Lancaster and some other goodies

A couple of weeks ago my parents came to visit.  Usually when they come my husband and I get to take a mini vacation which is always welcome! This time we decided to go to a beautiful B&B in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania- it was spectacular! Very rural but quite beautiful! The English gardens in the back yard were just amazing- I wished I had brought a couple of quilts to photograph there.

 As part of our mini vacation we went driving to see the Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse PA. They have the cutest boutiques, a yarn shop and the best homemade jams and such!  O f course my favorite stop there is to go to one of the best quilt shops in Lancaster! The Old Country Store  is right across the road from this unique shopping village and let me tell you, if you are ever in the area you have got to check them out! 

They have one whole wall dedicated to MODA.   They have kits, books, and precuts. They have an entire section just of Kona solids and of course reproduction fabrics. 

T L-R: Store front,Kona solids wall. B L-R: MODA wall, Cutting table

You would be hard pressed if you could not find something you liked there.  As it was there was a ton of fabrics I wanted but just could not justify getting. So, I decided to get some basics for applique and sashing and since I have these charm packs of Funky Monkey for ever, I got some yardage of Goodnight Monkey in Flannel to do a quilt for my son. 

In the front of the store they sell gifts and other handmade items and they also sell handmade quilts from right there in Lancaster county!  The best part though is the quilt museum they have above the shop.  It was definitely the highlight for me!

Since it is summer, I tend to go back to work on embroidery/stitchery and applique  projects and am incorporating some of this into my latest designs! I was reading on twitter about Sublime Stitching’s cute little floss cases and just had to have one! Here is the loot from there: my little polkas dot case (LOVE dotties!) and some thread heaven (recently recommended to help make my applique and embroidery smoother).

So it has been a good couple of weeks for stash building and goodies!  I am going to head off now but in my next post I will start introducing my latest patterns that debuted at market!  Oh and just a heads up- I will be having a giveaway on that next post too and just so you can get a head start- see the google followers box up there on the left hand column? Well, anyone who is already a follower prior to the giveaway will get 2 extra entries for the giveaway so check it out!  I will be back in a few days to tell you all about it!

Until Next time!
Cara

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