At the same time, I took a few photos of the back yard here. Since these photos were taken, the flowers have come out big-time so I'll try and take a few photos when the weather improves (today is overcast)
and in Green we found THIS -- expensive, but worth gold here as one seldom finds it
My "local" LYS is still here, and the ladies remembered me LOL. The front sign did get a make over, but the name is still the same: "Elegant", and they still have Addi Turbos. Haven't needed any yet though!
there is another place in town for needlework - wow.
They have embroidery items and even fabric for cross stitch. A lot is imported from Russia, but still is DMC or whatever. They also stock some "fun fur" type of yarns and a Turkish line called "YarnArt" but none of it appealed to me. I did see a "Knit Pro" (aka Knit Picks outside of the US) wooden crochet hook and wondered if they had any more "Knit Pro" items but I didn't see any. I did get a "stork scissor" though -- super sharp, but necessary. Household scissors just don't do the trick sometimes in cutting yarns or cottons.