It’s been a busy couple of weeks. And I have been working pretty hard on Aphrodite. Her hair is amazing, but is taking me so long to finish!
Just look at that gorgeous hair! There are many gorgeous colors in that hair. I’ve worked on it the last 2 nights and I am hoping to finish that hair tonight and get to the backstitching and hopefully to adding some beads! She is going to be Fabulous!!
So this last weekend, hubby and I took a day trip to Port Huron in Michigan. We went to a craft place that I have been wanting to visit for years!!! Mary Maxim. Have you ever received one of their catalogs in the mail? I have, for so many years. And finally, I went to see the store. Love their sign out front.
Isn’t that just the coolest sculpture to hold their sign? Love it! I spent quite a bit of time in there. Looking at yarn and afghan and baby blanket kits. I couldn’t decide what to get! Lots of other craft items there, too. But I was obsessed with all the yarn 😉
Look at that long aisle of yarn!! So many skeins to feel and squeeze and so many colors! This is what I actually ended up getting:
2 skeins of a scarf yarn (yes I am addicted to scarf yarn) that I have never tried before. They will be fun to knit. A skein of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball and pattern. Maybe I can actually knit this one up since I am still at a stand still with the other 2 shawls I started. The Knit Pink book really caught my eye 😉 It is full of fabulous patterns (yes in pink) and I fell in love with a knitted afghan that I want to make for my younger son and his girlfriend for X-mas. I couldn’t find a tweed yarn at Mary Maxim, so I ordered some this morning from LoveKnitting. I also LOVE the scarf on the cover, but can’t find the yarn called for…yet 🙂 I think it is an Italian yarn. But if I can’t find it, it is a bamboo yarn, so I may find something else I like.
I also found some scrapbook paper and a small bobbin box for my cross stitch threads. Can’t seem to find the little boxes at the craft stores anymore.
After leaving Mary Maxim, hubby took me to Fort Gratiot, where I saw my very first Lighthouse, Ft. Gratiot Light. It is actually the oldest lighthouse in Michigan, built in 1829 and stands 86 feet tall.
The light was automated in 1933 and still guides ships today on Lake Huron into the St. Clair River.
Beautiful Lake Huron. This was on Saturday, and the temperature was a muggy 98 degrees. There were lots of boats on the lake and the beaches were packed.
This is the St. Clair River. The bluest, most beautiful water I have ever seen! It actually took my breath away. This river flows under the the bridge from Michigan to Canada, rightfully called the Bluewater Bridge.
My sweet husband. Posing in front of the beautiful blue waters and Bluewater Bridge.
Just a stone’s throw away from our neighbors in Canada. I love this photo.
So, if you are still with me, thank you for re-living my weekend to Port Huron. I hope I haven’t bored you. It was a wonderful day and I have some great memories and some fun new stash. So now I am going to go work on Aphrodite and hopefully have a finish to show you next time. What are stitching today?