Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Trip to the Amish Furniture Store


    One of our good Amish friends owns a furniture store. He took me on a tour today since i hadn't seen it since I'd left for college. It was beautiful. I especially loved his dining sets. Those tables are as smooth as silk and the chairs mold to your back perfectly.


    Besides dining room furniture he also sells bedroom sets, couches, chests, mirrors, pulpits, pews, desks, bookshelves, couches, rocking chairs, porch furniture and MORE.
    All of it is the finest quality and priced fairly. 



We enjoyed sitting on the couches and deciding which ones were our favorites.


This bedroom set was gorgeous -- but can you find my brother in the picture?


Fun with mirrors
This mirror was unique because it slid open to reveal a jewelry chest


    What a great tour!
    When I move into my first home I know where I'm going to get all of furniture from. Everything is custom made down to the size, stain and handles, not to mention beautiful (have I mentioned that already? -- Well it must be because it's true).
    Oh the joys of living in Amish Country!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Friendly Quilting


  This weekend we all got together for a quilting. It's a fun tradition. We piece and hand sew a quilt for each of our school teachers. We done this for two years now and made two quilts. It's a tradition that I personally love. Quilting is a hobby of mine.
   After the quilt is pieced together we set it up on a huge frame in the school room to finish it. Everyone helps, even the young school girls and boys. There's always a variety of stitches, which makes the quite a precious gift.


Even my brother helps out. He's actually pretty good at it. 
He's an even better conversationalist so, a couple hours on a bench goes by quickly.


I Love my Brother to Bits!


   Quiltings are just a fun time to get together and talk about everything. The conversation is interspersed with "Can I have the thread" and "Where are the scissors?" The quilt is so large and the thread and needles and scissors always end up in the middle so we keep a yardstick on the quilt to use as a bat. We enjoy using it to hit things to one another.
   Well, two quilts down and who knows how many more we'll make. Lots I Hope!