Friday, September 2, 2011

It Opened!

"Joy is the feeling of
grinning inside."
Melba Colgrin

Boy was I grinning from the inside out as I left the house this morning. This was the day my new Michael's opened up. The big official day is Sunday where the first 200 will get tote bags but I will be in church then. Today was even better than a tote bag because very few knew. I along with 2 other ladies was there when the doors opened up. No crowds so you got to see everything all shiny and new. It is so much larger than my old store.

I first headed to see the floss section. I wanted to see what it looked like before everyone messed it up, where all the colors were available. Just take a look for your self.
It was just so pretty and colorful. I was the first customer to see it. I just stood there looking.


Look how pretty all the colorful felt squares look. I don't think I have ever seen that many colors together.


This is a room where they will hold demonstrations. You could have a birthday party there were your guests would all make a project. If I had my birthday there would you come?

When my husband and I were shopping in the one of the dollar stores this week, a little boy in front us asked his dad "do you want me to buy one more thing". We thought it was so cute on how he asked. Not begging but asking nicely. So before I left this morning I asked my husband "do you want me to buy more things". He just smiled at me and said  "yes I want you to buy more things".  He's just the sweetest sometimes. He has been retired for about a year and a half. Don't get me wrong we get along great and I enjoy having him home (most of the time). His work as hired him back part time to help solve old cases. This was his first week back so I now have 3 days a week to myself. When my daughter was here this week he did tell her go shopping with your mom I have more money coming in. Isn't it sweet of him to go back to work to help support my craft addition.

I have been stitching but for exchanges. Unfortunately I don't have any thing to show today. Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate all your comments. I am trying to get better at answering them.

"The greatness of a craft consists firstly in how it
brings comradeship to men."
Antoine de Saint

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa

20 comments:

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Great surprise!! How cool to see new and shiny cross stitch items. Makes one want to take them all home. LOL.....

So, what did you haul back????

Have a great weekend!
CSQ
http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

butterfly said...

Lovely ,better than opening a box of Chocolates.

I now know where you will be each week. ha ha.

Denise said...

Your store is awesome! Lucky you. And Dh wants you to buy more stuff - ha - what a MAN!

Jane said...

Oh what a treat, you must have been thrilled! I have my suitcase packed ready for your party invite, who could resist? Have a good weekend xxx

carol fun said...

What a pretty store! I like the idea of a crafty birthday party for us "older" girls. That would be fun! As long as there is cake- LOL!

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

I don't think I have ever been one of the first in a new store. That must have been fun to see it all brand "new". I love Michaels, especially now with the holiday items coming out. Have a great weekend.

sana said...

Wonderful shop!! I want to spend happy time here !!

Anne said...

Yay for the shopping at Michael's!! And yay for wonderful husbands!!! I should maybe use that line on mine sometime :D

Rowyn said...

What fun, look at all that floss!

Sounds like your husband is a keeper!

Midge said...

That shop looks fantastic. I'd love to visit.
Your Hubby sounds like a smashing chap.

Tolentreasures said...

What a great treat to be the first one there! Looks like a nice big Michael's also! Have fun shopping, let me know when the party is.

Cathy

Siobhan said...

Ahh..... I'm jealous but oh, so happy for you!! Fondle the floss for me, will you? ;)

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
very lovely store..really i feel like to jump from the computer and come in..
have fun dear xx

Charity C. said...

That sounds great! I hope you have lots of fun shopping! Make sure to look online for coupons and discounts! I know michaels has lots! Your husband sounds very sweet!

mdgtjulie said...

What a great quote. I love it!! As for the rest, you showed us lots of stuff already, so if you don't have stitchy pics, it's totally okay. Can't wait to see them though!! It all looks so nice and organized. Before the hoards, lol.

Tricia said...

How sweet of him to tell you to buy things. He's a keeper! That will be a fun store!!

Parsley said...

Oh my oh my! I think I'd be dizzy with joy!

Valerie said...

WOW! I bet that brand-spankin' new Michael's was fabulous! I can't imagine how cool it would be to see everything stocked and new! I am so glad that you got to be one of the very first customers!

I, too, have a supportive husband. He loves my hobby and willingly comes with me when I shop for stash. He does not give me one bit of grief about my stash enhancement purchases and even gave me a needlework stand for my birthday. We are lucky to have such wonderful husbands!

Jan said...

Wow, what an amazing shop! You are so lucky to have it near by. Enjoy it!

Pumpkin said...

Yay! That must have been fun :o)

What a cute story. TFS.