Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Enjoy the moments......

One of the readers of my blog, in her comment, told me to enjoy the moments.  I loved that!  The moments are what life is made of.....and they seem to fly by so swiftly.

In case you did not realize I am helping you plan a road trip.  After you have visited the Woolen Needle off I-80, you're next stop should include the Amana Colonies which are in close proximity.

The Amana Colonies consist of seven different villages.  They began as a group of Germans who migrated to the U.S  seeking religious freedom.  They practiced communal living.  Many of the original buildings are still standing.  We first stopped by this little shop, where we really scored.  A lovely lady at the little shop directed us to a marvelous Bed and Breakfast.  The accommodations were marvelous!  The breakfast we shared with fellow travelers was delicious.  Everything about the stop over was very nice. 

The shop offered words to live by plus many other interesting items.  We were limited by the already full car.  We were no faint hearted and have an uncanny ability to stuff all of the cracks and crevices, but still there are limits.

This is one of the original buildings, from the origin of the villages.

There are grape arbors throughout the villages and several wine tasting shops.

The item on the upper right, I recognized.  We had something similar to that on the farm where I grew up, and it was to old feed for new little baby chicks.  The bucket would make a creative carry- all for organizing quilting items.

This shop had unique new items mixed in with the old.

I fell for this interesting vintage piece with the three drawers.  Notice how deep the drawers are.

A quilt that needed rescuing.

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. 

A unique blackboard for the chicken lovers.

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."  - Dame Edith Sitwell
Today, is the day for the second Wed. drawing.  The names drawn are: Jan Mittler, R. Klevins and Cherie Tye.  Email me with your pattern choice and remember to include your mailing address.

1 comment:

  1. I also love antique shopping--thrift store shopping--
    I will take the same pail with the dividers--the quilt--love teal and grandmother's garden blocks and that large picture!!!
    Enjoy the moments- di