First stop, Needles and Pins. This is another shop out in the country, with a barn quilt on the barn and a friendly shop keeper inside. On the downside...it is a yarn shop! What?! We looked around, chatted with the owner, and I even bought a button and my sister bought a skein of yarn for a scarf. The shop was packed with gorgeous yarns, but I'm not a proficient knitter, and not interested in learning now. On to the next.
|We have seen many barn quilts on our travels. They pop up everywhere!|
|The quilt shop that wasn't|
|Every conceivable type of yarn in one tiny shop|
|A crib full of fingering yarn|
|Buttons, buttons, buttons!|
|I bought the closure seen here on this sweater.|
Time to get back on track, off to a quilt shop.
|They have a barn quilt, too!|
|The shop is in this barn|
|The little shop with the cute awning|
|The owner was there ready to help, and the little shop is packed to the rafters with quality fabrics. We didn't leave empty handed.|
|They did have a barn quilt, even though the shop was in a small strip mall along a busy highway|
| Wonderful produce. Reminds me of the farm market in Paris.|
All fresh, tidy and beautifully presented.
|Why cut up your fruit and veg when every imaginable kind is cut and packaged for your convenience?|
|Wow! All sorts of nuts, seeds, rice and grains.|
|You won't find Cornish pasties and hand pies for lunch in the deli in Georgia!|
|Just a sampling of the deli meat and cheese offerings.|
|Fresh seafood in a Wisconsin market? Certainly!!|
|Beautiful steaks of every grade and cut. Look at the size of those T-bones!!|
|Another Wisconsin favorite, many flavor varieties of bratwurst and bratwurst patties.|
|Local Summer Sausage|
|Cheese curds. Almost gone by this time of day. There will be a fresh, squeaky batch in the morning.|
I phoned Mr Wazoo from the pub and we all had a chance to say hello, passing the phone around and taking turns speaking to him. Little Dechen behaved well, gnawing at an apple and stealing french fries from his mama's plate. The evening was wonderful fun.
|Daughter-in-law, son and grandson, niece, grandson, brother,|
tavern owner (brother-in-law of my brother), sister-in-law, brother-in-law and my sister, and one daughter who is so camera shy she isn't in the picture!
|My son and my youngest grandchild.|
Tomorrow night, I am going up to Madison to hear the Madison Scout's Drum and Bugle Corps with Jenny and enjoy a bratfest, too. I'm halfway through my vacation, and enjoying every minute.