Today, I went into Dallas to have a little fun, eat out and shop some. I did it too! Yipee! I had not been to Dallas (other than to drive through going to or from OK) in at least 3 or 4 months! My first stop was at Chipotle’s for lunch. Then, I went to Michaels and found out that they have made new DMC floss colors since I last embroidered! What a shock that was. I’ve learned something from this — restarting embroidery. It can end up being somewhat expensive to replenish your supplies if you give something up and then many years (or decades!) later, go back to it. So, take this tip from me — never, ever give away or sell your craft supplies if there is even a snowball’s chance in hell that you might go back to some form of it in a few decades or so. Keep it! Let your descendants deal with it if you pass on before you use it all up. They’ll reap the benefits (or your friends will) and you may save some time and money in the meantime.
I also went to bookstores today — those that sell new and used books. I can almost never find the books I want at the used bookstore, but I can almost always find something there. Halfpriced books has all kinds of cool things. I got several postcard books there today. They even had lots of those same plants that I showed you yesterday! I think they had literally dozens of them landscaped in front of the store I went to. None of them looked as nice yet as the one I saw yesterday, but I bet they will soon. The pansies (in the top photo) were outside this store too.
My next stop — one of the places that I consider one of the happiest places on earth — Barnes and Noble bookstore! I got a couple of books, some postcards and one of those green tea frappy things from Starbucks. At that point, I was fairly tired and had spent more than I should have even fantasized about, so I headed on home. If I had stayed in Dallas longer, I would have gone to the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas preview party for Quilt Celebration, which starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. If you are in the general area, I highly recommend the show! It is one of the largest, if not the largest, all volunteer quilt show in the country! It’s always really nice with great quilts and usually a large variety of styles of quilts. There are vendors also. Lots of fun to be had by all!