Think back five days, it's Sunday morning around 9.30 a.m. and we decide to go for breakfast. There's a perfectly respectable continental breakfast to be had at the motel, but no, we want "Denny's"!! Grease, carbs - the whole package you can find in a "Grand Slam". The restaurant was stuffed with New England families and so we had to wait for like 20 minutes before getting seated. Seating seven people isn't easy when the business is brimming, eh. The more attentive reader will ask now: seven? I thought there were eight of them? There were, but one little knitter decided to skip the grease and sleep a bit longer...I guess it was a good decision, at least Miss D. was awake and in a good mood when we came back. I don't have a picture of breakfast either, we were all way to busy eating.
Then we went shopping. I did a lot of clothes shopping - and Véronik helped out finding the right stuff. Let's just say it was a blast and I have a whole new wardrobe...(not really, but almost...) I also understand now why the shopping with Stacy and Clinton of WNTW is so exhausting - I totally felt like one of the candidates when I was done. But I didn't have to make a tape of it and that's just fine with me.
We then went to get coffee and vegetarian chili with homemade bread at "Muddy Waters". The coffee was good and the chili apparently, too. I didn't eat any, but that's what the others who had some said.
Being goofy on the premises - well, we didn't get thrown out!
See, I was there, I also did some eye-rolling as requested by Miss D. - not yet time to call the knitting exorcist though.
Now, that's how you recognize the cool people, they know how to do the signs. I don't. I don't even know what sign it is supposed to be, so you might want to concentrate on the fact that Melanie and I look happy instead.
Now to my other purchases:
I scored four of my favourite INOX circulars, wchich, sadly, have been discontinued. Nine back issues of "Piecework" - my, this magazine never seizes to amaze me, and they were 1 buck a copy. Five vintage mother of pearl buttons, found at "Elizabeth Vernon Antiques". Now, I am a sucker for antiques, and at her place you can find fibre related antiques! Hundreds of buttons (bakelite, too!), an antique umbrella swift, old knitting needles...just lovely. See:
I am pretty sure that you don't want to hear about the scary incident at the border with customs, so that's the roundup for Vermont, but, as mentioned, there's more!
Meet Lara: (Rolf picked the name, I don't know why and how, I just felt the need to include him in such an important event, i.e. welcoming the new member of our family.)
She's the perfect size - for designing, not mine! She wears that shiny tight catsuit for a reason - it keeps the pads in that make her bigger.
I am looking forward to working with her, she is very complying, does everything I want and she doesn't even mind when I stick needles into her. The perfect dress form, don't you think? I got her at fabulousfit.com.