I told you about part of our recent trip to Lancaster County, PA, where we visited the Sight and Sound Theater.
Here are some of the other things we did while we were there.
Maria has been wanting to take me to Good’s Store for a long time. It is located right next to the Shady Maple Restaurant.
It is a very interesting store, having many products that you can find no where else. There are many Amish hand made items there, and the store caters to the Amish and Mennonite people that are living in the area.
One of our favorite parts of the store was the fabric department. It was very large, and carried mostly apparel fabric, as well as a lot of quilt fabric. Our local fabric stores now days cater mostly to the quilter and crafter, and have very little apparel fabric. Woe to the woman who sews her own clothes, in regards to a nice choice of fabric.
Maria purchased a number of nice pieces of fabric, to sew for her and her girls, Meadow and Bethany.
I was able to purchase a tablecloth that fits my table! I have been looking for ages and the only answer seemed to be to order on-line.
The next morning, Dan and I went our own way, and did a little sight seeing.
We went to a few antique shops, and browsed.
The farm land is beautiful in Lancaster, with beautiful farms everywhere.
One of the places that we went was to a touristy enclave of little shops in Intercourse, PA.
Dan is not a shopper, and is only good for 1 store or 2, so I knew I had to pick which store I wanted to visit carefully.
And of course, I picked the Quilt Shop.
As soon as I saw the gorgeous quilts, I started to take pictures.
The store clerk quickly ran over to me and told me ‘no pictures allowed’ in here. So I have only this one photo of the quilts. FYI, some of the prices I saw were, $1,500.00 for a queen size quilt and $225.00 for a wall hanging. (I make sure to remind my husband of the value of quilts now, so he can appreciate mine more!)
The quilts were absoulutely beautiful, and are all hand quilted. Each one was labeled by the quilt maker.
There was an item in the store that I was very interested in, and Dan told me that he would buy it for me for my soon coming birthday.
So off to lunch we went, to consider the purchase.
We went to the Kling House Restaurant, which was within walking distance.
It is housed in a 200 year old farm house.
The lovely fireplace in the room we were seated in. (I took this picture when no one was looking, after getting spoken to at the quilt store!….This forbidding of picture taking is all a mystery to me! )
A nice display of the jams and jellies for sale in the restaurant. I was amused to see one of their products is hot pepper butter, one of the items that I make and sell at the farmer’s market.
Someone had a fun ride!
This is the item that I was interested in- and I told the clerk that I was taking a picture of it…and then we purchased one.
The frame was in the bay window, with lots of natural light, and there usually are women quilting on them.
More on my new quilt frame later!
Happy Birthday to me!
“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.”