Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Little Trip

Okay, I'm back!! I really don't like this not posting as often, but with working, My knitting projects are taking longer, and I'm a little tired. Oh well, enough grousing, I'm glad you decided to stop by and visit, so I apologize for grumbling right out of the bat. A few weekends ago, My DH and our good friends Tom and Kim went on a little trip. We went to Allen, Michigan.
It is suppose to be the "antique mecca" of Michigan. Well, we left early Friday morning, and found quite a few antique malls, but no real mecca!! We were kind of disappointed, but we did have a very, very fun day, very relaxing, and we did find a few treasures. We had a late lunch (something that is hard to do with 4 kids(they have 4 too) b/c they are always "starving" at 12:00!!! :) I just realized I didn't take a picture of some of my treasures, but I will. Then, after lunch, @ 2:30p.m. we ventured into another small town called Jonesville. Well, Jonesville has this store called Knit & Knacks. Need I say more!! We told the guys to take a nap and Kim and I walked into this store. We knew we were in big trouble the moment we opened the door. THis was a huge store, and she had yarn EVERYWHERE!!! :) Not messy, she had yarn in baskets, that were gorgeous, and I think every shade of Cascade 200 you can imagine. I don't think I'd ever seen half of these shades. It took us an hour(not kidding) just to "look around" then, we had to go back through, and decide what we were gonna buy. Oh man. I think Kim and I decided that a trip every Fall without the hubbies would be on the docket now!! THe lady there was very helpful, but left us alone to drool. I bought some Online sock yarn ( yeah I know, but I couldn't resist). I also bought some Cascade Cloud 9 in a beautiful red, for some fetchings (by Knitty) that I have long been drooling over. (I drool alot, don't I?) :) I also bought a skeing of Berroco Comfort. In a lovely Olive green color. I didn't buy too much, or anything too out there, I am always afraid I won't know what to do with it. If you are ever in Jonesville, Knit & Knacks is the place to go!! I had every intention of taking pictures, really I did, but the yarn!! The yarn!!

This is the beautiful Bed & Breakfast we stayed in that night!! We were in a room called the Shakespear Room, with a mini library.
I thought that was very fitting. It was a beautiful home, and the breakfast was very yummy!!
I have more to share, but alas, I need to get ready, so I can go teach my bible study this morning!! I will share more soon. BTW, Please pray for my brother and his family, he is in Suriname with 3 of their children on a mission trip (arrived late last night) and my SIL in home with the other 7. I don't know who needs more prayer :) so please remember all of them!! As usual, I love it when you stop by, please leave me a comment, I love that too!! Have a great week!


Tea said...

Oh, I love the Bed & Breakfast pictures! Gorgeous architecture.

Sounds like the yarn shop saved the trip for you. :) Lovely yarns! I'm planning a little fetching party soon, too. Cool.

Rebecca Jo said...

Holy cow - how many kiddos does your brother have???? That's awesome they are on a mission trip together - prayers surrounding them!!!

And I love you found a yarn store....that had to make the whole trip in of itself!

jessica said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! What yummy yarn you came home with... can't wait to see them in FO's! The B&B looks awesome too!

I'll keep your brother and sister in prayer.... and the kids too!

Denise said...

Oh that B&B looks wonderful, and lovely yarn you chose.

Penny said...

Hi Suzanne, sounds like it was a nice trip even though the antique mecca was disappointing. I will say a prayer for your brother and his family for sure! Also could you email me, I have a little something I would like to send to you!

elizabeth said...

Your room at the B&B is just gorgeous! We did a B&B weekend with another couple some years back and had such a good time.

I'll add your brother and his family to my prayers. Like you, I'm not sure which group of them needs prayers more (!), but the Lord sure does. :)