This morning I met Mom and we did a little bit of shopping in Rockland. We checked out the newest yarn store in town, Over the Rainbow – it is very nice. Lots of luxury yarn, all beautiful, and some good solid standbys. And the best part? THEY HAVE LACE BLOCKING WIRES!!!! I have been checking them out on-line, but hadn’t done anything about ordering them. So I grabbed them, and a few skeins of good old Lamb’s Pride for a hat for little niece E – purple variegated, as requested. Added some bright green to go with it – won’t lose her in a snow storm! Also got some nice lace weight dark red for another lace scarf – you know I am addicted to them now. And I have to make those blocking wires earn their keep, right? And found lots of things I have only read about in magazines, so that was nice, to be able to see and touch them. Not much Maine produced stuff – a small section only. That kind of drives me nuts in a shop like that, where clearly, the expense of the product is not an issue – so much good yarn is locally produced, why not carry more of it?
Anyway, then we wandered up and down Main St, looking in a few art galleries before going to lunch at the Home Kitchen Cafe. Yum, it was good! I had a salad with real greens, not a leaf of ice burg, lovely. Then we walked over to Quilt Diva. They carry yarn and quilting supplies. The yarn wasn’t as plentiful as at Over the Rainbow, but I found a few skeins to get for the hats, and some yarn in the sale bin that will work well for trimming them, or making stripes or something – lots of little bits. They have really nice quilting fabric, very good quality. I didn’t get much (one fat quarter) but not because I didn’t see things I wanted! I’ll be going back there when I need fabric (does anyone NEED fabric? How low does the stash have to get before I can say I NEED fabric?)
After that, I headed home, and finished the last few things to get ready for the girls – flowers for the guest room, cleaning the bathrooms, scooping leaves out of the pool. And A vacuumed. I do love when she does that.
We went to Crosby’s for supper – last time of the season, they close on Monday. I can’t believe it is time for that already!
Now we sit around and wait for the girls. They called to say they are way behind schedule, lots of traffic. Which is to be expected, given it is a holiday weekend and this is vacationland. So it will be well after midnight when they arrive. Hopefully, they will have a safe, uneventful trip. And they will hop into bed, and sleep until noon. Since we have no plans until supper tomorrow night, that is OK. It will just be good to have them here.