So I get my GPS and my fire engine red car and I'm off to find The Attic. I don't really want to go on the 101 but my GPS keeps trying to get me there. I've been to The Attic before so I kind of know where it is.
I make it there in one piece.
There are other people from the retreat already there. But I am thrilled that it is not so busy and I can browse and see all the stuff I want to see. I find lots of stuff that I have been looking for. I show Linda my Anne Hathaway cottage as she is the designer.
Several of us admire one of her latest designs. This purse:
Things are always so much prettier and impressive in person. Yes, I have to get this design.
I love seeing all the models on the walls. Wow. I just love shopping at a real needlework store. Shopping on line doesn't begin to compare with this. I have a list of stuff I need and want.
This is what I get:
After The Attic I go to the Fractured Prune. I am very bad and get three donuts.
I just eat one and save the others for later. Cherry Chocolate is my favorite.
Then my friend Terry told me to check out the bathroom at a needlepoint store called Quail Run. My GPS gets me there and I check out their stuff - and the bathroom which is very nice.
I find some silk pearl. You don't often see that so I get some.
They have lots of beads and I am reminded of Idele Gilbert's fish pin cushion. Some of these beads would be good if I tried to make one on my own. I get some shiny and some not shiny beads.
So now I'm exhausted. I go back to the hotel. I want pizza. They have it on their room service menu so I ask at the bar if I can get one. Sure they say. So I sit down in the bar and watch ESPN. For an hour. I am disgusted that I have wasted an hour waiting and I am sick of ESPN. I'm about ready to give up on the pizza altogether. But they finally give it to me. I take it up to my room to eat. It's good but I'll know better than to try and eat at the bar again.
I look at all my stuff. I check out where the class is going to be tomorrow. I try to stay up until 8 p.m.
Tomorrow the retreat starts!