Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A jaunt out of town

A week or so ago, I had the ENTIRE Saturday off from the store, and my family and I drove to Vegas.....Las Vegas, New Mexico, that is.  I lived there for 3-1/2 years, from 1989-1992, when I went to Highlands University.  Something about that town grabbed my heart and hasn't let go since.  It's funky, it's small, it's an eclectic mix of artists, and locals, and deep-seeded northern New Mexico culture and folks who migrate there from all over the U.S.

It was Homecoming weekend for Highlands, so we went to the local parade:

I had heard about Threadbear, the local fabric store on the Plaza, and was itchin' to get there and visit.  I wasn't disappointed!  I walked in and was in fabric heaven - Ann, the owner, did a beautiful job making the store feel warm & inviting.  My husband and Claire promptly sat down and took naps on the comfy sofas, while I told Jane to take some pictures around the store.  And me?  Well, I started my pile of bolts:

Come check out what I purchased!  I'm sharing some with YOU, my customers!