Rick better be careful how much he encourages me to get out because I do it pretty well. Yesterday Connie and I went to Minneapolis to have lunch with Lynette. Most of you know Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries fame who wrote books, patterns and designed fabric for over 30 years during the same time we were in business. We have been friends for all those years and remain friends who touch base with lunch about once a year in Minneapolis near where Lynette lives.
After lunch we shopped there at the Galleria in a dress shop that we liked and when it came time to pay, my credit card was declined! I have only one, a Target Master Card, and I pay the balance every month. I insisted she try the card again. Nope. Give me that card, I’ll call them. (They are a Mpls. based company.). I was told to give them a phone number so they could send me a text code which I did. She called me back. I answered a dozen questions such as -why are you not at home? Where are you? Why didn’t you let us know you were traveling? Where were your most recent credit card purchases? I nearly came unglued! How long will you be in Mpls? I am only 2 hours from home for the day having lunch and shopping! They were checking for fraud but isn’t that just too too much? Obviously I don’t get out much! I punished them the rest of the day by paying only with cash and not using that credit card. Ha! I showed them! (smile everybody)
Then we drove to Anoka, north of Mpls to Millie P’s Quilt Shop and I meant to take pictures but I was still too rattled by the credit card company and I simply forgot. It was such a nice clean, tidy shop and of course we both found things to buy. Like all of you, we needed NOTHING but still had a handful of fat quarters to buy.
Back on the road it was raining and rush hour so it was slow going to IKEA but we were rewarded when we got there because it was nearly deserted. We have never been there when it was so easy to shop and shop we did. Remember the Enie Joe Mauer fabric? They had it in stock and also had this EJM pillow.
We loaded up about 7 pm and we noted that the only thing we could add to the day would be a stop at the Mall of America which is just across the street….but I pleaded to just go home. I was exhausted. Home by 9:30 – a really great fun day!
As I turned out the lights to go to bed, the barn motion light came on. As I looked towards the barn I could see that because the weather was so nice, Emma was up and planning to sleep outside on the landing. Emma has an adventuresome spirit.