Before I begin, I must mention that Maja slept through the night!-almost- but she only woke up once, I checked on her and she fell back to sleep again. HURRAY! What a difference a night makes, maybe tomorrow she will sleep through the night and I won't wake up 3 times wondering if she is okay..... being a mom- 'aint it great?
Today I got the car, which means that Maja and I have been able to explore our surroundings a little more and run errands. So, after her morning nap, we took off to find a bike shop. The one listed in the phone book, that I knew how to get to, wasn't there... So we went to the Wednesday Farmers Market, which is more of a Craft Market in the winter, but it is downtown on Main Street and I thought we should check it out.
When we drove by, the only reason that I stopped was that I saw a Quilt Shop. I have been wanting to sew again, and I don't really want to go to JoAnn's for all of my fabric. I want cute boutique stuff, so we parked and put Maja in her backpack carrier.
The quilt store was WONDERFUL. They didn't have the Heather Bailey fabric that I want, but I may make a suggestion. They did, however, have the Amy Butler fabric I was looking for, and are even having a beginners quilting class this month. I may have to attend.
In the booths of the Market there was the a Midwife and Herbalist, Katia LeMone, who was selling herbs, teas and tinctures. I talked to her for a while, she is a good person to know here.
The other WONDERFUL booth was New Mexico Soap. I was hoping I could find some good handmade soaps to use. I do not like commercial 'moisturizing soap'- it leaves horrible residue and soap scum. And if I don't like cleaning all that much, I REALLY don't like scrubbing soap scum. (and they are cheaper here than they are online- only $2.50 a bar!).
We also found a HUGE used book store. I thought Hagen would be very happy about that. We then asked directions to a Cycle shop and got a patch kit for my jogging stroller tire- yes, there are pucture vines here too. We got home just as Maja was being lulled to sleep in the car.