Monday, May 28, 2012

Pattern winners and Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of you. We have been pretty low key here, just the two of us hanging out, puttering around the house catching up on chores. So today Hubby and I decided to take a little day trip and visit an Amish town in Jamesport Missouri. 
But 1st of all I wanted to announce winner names from my pattern give away! Hubby drew names a few minutes ago and they are.... Angelsister 1951 for the "Sum Sum Summertime" and "My Happy Garden" patterns AND Colleen for the "My Cute Kitty" and Christmas Tea Towel Set. Ladies if you will email your addresses to me I will get those in the mail to you. Thank you everyone for your very kind comments, I wish you all could have won! 
Back to Jamesport, a nice little drive about 90 minutes north of Kansas City. If you have visited Amish country before I know you have seen this sign.

Because they drive these! And what a pretty day it was for a drive, by car or buggy.

We stopped at the Amish Quilt/Christian Book/ furniture store. Not a huge fabric selection, but many beautiful handmade quilts were for sale. And the furniture was stunning.

They had these really cool bird houses out front, as you can see the birdies really seem to like them.

Down town Jamesport has several antique stores, gift stores, bakeries, and temptations for tourists. 
We were hungry by now and had lunch at the Gingerich Dutch Pantry. They have a buffet and I was sorely tempted to have some of that meatloaf but we opted for BLTs... and they were the best BLTs... on home made bread of course. We had room left over to share a slice of Rhubarb/strawberry pie alamode which was yum also! 

We spent quite a bit of time in the Farmhouse Collection store. Wonderful gift store jam packed with
goodies all displayed beautifully. The owner was very gracious in allowing me to take some pictures. 
I'm a sucker for roosters!

I thought this spoon rack was pretty neat, have no place for it otherwise it may have come home with me. They are also candle makers and have hundreds of jar candles. Hubby and I got giddy from sniffing them all while trying to choose our favorite to bring home. 

Before returning home I also bought fudge at the Ice cream store:) 
All in all a very nice weekend. And now I'm ready to put my feet up and watch the 
"Bachelorette" with Cleo! 


WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to the winners!
I haven't been down south in ages, would like to take a trip down there soon. I have enough relatives to stay with in each state, so would be fun.


Colleen said...

Wow! I almost missed it! Thank you so much!!