We started out the morning with breakfast out at A and A in Bronson.... it was a nice treat!
(our obligatory photos across the table shots!)
THAT sign said "rummage and CRAFT sale" on a corner, so Lowell turned the truck and headed down a country road. Tee heeeeee --- we drove up the road watching for the sign, and it happened to be at A QUILT MUSEUM! The Levy County Quilt Museum...
here is their facebook page link: Levy County Quilt Museum in Chiefland, FL
and here is their webpage link: http://www.levycountyquiltmuseum.org/
The museum is located in a wonderful log cabin on a quiet country road
The inviting front porch has plenty of room for cranky hornswaggled husbands to hang out
while their wives check out the inside of the museum.
The front porch also comes with a Shop Cat who greets the visitors
to the inviting area. Great tables too, made from covered wooden wire spools.
Inside was a lovely display of vintage sewing machines!
We found everything very interesting
(look at that jar of thread spools.. how pretty!)
My Singer from my Grandma Groop has a wooden case like this!
I use that machine to sew all of my handwoven rug hems.
The guys finally came in to see what was taking us so long,
and at least they found the big elk head interesting! LOL
The back room had a large quilt in progess on a rack,
and I imagine the quilting guild that met there is working on it
Mom and I found a whole bin of zip lock bags.... full of scraps of fabrics and laces!
She picked out four 50 cent bags
and I found five 1.00 bags!
Between items for sale, racks of quilts,
crocheted items and placemats and runners
there were display cases of old pieces of sewing machines and information.
It was quite a lovely place, fresh clean and neat.
I wanted to look some more and more, but our guys were getting ansty!
The weather was nice and they wanted to get home and do some more body work on a different truck.
There were a lot of beautiful quilts for sale...
In the front of the store, a lady was working on another quilt on a big rack.
The gal showing us around, (sorry I forgot to catch her name)
showed me their newest project!
They built frames and put in 13 inch blocks that will be sealed behind plexi glass
and mounted all around the porch OUTDOORS! Set up high under the protection of the roofline.
We reluctantly got back into the truck to head on home to the folks' house.
I think I am going to go on back there, and take my Mom and Auntie Lois with me!
(we will leave the guys at home)
Once we got home, Mom and I unloaded our grab bags of scraps. Wheeeheeeee There was a lot of fabric fat quarters, and lots of usable scraps for my hot pads and coasters.
I also bought two bags worth of flannel triangles and squares already cut out, ready to go into a quilt! Maybe I will mix them with some denim?
It was such a nice sunny afternoon, temps in the mid to high 70's.... these two doggers have gotten awfully dirty and sandy playing around the yard. I decided to pop them in the tub in the motorhome and give them a good scrub-a-dub-dub. Little Finney is showing EXACTLY what he thinks about that! (look closely)