You could be forgiven for taking the title of this post to mean something entirely different ... and while I think traffic safety is an excellent thing, it's not exactly where I'm heading. I was on the road often travelled ... the one home from the quilt store, and I glanced just a little down a side street. And I saw something I'd never seen before ... about two shops down ... a hidden (in plain view) treasure! The Yarn Barn!!
Three further streets went by before I navigated my way over to the other side of the road to cross over, and I zig-zagged my way through the back streets to find the street the shop was on ... and went on in. Well now, it was a yarn shoppers paradise, and I found a couple of treasures to take home. In one of the vintage sock pattern books I found on ebay, it calls for Patonyle yarn. I haven't seen it before in any of the shops I haunt, but here I found it in a rainbow of colours, so I selected the brightest one I saw to come home with me. Also a knitted accessories book, perfect for me. I don't think I'm ever going to commit to knit a sweater, and heaven knows we rarely need them here, but accessories, those I can do. Only twenty dollars down in the store, and a mental note to check back again.
And yesterday, I headed on over to my favourite book store - Angus and Robertson - they had managed to find the two Yarn Harlot books I ordered, and so I picked them up. One had come from overseas especially for me! They do go that extra yard. I have read snippets of each of them. I do love her sense of humour ... Apparently there is a new one coming out soon ... I have a lot of reading in my future!
While at the quilt store today I picked up two more spools of the silk thread I love so. The light gold colour to finish quilting on my Valentine project, and a dark red - I thought it may be fun to do some decorative stitching on the hearts. We'll see how I go with that - I haven't really thought it through that well - it was an impulse buy.
Hopefully tonight I can finish the quilting ... you'll know for sure tomorrow!