July 12, 2009

Waterloo Trip

Today my sister and I left to go to Waterloo. My sister had a conference to attend at her university because she will be a Don (resident advisor) next year. We left at about 10 am after we had gone to the gym.

We decided to go to St. Jacob’s first before heading to Waterloo. I have always loved St. Jacob’s. It’s a great little town filled with all these neat little stores. We walked around The Shops at Riverworks – looked at the book store, the clothing store and the jewelry place. Next we walked across the street to The Mill. We walk up the steps to the second floor to go to Gecko Beads and to Scrapping Turtle These are great stores. Gecko Beads now has a lampworking studio and you can purchase some of their pieces. I picked up some bumble bees and a urn style bead with white and orange dots that look like scales. I can’t wait to use them. Kaelyn and I then went to Scrapping Turtle. My passion – scrapbooking. This store is great, and they now carry House Mouse stamps. Kaelyn bought me four of them.

Here is a picture of the bees she makes:

After I had finished we decided to go to Waterloo and check into the motel that we rented. We went to the Comfort Inn off Weber St. The room was cute. It was very stuffy though so as soon as we brought in our stuff, on went the air conditioning. Kaelyn had to be at her conference for 5:30, so by the time we had done loading the room it was about 2:30. I really wanted to go to the bead store in Waterloo the Bead Bazaar. There we found some lampworking by Brian Newman. They were very gorgeous pieces. I got Kaelyn a heart pendant and a flower drop.

I dropped Kaelyn off at her conference at 5:30 and then went back to the motel. I worked on some bead work until I went to pick her up. We watched some television before we went to bed.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

Scrapping Turtle is awesome! My fave store ever!!!