I chose for these finishes.....
I can't wait to see them all framed up!
When I walked into the shop I was first greeted by a stench that I first thought was burnt popcorn. I tried to ignore the burning sensation developing near the back of my throat. It would have been the kind thing to do.
As I neared the room in the back of the store where small miracles happen, wanting to say hello to the "Strawberry Girls", my eyes began to water. I wanted them to believe I was just SO HAPPY to see them but they quickly fessed up and I was off the hook. Here is the offender.....
They opened the door in the back for ventilation and offered the cookies as a sacrifice to the dumpster out back. As I shopped I thought I heard mutterings about someone going dumpster diving but I dared not go back there again. Even poor Frankie almost needed mouth to gill resuscitation.
Here are a few pictures Lisa was kind enough to take of me with Beth and Molly. We chose the sampler section of the shop to be in and catch up.....
We also posed for a picture of us trying to look like Charlie's Angels but I looked like a COMPLETE DORK so I conveniently chose not to post that one on here!
I'm not really sure what Lisa was thinking when she took this one...but....Beth, where are your shoes?
Here are a couple of my favorite parts of the shop......
There is Stella at the register, ringing up my order.
Below is a picture of the three pairs of scissors I picked up there. Two of them are smaller in size. I like them. They will make a nice addition to the others at home in my frog!
Picked up a couple pieces of linen...a 40 ct. piece of LL Navy Bean, also 40 ct. white and a 35 ct. piece of overdyed. I am going to use the white for a 'sampler-sort-of-something' to announce my grandson's arrival. Do you remember my ABC Tapestry? I am going to use the letter blocks to spell out his name, LIAM. Then under it I'll put his birth date and maybe his weight. I haven't decided exactly how it will all go together but I know I want to use those letter blocks for his name. It won't be finished until way after he's born but I will get it done! I'm going to use the #930 for it. It's a beautiful blue.
Speaking of my little love, here's the latest pic of him taken just yesterday. His parents are told he now weighs 2lbs. 15oz. She is about 29 weeks along now. He is just precious already!!
They have come so far with these things today. I remember looking at the screen when they did an ultrasound on me for Josh 25 years ago and I couldn't identify anything!
Well that's it for today's post. It has taken me almost all week to get this put together. Masterchief and I think maybe it's not the internet service here but my laptop that's giving me fits.
Thank you for visiting with me today and thank you so much for your comments.
I did manage to find a few minutes to stitch on Thank You For Serving but nothing really picture worthy. I will take a quick pic of it today or tomorrow and post it.
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!
***Masterchief sure has put a hurtin' on the banana pudding but he says he'll be happy to share what's left with you!***
~~I've coached him that we CANNOT offer banana pudding as part of the next giveaway~~