At 6 AM Mr. Creations and I hopped in the car and headed to Amish Country. It's a two-hour drive and our day started in the dark. We arrived at Miller's Dry Goods quilt shop in Charm just after they opened at 8 AM. It was a big sale weekend and I know to go early!
Amish Country is my very favorite Ohio place to visit and Miller's is my very favorite quilt shop. The front is reserved for buggy parking.
These beauties were right at the front entrance to the shop and they are horsing around!
Mr. Creations and I headed over to the patterns. We like to see if any shops carry patterns by Loft Creations. It was exciting to see The Loft Tote sample and pattern hanging front and center. As I browsed the fabric one of the girls working there said she loved my bag. I was carrying my Loft Tote. One thing led to another and she was thrilled to "meet the designer." Would I mind her taking my photo with my Loft Tote and posting it on their Facebook page? I stifled a giggle and said certainly.
Next we headed to a "new to us" town called Walnut Creek. This is a small section of the massive grocery store with gift shop. I bought local cheese, butter, pasta, beef jerky, apple butter, etc...I was prepared. I brought a big ice chest, just in case.
Next stop in the same town was to an antique mall we heard about in a round about way. This was the "no parking" zone. The antique mall fantastic. Afterward we headed back to Berlin and ate lunch at our favorite place then stopped in the quilt/craft shop next door. Two patterns by Loft Creations we hanging next to Amy Butler. Mr. Creations said "you know you've made it when your patterns are in Amish Country." Silly man.
After visiting two more antique malls we got in a traffic jam as we started for home. No worries, it's better than the cars. Plus I got to enjoy the gorgeous day.