Monday, September 29, 2014

Indian summer and a Fall festival

The birthday girl is now a year older. It happened so fast, just as summer flew by and here it is Fall already! I had a wonderful birthday weekend. I enjoyed talking to my friends and family who called me on my special day. That evening hubby took me out to dinner at Lidia's in Kansas City. Dinner was made even more special when we were joined by our son and his friend Emily. The food there is always delicious, such a nice ending to my day. 
Our weather here in Kansas has been near perfect all week. Sunday Hubby and I decided to take a little road trip to the charming town of Lexington Missouri. They were having a Fall Festival and we thought that would be a perfect time to visit.

Horses made out of cornstalks!

Lots of scarecrows!

Behind the horses a cute storefront named The Purple Turnip caught my attention and lured me inside.
Right away I noticed all the beautiful wool models and books displayed by designer/author Maggie Bonanomi, what luck I thought, I had just walked in to heaven! 

And then who walked in but Maggie herself, I had no idea she had a store here and this was such a pleasant find! Maggie was so gracious, she allowed me to take pictures for you and she was so fun and interesting to talk to. 

I just loved her store, to be surrounded by such goodness and creativity I could have spent the entire afternoon there basking in piles of wool and such. Oh and this candle, boy oh boy is it yummy smelling! Now Hubby is a patient man, but poor guy he was melting away outside on a bench, and so I made my purchases so we could continue the journey. 

After walking the block of vendors we drove down a side street to visit the state historical sight where the Anderson house could be toured and the acreage where The 1861 Civil War battle of Lexington was fought.

Before leaving town we drove around a bit to see some of the beautiful Victorian homes. 

I love purple and was really drawn to this one.

A close up of the angels, how perfect to have a home with angels looking over you!

And one more, wouldn't you love to sit on this porch to stitch and sew!

                         Wishing you a happy week and maybe a little more of this pretty weather!

1 comment:

WoolenSails said...

A Happy BIrthday to you!
I love Maggie's patterns and so fun to be in her store and treat yourself to some goodies.