…and the roof was blown off the school building close to our house! I heard the helicopters this morning (which almost always means a natural disaster or deadly accident has occurred) and went up the street to see what they were looking at. OK, I was going out anyway, but I did grab my camera. I saw the channel 4 news lady doing her “live on the scene” report and the Fox news van, too. You know, for a sleepy little town of about 700 Winfield sure gets its fair share of news coverage.
In Chicago, we all went to Chinatown and walked up & down Wentworth Ave. for a quick glimpse of the tourist-trap shops. There were many of the food markets that we couldn’t go into because the smell of fish was so overwhelming, but we did go into a few of the tacky-and-cute-stuff stores. Elizabeth and I got matching folding fans, I got us a Lucky (or maybe Happy?) Turtle for our kitchen windowsill and I found these notebooks which I couldn’t resist:
Cute, no? I’m sure “ice creae” is meant to be “ice cream”, but the mistake is charming and I love the saying on the yellow notebook which reads, “I wanna tell sweet stories to everyone who wishes to have sweet dreams”. We ate lunch at the Won Kow, which is just as good as it ever was, except for the egg rolls which had shrimp in them-ew. (I sent them back right away) I don’t know why people want to ruin good food by mixing in fishy stuff!
I’m starting my Simplify September a month early. Every September I purge extra art supplies, stitching stash I haven’t found time to use, WIPs I haven’t worked on in a year, books I’m not going to read, clothes I’m not going to wear, and so on. It’s amazing how much stuff accumulates in a short time! I’ve got a busy fall coming up so I thought I’d get a jump on things. I’ll be listing some destash (de-stashing: the opposite of accumulating craft-related items) in my Etsy shop as well as offering some things for free here on my blog. Today’s offering:
I will mail these 2 Easter charts to anyone, anywhere, so please don’t be shy. If you are interested, make sure you say that specifically in your comment on this post. (If more than one person is interested, I’ll do a drawing) I want this to move along quickly, so I’ll let everyone know who gets it when I make my next post. Thanks for helping me reduce my stash pile :)
Edited: Jennifer has won the Easter charts ;)