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Monday, March 10, 2014

A Little Cross Border Stashing aka A Day With My Man

This past Friday one of those rare opportunities arises where Todd and I could actually be off of work on the SAME DAY!  Friday was a PD Day at work for me and things are a little slow at Todd's place of work and the owner is giving his employees the next couple of Fridays off.  Todd didn't have to be off nor did I.  As Todd is office staff he had the choice to go in if he had work to do, or take a day off if he was doing well with his work load.  For me, the teachers had a day off without pay (a contract thingie) I had the choice of either going into work or taking a day of annual leave.  Todd and I both opted to be off... Todd's one condition was that we did something that day, not just sit at home as is our habit.

Todd's first ever trip to Bass Pro Shop, he looks very grumpy because he was hungry
and he honestly does not like having his picture taken!

At first I came up with mundane ideas like... going to the movies or a museum.  Then I thought nah, they're going to be busy because all of the kids are off!  I didn't want to be out with kids!  So I developed a plot that Todd could not say no to!  A trip to Bass Pro Shop in Auburn, NY... which on the way I would get to go to Stitcher's Garden in Fayetteville, NY!  A win-win-win situation!  I got to go to the LNS, Todd got to go to Bass Pro for the first time, and we got to spend the day together!

I did pretty well at Stitcher's Garden...  Here's the results of my little shopping trip:





 I wanted to start this the moment I saw it!!!




 From Jo-Anns

My favorite highlighters from Wal-Mart

32 comments:

Chris said...

Wow! It looks like you guys had a great day!
Wonderful new stash.

Cath said...

Fab stash. I love the black,white and red picture , that is lovely . Let me know if you want to sell the chart when you've stitched it ,please x

Annie said...

You are a regular Machiavelli! Found a great way to spend quality time as a couple and did some wonderful stash enhancement in the process!

Catherine said...

Fun day....so.....we saw what you bought.....how did Todd do?

jacquie morris said...

Hope you both had a great day off and WOW love what you bought :)

Vickie said...

A day well spent. Good for you two!

Jackie said...

Definitely a clever plan! I like the way you think!

Von said...

What a fun day!!

Sylvia said...

I am glad you had a day off together doing something you each enjoyed!! If I had know you would be at a Stitcher's Garden I would have taken time off on Friday driven by just to say a quick hello. It looks like you had a fun day shopping and the weather cooperated on Friday as well.

Blu said...

Sounds like an awesome day! Great stash haul

Linda said...

Wonderful new stash Dani. Sounds like a fun day.

Linda

Dee said...

Good choices ---- how big is
Flowers in Black, White and Red? Looks very modernesque!

Beautiful.

I have that LH one about Home of a Needleworker somewhere in my stash. Check the errata before starting. To my memory, some of the colors were charted incorrectly.

Alice said...

What a great day! Love the new stash!

Carol said...

Looks like a fun day, Dani, and I love all your gorgeous goodies you bought--enjoy!!

sharine said...

Great new stash:)

Emma/Itzy said...

Looks like a very productive day! ;)

Barb said...

Great stash! it looks like you both came out of that one winners. I agree with Todd, hate having my picture taken!!

Vicky L said...

Lovely new stash! I have to check out those highlighters at my walmart next time. Great plan for both of you.

Justine said...

Great new stash! Hope Todd enjoyed his shopping trip as well.

Annette-California said...

How fun Dani! Oh I enjoyed seeing all you bought at the LNS. WOW lovely new charts. Oh you did good:)
Did your hubby find something for him at Bass Pro? Great day for you both. love Annette

Brigitte said...

From what I can see in the pictures you did the right thing, lol. Great stash shopping spree!

Faith... said...

It is always fun to get an unexpected day off to spend together.

I'd say you did very well on your trip to the LNS! Lots of great cute stuff came home with you.

Silverlotus said...

What a great way to spend the day. I like the idea of agreeing that you had to so something.

Meari said...

Sounds like a nice day.

Great stashing, too. I use the highlighters all the time.

AnnMcD said...

Looks like you and Todd had some quality retail therapy time together!

Sara said...

Looks like a great day out together! I'm loving that black, white, and red chart too:). And thanks for the well wishes on my blog too, they are much appreciated:)

Anne said...

Fabulous stash haul Dani! I love all the new charts you got. Love sharpie highlighters!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great day out! I forgot that not everyone is Stitching from Stash this year, it's nice to share in your splurges when I can't!

Julie said...

Great new goodies and a lovely way to share your time doing something both of you liked.

Melanie said...

Oooooooo, that is some great stash!!!!!!!!!!

Bekca said...

Ooh, lovely new stash. I look forward to seeing which pattern you choose to stitch first :)
Best wishes.

valerie said...

Sounds like an awesome day and so many new, fun goodies!