Friday, December 18, 2015

Columbus Ohio and Shipshewana - part 2

 On our way up to Shipshewana we stopped at the Fabrics and Friends quilt shoppe in Roanoke.

 Loads of fabric.  And look at the quilt in the ceiling

A lovely shop to visit on our way.

And you knows you are close to Shipshewana when the buggies starts to appears on the road.

It is good to be back at the Farmstead Inn and Conferencesenter.

And dinner at the Blue Gate restaurant and bakery.

I love their pies!!!  I did not get my blackberry pie this time, but the peach pie was delicious too.

Shipshewana by night is always a joy to watch.

And it is something special  and calming to watch the amish buggies and listen to the click clack from the horses.

One of my favorite shops is Caroline's Cottage Cottons. So cosy and the ladies in the shop are so wonderful.   And not to talk about all the temptations.

Don't you agree this is a wonderful shop.

 A visit to Rebecca Haarers antique shop is a must.  I love this shop.  Everywhere you look you see something interesting. And it was so fun to look through all the quilts that was stacked on this bed.

So much interesting fabrics and stitches to look at in all these antique quilts.

Shipshewana has several quilts shops and one of them is Lolly's.  And so nice to meet the shop owners again.  And they have SO many temptations.

and inspiration on the walls.

and a BIG sales room.

Yoder department store is another quiltshop.  Love the quilt signs outside the shop.

And do they have fabric.  OH YEAH, they do!!!!!!!  

Looking through my treasures. 

Just have to show you this photo from an amish shop we visited.  We got to taste a lot of jam and I just LOVE the names .

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Columbus Ohio and Shipshewana - part 1

 It's time to start blogging about my trip to USA in november.  Still having trouble with Live writer so I am blogging directly to blogspot this time.  I miss Live writer, so if there is anyone knowing how to fix this please let me know.

Well, where to start. I met Hanne at Gardermoen airport nov 11th.  We were both excited doing this travel together and to meet our friends again.

First stop was Colombus Ohio where Deb and her husband met us.  We were so happy to meet up again.  Two years since last time we spendt some time together.

Of course visiting quilt shops was on our to do list.  And already the second day we went to Red Rooster qiults which is close to Deb.

 Beautiful quilts on the walls.

 For lunch we went to Morgan House.  I loved the atmosphere in this old restaured restaurant.

And I love this quilt that was hanging on the wall.

A close up of the block.  LOVE IT.

We also visited Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  We walked around there for four hours and had a great time.  Still we manage just to see half of the zoo.  We'll do the other half next time.

Love the display of quilts at Deb's house.  I wish I had walls like this in my house.

Loved sitting around the table just sewing and chatting.  We had a lot of catch up chatting to do.

I am a bit envious.  In USA there is QUILT programs on TV.  Hello Norway.......why can't we have some quilt shows on tv !!!!

Another fun happening was that we went to the Whole Foods store for a wine and food tasting.  How fun was that !!

Then it was time to visit at Colleens place.  And of course a visit to Fabric shack.  One of my favorite internet shops.  I have ordered from them several times and it was so fun to visit this shop for real.

And to meet these to lovely ladies in the shop.

Shopping........OH YES!!!!

 Colleen had invited her mother and some friends over for coffee.

And we got a little show and tell.

We had a great day together!!

And then it was time to head up to Shipshewana for the Jane Stickle retreat.  Look at Collens license plate. Just LOVE IT.

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