The owner of Leola's in Ozark, MO. I've followed her blog and been in her shop a hundred times, but never met her in person. This past Monday Tammy and I went out for a little shopping therapy. We started at the tile store for Tammy's "fancy room" fireplace surround. After a quote of around $650 and us almost fainting, we headed for somewhere we Knew we could get a bargain! Leola's!!!
You can see some of the cool stuff behind us. I got two stamped dish towels for $4.oo each. Sorry no pictures. But I did come home and make a set of stamped napkins. Really cool. I'll show you those when I photograph them.
Did someone say whimsical?
Or excuse me, but do you know the time?
Lovely glass holders to put a candle in.
Are these canisters not to die for?
I've now got to pull the handles off of some piece of furniture in my house and replace them with antique lace! Don't cha just love it?
The next day Miss Dulcy came by to give me a refresher course on knitting. I remembered the knitting part quickly, but have never purled. I did not pick that up so easily! We had to take a small break and go on a yarn hunt. There's a new yarn shop in town that we had to check out. (Not too exciting, BTW) Then went to Simply Fibers and I got enough wool yarn to make a shawl. Just a long rectangle. But now that I've actually purchased the yarn, I'm committed to Make it!
Notice anything different about me? New hair color! Platinum blonde! I went to Tammy's "girl". I told her I wanted to be blonde, but not look like Tammy's.
And NOT yellow blonde! I was surprised, but I like it. This color wouldn't work for me if my hair was any longer. I told Tammy I would look like a Real HOOKER if it was long!!!
Tomorrow Dulcy, her husband Jim, and I are going to The Springfield Regional Arts Council at The Creamery Arts Center to hang our rugs for the First Friday Art Walk. They will remain on display for the whole month of September. I named us the Center City Hookers. It's me, Dulcy and Tammy showing our work. This is the gallery I showed you earlier where I helped out with the Free art day on Saturdays~Did that again last week too! Too much fun!!! I'll be sure to take my camera to share with you.
Have a great week