Monday morning…up bright and early (well for me anyway) at 7:15 am. We had a great breakfast and headed out to see RenÃ© and Winn’s friend Crystal. On the way we stopped at Wooden Bridge Dry Goods for a little shopping and for RenÃ© to pick up the quilt she was having hand quilted. The quilt was beautiful! After that we stopped at EchoÂ Hill so RenÃ© could pick up her granola ingredients. Echo Hill is like an Amish Sam’s Club! Lots of bulk foods and goodies! I had never seen so many “butters” in my life! Apple butter, blueberry butter, pear butter, plum butter, you name it, they had it! They also had a lot ofÂ baking supplies, check out these sprinkles! I couldn’t get the entire collection in the photo!
After we left Echo Hill, we headed over to Crystal’s. I had heard a lot about Crystal and quite frankly was a little intimidated to meet her! My fears were unfounded though, she was a lovely lady and gracious hostess! We toured her new home and it was beautiful! Crystal lives just outside of Bryn Athyn PA and is a member of the New Church community. After lunch she took us on a tour of Bryn Athyn and their cathedral. The cathedral is beautiful and is a National Historic Landmark. They give walk-in tours in the afternoon, but we were just a little late to get the full tour. Crystal did a great job on her own. Here are the four of us in front of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
Our drive home wouldn’t be complete without another stop at a fabric store! We drove through torrential rain to hit Hayloft Fabrics just as a double rainbow appeared in the sky! Hayloft Fabrics was an interesting store – kind of a loft on the second floor of a supermarket!
We arrived home fairly early (compared to the rest of the week) and had a great dinner of leftover chicken in a salad – delish! Then it was back to sewing! RenÃ© worked on one of the bindings on her quilts and Winn and I got to work making a quilted pocketbook (or handbag, or purse!). I used black and white fabrics and then used my hot fix crystal tool and blinged it up! Here’s how my bag turned out – pretty fabulous, isn’t it!
We crashed about 12:30 am and I was asleep within minutes of my head hitting my pillow!
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