Sunday, March 1, 2009

Setting up Shop:-)

Rachel-Marie and I went to Intercourse, Pa today to deliver our goods to Wendy who is opening up the 2nd location of the Lancaster Yarn Shop tomorrow! RM works there Mondays now, starting tomorrow, so stop in and say hello!
Here is Wendy, RM, and me. What a beautiful old house, so well cared for...great woodwork!

Here's my pot rack/cabinet door/stair spindle table at the foot of the staircase...

and RM working on stocking the gorgeous yarns. check out the books!


Here is a gift I made for Wendy. Pen cup made from a tin can, the cuff of a purple felted sweater, handspun from RM, and handmade felt from Sayra www.atomicblue.etsy.com.

the stash of Lancaster magnets I made for the shop...

and a Knitty Girl plaque I made with Sayra's felt and handspun...

and finally, the Handspun and Folk Art nook.

After setting up, RM and I toured Kitchen Kettle Village (closed on Sundays but open all other days) and peeked in the windows, and took in the farmland that is the backdrop. The village itself is very well done, with brick walkways, like a little brick street, with a fudge shop, jam shop, little stores...it's a very well cared for area- like an Amish Disneyland...clean, pristine. Every time we turned around, a horse and buggy was trotting by. Buggies clip clop by the front of the shop through the windows above, as this is the "main street" or "high street" of Intercourse.

We drove through Amish country on the way to the restaurant reflecting on the changes taking place, and the spring and summer ahead. Then we had a girly dinner at Isaacs, with great big slices of chocolate cake for dessert!:-)

2 comments:

Rachel-Marie said...

XOXOXOXOXO You're the best Mags!

The Hatdiva said...

OMG! That daisy is totally cute...and I love the pen cup. What's next? I'd love to see a lamp wrapped in yarn & felt.

Thanks to Rachel-Marie for sharing my felt!