Today DH and I had a fun day at Shipshewana, IN. It is such a fun place to go and spend the day, or the weekend for that matter. We were a mile away from home and I realized I left my cell phone in a different purse at home. Oh well, I figured I would survive with out my phone. About a half an hour away I realized I forgot my camera at home too. How was I to blog about my trip without my camera? At lease I didn't forget the credit card! I will just have to show you pictures of my purchases - at least some of them!
There are the neatest quilt stores in Shipshewana. The first one I went to was Lolly's. I told DH that I was looking for snow fabric and sky fabric for my Christmas blocks. Well, you know the divide and conquer theory? I was looking, stroking and drooling over possible fabric purchases and DH comes up to me. "I found what you want over here!" He says with a great big smile on his face. I assured him I would get over to see them in a minute. When I got over to the other side of the store sure enough, he found blue sky fabric that would be great for my quilt. I loaded up his outstretched arms with about four bolts of fabric. I heard some reproduction fabrics calling my name. I added a couple more bolts to DH's outstretched arms. I found some "snow" fat quarters. We got in line at the cutting table and then paid for the much needed fabric. After that great feat we had a wonderful fresh from the oven pretzels. The pretzel's at Jo Jo's don't even come close to the ones you can get at the mall - they are sooooo good! While we were eating that wonderful pretzel I looked at DH and said, "You know, I'm not finished at Lolly's." He had this surprised look on his face. I had found what I was looking for, what else did I need? I had to explain that I hadn't had a chance to look, to explore. I don't know if he really understood, in fact I know he didn't. We walked around at different stores and I went back to Lolly's while DH went to a nearby antique store to while away his time while I explored. I found a pattern that called my name. It is the BB Bag one in the photo. I have hopes that this would make a good class for me to teach. Now I have to find time to make one soon to find out. Tomorrow I will tell you about Yoder's Dept. Store and Essenhause at Middlebury. It is past my bedtime, and I am in the Worship Team in the early service at church tomorrow morning. Good night!
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