February 13, 2011

Road Trippin'

I am such a lucky Mom. I love the fact the Becky likes to spend time with me and that we have fun together. One of the true joys of grown children is that they can also be your friend! We planned a road trip to Pittsburgh to go to the Knit and Crochet festival.We stopped for breakfast at George's and filled up on coffee, eggs, toast and hashbrowns.
It's always a bit of a gamble planning a road trip in February, but we set off early in the morning and the weather tried to cooperate. We made it to the festival and had fun looking at all the beautiful yarns, rovings and gorgeous samples. Becky picked up some really PINK sock yarn and handmade needles.
Then we made these
They are pins done with this really cool needle felting machine. It looked like a sewing machine, but had a special attachment that "felted" almost anything you put underneath it. Loved making these!

Our next stop

 I get ridiculously excited every time I see that blue and yellow sign!
I usually am attraced to the bedrooms, but this trip I loved the living rooms. The soft blue paint was gorgeous! Love the white coffee table! And I bought the chandelier on the last trip but it is still in the box.
Red, white and blue. LOVE. See the little heart shaped pillow? Becky bought one for her room. $4.99!!
Swedish meatballs for lunch. EVERY TIME we go.
Some red and white gingham. I love the kitchen stuff!

And our cart at the end of the day.  Well at least one side of the cart!

I loved every minute of this day!


  1. Hi Debbie, Loved your day. Wish I could have come. I love your felted pins and I adore Ikea. I go bananas everytime I go to one. The gingham is great and all their kitchen things and the swedish meatballs. Ohhhh, I need to visit my mom again, she has an Ikea in Plymouth Meeting, PA. There is also one in Mass, But I'm here in Vermont. It's on my list for Spring now! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. xoRobin❤

  2. What a fabulous day!!
    I love IKEA...wish we had one that was closer!!
    I love your sweet little felted pins...so cute:)

  3. You are so lucky to have an IKEA near you. :o) And yummy Swedish meatballs as well. :o)


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