Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Penn Dry Goods Market


Hello Friends!
   Last Thursday my friend Susan and I headed up the road to Pennsburg, PA for the 3rd Annual Penn Dry Goods Market.
We stopped in Richmond for lunch. I finally found this cool building. We ate at a nice place called Comfort.
So, I had comfort food... A vegetable plate of green beans, squash casserole and mashed potatoes. Yum.
This was the first lecture that I attended. If you ever have the chance to hear Candace speak, take it! Other lectures that I attended were about collecting samplers by Amy Finkle, costumes of The Wizard of Oz, and Westown samplers.
I came home with this sweet ornament from the gift shop. One of my friends stitched it and there are a whole group of samplers from this area that have townscapes. 
Here is one of them. And you can also see the dates for next year's market.

One of the highlights of the trip was that Lisa from The Inspired Stitcher attended and she recognized me.
Lisa is a wonderful stitcher and I am so thankful to have the chance to spend a little bit of time with her. Hopefully we can do this again next year or I will get to Cincinnati.
You never know who I will run in to!
Susan and I went by Pottsgrove Manor. We didn't take a tour this year. We just went to the gift shop. It was beautiful, last year when we visited it was pouring so it was nice to walk around the outside of the house.
   It was a wonderful weekend. Friends & Samplers, is there anything better?

I hope that your week is off to a great start wherever you may be.

Hugs!

Chris

21 comments:

Vickie said...

My week has started out great, as you know! ;)
I love the Richmond Dairy. So cool.
Who is your big, green friend?

Vera said...

Oh crap! I forgot this past weekend was Penns Dry Goods...I would have come up and met you for lunch or something....oh well, next time. You've been so busy, busy, busy traveling...hope all is well with you.

Robin said...

What a fabulous outing you had! How fortunate you were able to meet Lisa! I really like the sweet ornament that you purchased.

Robin in Virginia

carol fun said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend! Isn't Lisa the nicest person? I know her from a long time back when she came to quilting guild and now we meet up at stitching nights. If you ever get to Cincinnati let me know and we'll arrange a get together - lots of great stitchers here with & without blogs.

Dani - tkdchick said...

It looks like a wonderful weekend!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Needlework, friends, good food and shopping doesn't get any better!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

WOW! I just read about your meeting Vicki and now you met Lisa too...you are the roving needle Chris! ;)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

...and I need to say too...that diner lunch..OMGOSH...I want to bite my monitor that looks so good! I'm on a diet you see and I'm having low calorie raspberries...good, but nothing like that diner luncheon plate! Yowza!

Margaret said...

Looks wonderful! I've always wondered what this show is like, and now I have a clue. How wonderful that you ran into Lisa too! So cool!!!

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing such a nice week-end!

Marilyn said...

Looks like a fun time and what a bonus meeting a fellow stitcher.
The food looks yummy too! :)
Marilyn

Beth said...

Chris - Even when you are home, you can't help but travel! How cool to run into the Inspired Stitcher. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Irene said...

che bella che sei! Favoloso il maniero

Brigitte said...

Having comfort food at a place called Comfort - how cool is that.
This market must be gorgeous.

Julie said...

What a nice time you had.

Annette-California said...

Incredible that you got see Lisa! Oh my goodness!!! What a wonderful show & lecture. Beautiful ornament & special that you know who made it:)
Fun trip! love Annette

Sally said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time Chris and how wonderful that you got to meet a fellow stitcher :)

Karoline said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and how lovely that you got to meet Lisa

Frances N said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend!

Krista said...

Looks like such a fun time! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!

M.H. said...

Great, great ,great!!!Can I buy old samplers en what is the price?Mia Hendrikx Belgium