Tuesday, June 26, 2012

On to Chariton & southeast Iowa --

After a few more stops along the way, I reached Kay & Rex's in Chariton & their beautiful home in time for supper. 

What a great place that front porch is to relax & visit.

The next day we hopped around to many of the shops within an hours drive.  It was a super day for driving & stopping to enjoy all the fabric & shops.

Mary Kinsey, owner of Quilt With Us in Lucas, IA
Notice that  Mary is holding the border fabric she won at the Kansas City March.  Lucky girl !
One shop that I especially remember is Quilt With Us in Lucas, Iowa.  The building is an neat old one with high ceilings & beautiful wood floors.  As we were shopping the batiks there, Mary, the owner pointed out the ceiling fixtures. 
See for yourself - they are old pails, jugs, even a coal bucket & a tea kettle -
they fit the tin decor perfectly! 

Kay sent me on my way with homemade salsa, sweet relish, & apple butter - simply delicious - everything!  She makes her apple butter in the crockpot!  I got the recipe & will share it with you later.  
 I traveled on to Mt. Pleasant to see Cathy Hopkins.  More pictures tomorrow! 

You know it's too hot to be outside, so stay inside & quilt !

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