Now, for more of the get-a-way trip we went on last weekend. In the town of Shipshewana, IN there is a wonderful placed called Davis Mercantile. There are many stores here under one roof and then some! A lot of time can be spent here. One place that I forgot to take a picture of was Jo Jo's Pretzels. Duh! I can't make a stop here without getting one of their big soft pretzels hot out of the oven. They have their own unique taste that can't be found elsewhere. I guess I will have to take the photo next time!
Of course my most favorite store in the whole building is Lolly's. Talk about a quilt store! They carry what I consider to be the "traditional" fabric (100% cotton fabric that isn't a reproduction), batiks, flannels, and lots of reproduction fabrics.
Here I am with the wonderful red Civil War Reproduction fabrics lined up at my feet. Hmmmmm what to choose? It was hard, but I did put a few of them back on the shelf - believe it or not!
This was a great display that I had to have a picture of. I have the patter for this Dresden Plate quilt - I was hoping by having my photo taken by it I would be inspired to make it soon! *G*
There are pros and cons about have Dear Hubby along with me at quilt stores. He has given me good advice about fabric choices at times - this one looks better then that one - and he is usually right. If I know I am going to spend a lot of time in the quilt shop he is usually content to take a nap in the car or read while I am shopping away. If it is a quick trip and I know what I want he will walk along with me and carry my fabric bolts to the cutting table for me. He was goofing around here trying to act like the weight of the fabric was too much - If you look, that wasn't even the reds. I had already taken then to the cutting table and they were waiting for me there. One thing that always amazes me though. When waiting in the car, or in the hallway at Yoder's Dept. store, he always knows when I am about to pay the bill. Does he have some kind of radar that goes ding ding ding when I pull the credit card out? I still have a couple of photos left to post of things in Davis Mercantile. but that will wait for another day!
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