When I left the Norwalk Walmart I hopped on 95 South for Old Greenwich, to the needlepoint store reader Old Timer knows and loves, The Village Ewe.
First of all, how the HELL do you OG residents stand the traffic and the crazy women trying to park every which way to Sunday???? Lord, I thought I was going to die. I came in from 95 so I was across the street from the shop and as you can hear in the tone of my writing, parking on this stretch of road took all the patience God gave me. I saw a couple people in front of me turn into what must be the CVS parking lot and too late did I think yes, that would be smart. I had to turn around to get one of the drive in spaces at the store so I did what every good New Yorker would do, I made an illegal uTurn at the crosswalk over to the school. Easy peasy.
Some giant Lincoln SUV was backing out of a space exactly in front of the Ewe, so I stopped and waited for her to back out but her vehicle was so big, she couldn’t get all the way out of the space unless I backed up a skooch. But I had an antsy kid behind me in a Jeep. I had no choice but to hope the Lincoln could manage. She did. Phew.
Once I realized I’d survived the Great OG Parking Caper, I went inside and found a fabulous array of canvasses and yarn. I came only for yarn because the new canvas I have came from an online store in Florida but I wanted to pick out the fibers in person.
I can’t show you the canvas because it could very well be a gift for someone who reads this blog. I gotta keep some surprises.
Fun time in the shop though. I’m stitching with silk fibers and even some bouclé. Let’s see if I can finish this project. It’s intimidatingly large. FYI. It’s neither the bug one or the lobster brick cover. I did order both of those but I bought a third. Design secret. Shhh.
Leaving the store and backing out of the space proved equally challenging as coming in. No one was interested in letting me back out as no one wanted the space. I saw a quick opening and went for it. I’m home. Yay me!