Here I am again, still trying to get back into the rhythm of daily life after such a wonderful vacation time with my friends. Here are a few more pictures I wanted to share with everyone.
One place we always visit is Eldreth Pottery in Lancaster. I just love it there, we always buy ourselves a special piece to remember the day. This year I bought this lovely plate. It was perfect. The blackbirds represent a couple things to us, blackbird designs, black birds we saw at Kitty's, and the flag reminds me of our love of country and the beautiful folk art that is american made, and reminds us so much of our wonderful American history. I usually walk around the store until something just speaks to me and thats what this plate did.
While shopping I came across this other plate that was in the seconds area because of a scratch on the back of it. A deal too great to pass up and I love that pumpkin so it spoke to me too, take me home take me home. Isn't it pretty. I love redware, and salt glazed ware too but something about that redware. I still am undecided where I am going to display them. I would love to have a cabinet full of redware pieces. I bought 2 nice plate hangers for these but they are far too heavy for them so I am going to have to look for stronger ones.
We also visited Strawberry Sampler quite a few times.
What a wonderful store this is. So many goodies and they frame things so wonderfully.
Here are a couple of the ladies there:
I stocked up on threads and got a few lovely pieces of fabric. Not to mention some fun charts. Not all were new but some that I had to have, we know how that goes. Lisa from Primitive Needles Trunk Show was there and it was fabulous. I wish I took a picture of Lisa next to it.
Here is me spending money as usual,LOL. Wow I am big, what happened to that girly figure of mine, must be buried in there somewhere. LOL That little face on my right shoulder is Siobhan happily spending money too.
I got Its Berry Time and Peacock Pinkeep by Blackbird designs. Oh I just love these designs. With my needles Tricks or treats and flag day, I just love that little plump sheep and lady. So cute. I also got Little Houses Liberty & Justice, Midcsummers nights Liberty and A Patriots Sampler. Plum Street Samplers Seven Day of creation, and I just know I am forgetting something. I had made a promise to myself that I was only going to buy some fabric and threads. That idea went out the window the moment I stepped into Strawberry Sampler and Salty Yarns. Oh I got lots of fabrics and threads too. My favorite was a large piece of Heritage by PictureThisPlus. Oh my gosh its so lovely. I am not even sure what I am going to stitch on it but I know I am going to enjoy it. The variations of color in this fabric are just gorgeous.
I also bought some 10ct black heatherfield for a Halloween Project I am planning. I forgot my favorite chart of all. Kathy Barrick gave this one to me and it is gorgeous: 1803 Penslyvania Sampler house. It reminds me of my visit to her wonderful home. I think this will be the next piece I start. I would love to have it displayed near all my redware.
Here we are at Salty Yarns, now don't notice that I have a big bag there from the Candy Kitchen. Thats Melissa, Siobhan and me.
Here are the much loved Thrasher Fries that everyone gets in Ocean City. They were sooo yummy.
Until next time hugs to all!