It is hard to believe that this is the first Wednesday in 2012 that I have been at home in Pennsylvania. I have to say that it is so much easier to find a theme for my block of the week while I am on the road. I still could do a bunch of blocks from visiting Israel, but my goal has been to "be in the moment". The block should represent my week.
This week I headed out to Intercourse in Lancaster County. I must have been a farmer in a former life. I certainly wasn't Amish. I love the farmland and seeing the Amish travelling the roads in their buggies and plowing their fields with their team of horses. It is soothing and relaxing and mitigates some of life's stresses.
|A horse and buggy parked outside of Zooks - a great fabric store.|
|A shop with many beautiful hand made Amish quilts.|
|Farm country road|
|An Amish farm up ahead|
|A ram ready for a Spring haircut|
I visited a few quilt shops and my favorite quilt shop owner. Gina of Bitty Kinna's is one of the sweetest and generous women that I know. She greets many of her customers with a big hug. I do have to say that I am quite biased. She carries most of my Judaic patterns, OyVey! Quilt Designs. She hangs the sample of each pattern and they sell like blockbusters. It is always a wonderful excuse to replenish her stock for a trip to Lancaster.
So I chose to showcase her shop, Bitty Kinna's - Where Quilters Gather and an Amish buggy for my Wednesday's Wanderings.
(Addendum - Unfortunately, Bitty Kinna is no longer in business. I hate to see a quilt shop close.)