On Saturday DH and I took a road trip to Mishawaka, Indiana. We were hoping to see some beautiful fall colors, and we were not disappointed. This is along the Indiana toll road:
This is taken through the windshield of the car, so the colors are not exactly right, but I'm always amazed by all the different shades and shapes that appear.
Even without brilliant reds and oranges, the different shades of green that you can see are lovely.
This is a bridge over St. Joseph River in South Bend. (I had to look it up. I couldn't find the name of the river anywhere in the area, and it's a big river.)
While we were in Mishawaka, we found another source of beautiful color at Needle Nest, Ltd. I'm discovering that my taste in needlework shops is changing. My favorites used to be Cross Stitch shops with patterns and floss, but now I find myself getting excited about needlepoint shops, not because of the patterns, but because of all the different fibers they carry. This is just the Pearl cotton, on the left is DMC, and on the right is Anchor.
Besides that they carry the full range of Rainbow Gallery, and several different brands of silk, wool, and metallic threads in sizes appropriate for stitching Temari. It didn't take long to reach my limit (the limit of my pocketbook, not of what I wanted). I picked up some rayon ribbon in bright pastels, some sparkly metallic for the star temari I am going to make, and some silk pearl in autumn colors. After that I just fondled the fibers; I think the nicest ones to feel are the combination of silk and wool. They just feel wonderful. (I do the same thing in fabric stores. I think I learned it from my mom.)
After lunch with friends we drove past the beautiful colors again, and spent the evening with more friends. It was a wonderful day!
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