Tuesday, 6 May 2008

on to Middlebury

Our next stop after Chicago was a place called Middlebury, Indiana. This was a lovely place, the weather was fabulous and we had plenty of places to visit. Of course I had to visit the Quilt Shop. The owner was lovely and she demonstrated some new to me techniques. I loved them and I just know my students will too! The garden and laundry have taken precedence over art this past few days but I will be back in the studio soon and will share my new finds later.
The Essenhaus we heard was THE place to eat and so we had dinner here - it was absolutely wonderful. I bought some Amish Apple Butter and Amish Peanut butter to bring home from here - they are scrumptious.

Middlebury has the Mid West's largest Amish community and you can see the horses and carriages everywhere around. I think this was my favourite place. It's beautiful, relaxing and the people are so friendly and helpful. Yoders store was wonderful with a huge selection of quilts to see and plenty fabric to buy.

We stayed at the Patchwork Quilt Inn. It was off season and so Norman and I had the place to ourselves. A lovely lady came in to make us breakfast. One evening we woke to the bathroom door shaking, we thought we had just left it open and the wind had caught it. In the morning whilst having breakfast we learned that there had been an earthquake during the early hours of the morning 5.6 on the Richter scale! That's why the door was shaking.

Each room was themed and had a quilt on the bed, this was ours. We had a lovely few days in Middlebury and then we moved on to Toledo ..........................


Dianne said...

Hey Woman.
I so happy to hear you had a great time.. the pictures are wonderful thanks so much for sharing I love them, keep them coming.
I will send you a great pic of reflections...

abeadlady said...

It looks like you had a great time. I sooo want to visit that part of the country. Been most everywhere else but there and the northeast. Your pics are gorgeous.