Thursday, 2 February 2023

Goodies and fun with family 🧁

I went to a thrift shop today and these were my finds, all for a nice price of $12.25. I bought one frame for $1.25 and the rest were free, cool beans! And they're in good shape too.
The linen is my favourite count, 32 on antique white and white. I'll probably tie dye the white one later.

This past weekend we were in Canton visiting Gman1 & C at their new place. It's within walking distance of so many things, although we had to drive for lunch at Chaps Pit Beef. It did not disappoint, everything was good. DH drove past the first entrance since it's right next to a "Gentleman's" Club and he didn't think he should be turning into that!

Later that afternoon, we went walking around Canton and Fells Point and I found a mermaid with very shiny "shells" 👀! 

We got thirsty and just had to stop in one of the local bars for a drink. C and I tried this one - Lemon coconut raspberry white chocolate cake batter - surprisingly delicious and not too tart.

Finn checking out mini Finn that I made for C.

Just a block and a half away from their place, is Cup Love, and we had to check it out before it shut that evening. Nathan got cookie dough, C got frozen yogurt, and I got Elvis AND Barry White because I wanted to try them both... Elvis for the win!!!

Sunday morning Finn was being teased entertained by a birds on youtube.

That afternoon we went to a wedding venue in Havre de Grace with C's family to check it out.
What a beautiful place and it's a go!

We went down to the water where they'll have pictures taken for the wedding, it was just a bit chilly this time of year!

C's Dad photobombing us! I'm so glad we all get along so well together! 😆
The cool thing about Havre de Grace? Its twin city is Mumbles, Wales, where my cousin lives.

We finally got some snow yesterday, although it didn't last very long. This has been another crappy year for snow so far, maybe this month will surprise us?

Back to stitching, this is my 5th Santa for the year, it's nice to have something easy to work on.


Rachel said...

Looks like your year is off to a really good start in so many ways.
Small world - I know Mumbles fairly well, having lived in Swansea for three years. I was there in December and am hoping to go back over Easter so will say hello to Mumbles for you!

diamondc said...

Hello Astrid: Congratulations to the beautiful couple, nice stash hauls and so inexpensive.
Love the Santa, the fabric is beautiful.
the mermaid does have some shiny shells, giggles.
Finn is so sweet, Blondie the cat sends hugs.
Lovely photos of you all.


Stasi said...

Sounds like a great weekend, Astrid. I have find memories of Fells Point. My friends and I went to many a Fells Point Fun Festival every fall when I lived in Baltimore.

Vickie said...

What great finds at the thrift store!
How nice to have the beginning of wedding plans figured out already.

Bridgette said...

What a fun weekender!! Congrats to the cute couple! (I'm new to your blog, found from someones link bar)
Nice thrift haul, I love a successful thrift trip. Those small frames are always great to have.
I have added you to my reader, glad to meet you! Bridgette

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great stash augmentation from the thrift store! Wonderful that the wedding venue has been chosen - that's always a hard one I think. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

Katie said...

Great find at the thrift shop. Lovely trip photos. Perfect place for a wedding I see a lighthouse. Enjoy your Santa stitching.

Faith... said...

Lucky you, it looks like a great thrift store haul! Your newest mermaid certainly is shiny in spots! LOL Love when the pets watch TV and try to figure out how to get to the stuff on there. Looks like a great place for a (warm weather) wedding. Fifth Santa for this year? WOW

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great weekend, wedding planning is so much fun. It is a nice touch with the twin town too.
The cupcakes look delicious, fun names.
Great stash, especially those square frames, it’s often difficult to get square frames. The Spring design looks lovely, now you have to find the other three seasons!