Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Retreating in Shipshewana

It's time again for the Dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana.  You know you are getting close when you see your first horse and buggy along the roadside.  (OK I couldn't take a photo of the first one I saw because I was driving so this is probably number 15.)



Some of the Amish homes had their laundry hung out to dry.  This one had some pretty quilts and blankets out today.



I stopped at Yoder's Popcorn on the way into town.

I browsed on the hardware side of Yoder's store and saw these shifty eyed cat clocks. 

I saw this sign when I stopped at the Kitchen Cupboard for a latte.


Then I looked at some fabric at Lolly's.



Beautiful quilts at The Lang Store.
 
Just finished dinner at the Blue Gate.  I brought a piece of raspberry cream pie back to my room for a bedtime snack. 
 
So far the only down side of the retreat is that it is cold and windy.  I have even seen quite a few snow flurries this afternoon. 

  Tomorrow afternoon the sewing room doors open, and we begin stitching (hopefully).  More tomorrow. 

Hope you are finding some time to stitch.  Thanks for stopping.

26 comments:

carol fun said...

Fabric and pie--- a match made in heaven! LOL - I'm sure you'll have a great time once you get to sewing. Enjoy!

jillyヅ said...

You only looked at fabric? Oh your willpower. Though I seriously do not need any more fabric, I still would have walked out with a yard or six;-)

Enjoy your time there.
blessings, jilly

sunny said...

Let the stitching begin! It sounds like you're already having a wonderful time.

Barb said...

Looks like such a fantastic place for a retreat. Can't wait to see more.

Cathy said...

Hi LuAnn, it looks like a fun trip and day! I have been to Amish country in Ohio, but not Indiana. Love see how clean and neat everything looks in Amish country. Nothing out of place~ Hope you are resting up from your nice day! ♥♥♥

Janet O. said...

Oh, what fun! Raspberry cream pie sounds heavenly, and the shops would be calling my name!
I gather the woman from my hometown that you know from these retreats is not coming to this one--I just saw her in a LQS today.

Ann-Mari said...

Looks like you are having fun. Enjoy the retreat. Hanne from Norway is also taking part in the retreat. Say hello to her from me!!

Kathie said...

wish I was there!
have fun!
kathie

Kathie said...

wish I was there!
have fun!
kathie

soscrappy said...

So much fun! Enjoy your retreat. Hope you get lots done!

blauraute said...

I think you'll have a great time. I wish I was there at any time in my life. I love the Amish homes and the buggys. Wonderful quilts and blankets were out.
Enjoy all the days there.
Take care
Roswitha

Heather said...

Have a wonderful time. I am so jealous. I have only been there once, many years ago, but I have so many happy memories of a fun trip with a friend and lots of fabric!

Connie said...

I've visited there a few times and enjoyed it. Looks like you had a great retreat weekend.

Milah said...

Lucky you! Have fun and keep us posted!

Mama Pea said...

Me so jealous! ;-) It's almost time for me to sign up for my retreat in October. Looking forward to it.

~Niki~ said...

love those photos!

Nancy said...

Looking forward to all the pictures of your retreat.
You are so lucky to be able to go.
Have a wonderful time.

Karen said...

Hi LuAnn...Sounds like you're experiencing the same weather as we here in lower MI...we had snowflurries yesterday and strong winds. Today its sunny and bright with a strong wind again.

Lucky you to be on a retreat! I love the Blue Gate Restaurant and walking around Shipsy (as we call it).

Karen

Me and My Stitches said...

JEALOUS!!! Yep...that pretty much sums it up!

Teresa said...

What fun to go to that retreat. I have always wanted to attend...maybe someday. Loved seeing the pictures, thanks for sharing. Your valentine heart table toppers are very nice.

Cyn ;-) said...

Ooooh that pie looks scrumptious! Eat a piece [or two!] for me, eh?
The pictures are great. Reminds me of the year I was in Shipshe - great memories!
Have fun and post a ton of pics... we can have a vicarious trip through you! lol
Hugs,

Terry said...

I know we are not suppose to be envious or jealouos...but I AM!!!! I hope you have a great time and Please keep the pictures coming. I so miss Shipshewana...I would move there in a heartbeat! Hugs

Maureen said...

Thanks for the tour through Shipshewana!
Love the quilts on the line.
Have fun! I know you will!

Michelle said...

Oh, LuAnn.
That shop looks devine , those fabrics......

KatieQ said...

I love the picture of the quilts hanging on the line. That fabric store looks wonderful.

Thackers said...

Raspberry cream pie from the Blue Gate is my favorite. After supper at Wanna Cup, Kim and I went to the Blue Gate and got dessert. One of the highlights of the trip.
Nancisue

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