Posts Tagged ‘Bismarck’

Chatting with Nancy

September 4, 2012

I talked with my childhood friend for half an hour yesterday.  We would have talked longer, but they was helping her husband paint.  Ugh.  I can’t help but think about the good times we had in Maine.  She said she would like to visit her aunt, but flying almost anywhere from Bismarck is such a hassle.  I completely agree with her.  I loved my visit with her, but getting there and back was a real pain.  I said that if my van wasn’t so old, I would drive there.  I think she thought I was crazy, but I don’t mind driving at all.  I could stop whenever I wanted and sight-see along the way.  The only drawback is I can’t knit and drive at the same time. 

I’m almost ready to put my quilt together.  Instead of safety pins, I’m using Pimoors.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easily they worked and how quickly they went.  I liked them so much, the quilt is going to sit there until I get more.  I ordered another hundred and I hope they get here soon. 


Somethimes, I wish I could just sit down and follow directions, but I can’t.  I get ideas, then more ideas.  And the quilt turns out completed diferent from the original.   I cut out some cats.  That looked good, but I really did need some dogs.  I thought I was finished, but then, I thought, where are they going to live.  Well. A house of course.  And a tree to finish it off. Finally.



Hobby Lobby in Salisbury

August 17, 2011

I went expecting it to be like the store in Bismarck.  Well, it wasn’t.  The center half(or more) was home decor.  Is that a hobby?  The best thing to do was walk to the left edge and look through the aisles that skirted the store.  Even then, I was a bit disappointed.  Drawing pencils were sparse.  I can get better quality at Staples.  They did have Wilton baking supplies, but not what I needed.  There was one small rack of knitting pamphlets that one would expect to see at Woolworth’s and just a coupe of aisles of mediocre yarn. 

I came mainly for fabric.  I was expecting to see many aisles of fabric.  But, here again, I was sadly disappointed.  This store does not have a quarter of what I saw last Fall.  I wish now that I had bought then and shipped it back.  All I wanted was to make some summer blouses.  A few weeks ago, I pulled out all my old boring ones from work and put them in a Good Will bag. 

 This isn’t exactly Summer blouse material, but it’s the only thing of interest that I could find.