Happy weekend, everyone :-)
I don't know about any of you guys, but this week was particularly mentally draining.
So much so, that I would find myself daydreaming about opening a needlework/fabric shop in a town like Asheville, and never looking back.
I was organizing some pics on my computer - putting them into albums, deleting duplicates, etc. - and came across some that I'd forgotten I'd taken.
Took this at Barnes & Noble one night when I was there reading my nook & sipping some coffee. The endless books just captivate me, much like libraries do, and I always feel like I need to start reading every.single.book. One of my goals for 2013 is to read more, since I definitely didn't do enough of it last year.
This is a splice of a giant metal sign outside the King Arthur Flour baking education center that I snapped just before my gluten-free baking class I took last summer; the right side is a snap of their store. I could have wandered around there for hours looking at all the amazing baking supplies they have. Being there around all those bakers made me want to open a gluten-free bakery when I got home. Then I remembered bakers have to get up around 0300 to start baking. So.....nevermind.
Working with paper, stamps, and all the fun embellishments is so much fun. From making little gift tags like this one with the shoe (adorbs, amiright?) to cards or big scrapbooks like I made for my sister, the art of papercrafting is addicting. Maybe one day I'll do some custom mini-albums or even a big album for all those brides out there who need help preserving their memories...
But, as most of you know, cross stitch is my passion. Without my needle and thread, I just don't know how I'd get through some days. Most days, when I'm sitting at work totally exaspirated, I think of how and where I'd open a needlework shop, what classes I'd offer, and how much sewing fabric I'd stock, so that those stitchers who do their own finishing (for pieces they decide not to frame) have one-stop-shopping. I'd even have a sitting area so you can bring your stitching, have some coffee from my pot, and join me for the afternoon for stitching and chatting.
That, my friends, is my idea of Heaven on Earth.
Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by my little piece of the Internet world.
Much love to you all.