The annual Shop Hop starts Thursday and runs through Saturday. Pictured above is my favorite shop which is maybe 15 minutes from the Lilac Thicket. Kathy, Sylvia and Carolyn are THE BEST! Carolyn taught me to knit in a class I took there. Sylvia always greets me with such love, either in person or when she is calling to let me know when my special orders are in. Kathy is SO talented and has such a wonderful sense of color. The framing they do there is spectacular. They even put up with my rotten brother when he comes in once a year to purchase a gift certificate for me..."Your sister is such a dear!" "Maybe that's why I always feel like shooting her!" Yes the mighty hunter has such a fine sense of humor!
I took Friday off so I can visit C.C. & Co and the Old Mill in Liberty and Two the Point in Overland Park. I don't know if I will make it to Topeka to visit the Sunflower Seed or Manhattan to the shop whose name I can't remember. It will be fun!
I worked on the hardanger card for Mother's Day. I have everything stitched but the twisted bars are whipping me. I need to have someone show me how to do them. I think I will take it with me when I "hop" and see what help I may be able to find.
We have had more than out share of rain, more rain and even more rain. It is sad but the lilacs are now past their peak. How I hate to see them go but to everything there is a season. Maybe if we had lilacs all year long I wouldn't treasure them like I do.
I wasn't such a good girl this weekend, I ate 2 candy bars Saturday! I know it could have been worse but after 3½ months and no candy, I think I will not hang my head to low. I don't do breakfast but am starved when I get to work. I bought some of the Smart One breakfasts and that seems to help.
So I send all my best fragrant wishes from within the Lilac Thicket.