Wednesday, April 09, 2008
ANOTHER yarn crawl!!!
More of the ladies in the Tuesday knitting group planned an outing to Champaign to visit . We departed Jeremiah Joes coffee shop at 8:30 a.m. following Marge's directions we made our way to Champaign. Marge's daugter, Becky hosted us for coffee at her home. Becky and evidently Marge are incredibly talented artists. Becky exhibits at Parkland College and she had 2 of Marge's watercolors hanging in her stairway. Becky laid a luscious fuit and coffee cake snack out for us, we toured her garden. I want THIS... After touring the garden and Becky's award winning dollhouses,we proceeded to Needleworks. WOW! It takes us 2.5 hours get there, but it is definitely a destination yarn shop. They carry needlepoint, some cross stitch and yarn, yarn, yarn..nice yarn and a good amount of it. I bought 3 skeins of the Cotton Noro, 5 skeins of another Noro for a secret project and 3 skeins of a cotton Araucana yarn for yet another Cl*p for me, me, me...We had lunch at the Courier Cafe for lunch. I recommend the milkshakes (I had chocolate)and the sweet potato chips. The turkey club was enormous, more than enough for even a big eater. I had the Rueben, loved it. Yummy. Then off we went to Prairie Gardens garden center for a tiptoe through the tulips. I bought 4 cactus for my summer cactus garden. I don't even know the common names for these cacti, so I won't embarass myself, but when I get it planted, I will post a picture. We arrived home about 6:30, it was a long day, but we had many laughs and it was great fun!