Monday, June 27, 2011

Sauder Village

On Friday DH and I continued our exploits at Sauder Village in Archbold Ohio.  It is an historic village and there are some shops there as well.  Most notable for me, a quilt shop.  I was fascinated with the broom shop though.  I have to tell you the woman making brooms was amazing.  I knew I found my ride home, LOL.  They make them from broom corn.  (did you know there was a corn like that??)  It has seeds on it which they comb off and then use the stalky part to put with other stalky parts to make the broom.  After they put them together and stitch through them they lay it down and give it a hair cut to make the bottom even.  It was very interesting.  I bought a cobweb broom.   You can see the ones that still have the seeds on, they are the ones tied up with the bows and just below, on the table are what they look like with the seeds off.  It takes 60 stalks to make one broom.  The lady told us it takes her about an hour and a half to make the brooms.  Glad it's her and not me!!
Broom shopMaking brooms
Just outside the quilt shop was a museum and a display of old sewing machines. My DH came into the quilt shop to get me to go and see them. He was even more impressed at how clean my new old Featherweight is!!
Antiqe Sewing Machine display

Speaking of the quilt shop, I found some old Prints Charming fabrics, which I love and are some of the softest fabrics I have ever felt!
Prints Charming

I also managed to get some pink(s) of Henna Garden. I know that the Spring one is HTF, so I got some and hope I can use it for swapping too.
Henna garden

We seem to see quilts everywhere don't we? When we went into the glass blowers shop he had some amazing glass spheres. Do you see what I see?
Pinwheels and another quilt pattern in glassQuilted glass ball
I know they are a little blurry, but I had to take it through the glass. Beautiful though no?

I think that takes me up to Saturday and the wedding reception so more about that tomorrow.  I did manage to get some sewing done too, as well as some cutting.  I can show you the sewing but not the cutting!!  HAHA, that's for Jacquie's quilt.  Even she doesn't know I am putting in a surprise element!!  BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!  ~XOP~


Sara said...

I love your laugh at the end there;) Sounds like you had a great time with the hubs. Those sewing machines must have been amazing.

Yuki said...

Those are beautiful glass spheres I'd ever seen!

Allie said...

Looks like a fun place - if I ever need a new ride I know where to get one! Love the Prints Charming fabric, I made a quilt from their fabrics and it's oh so soft - quite lovely.

Crispy said...

You are so lucky to have a hubby that will go places like this. Sounds like you were having a great time :0)


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