We were supposed to go a week ago last Wednesday but she had someone coming to do some work for her. (And of course he didn't show on the day he was supposed to. To keep the story short.... we weren't able to go until about a week and a half later.)
So this morning we finally got to head out on our day trip. Route 19 going toward Pittsburgh has lots of nice little shops to stop at on the way. Let's just say that Monday is not a good day to visit nice little shops. They are all CLOSED!!! Even our main point of destination, The Appalachian Rock Shop, was closed.
Of course that just ruined our day. NO WAY! We stopped for lunch at the Log Cabin and then headed for Cranberry Township, right past the Barnes and Noble book store. Debbie and I both are book lovers (what a curse!) So we spent some time going through the jewelry books (what else?) I got a nice notebook to write and think out my ideas in.
We stopped at Joann Fabrics where I picked up the latest "Metal Clay Artist" magazine with Wanaree Tanner on the front. (I think I forgot to renew my subscription) and the newest Mary Hettmansperger book Heat, Color, Set and Fire. (Lots of interesting techniques to incorporate.) I also checked out the buttons at Joann's as they can be used to make silicone molds for use with the metal clay. Debbie found the color of beads she was looking for to make a kumihimo bracelet. And at Michael's she also got some sterling lobster claws to finish a couple of silver bracelets she is working on.
On the way home we swung by a bead store that we had never been to before.... and guess what! Yep, you guessed it.