Tuesday, October 26, 2010
In Morgantown this morning I found what I overheard a fellow quilter call "heaven". It was Martin's Country Market and the Hayloft Fabrics . Actually, there was a balcony loft all around the perimeter of the market and it had a most bountiful display of fabrics. They do ship fabrics via their website.http://hayloftfabrics.com/ They had a special of 15% off the end of a bolt and I found a number of pieces that will help keep my stash healthy. Then we traveled north west beyond Reinholds on Route 897 to Burkholder's Fabrics. This was another amazing find. I bought something special for my sister-in-law who is watching our dog while we meander the countryside. They had panels like I have never seen before and fabrics of all sorts that were arranged by designer, color, etc. We had a delicious lunch at the Brickerville House, Shoppes, and Family Restaurant and lo and behold, Vince found a yarn shop. "Ball and Skein" I bought a pattern and some yummy yarn to make Magdalyn a sweater and hat. I knitted while Vince drove us north through the long ridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania. I am making some Christmas presents which I will show later. It was a very colorful day what with scenery and fabrics.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Vince and I were up very early again as he wanted to go to the antique malls over by Adamsville where he hoped to find some more saws and files for his workshop. I am so glad he has a wood working hobby as it ofsets my fabric sins. We went to three major sites. The first had some very great deals on loads of items however, it has begun to get scarey when one calls "antique" something I had in my childhood. There were over three hundred dealers inside and outside. The second site was all outside and everything was "on sale". We think it might have been the last of the major weekends for these dealers and the less "stuff" they had to box, the better. I found a wicker head shape to display my knitted hats upon. The third Antique Mall was very upscale and had some very beautiful furniture pieces. Vince did find a "spoke shave" at this site and was quite happy. All in all, it was a beautfiul day to walk and browse the treasures.