Finally yesterday I ran out of wool twill tape and made a road trip to Needle and Thread. The weather was warm and sunny which made for a delightful drive down through the Adams County orchards.
The limbs on the trees are so full of beautiful red apples that they seem about to break.
But inside! Whoo hoo!!! Being near Gettysburg, they specialize in reproduction Civil War fabrics and quilting cottons. Look at these lovely cottons!
I have to be careful not to drool on the fabric!
Here are just a few of the racks of wool.
I love these browns!
The racks of quilting cottons.
More fun than a person should have in a day!
I had a great conversation with the lady who measured out my twill tape. We discussed the problems of knitting and sewing for larger sized women and how difficult it can be to get patterns to fit properly. She had on a lovely well-fitting blouse that she had made. I was sooo envious! I'm not sure I would have the patience to keep altering the pattern to make it look so good. But she did give me hope that it COULD be done!
A little sample quilt that was hanging in the shop. Isn't it delightfully old looking. More envy!!!
This morning before I started my final bout of sewing, I mixed up a batch of bread and set it to rise. I have been so hungry for home-made bread, but haven't wanted to heat up the oven while it was in the high 90's. But the cool morning inspired me. The bread and the sewing were done by lunch time.
Now I have a little break before the next project.
It's nice to be able to sit down at the computer with a cup of coffee and read a few blogs and relax for a while. I really need to get back to my hooking!
And finally, here's Penny. She is such an active little climber, almost like a spider monkey. We have seen her sitting on the back of the wing chair looking up at the ceiling fan as though she'd like to jump up and take a spin. Zip and I joke that some morning we'll come downstairs and find her walking upside down across the ceiling. Well, she's almost there! What a little imp!!!
Thanks for stopping by!