Sunday, November 21, 2010

Home from Shipshewana

Hello to my followers and welcome to new followers.    I've been in Shipshewana since this past Tuesday and just got back home this afternoon.  I had intended to post photos every day while I was there, but it turns out that the download speed is quite a bit faster than the upload speed at the Farmstead Inn.  So it too just way too long to upload photos.  So I'll try and make up for it in the next few days.

This is the Garden Gate Cafe.   Most of us call it The Cupcake Place.  It is located on Morton Street

 The path to the Garden Gate is lined with candy canes and lights. 
 The gazebo has a Christmas tree and garland for the holidays. 
 These are pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and orange sprinkles. 
The Christmas tree has cupcake ornaments, and the little cabinet is full of all different sprinkles. 
A cupcake cookie jar!!!
  The decor inside has everything "cupcake".
Amish horse and buggies parked at Yoders waiting until the shopping is finished. 
Here are just a few of the quilts I loved.  Eileen showed this one at show and tell.  She said if we were interested in knowing how she made this quilt we should ask her, but time got away from me and I didn't get a chance to ask.  I would love to know. 
There have been several groups of us that exchanged 3 inch blocks, and this is how Janis set part of her swap blocks.  Cute idea!
 Claire pieced this one for her guild's quilt show.  Really neat effect.   Red and white quilts are so striking.
My husband helped me carry my things in from the car when I got home.  OK really he carried almost all of it.  I can tell by the Lolly's bags that I came home with quite a bit more than I left with.  Those bags will be a lot more fun to unpack than the dirty laundry.

For those of you from the retreat looking for the Mitered Square Sock Blanket pattern, click on the tab under my banner.  Hope you are finding some time to stitch.  Thanks for visiting!

4 comments:

Yvette said...

OOOOH! I love your friends Pie & Tarts quilt. I have all my background squares cut for this one but I need to finish a few other hand projects before I start this.

Thanks for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous blog post! Great eye candy...sounds like a wonderful time!

blauraute said...

Hi LuAnn,
your pictures are wonderful. Thank you very much. I think it must be very interesting for all your blog followers to know what you have in your many bags. Naturally I'm interested too!!
Thank you very much for your last two email, I'll answer them in the next days.
I hope the following days will be very nice an creative for you.
Take care.
Roswitha

Jeanne said...

You always share great photos! Jim helped carry most of my things into the house, also. I still need to unpack most of them. Only 135 days until our next retreat! Have a blessed Thanksgiving. It was great to see you and your quilts.

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