Dave and the dogs and I drove up to Fargo last weekend for his bowling tournament. My parents also traveled up there as well as my sister and her kids. While Dave was bowling, we visited my 97 year old grandmother. Mom and I were able to sneak off to Prairie Yarns for some great yarn. This shop is conveniently right across the street from the bowling alley and down the street from our hotel. It's as if the universe is trying to make me buy yarn!
Modern Textiles which is wonderful fabric store co-owned by her neighbor. I met her neighbor years ago when we all went to knit night at Stacey's church. She was charming, crafty and clever and I loved all her touches I saw in the store. The entire store literally looked like a knitting or sewing magazine with the displays and vintage tables, shelves, and containers. I was relieved to learn they do online business so I only bought what I couldn't bear to leave without, including a yard of fabric which is currently being made into a messenger bag for my next trip. More on that later. This store goes on my list of places to visit whenever I am in town.
Nigella Bites on youtube preparing for my trip to London next month and have been inspired by her store cupboard. We picked up this shelf at Aldis to organize my dry goods food hoard down in the laundry. All my canned goods, flours, pastas, oils, vinegars, stocks, broths, teas, sauces, et al are housed on it. It is so much better organized this way and I can see what I have.