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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Great Adventure III to Countrywool

Charleen and I headed out in the wee hours of the morning (all things being relative, 7:45 is very early) to Hudson, NY to meet up with Claudia. The weather here in PA was miserable. We had cold, hard rain all the way to the State line. The rain stopped but the gray skies threatened to give us what we just got out of. Luckily it didn't rain during our adventure to Massachusetts. We first stopped at a quilting shop to add to Claudia's stash. However, her main objective was to (re)enable Charleen. She accomplished her objective. I refused to be lured into buying anything quilt related. I wandered around and tried to stay out of trouble. I did forget what State I was in when I got into a conversation with a woman about the previous night's Yankee baseball score. Oops! I'm a Yankee fan. Just sayin'. I repeat, "oops". We parted friends. Claudia and Charleen were pale when we left. We grabbed lunch then drove on to Webs. I had a notebook with stash enhancement notes and overall got everything on the list including a double bobbin shuttle. Note: Web's was having their annual sale. Need I say more? I refuse to take a picture of my haul. I'd be committed for that alone. If the Judge had any doubt, the baseball conversation would have tilted his decision to the side of Loony Bin. My knees were weak at check-out, but with their generous discount I actually spent less than I had planned. Good thing, because we went to the Yankee Candle Factory Outlet. It's too damned big. It's too damned fragrant. I spent too damned much. Claudia got what was on her list, I got what was on mine plus/plus/plus. I don't think Charleen got a thing. She did manage to hang in there and not get a migraine from all the scents. We motored back to Hudson and stopped at the liquor store. Charleen guided Claudia in the way's of Margarita-ville. I got some gin, just to be different. Hopped back in the horse 'n carriage and swept into Countrywool. We ate, abused Claudia's husband Jim and then went into the shop to shop. Charleen will have to tell you about her haul. I got a Countrywool pattern and 8 skeins of wool for a pullover. We climbed into bed exhausted. The next morning, after breakfast and coffee, Charleen and I came home. It was a grand trip, albeit a short one.

Charleen is delighted to be in the quilt shop in Massachusetts. She has a new grandson and is finding material for his quilt. Look at how her eyes are glazing over.

Claudia is responsible for Charleen's renewed interest in quilting and decrease in her checking account balance. Go, Claudia!

After enduring their manic behavior in the quilting shop we finally made it to Heaven.
Lets just say that I am single handedly responsible for the increase of domestic spending.
I almost hyperventilated at checkout.

Our final stop was at the Yankee Candle Outlet. We got a jump on Gift-mas.

I did NOT take as many pictures as Charleen did, but she is telling me what I can do with my camera if I don't put it away.
We're at Countrywool, home of Claudia's shop.

After being fed a meal of homemade bread and hamburger soup, Claudia hunts for buttons for Charleen's vest. Pattern by Claudia. See above photo of green vest in progress.

This is where we slept!

Empty(ier) shelves due to Charleen's yarn spree.

The End.


Blogger Leigh said...

What a great outing! I love WEBS. Lucky you to live close enough to go there!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Oh, I'd love to go to WEBS, but I'm not thinking it's lucky to live that close - I'd be scared.

6:35 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

Gee, Marie. You certainly know how to post pictures. Great report. Felt like I was there. Notice that Charleen is probably too busy cutting fabric to post yet....

4:20 AM  

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