Monday, November 02, 2009


We left Wednesday morning, October 28th, on a wonderful adventure. My friend Joan has a new car and we had to break it in on a road trip. We have been wanting to do this for such a long time, and we finally made it happen. We drove north with the help of Suzie, Joan's GPS navigator, named after the Susan B. Constant, the ship that sailed to America and into Jamestown. We love our history! Destination: Lancaster County, Gettysburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania.
We drove north from Virginia Beach and gloried in the beautiful fall colors as we got into Pennsylvania. Wow, what a beautiful state! The colors of fall accented everything to perfection.

We arrived in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania in the afternoon. We wanted to stop at every door on the way into town, but Joan said, "NO". Of course we thought we might have time to go back later to a few shops, but that never happened. This beautiful shop above sold fabric, quilts and gift items.

There is glare on the glass windows, but this one has a great looking quilt displayed. This window was so darling I couldn't stand it! The quilt is wonderful and the accessory items are perfect!

This was the first place we stopped when we arrived in town.

Next door we found lots of pumpkins, gourd, flowers, etc. We both bought bouquets of dried flowers.

My favorite stop in Lancaster County was Sauder Fabrics. It is run by the Amish and it is in the basement of a home out in the country. We were glad for the GPS to find it! Yes, that is me with a bolt of Jo Morton fabric that was so cheap it would make you cry. You had to buy the whole bolt to get the price, so darn it, I HAD to do it! I bought about a dozen half yards that were at least $3 cheaper per yard than what you find in the shops. Now that I am reading the sign I am thinking I should have looked at the spices. I bet they were in bulk, and cheaper also!

I have lots more great pictures, so this is just the first entry for our trip. Please come back for more!


Polly said...

Looks like a fun road trip. I bet you enjoyed being on the road with an adult instead of with me and fighting,or throwing up children. Someday I will enjoy such simple pleasures. Love you

paulette said...

Wow Marcie!
What a find and what beautiful shops and country side! LOve it! Thanks for sharing!

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Marcie, show us all your pictures, it is so beautiful I can hardly bear it, oh Pennsylvania. That is a great picture of you! It looks like you both were having such a good time.

sewprimitive karen said...

oh, and I was going to say, aren't the canned peaches perfect in the window display!!

Julie-Ann said...

Oh - I love the pictures! I was in Lancaster County years and years ago. We drove all over and I bought a Bear Claw quilt from a lady who displayed them on her front porch. Since it was the beginning of our vacation, she mailed it to our house. A week later when we arrived home, there it was!

Now, it is time to go back! However, I can make my own Bear Claw quilt now! LOL

Karen said...

This looks like a place I would love to visit!! I wanna go right now!!

Jeanne said...

That's one of my favorite places to visit! The scenery must have been breathtaking this time of year. I'm coveting that bolt of Jo Morton fabric. :-)

Gypsy Quilter said...

You picked a great time of year to go! It's even prettier than when I was there in August.

Karen said...

That is funny, my mother-in-law talks about Harriet and it always takes me a minute to realize that is her talking GPS!

*karendianne. said...

I absolutely LOVE that 2nd quilt and now I know where you got your Czech bird! :)