Posts Tagged ‘Intercourse’

Completing Projects

November 21, 2013

My need to complete things can get frustrating.  I have been working steadily on the quilt, but I still have seven, out of twenty-five, squares to complete.  Then I need to cut about three yards of stripes to go around each square.  The end result should be a 102 inch square.  I think(hope) I have enough batting.  The batting I have is 96″.  Should I piece or try to find 102″ wide batting?  I did find 108″ backing fabric.  Normally, I use leftovers that I don’t know what else to do with or I just don’t like the fabric any more.  Ah, decisions, decisions.  I’ll worry about that later.

P1050701  Here’s the  binding and backing.  The binding I bought at Mares Bears in Lewes.  The backing is from The Country Store in Intercourse.  My daughter and I went up there on the seventh.  She loves having Thursdays off. 

I also bought some food fabric.

P1050709  Raspberry, grapes, plums, garlic, carrots, apples, cauliflower and broccoli, and avocados.  Oh, my.   You can never have enough.

Ready to Quilt

March 14, 2010

I was ready to quilt my flag when I realized my favorite machine for quilting was in my daughter’s house.  I ould quilt with the machine here, but the other is set up for quilting.  I really don’t need to use the other one.  I can use the one that’s here.  But, I WANT it.  So, I’m off to Reisterstown tomorrow.  While there, Kevin and I are going to see Alice in Wonderland.  I might also go up to Intercourse.  I don’t know yet.

I can’t decide what knitting to take.  I should take my Sweater from Hell, but it is so damn big.   So, I’m think I’ll take four pairs of socks and a hat.  I like to be prepared. 

I’ve been thinking about my next sweater.  I’ve got it down to three, I think.


November 12, 2008

Jenn and I had lunch in Intercourse PA today.  We had just finished shopping except for the meat.  The thrift shop was closed due to renovations so we checked a couple of different shops.  I bought some apples for pies and a bunch of other stuff that you can’t find elsewhere.  As a matter of fact, I’m munching on some flat pretzels now.

On the way home, we stopped and picked up the kitten.  She’s hiding in the back parlor so I put some water and

chow in there and a little blanket in a dark corner.  There is all ready a potty in there.  Win’s cat has no idea what she is.

When she saw her, she ran back upstairs.  I’m going to call her Olive.

Pickle Run

November 16, 2007

Monday, Jenn and I went on our annual “Pickle Run”.  We didn’t get any pickles this time.  A friend of hers wanted some pickled beets and it seemed like a good excuse.  We also got chow chow, peaches and cranberry applesauce to fill up the case.  Allgyer’s in New Holland, PA make the best bread and butter pickles and pickled beets I have ever tasted.  When the local market stopped carrying them, my daughter wrote to the address on the label.   Mr. Allgyer replied with directions and asked that she call before coming.  He said to let it ring for a long time.  I assume the phone was in the basement where the business was and not in the house.  It was sold to the Smuckers a few years ago, but Mrs. Allgyer assured me that they would be using the same recipes.  And she was right.

We went to Gap to the Mennonite Thrift Store.  I got some Christmas fabric and Jenn got some decorations.  We always find something there.  Then we headed back to Intercourse.  I bought strawberry rhubarb preserves, red raspberry jam, black bean salsa, apricot scone mix, cranberry nut muffin mix and buckwheat pancake mix at the canning store.  We crossed the street and went to the meat market where I got dried beef, German bologna, Lebanon bologna, smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, smokey cheesers and pretzel crackers.  We decided it was time for lunch and went to a little restaurant nearby.   I had a hot turkey sandwich and Jenn had pork barbecue on a roll, our usual.  We stopped at two quilt stores, but I didn’t buy any fabric, just books.  We also did some antiquing.  I found an embroidered hankie which I will use on a blouse.  Jenn got an embroidered doily.  That’s it for now.  My cupcakes might burn.