W ow!! What a GREAT day!! It didn’t start out all that great tho
I was slow moving due to a headache again, then the tunnel came to a stand-still going over to Detroit – and of course Wayne County Highway Commission is tearing up not one, but 3 interstates and since I didn’t know how far it was closed to, we were victims of one-lane travel and merging thru major interchanges .. **sigh .. ah well, we got there – later than we wanted, but we were still there and did some shopping.
As I stated yesterday, Great Lakes Crossings Outlet Mall was our destination. Here’s a quick blurb from Wikipedia on this mall – “The mall, with a design scheme based on Michigan’s outdoors, opened on November 18, 1998 with over 200 stores laid out in a mile-long racetrack layout.” There’s only about 5 stores that we like to go through, but the walk is nice, and since we are both people watchers – highly entertaining at times 😉
We spent maybe 3½ hours there going thru the shops and buying stuff, then headed over to get gas and hit Joann’s .. I was a bit overwhelmed when I went in there, it’s been years since I’ve been to Joann’s this was an ETC store, so it was HUGE and sprawling and and and .. just WOW .. It took me a bit to get my bearings and actually get the feel of the place. Back when I was going to Joann’s, there wasn’t the selection of cottons that there is in there now .. you had the calico corner and that was bout it .. now it’s .. mind boggling ..
But I persevered and I got some great stuff – Since the quarter flats etc were on sale for 99¢, I decided I would grab a few reds and yellows for the spinner quilt. I also grabbed a ½ yard of a bright yellow too to go with it .. aren’t these great!!
I raided the remnant bin (Can we say kid in a candy shop with a free pass??) and got a really nice cmas print, WOW, and a homespun – I’ve a few of them, not many – nor do I have desire for them, but they are nice to have kicking around for bits n pieces ..
I also grabbed 3 cmas prints fqs (also 99¢) to add to my cmas prints that I have … I don’t have a LOT of yardage of them, but what I do have actually matches, so it’s nice that they will go with just about anything that I have in my stash.
I’ve promised myself that I would start to use colours that I normally wouldn’t – part of growing my creative mind – so since the quarter flats were on sale, I grabbed these 3 .. I just love them and they are gorgeous .. and the poly batting was 50% off too, so I grabbed 4 yards of the 4oz weight .. let’s see if that gives me the lower loft I want for quilting.
Tonite I am just to bloody tired to even think about going to the basement to wash them .. I’ll do my reds and oranges together tomorrow, and then the rest by color I guess .. Looking at them I’m just not to sure how to split them up, but that’s only because I’m so bloody tired right now :S .. I prolly walked close to 4 miles today .. Oh and I grabbed a pound of buttons too .. I didn’t get a pic of them as I was to quick to put them in my button tin.
I showed great restraint, and next time Reg is going to drop me off, he was bored out of his skull in there – normally he doesn’t mind as he can go wander elsewhere and poke around, but nothing interests him in there .. I’m good with it, but knowing he doesn’t like it, makes it hard for me to shop .. I should have picked up the Jacquard paints, but since i was worried about him, I didn’t .. GRRRRR .. ah well .. maybe I can get my dad to take me to another one as the coupon I have is still good. Oh and I only spent $31 – how cool is that!!
We had a GREAT supper at Olive Garden after all the shopping was done, hit Meijer, then came home .. heh .. reg was out cold within minutes, and I’m sure I won’t be to far behind him …
Been a LONG but GREAT day!! now if I am up to it, I just might square of the 4patches and HST units for Gran’s borders as tomorrow is Sunday and it’s football day in this house!
Nah on second thought, my feet aren’t even on speaking terms with me right now and my knee and back aren’t liking me to much LOL .. heh .. a hot bath works for me 🙂