Wednesday, May 6, 2009


DH and I both love to shop. That is both a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing is he doesn't complain when I shop, and he is willing to go to stores. The bad thing is that some times it feels like we are in a car with two accelerators and no brake.

That said, we had a lot of fun on vacation shopping.

In Albuquerque where the train stopped to be serviced there were booths set up up and down the train platform. DH bought a couple of sets of earrings with tiny turquoise nuggets. I bought a bracelet and a small basket.

I mentioned the little trading post we stopped at on the way to the Canyon. I found a purse made out of felted Pendelton blankets, and a poster showing natural dyes made from plants.


They had shadow boxes with real weaving and plants also, but they were smaller, and this poster is as much for information as for show.

The prize at this store, though, was a weaving:


This is a "Tree of Life" type of design, with a corn stalk in the middle, and the little birdies representing life. The weaving is beautiful, and the colors are lovely. There is a tag on the weaving with the weaver's name and town. I'm not sure yet where I'm going to put it, but it is the nicest thing I got on vacation (also the most expensive).

Unlike DH, my father dislikes shopping. If something takes longer than 10 minutes, he gets impatient. Our trip was a great frustration to him.

We shopped for souvenirs up and down Arizona and all along the highway on the way back. I got 10 thimbles, and 1/2 a dozen spoons for DD, and some clothes for Isabella, and books for P, and some jewelry supplies for DD, and refrigerator magnets, and had a great deal of fun doing it. I don't have pictures of these things; I did get a couple of nice things, related to fiber arts, that I will mention and show in the appropriate post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the woven tapestry is wonderful, and the poster is great!