You know how in those old TV shows sometimes there’s a sign on a storefront saying ‘Gone Fishing’ or something to that extent? I think we all need one of those days every once in a while – a day to just ignore what needs to be done and do what you want to. Last week I took one of those days for myself and headed over to Niagara-on-the-Lake. I love that place, it’s close enough that I can easily drive there in one go, yet still far away enough to feel like I’m actually going on a trip.
The town itself is full of great little shops. My favourite this time around were Taste The 4th Sense, a gourmet shop devoted to condiments and hot-sauces. I also love stopping by Modern Bee for fabric and yarn. I’m on a self-imposed yarn diet at the moment so I only bought a single ball of sock yarn, Crazy Zauberball in Herbstwind. However, I did grab several fat quarters – the grey, floral, and fox print are slated for gifts, but that blue and white one is all mine.
I also stopped in at a darling antique shop along the road. I could have spent hours in there. She really had some amazing finds – including a Singer Featherweight! I was sorely tempted by that, but realistically that isn’t exactly an impulse buy. I did manage to pick up a few vintage crafting books though, including this needlecraft book that covers everything from sewing to knitting to cross stitch and more.
Then there’s this 1930s Stitchcraft magazine…
… full of amazing spreads like this.
And finally, my personal favourite, The Complete Family Sewing Book from the 1970s
Check out the groovy illustrations!