Just wanted to update for those of you who care. I had a great time with Tony in Minocqua. I didn't get my carnation....I guess he didn't read my blog. LOL (anyone who knows Tony knows that would NEVER happen...he can't "work" the internet) But, the German pub we went to was adorable. The name is Otto's and if you get the chance to go...by all means...Go! We just ordered basic burgers..but were they good! They even went the extra mile and made me some red cabbage as a side when they didn't have any 'currently available'. That was awesome! I tried to find a website for them, but alas, they don't have one. Regardless, the place had a lot of charm and some really fun live music. Granted it was very loungey music, but fun none-the-less.
We walked all around town. Silly Tony wore his cowboy boots and froze. So one of our missions was to find a pair of shoes for him....an almost impossible feat. They didn't seem to have a single shoe available (except at Walmart) in the city. But eventually we walked into a men's store that had some really nice leather casual shoes and we picked him up a pair.
We also bought him a new wedding band since his fell off of his hand in the middle of the night(after losing 50 lbs) and was never seen again. (maybe when we move someday) We found some really nice Titanium ones. I never realized how light Titanium was. And there's a Canardly diamond in it. Never heard of a Canardly diamond? Well it's a diamond that's so small you c'nardly see it! LOL Those are the size diamonds that it doesn't even pay to write their information on the advertisement card cuz they almost blend in with the metal! That's ok...he's not all about the diamond..he just wanted a band and liked the way that one looked.
We also bought him a new Dale Jr hat. He always wanted to wear his stuff but wouldn't because it advertised Budweiser. So now that he is represented by Mountain Dew (Tony's fave soda, btw) he feels comfortable in buying his gear.
I had fun buying him stuff. He never goes shopping and even if he does, he'll talk himself out of buying anything. It's rather irritating sometimes. So this time, there was just no good reason not to get what he wanted!
We then got to go and have an awesome supper at Marty's in Woodruff with the company that Tony and I work for. Perfect end to a perfect day!
On the crafty end of life..I have managed to finally complete something since Christmas! I made this totally adorable baby outfit as a sample for the store. It's Red Heart Soft Baby and it is truly soft. It's a 3 month sized outfit. I know it doesn't look like it, does it?
This is the book that I got the pattern from. I have recently started getting books and putting them in what I call my 'reference library' in the store. It's to give people looking for something new to do, but can't find a pattern...some inspiration and direction. I am also putting 'stitch dictionary' type books in both crochet and knit in this library. I figure it'll be helpful. ? I think.
Anyway...have to rave on this book just a little bit. Every single pattern in this book is 'to-die-for cute'! I want to make every one of them!
I also whipped up a pair of sample mittens for a free pattern we have in the store...but I didn't take a picture of them. So two things down for 2008! Yay!
There was something really profound I was going to tell you....but it has totally slipped my mind. So Tah for now!