What a busy weekend! On Friday, Maddie & I headed out early and went to the Joliet Farmer's Market to pick up some fresh fruit. I got some lovely peaches and blueberries -- fresh from Michigan. Then we hit Starbucks and any yard sale we could find on the way back home. All we found was an old copy of Richard Scarry's Going Places for only 25 cents which Maddie thought was a very funny book! Friday night I pulled out my King Arthur Baking Book and made a peach cobbler, which was really yummy! So far that book hasn't let me down.
Saturday morning found Theresa, Bonne Marie & I at Stitches Midwest. I think one of my favorite booths was Habu, where I picked up this orange, slubby 100% silk. They only had 4 cute little balls/bails -- whatever you want to call them. I love them because they are neat little center pull balls and they have a nice piece of tissue in the middle that you pull to get the starting thread out. How clever!
But I digress. . . So they had 4 balls in this perfect orange color and I decided that I'd just make a shrug. So far I swatched and the texture is quite nice due to the slubs. Hmmm. . .
My other favorite booth was the ribbon & button booth -- Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods in RI -- where I got this super-cute linen ribbon. It's a japanese import and it cost way too much, but I had to have a yard of it. She also had lots of vintage buttons that were not matching but went well together and were carded together. Not sure I'm explaining this well at all, but they were so wonderful! I could have just spent the day in this booth.
And since I was thinking of buttons, I took a picture of the buttons I got from Goodwill a few weeks ago for 99 cents. They were all taped up in a bag and you couldn't see what was inside, but I figured I couldn't go wrong for that price!
Sunday was spent at the river for my sister's birthday. The water was wild! We took my mom's boat up the river to a restaurant and just had a nice afternoon, but everyone was exhausted from their various weekend activities so we weren't a very lively bunch.
This week is for organizing. My office is a mess and it's time to take control!