I got back from late Sunday night from my two week Florida vacation. What a shock for my body from leaving warmth and sunshine to come home to frigid temps and snow. Hated leaving wearing short sleeves and shorts.
When is this winter ever going to end? Doesn't mother nature know that it is now officially spring? I know, I shouldn't be complaining as I got to go to Florida twice this winter, but...I don't like the cold. Last year for this same week the temps here were in the low to high 70's.
I haven't downloaded all of my photos that I took on my trip, but I will share them with you when I do. Below are a few that I have downloaded.
My cousin and I stopped at several fabric/quilt stores, bead, and rubber stamp/scrapbook stores in our travels.
I was delighted to find a great quilt shop in Orange Park, Florida Country Crossroads where I found a nice selection of Laurel Burch cat fabrics. I bought some that had been newly released since Laurels death.
Laurel Burch cat and dog panel
Found these ocean themed fabrics in Bunnell, Florida at the Sew and Quilt shop at Exit 284 and Calico Station, in Orange Park
I bought this beautiful silver with dichoric bracelet closure (enlarged) in Crystal Garden Designs, Venice, Florida.
We stopped at Claire's Collectibles in St. Augustine. A nice stamp store with a large selection of rubber stamps and products. Then in Lutz (which in near Lakeland) we stopped at Violette's. OMG!!! What a fantastic store..the store just goes from one room to the next. I sure wish that store was nearby to me. WOW, is all I can say. And, further down the parking lot in the same plaza was a nice quilt shop.
I found 2 mermaid stamps that I didn' t have. The photos are blurry because they are still in their clear packaging.
We made one last candy stop before heading home... Bethleham, PA to visit the Peeps store.
store sign at the outlet mall. This mall had a casino, high end stores and an Emeril restaurant.
fill a bag with miniature, individually wrapped Peeps for $5.00, and the bag didn't have to close. So cute. I had never seen these tiny ones before.
back of Peeps car
love those Peeps!
The article below was in the local paper on Wednesday..Brockton Enterprise