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Saturday, October 6, 2018

First weekend in October

Seems like it's been a lonnnnng time since I last updated my blog.  Well, actually it has - where has the time gone!??

Let's start off with the annual bus trip to Lancaster, PA, that I took yesterday.  My guild gave a trip in June, but I wanted to take the Faithful Circle trip because I was curious about the new places they went this year.

We started out at Wilbur's Chocolates in Lititz, which originated when H. O. Wilbur of Philadelphia partnered with Samuel Croft, creating the Croft & Wilbur confectionery company. 

Their business grew, expanded, divided, changed and prospered before finally becoming the chocolate company that we know today. You can read the entire interesting history of Wilbur Chocolates here.

This five-story building was built sometime in 1913 to provide more operating space. 

Now it's being converted into condos.

Antique chocolate pots from France and Germany.

An antique chocolate cooker, repurposed as a candy holder.

There were some interesting and intriguing shapes made of  chocolate!  I know you've seen their melting chocolate in places such as Michael's Arts and Crafts and A.C. Moore.

We left Wilbur's and stopped at Weaver's Dry Goods in Lititz.  I had never been there before but I was impressed with the prices - I got some nice Kona solids for around $5.60 a yard. 

The outside is deceptive, it's really large inside!  There were two and a half levels; their sales room downstairs had popular brand fabrics for $3.99, and a $2.99 flat fold table.

Looking down into the sub-basement - lots of crafty stuff down there!

Going back up to the main level. 

I missed their batting; I understand they had cotton batting for a great price.

After our buffet lunch stop at the Lititz Family Cupboard (it ain't Shady Maple ... just sayin') we arrived at the Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, where I had to get my pumpkin butter!  I wasn't interested in fabric so much, but it's always nice to wander around the area.

Pretty quilts (for classes) on display at the Old County store.

ideas, ideas ...

It was a gorgeous day, just a bit cool but it felt great with a light jacket.

I didn't buy much fabric this time; I don't really need any. 

That's it for now, sew forth and sew on til later!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back!
    I gotta say that a bus trip that starts at the chocolate factory is a very very good bus trip!


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