Sunday, July 26, 2009

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!

22 comments:

Ranae said...

wow! it looks like a dream come true vacation ,lol.
The fabby is gorgeous and those fries look yummy! Is it dinner already?!! I do think so, lol
I love that bird holding the flag plate, it is so darling.

Margaret said...

Sharon, I can tell you have great taste -- I love everything you showed and everything you mentioned too! lol! I'm so glad you all had so much fun together. I love seeing pictures of you partying out!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What fun! I'll bet you all just had a blast! Spending and more spending.... my idea of FUN!!

Glenna said...

Oh, my goodness--I could leap through the screen. I am going to have to make time to go to Strawberry Sampler. I agree with Terri--the spending is a blast.

I love the redware plates and have heard Siobhan mention Eldreth. You have wonderful taste.

Siobhan said...

What great pics, Sharon!! I just love the stuff you found at Eldreth--fabulous! Love the pics of TSS, too. What a great weekend we had! :) xoxo

Kathy said...

Great pictures, Sharon! I love the plates you found. You all sure had a great time.

doris said...

I love reading about your adventures! Note to self: next time I'm in that area, I need to get over to Eldreth Pottery.

woolwoman said...

Love your new pottery pieces Sharon - Don't worry sweetie - most of us are bigger than we want to be ! LOL - definitely ME! Sounds like you had an awesome time at strawberry sampler and added lots of neat stash. I am stitching Mary Wigham on PTP Heritage and it is lovely fabric. Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. Mel

Tammy said...

I LOOVE your pics---you are simply beautiful, nevermind the girlish figure (mine hit the bricks about the time I had my son, lol). Great pic in front of Salty Yarns. I love that place. SO much to look at! You guys look like you had a fabulous time--what a nice thing!

Joanne said...

Sharon, it sounds like you had the BEST vacation!! I love all your purchases, and it was fun seeing all those pictures :)
Hugs, Joanne

Susan in SC said...

I love your plates!! It's a good thing that I do not a needleshop near me as nice as the one you visited. I would spend way too much money!

Dona said...

Sharon, it looks like you guys had a great time! And, yes, you both look very happy spending that money!

Your plates are very nice!

Pumpkin said...

Holy moly, did you ever buy some stash! LOL! Looks like you had an awesome time and those will be some great memories :o)

You might have to hide that pumpkin plate or else it might find its way home to me ;o) LOL!

Carolyn NC said...

Now that looks like a great time! Love the plates and all your lovely stash!

CindyMae said...

Great photos, looks like you all had such a wonderful time!!! Great new stash! Those fries look so yummy!!

Deb said...

I am so jealous! You all look like you had the most wonderful time. Pottery, stitching things and french fries! What a way to live!!!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sharon, I've collected Eldreth pottery for years. It's not easy to do either from all the way out here in AZ. I visited their shop years ago and I was hooked. It looks like a really wonderful time. Next year I'm joining you.

Melissa said...

Sharon! Love all your pictures. I miss you and Siobhan so much. Hugs to you both and thanks for such a wonderful weekend.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful time you all had. Wish I could have been there too! I love your purchases at Eldreth and at Strawberry Sampler - so beautiful!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Sharon, love the plates you found, you three gals had a great time together and I love the pictures of the three of you.

Friends are the greatest!!

Brigitte said...

You girls were so lucky, you must have had a wonderful time in the stores and at Kathy Barrick's.

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