Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Sewing Party

Lancaster County has been a attraction to many tourists because of the Amish and how they conduct their lives. The Amish have such a basic way of living that people come from all over just to see how and why they live this way. One of the many things that we have learned from the Amish & Mennonite are their appreciation of textiles and making what they need themselves; such as clothes, shoes, furniture, quilts.....etc. We even have a whole museum devoted to quilts and textiles, the Quilt and Textile Museum

A few weeks ago at the Adamstown Inns & Cottages we had the privilege of hosting two down to earth women from New Jersey that just wanted to sew. They booked our Firefly cottage for 3 nights in March to do just that. They arrived on a Thursday afternoon with a car piled full of sewing machines, fabric, projects, and a bundle of ideas. As I helped them unload I asked if this was something they do quite often, and as a matter of fact they do. Each year a group of ladies get together and travel somewhere to sew, this year the group could not get together so the two of them set out on their own. And what better place to sew than Lancaster County.
While they were here they took breaks only to eat and visit some sewing shops for additional materials. They found some goodies at Burkholders Fabric located along Rt. 897and they also made their way to Sauder's Fabric located on Muddy Creek Rd in Denver.

All in all, I think they had a very productive weekend sewing and also dabbling in some sight seeing throughout Lancaster County. We hope to host many more activities such as these at the Adamstown Inns & Cottages. I personally prefer scrapbooking and cannot wait to have a bunch of scrappers fill my cottages so that I might join them.

Kristin, Innkeeper of the Adamstown Inns & Cottages
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