Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vacation Part 1

We had our first vacation in six long years August 10 - 16.  We traveled down to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about a 6.5 hour drive from home (including rest stops), which is home to the oldest settlement of Amish in the United States.  [You can read more about the Amish and Lancaster county here and here.]  This is one of my favorite places - it's peaceful, beautiful, and quaint, with farms as far as the eye can see.  For the first time, I was the designated driver, so I missed a lot of photo opportunities.  And because we had five people to please, two of whom are dealing with chronic illness which slows us down, we didn't get to do as much as we have in previous visits.  I would love to visit craft and quilt shops all day, but other than Sarah, no one in our family would enjoy that!  I do have picture of one quilt to share with you today.  This one was in the window of the Old Country Store in Intercourse.  Unfortunately, I don't have the name of it, but it sure is pretty!
 The octagonal part in the middle was defined using lovely white braid.  There was also braid incorporated into the scallops at the bottom.  Beautiful!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I used to spend much time in Ohio Amish country and know how peaceful and nice it is. Glad you and your family were able to get away. Oh do I know what it is like to go on vacation when you have a chronic illness. Sometimes it is so hard on our bodies that you think just let me go home. You have to take on a philosophy of any little thing you do is okay.

Love the quilt in the window. Did you go into this shop at all?

Hugs from Holland ~