Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quick Trip East

While at the retreat in Shipshewana this past October, I ordered an item from Yoder's Hardware store. I was waiting and waiting for it to come in. I had hoped it would come in during November because I wanted to meet a friend of mine who would just happen to be out in Shipshe on a Quilt Retreat around Thanksgiving. Well, they called last week to tell me that my item was now in stock. It was a large item and I knew it would be cheaper to drive and pick it up then to have it shipped to me. Two weeks before Christmas was not the optimal time to make a quick trip to Shipshewana, but if I didn't go on my day off this week, it would be at least a month before I had an opportunity to get out there.

The drive was pleasant, the temperatures, mild and I was able to stop at the Blue Gate and "Christmas store" to check out what was new. Here are some pictures right before evening set in.

I picked up what I ordered at Yoder's and after quickly making a few purchases of Christmas gifts, I set out for home. I wish I had more time to stay and take in all the lovely, twinkling lights, but that will be for another day.

I was able to snap a quick shot of Rob, the UPS guy that brings all the wonderful, stitchy designs to the shop.

Jill brought in some finished Ink Circles designs a few weeks ago that she will be giving as gifts this Christmas.

Marilyn also stopped by with some finishes of her own. My goodness......so many samplers, so little time!

I hope to bring you some more updates of customer framing and/or stitching projects within the next week. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How fun and exciting! Weather wise you had the perfect day!!! The scenery looks beautiful. Love Jill's pieces and the framing. Marilyn's samplers are really pretty.Hope I get to see them framed.
    Only you could get a smile out of your UPS guy!!!
    Linda C.

  2. A day trip to Shipshewana is a great idea! The Ink Circles pieces and the samplers are very pretty, thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Cathy,

    You had left a comment on my blog asking who was the designer of Nancy's ornament. It's by Heartstring Samplery!