FARMHOUSE WOOLENS OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY JUNE 7TH
10:00 - 12:00
BATTLE LAKE, MN
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Come see what's new from quilt market, tour the new nest, enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat and see some wonderful trunk shows from Buttermilk Basin, New Leaf Stitches and Blueberry Backroads. Also joining us for the open house are Stacy from Buttermilk Basin and Kari from New Leaf Stitches - a great time to visit with them. Hope you can join all of us.
Oh boy what a treat to turn that calendar page huh - lets bring on summer. Sorry to be gone so long - again. It's been crazy town here the last few weeks - but after this weekend I'm looking forward to a quiet summer - yahoooo. Nothing but fun things have been going on here and I'm not complaining - but running is still running, right? Hubby and I took another trip (yes I know that makes 3 in 2 months) to quilt market in Pittsburgh with a little side trip to Gettysburg, Valley Forge and Harrisburg to see some historical sites before hand. Our hotel in Harrisburg was our first stop on Sunday night - after a crazy weekend and a long day of travel it was so wonderful that our hotel at an outside patio to enjoy a cold crispy glass of the grape and a barley pop
Pretty sure nothing has ever tasted so good lol. The best part was the weather was beautiful, the grass was green, the leaves on the tree and these beautiful tulips were everywhere along the front of the hotel - it was the perfect evening to sit out, relax and talk.
Loved the carpet in our hotel room - perfect for this star loving gal
On a side note - sure beat the view from our hotel room in Pittsburgh lol
The Civil War Museum in Harrisburg was wonderful and if your in the area a "must" visit. Such a beautiful building
Valley Forge was our next stop - here's George Washington's house
Love the kitchen in the house
George and Martha's bedroom
two other bedrooms/meeting rooms in the house - you can't really tell just how small the first bed is - yikes
One of the little huts the soldiers stayed in during that winter - I believe there were about 1200 of these around the area
Oh my gosh these were so tiny inside and there were 12 men to a hut - these were so small and the beds were so tiny as well. The average soldier was 5' 7" and about 135 pounds - but pretty sure they were small even for them and boy did this hut smell inside - musty - I couldn't stay inside
The next stop was Gettysburg - this was such an amazing experience
After touring the facility there and doing what they had to offer we bought a CD to play in the car that acts as your tour guide as you travel the battle route which is 25 miles with 16 stops. We found the Minnesota monument which is no small challenge because I believe there are over 1300 monuents along the route. I got smart finally and googled it to pinpoint it - gotta love google lol
It was a wonderful part of our trip to visit these amazing sites - so glad we were able to see it all.
Then we headed over to Pittsburgh for quilt market for the next few days where I picked up some fun things and of course wool - glorious wool lol.
First day we helped Kari and Brian aka Mrs and Mr. New Leaf Stitches set up their booth. The first day the convention centers do not have air conditioning on because all of the vendors are moving in and there's no sense cooling the outside lol - but lordy it was hot in there.
I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the finished booth - I was sure that I did - it was cute with all of her new designs and the walls we all worked so hard on getting up. In fact I took very pictures at market - but I was busy getting down to business as I only had 2 days for shopping - I'm guessing that's why, that's my story anyway lol. I was able tho to meet up with Thimbleanna several times for quick little visits. She graciously held a spot in line for me at sample spree while we worked in Kari's booth. Then we met up for coffee and lunch. She is such a sweetie and so much fun to visit with - never enough time tho. Thanks Anna for that sweet spot in line. It was fun also to meet up with Brenda who participated in my last block of the month - thanks Brenda for introducing yourself to me - fun to have a face with a name. Quilt market gave Mr. Farmhouse another peek at this quilting business I'm involved in. He was glad to check it out, found it interesting and said one visit was probably all he needed - bless his heart lol.
The day before we flew out to Harrisburg - Mr. Farmhouse's brother got married and he was the best man for the special day
How wonderful for these two special people to find their soulmates later in life - we wish them nothing but wonderful things.
It was nice to get home and unpack the suitcases for awhile. First stop was picking up some flowers for the house
I wanted one of everything lol
I spotted this already filled pot and loved it - so I bought everything to fill two of my pots at home like it - love me some sweet potatoe vine. The pots are lakeside so I hope they can withstand the winds that sometimes come off the lake
I've been wanting a flag pole for some time - either on land or the dock. So we decided to treat ourselves to one for Mother's and Father's day and went for one that attaches to the dock
This way we can enjoy it all day long - I love it
I decided to give making my own vanilla a whirl - takes 3 months to ferment it just right. I'll keep you posted on the progress
This past weekend we babysat Ms. Ellie all weekend and had a wonderful time with her. She's growing up so fast and changes so much everytime we see her. What a joy she is to us. While grandma got breakfast ready one morning - Ellie and Grandpa walked around looking at all the birds and talking about them
Ellie and Ms. Cami were both pretty interested in all of those little minnows in the bucket - for different reasons I think lol
So now it's time to get ready for the open house this Saturday in the nest. Then it's quiet time for this girl. Looking forward to getting some serious decorating done and sewing as well. I've been working on this new block of the month I will be offering on the website very soon. So much fun to stitch - this is section #1 with a mixture of cottons and wool - of course.
Have a great Tuesday - and I hope to pop back in with little bits and pieces of stuff going on - if I don't promise much then maybe it can happen lol. Yahoooo Mother Tother - I finally blogged and I'm caught up - thanks for sticking with me.
Until Next Time