I can’t travel right now.

Like all of you, I’m working from home and it’s been different but it has also allowed me time to create more and catch up on working through my journals and images.

Today I came across a visual Journal that I thought you might like.

“Its early morning, it’s still dark outside, and the lights of Lancaster are twinkling through the mist of dawn. I’m dining on yogurt and peaches made by the Amish, and coffee from the regulation machine in the hotel room.

This is a unique event for the AQS Quilt Week. The quilts are amazing, and the crowds were colossal yesterday, I ran from one event after another yesterday and finally collapsed into bed at 9.00 (which is unusual for me)

A friend and her husband asked me to join them visit a quilt shop Burkholders out in the country yesterday, and I accepted with delight. I think Mennonite people run it and my goodness; there was a vast array of fabrics. I didn’t take my camera, unfortunately. The store is set amongst rolling fields, and when you alight the car, you can tell by the aroma that you are in the country. I imagine it looks spectacular when the corn is at full height.

They had a small caravan next to the shop that sold traditional fries; we bought a half serve and sat in the almost zero temps and ate them with gusto.

The bare trees frame the horizon like lace, but it won’t be too long before they get their leaves.

There are white houses with grey roofs, cropped cornfields, red barns supported by tall narrow silos set in rolling fields of gold.

We just sighed.

Buggies with high stepping horses at the lead dashed at a furious pace equal to the cars on the narrow roads.

It has been great to re-visit and I hope you enjoy the small look outside your space.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. wheresida says:

    Thanks for Lancaster. Those photos were so soothing and serene. You are amazing with camera!

  2. susanna0841 says:

    Love your photos Pam, and your great way of writing. Makes the story so interesting. 🙂

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Thanks Susanna.

  3. Suzanne Vimislik says:

    What happened to the alphabet that you were giving heads to? I love the alphabet and your book. I would be so happy to see all of them with your creative imagination have heads! Hope I didn’t miss them.
    Locked down in New York.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Suzanne, no you didn’t, now I have time to complete them, I will post them on the blog.

  4. Sue H says:

    Where is Burkholders? I live in the area but have never been there!

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Hi Sue, I don’t know how we got there?

      But I found this on line.
      Burkholder’s is your locally owned and family operated super store of fabrics in Lancaster County. For the past 30 years, Burkholder’s has been gaining an ever-growing following of loyal customers who appreciate their wide selection of highest quality fabrics and full range of notions, tools, and accessories.

      Located at the northern edge of Lancaster County, Burkholder’s Fabric Store is a must-visit shopping destination for anyone who enjoys sewing, quilting, or crafting with fabrics.

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