On Friday evening I traveled to a wonderful yarn shop for the first time - Hillsborough Yarns. I fell in love with the coziness that this shop had to offer. Nooks and crannies of the loveliest yarns, and the most wonderful saleswoman/shop owner(I'm assuming). Honestly, I could live there. And, my fellow readers, I was a good girl! I bought what I came to get and nothing else. Just ask. :-)
Friday night, I spent with my aunt and cousin and their little poodle Sammy who is officially confused because he is now shaven and doesn't know what to do with himself until his curly fur comes back. I think he might be depressed.
Saturday morning, my cousin and I went to Pro Hair Salon, a Dominican Salon in the capital city. I had been there once before and she goes there a lot now. Yes, I got my hair straightened! I walked in with my wooly mane and walked out with silky strands. My hair feels very light on my head. It's been a long while since it felt that way. Miguelina, the salon owner, truly lives up to her reputation. I found this shop over a year ago on a Dominican Hair Care blog. My purpose in straightening my hair: To get a good trim AND to do a length check. Yes, folks, today marks my one year anniversary. Do you remember this date last year? I walked into a salon and had them chop off all my permed ends. It's supposed to rain this week so who knows how long this "straight" hair will last. A little moisture and my afro is back!
After leaving the salon, on my way home I stopped by Great Yarns, another yarn shop in the area. I have gone to this store a few times when I'm in town and I always love how helpful and friendly the staff has been. Plus, they have really great buttons. Again, I was a good girl and got only what was on the list.
Before I got to my house, I stopped by my parents and received a very special card from them and a promise (on a sticky note) to help me fix up one room in my house for my birthday and Christmas combined! They specified which room and I'm not telling until it's done. Before and after pictures for sure!!!!
And now that I'm finally home, I could open the special package from Spain that has been sitting on my dining room table for days now. I've been wondering what was inside and now I know:
The loveliest dish towel with recipe, a cookbook of Spanish tapas and dishes written in English, a postcard showing her scenic vistas
Fabric with the smocking already made at the top so I can sew and hem it to make a gorgeous skirt. My apologies again for these camera phone images that don't show the true beauty of this fabric color
Thanks, Alhana! My sister separated by one huge ocean! ¡Mil gracías mi hermana, mi amiga!