My next stop was a downtown shoe store. It's an old establishment, not much to look at. I walked in and told the elderly Jewish man what I was looking for. He took one look at my shoes and said , oh you have a long narrow foot. (Long, now that's a nicer word than big!) He gave me a pair to try on to see for size, even though they were 2 sizes smaller than I normally wear. They felt wonderful. Just what I was looking for. All leather, waterproof, not steel toes, lace up and the price was right. (So was the 2 sizes smaller)
I loved them so much I wore them out of the store! Now I'm ready for some sh_ _ kickin'.
On to see my Mother at her assisted living apartment. She's was a shoe inspector in her younger days. I knew she would love sticking her hands in to feel the toe lining, the insoles and the smooth leather outside. They met her approval!
It was then a quick stop at Joann's Fabric. I am looking for a certain template to make a dresden plate quilt block. No such luck on that. However I did find fabric for Elizabeth's baby doll quilt. I want to make one for her Christmas present.
On my way home I remembered this couple that had a baby doll cradle at a rummage sale last year. I stopped to see if he was still making them. Luckily he had an oak one all made up. The $45 price tag was a deal! He was happy about no longer having to store it, and I was happy that I am a step closer to completing my Christmas shopping!
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