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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wooly Stalker!

Remember when I posted recently about the sheep I won from The Wooden Acorn? Well, I was lucky enough to meet Valerie(blogger/shopowner) in person this past wkend!! As soon as I walked thru the door to her shop (a.k.a. ~prim wooly heaven), she and I hit it off instantly! We hugged, laughed, talked constantly and felt like we'd known each other for yrs. and yrs. And yes, Valerie hand-made her own sign! Isn't it gorgeous? She is just the sweetest person you'd ever want to meet and her shop is as sweet as she is!!I did manage to shop in between all the chatter between us and found some great buys! She has some great prices on her wool, too hard to pass up! I had so much fun w/her and her little shop that I went back the next day and surprised her! I just couldn't go home w/out some more WOOL, now could I???These pieces were great big~
These pieces were much smaller and stacked so cleverly in a cute little pile w/raffia and a cute 'acorn' tag wrapped around them, but I tore into it before I remembered to take a pic of it....
Valerie does the most amazing handwork and made several of her shop models, which I believe were also for sale.She hangs sweet little handmade seasonal ornies on her cute black spindle rack.
Just look at the details she puts into these ornies...Of course she had GINGERBREAD for sale!! Who could pass up those darling little men ??? LOLSee the rack that looks a bit 'bare'? That's because the wooly pieces had to go in my stash of course!!!Look at the clever way Valerie displays her patterns....
She told me she got these 2 ironing boards for a steal! She had darling gift items for sale as well....and look/drool over those colorful stacks of wool!!Thanks again Valerie for putting up w/me twice, I had a blast and hope I can visit again soon!We are planning to go to the International Quilt Show together in Cinn. next spring, but I hope I can see her again before that.

I accidently 'found' another much bigger, (but less personal) prim shop in a nearby mall, of all places! I could actually 'smell' the store before I even saw it. You prim lovers know what I mean...most prim stores have that candle 'smell' in them, that you can smell before you even step inside. Well, I only bought a couple of things in there that were half price for Thanksgiving, which I'll show later this month, now that it's NOV! But I did drool a bit over their displays!Last nite for Halloween, my youngest son~Steven, who will soon be 18, wanted to be a kid again just for one last time. He dressed up as an old man and his best friend, Shane dressed up in scrubs/and used a real wheelchair and they went 'trick or treating' one last time..... (don't be scared now)....We got the biggest kick out of those two as they raced up/down our street, laughing constantly! It was so funny to see in person! Shane was trying to do 'wheelies' w/the wheelchair. I was secretly praying that he wouldn't flip Steven overboard. LOLWell, now it's time to focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas......so back to reality!! I'm still working on some things for my upcoming give~away, so hopefully I'll get done in time! have a great week everyone!
"Surround yourself w/people who make you happy".


Christine said...

OHHHHHH Tanya! How fantastic to visit and be able to buy so many lovely wools at the Wooden Acorn.
And the other prim store looks fab too!
Yes it's definitely time to start on the Christmas stuff and I'm loving it!
Best wishes

Karen said...

I was wondering what the gingerbread men are made of. They look so good.

Country Prims said...

Woohoooo-you lucky girl!!! I am so envious you got to Valerie's shop-it looks absolutely fabulous and so glad you both hit it off so well:)
You got some great wools there and Valerie's displays are stunning.
I love the look of the other shop you found-especially those barn red baskets!
Love your son and friends outfits-what fun!
Thanks for sharing such lovely pics-I'm away for another drool!lol!
Shazy x

The Wooden Acorn said...

Hi Tanya,

Oh my gosh, I am the lucky one to have met you.....we certainly did have a lot of fun and laughs. I so enjoyed your company and miss you already.

Look for my blog by the end of this week....I have fun pictures to share from your visit. Glad that you and your husband arrived home safely.

Tell you son that he went out with a bang with that Halloween mask. I hope he share his last loot of candy with you....lol.

Take care dear and thanks for posting pictures of my shop.

Smiles - Valerie