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May 20, 2009

From Both of Us — Back Home

Filed under: Updates — Both Sisters @ 9:26 am

Today we both returned to our homes and families.  We cannot express how much it meant to us to receive the many kind wishes from all of you.  Susan had a very special flower bouquet waiting upon her arrival:

Flowers with yarn by you.
Flower Basket with Yarn and Knitting Needles

Yes, flowers with yarn and needles!  From her knitting peeps, of course — so sweet and so appreciated!

While at my dad’s, we spent a lot of time with family…but we all grieve in our own way:

Personal Threads by you.

We needed to be in a place of beauty and inspiration — a yarn shop!  There is a wonderful shop in Omaha — Personal Threads Boutique.  We visit every time we are in town.  It is a lovely refuge, nestled in the Lewis Art Gallery, and stocked with gorgeous treasures for the knitter and the home.

Personal Threads by you.

Personal Threads by you.

We love the large windows that allow you to see the yarn in natural light. As for the yarns, Personal Threads has one of the finest selections of luxury yarns you will find anywhere.  Silk. Cashmere. Handpainted. We bought some gorgeous buttons (Sally brown 3268-0275, Susan red 3271-0275) and a “bit” of yarn.  (Sally walked away with the green Silk Rhapsody you see her holding in one of the photos.)

Joe (owner? manager?) is the sweetest person you will ever meet and made us feel so welcome and special.  This place is a must visit if you are in the area!

And it did help us forget our sorrows for the time we were there.


  1. It’s such a tender time. Anything you can do to bring yourself comfort is a welcome respite. Besides, visiting a yarn store is a nice way to reflect on your mother who taught you these skills to begin with. The flowers are gorgeous.

    Comment by rudeek — May 20, 2009 @ 9:39 am

  2. Welcome home. Thank you for the virtual tour of that lovely shop.

    Comment by Sigrun — May 20, 2009 @ 10:50 am

  3. We share a bond this week the three of us. My mom passed away very unexpectedly just on Sunday. I had read your earlier blog about your last mother’s day and it touched me then as it does even more now. It’s been a tough week for us all, you have my deepest sympathy and know the inner pain as well. Tears are good, they say, but for me doing what we love helps a bit.

    Comment by Penny — May 20, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

  4. I love that store, too. It’s the best part about driving to/from Colorado!

    Welcome back.

    Comment by Laura — May 20, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  5. Sympathy to you both as you mourn your loss. These are tough days, but keep your eyes on the future. The shop in Omaha is a feast for the eyes. What a wonderful place to find a little respite. I will not miss it if ever in that locale.

    Comment by Pixie — May 20, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

  6. Anything that eases that kind of pain has to be a good thing and wow, that store is just staggeringly beautiful.

    Comment by Carrie K — May 20, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

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