Mary, Marigold, Minnesota, Mantorville – we had a big day yesterday, Saturday, September 8. Reed and I drove over 2 hours to attend Marigold Days at Mantorville, MN.
We shopped the flea market, ate some really great food, visited the antique malls and loved the quilt show!
We met up with my friend Sherry of the sponge cake recipe who had 4 quilts in the quilt show. Two of the quilts were our Goat Gazette Samplers, one. Rowan and one blue.
She also made this one, an American Patchwork and Quilting pattern by our friend, Jo of the blog Jo’s Country Junction. I’m guessing that many of you follow her. I love this quilt!
I have always meant to make this attic window pattern with a panel. Maybe this fall?
In the antique mall I found this wonderful display cabinet. I can just see stacks of quilts in here, can’t you?
I also spied this German picture of God Bless Our Home – just like the one I picked up at the thrift store last summer.
I always forget to take pictures of what we bought – maybe because I don’t want to admit to buying things I don’t need such as more plants! Ha! They were ones I don’t have!!!!
We also visited Hubbell House, a restaurant which began in 1854. I took Reed inside the lobby is see the collection of over 1000 glass shoes. Also in the lobby is the guest book with Ulysses S. Grant’s signature when he ate at this famous dining spot. Reed and I plan to go back for lunch someday.
On our way home we stopped at one of my favorite greenhouses, Hill’s in Albert Lea. Once again succulents, huge begonias, houseplants, etc. were half price. I am a bad influence on Reed when I can’t resist buying more plants because he likes to add plants to his collection, too. He, however, does not have as many sunny spots to keep them as I do.
It was another fun adventure for Reed and me. Where will we go next?
This week I want to transplant some hostas and two sun king bushes and start sewing on a quilt for our next book. And a reminder about the patterns for sale. Please note that Sugar Maple,
Pattern is $3.00.
Oak Leaves and Acorns pattern is $3.00.
Two Hour Couch Quilt Pattern is $3.00.
We received several confusing orders so please be diligent in making note of what you’re ordering.
Talk again this week!