Anyway, Friday we dropped two out of three boys at my MIL's house and we drove up to Jacksonville. I got up early Sat. and went to a couple shops in the area. The first one Olde Green Cupboard was very cute. It was mostly quilting, but they had a small section of cross stitch. Most of the charts were Blackbird Designs and Carriage House Samplings. I found one Goode Huswife that I didn't have "Fruitful Clusters" and some fabric for my mom and I.
After that I went to A Stitch in Time. It was a pretty nice shop. They had yarn, needlepoint and cross stitch. I didn't see anything that I couldn't live without, so I left without buying anything. I went back to our room and my dh saw online that a Hooters near us was showing the UFC fight and he had to go! So we went there for lunch. We didn't stay for all the fights (thankfully). After that I told him I wanted to do a little sight seeing. So we headed down to St. Augustine. It's very pretty, but a little too touristy for us. We liked the fort, but unfortunately it was closed. I figured we could go next time we're in the area.
Castillo de San Marcos
After St. Augustine we decided to put our feet in the ocean for a bit. What a difference the Atlantic is from the Gulf of Mexico where we are the waves. The waves are huge and you could hear them crashing from much further away.
The next day we went to Starbucks and headed our separate ways. I was very sad to see him go and a little sad last night, but I am also happy for him and the opportunity he's been given. He seemed to be doing pretty well when I talked to him today. He's probably already met ten friends (he makes friends so fast)! On my way home I stopped at a couple more places. The first was Brick City Stitch in Ocala. It was a pretty nice shop. She was having a little sale - some charts on a table were 50% off, so I got a couple of those. My only problem was her threads were kind of high - $3 for weeks and $2.75 for Sampler Threads and Crescent Colours. I did get a few of them, but I probably wouldn't again. Here's what I got...
And my next stop was the Russell Stover Outlet. I had to see if they had any Whitman's tins and they did! Cases and cases of them! So I got three cases of these ..
I was going to put some of them on ebay, but I thought I'd offer them to my stitching friends first! I was planning on selling them for $3 plus $1 shipping for each tin (got to thinking and $3 seemed a much better price). Just email me if you're interested! :)
My last little bit of news is Kathy Barrick-Dieter from Carriage House Samplings received my stitching and sent me some charts. Well, not just some charts... she sent me ALL of the charts I had on my wish list! I couldn't believe it! I told her just one or two charts would be fine. I was just amazed when I got the package today.
Well, I think I've said it all! Sorry for such a long post! Write later! :)