|A lovely resting spot in the middle of town.|
Yesterday we did things that my husband enjoyed too. I'm just sharing the best part because I think you'd rather see it. For the past 3 years Larry and I have spent our anniversary in a cute little town about 45 minutes from here. It's become a tourist destination since I first met it about 30 years ago. It has an old west facade and is known for its antiques, fiber arts, and homemade ice cream. Definitely a fine, fine town.
Every year, the second weekend in July this town becomes a mecca for quilters. Literally thousands of people crowd the streets for a huge open air quilt show. Last year that happened to be the weekend that we chose for our daughter's wedding. Monte lived on the other side of the Cascade mountain range, therefore, so did a good many of our guests. There are 2 routes to central Oregon, one being through the little town of Sisters. Those who chose to come this way had a huge stress on their time. It's a fabulous affair, so long as you are wanting to be a part of the festivities, not get through them!
The Stitchin' Post is where it all began. I used to visit this store when it was in an old house in downtown Bend and I was 15, before it moved to Sisters. I loved to go in and look at all of the beautiful fabrics and creative projects that were displayed among the antiques. It was my earliest inspiration.
My sweet husband also really enjoys this trip. The Stitchin' Post has guy stuff too. Like the really cool hand forged door handle that he gets to use when he opens the door for me. He loves that. And then there is the manly trout bench out on the porch that he can sit on while he's waiting for me to finish inside. He loves that too.
Yes we had a lovely time. I'll be sure to share with you the purchases I made this fine day. Some of it will pop up in my kitchen, and some will be jumping onto my wheel and my needles! That's all I'm sayin... for now.