This post would be so long you would get very, very bored if I showed it all at once. That's why I'll show it in two parts.
Before I ever left town, I stopped by the Sewing Center where I have always purchased my needles in the past. My friend Sally told me they were out of business and the building was empty. I took her word for it, and didn't bother checking. However, I had to drive right by the building, so I decided to investigate, because there were lots of cars sitting in front. Not sure why all those cars were there,
but I was glad I checked. Now I know they have merely moved, and to a much better location, too. I'll go there one of these days. No need to find pen and paper to write the address, when my camera can take a photo of it.
Next, I was off to Kathy's,
who of course, wanted to go out to eat and shop as soon as I got to her house.
Yes, Kathy loves to shop.
For a minute I thought she was going to buy one of those rockers for her front porch.
Instead, she got interested in clothing.
and beautiful things to hold your jewels.
Instead, she tried on one of every color top (and a few bottoms) in the store.
While I waited,
I took lots and lots of photos.
I even did a bit of shopping of my own when I purchased a set of wind chimes you can't really see in this photo, but you might be able to see the pineapple that sits on top.
Beautiful spring and summer colors and styles
and of course all the other souvenirs, too.
I hope to remember a few of these in case I want to use them in my scrappy journals.
I laughed when I saw this one. Yep, it doesn't take much to make me smile.
Even though the child's back was turned to the camera, I wasn't about to take any chances.
I swear I thought these were rocking horses until I had a closer look.
It was at this time my batteries were exhausted, so I headed to the car to replace them. When I returned, I couldn't get my camera to work. So, there are no photos of our lunch, or the lovely dining area where we ate next to a HUGE fireplace that might have provided ambiance had it not been a very, very warm day. I was so worried about my camera, I barely ate more than a few bites. I took the rest in a go box to Kathy's. Now that I've piqued your interest, I'll be back tomorrow with something other than shopping. Until then, enjoy the shopping Kathy and I did at The Cracker Barrel, which is definitely a chain. I suspect if you've seen one, you've seen them all, although this was my first time visiting one, since there are none in Wichita.
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