Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shipshewana Day 2...and 3

Somehow day 2 and day 3 of our retreat have melded together and just slipped away. It could be all of that talking and eating. I'm sure the lack of sleep has quite a bit to do with that, too. Thursday started with a trip outside of Shipshewana into Amish country. First stop was the Red Skillet over at Rome City.  I don't have a photo so imagine a red building that looks like a red metal farm building that sits back off of the road.  I had bacon, eggs and toast here for breakfast.  The idea was to have a good breakfast so that I would make good shopping decisions. 

First stop was Caroline's Cottage Cottons in Rome City, Indiana.  Caroline's is a small quilt shop in a house  a block off of the main highway.  I bought a little bit of fabric there. 
I had a list of fabrics I wanted to buy for projects that I have in mind.  This is a fat quarter pack of blue and cheddar reproduction fabrics.  This was the first thing I bought that wasn't on my list.  But it was a nice pack and it was wrapped up with a frilly bow.  I know I'll find a use for it.

Then I found this piece of Jo Morton border print.  This was the second thing that wasn't on my list, but I love gold and rust so I know this one will find its way into a project one day.

These pieces of fabric said, "Pick me up and buy me."  They weren't on the list either, but I just love them.  At this point I just stopped looking at that list and shopped on pure instinct. 
Next it was on to Knitting Today at Wolcotville. 

The yarn here is just beautiful.  There is a lot packed into the shop, and everyone there is so helpful. 
I bought a bag full of yarn which wasn't on my list either, but at least I know this yarn is for a blanket that looks like a nine patch quilt. 
After all of that shopping it was time for a latte' at The Kitchen Cupboard in the Davis Mercantile building. 
A pretzel at  Jo-Jos is good anytime of the day....even for breakfast.
At this point in the retreat there is more shopping and eating than there is sewing...but we're having a great time.  There will be plenty of time for sewing after we get finished with all of this shopping.

I hope you are all stitching today.  Thanks for visiting. 


blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
you have made a wonderful tour through several nice stores. The floral fabrics are my favorite, they are so beautiful. At the time I'm gardening and crocking some flowers. Last friday I put the sewing machine outside and finished the wedding hearts. It was very nice sewing in the garden.
Have a nice and cozy weekend

Barb said...

Oh your loot...and thanks for showing the stores...

kathyr said...

Dear Luann,
It looks like you have had a wonderful get away. I am green with envy. I've had the list problem many times. Too often I forget to bring the stupid list. I am curious about the nine patch blanket, the yarn looks heavenly. Knit, crochet? Do share the particulars. thanks,kathy

Fiona said...

Ha, ha, ha, you went with a shopping list? LOL

I love your fabrics, it looks as though the Jo Morton fabric will go well with your indigo and cheddar collection. I love Caroline's Cottage and not just for the fabrics, the kitchen and the bathroom take me back to my childhood - oh, maybe I shouldn't have said that since I am showing my age ;-)

I am glad you had such a wonderful time I wish I could have joined you on those night time sewing marathons.


Mama Pea said...

I'm with went with a list?! Haha! Looks like you are having a ton of fun! Keep it up! Great loot! I love that Jo border fabric!

Cheri said...

And I thought I was the only one who buys fat quarter packs because of a frilly bow. I do think that bags of beautiful yarns and fabric quarter bundles wrapped pretty count as home are not required to do anything more with them.
Happy Stitching,

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a wonderful trip...great shopping...great fun!

Linda said...

Beautiful fabric! Love the photos. Makes me miss Shipshe! :-)

judith lockhart said...

Obviously we don't always need a list for shopping, do we? I find that buying on instinct makes my stash more usable when I want to make a project and just put those beautiful fabrics together for a unique quilt!

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