Monday, May 19, 2014

Penn Dry Goods Market

  What a great time I had at the Market. This is the second year for this event and I enjoyed it so much. They had Margariet Hogue from The Essamplaire. She taught a class on Thursday that I was not able to sign up for.
  I did sign up for 5 lectures. I heard Kathy Staples, Linda Eaton and Lynn Tinley lecture on different topics. The lectures were wonderful, I don't think that I could pick a favorite.
There were wonderful antique dealers too.
So many treasures. I did not purchase anything since I might be getting a new AC system at home.
There were wonderful things on exhibit from the collection of the Schwenkfelder Library.
The last 2 pictures are all from one family. Aren't they gorgeous?
Friday night we went to a big pizza party with our friends.
  Then for lunch on Saturday....
And here is my piece of pie..
Yum!

On Saturday after the event Susan and I went to our friends house before going to dinner. These 3 samplers are from the same Berks County, PA family. Can you see similar elements? The one on the left I spotted on eBay last year. I am so glad that my friend was able to add it to her collection.
This friend gifted me with a small stitched chicken(inside joke having to do with the Mary Chicken Sampler in the collection of  Williamsburg).
Another yummy dinner on Saturday.
I better get back on my diet!

I hope to see some of you at this show next year.

Thanks for traveling with me!

Chris

23 comments:

marly said...

Wow. WOW!

Beth said...

What a wonderful show. The samplers and other objects...amazing. And to get to see them in person! Wow!

Dee said...

You showed AMAZING restraint. I would not have been able to resist buying something, probably a LOT of somethings. I love Shaker designs.

How was the Shoo-fly pie. Looks like maybe you had the wet bottom kind.

carol fun said...

This show looks like it was amazing. I would have been walking around drooling over all those wonderful samplers. Thanks for the pictures. Hope the AC isn't too big an expense - I hate spending money on such frivolous things as heating and cooling - LOL - no I really like being comfortable at home but it isn't as much fun as spending money on stitching stuff.

butterfly said...

Oh Chris you must be having so much fun , hugs.

cucki said...

Wow
So much fun x

Marilyn said...

The Samplers and stitched pieces are all beautiful.
Food looks good too! lol
Thanks for sharing the pics.
Marilyn

diamondc said...

Beautiful Samplers, sounds like you had a wonderful time, it is always a pleasure to see Samplers from oters in person, they look so much different then pictures on the web.
Food looks yummy.
Your little gift is adorable.

Catherine

Krista said...

Looks like it was an amazing show and lots of fun! I will have to try for next year.

P.J. said...

Eye candy overload! It must have been delightful looking at all the displays! So glad you had a great time.

Shirlee said...

So glad you had a good time Chris! I must admit that those pizzas caught my eye : )

Margaret said...

Looks wonderful! Too bad you couldn't take the Margriet Hogue class. Or buy anything. But the AC system is worth it, right?

Vickie said...

What a lovely time.

robindefender said...

Looks like so much fun!

Vera said...

Looks like you had a agreat time Chris! Glad the lectures were so good (how could they not be???). HOpe I can join you next year.

KimM said...

Wow - LOVE the show and the samplers - AWESOME!
xxx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness, what good stuff! What temptations too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Barbara said...

So glad someone took pictures -- I had my camera and totally forgot to use it! This is my second year attending the Penn Dry Goods Market and this year did not disappoint. Loved all of the lectures I attended. The vendors were great but sure had some pricey goods. I did succomb to one small sampler. Barbara

Barb said...

That looks like a wonderful event , so many lovely things!! The food looks good too! Your friend has some very pretty samplers.

Carol said...

Food, friends, stitching, and travel--who could ask for more? Great recap, Chris--glad you had such fun!

stitchersanon said...

Gosh, I wish I had been there in person..thank you for sharing xx

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Beautiful samplers and you know that bunny quilt caught my eye right away. ;)

Julie said...

Lots of lovely things you got to see...and to eat too.