Thursday, July 21, 2011

Girls Day Out

It was "Girls Day Out" for Harry and Mo!  My girlfriend Harriet and I took the day off all by ourselves and headed to the big town of Waxahachie, Texas - the Crape Myrtle Capital and Gingerbread City!  That's pronounced /ˌwɒksəˈhætʃi/.  Did you get that?  Try this:  Wok-seh-hatch-yee.

Awesome fun!  Harriet, being my ever-faithful and all-knowing guide, took me to the Common Threads Quilt Shop first.  Oh yeah, you don't have to twist my arm.  The shop is full of great fabric and the nicest folks!  We both walked away with goodies we couldn't live without.


This beautiful hand-embroidered piece really touched my heart. I feel the same way today that this sweet gal, Sarah must have felt back in 1893!

Okay, let's mosey around the corner to The Dove's Nest.  Whoa!  How cool is this place?!  Talk about spending hours.  They carry the neatest things.  Fun and unique.  And when you think you need a break, stop and have a bite to eat and enjoy some of the best tea you've ever tasted.  Then, get back to shopping.  What a treat!


This cracked me up!

Last stop of the day, and conveniently just a few stores away... The Crafty Scrapper!  Wow.  Just wow.  I'm not a scrapbooker (is that a word?), but I was in scrapbook heaven!  They carry everything.  I just walked around ooing and aahhhing and saying, "ooooh, Harriet - look at theeeeeese!"  It was almost embarrassing.  And, I found the best trims.  Ever!

I just realized I didn't take pictures of the inside.  Just this one of the building.  From the car.  Whilst traffic stopped and waited on me.  Sorry!  And, thanks!

And when I realized it was time to head back home, I suddenly felt the need to take a few more.  From the car.  Whilst traffic stopped and waited on me.


Every courthouse in Texas looks a lot like this!  I love these old buildings.

Lots of sweet houses, too.  They were all dressed up for July 4th!


Why have I never gone to Waxahachie before?  Seriously, it is only about thirty minutes from my house.  Harriet - you ready to head back?  Let's go!
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1 comment:

  1. What a neat trip! I wish I had gone there when I lived in Dallas! Looks like I missed out!