Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ready to Retreat in Shipshewana

I'm getting ready to finish packing the car to head north to Shipshewana, Indiana, today to get ready for the Dear Jane Retreat that officially starts tomorrow.  I think there will be nearly 100 of us there this time.  Many of us go early to get settled in our rooms, and let's be honest.  We go to scope out Lollys and Yoders to check out the fabric, to have a little sampling of the Amish food, and to see old friends. 

Here is my "pile" of things that I have out to take so far.  No, this doesn't include my clothes.  Somehow those are the things that always get packed last.

For those of you that don't know, Shipshewana, is a small town up in northern Indiana almost to the Michigan/Indiana state line.  The quilt stores there have some of the best selections that I've ever seen.  The food is just wonderful; homemade Amish pretzels, chicken and noodles, fresh donuts.  Well, you've got the idea. There are many Amish that live in the area, and at any given time you can see a horse and buggy driving down the side of the road along with cars and trucks.  This trip is like a step back in time but with all of the amenities. 

 So I'm going where there will be Friends, Fabric and Food. You can't ask for much more than that. 

If there is anything that you would like to see photos of there, let me know.  I will have my laptop along and of course, my camera, so I'll be posting updates while I'm there.

I hope you are doing some stitching today or packing to come to the retreat.  I'll see you all soon.

Thanks for visiting! 

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