There is SO much to see when you walk into this store! From simple cross-stitch projects to unbelievably intricate patterns on almost mesh-like fabric with tiny beads. There must also be thousands of patterns, but they are grouped by subject for easy browsing. Besides framing services, they also sell accessories, such as wooden boxes, into which you can mount your work. It's definitely worth a visit!
Besides having a great selection of good-quality plants, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful! The only drawback is that there is so much to see it's hard to make a decision!
Although "country" decor isn't as popular as it once was, you can still find furniture and accessories at Country Cupboard! They have a wonderful selection of furniture, both upholstered and wooden, together with several lamp styles and lamp shades. Not to mention wallpaper borders, lace curtains and woven place mats. It's definitely worth checking out for items for your country decor that are hard to find these days!
Although the shop isn't huge, there is quite a bit of fabric and LOTS of wonderful ideas for your next project! When our quilt group had its last road trip, we all bought the "paper dolls" quilt fabric to make dolls and outfits for our granddaughters or friends' kids! There were pillowcase kits, too, and the staff was happy to show me the trick needed to make the seams disappear; I was also shown how to make Flying Geese units with no waste triangles. It's a wonderful place to stop and get more ideas and more stash fabric!
Although it's an hour away, my quilting friends and I love to go to The Quilt Patch at least three times a year to see what's new and to add to our stashes! There are always lots of sample quilts to give us an idea of what our next project "needs" to be! They are always more than happy to give help and advice and to order something they might not have in stock. If you go, be sure to look in the classrooms for dozens of other quilt ideas!
They always have good deals on wild bird food, and their selection of bird feeders is astounding for such a relatively small store! The people are always ready to help and give you any advice you need.
Although I now live out of state, I have to go to Dog-N-Suds when I visit my mom in Lafayette. It's a tradition to pick her up and go there for lunch the first day, but it's a tough choice as to what to get: the breaded tenderloin or the hot dog with mustard, relish, and onion! And although diet root beer is available, for a few times a year that I'm there, I get the "real thing"; in a frosty mug, of course!
I grew up just about two blocks from the Frozen Custard, and it was and still is a family tradition. I loved the fruit drink, the nut bars, the chocolate malts, and, of course, the chocolate frozen custard! I am not sure if they have changed the recipe, though; perhaps my taste buds are aging, but it tastes more "eggy" than it used to. Not that it stops me from having some every time I go to Lafayette! The fruit drink is still as wonderful as ever! Now, next time I go, I must see if they still have nut bars and if they are still as yummy as they were in my childhood!
Dr. Jack is extremely thorough in her eye exams! She saw a problem a previous optometrist had missed. Even though she is no longer at our local Fortney Eye Care facility, I don't mind driving an extra twenty minutes to get eye care I can trust.
I don't get to Quilt Basket nearly often enough, because I live out of state. But when I visit my son's family in Fishkill, I always like to go at least once, taking my granddaughters with me to add to their fabric stashes! There is always at least one book or new notion that I "have" to have, and the staff is very helpful. I must check: I think they have online shopping!