With an hour to kill...my discoveries
Yesterday my sweet May had to help attend a Girl Scout Cookie booth set up at our local bank..the time slot she was to fill was from 4:00 - 5:00pm
rather than drive back home, I decided to, well, just drive
Went to our small town park, just to look at the scenery
found pretty wild rosehips growing along the banks of
the Brokenstraw Creek
The name Brokenstraw comes from the Indian word Cushanadauga meaning "broken grass".
There was a large Indian settlement in these parts.
resembles a river this time of year, fast flowing waters at levels much higher than normal
After my brief visit to the park..with minutes still remaining from my hour to kill
I drove west...
what could have been a ghost hunt ended up being a treasure hunt of sorts
Within the walls of this 1810 House - originally built in 1790 by Mr. Andrews in Pittsfield, PA
Treasure, I tell ya!
Let me share a little history of this lovely building....then I'll show you more
Most of the floors, windows and siding are original to the house...the front door was replaced, it once had two front doors, one for ladies & one for gents.
It is said to be haunted, the second floor is home to a ghost..yes, I did go up there. No siting though...it's rumored that there was a picture taken of a child sleeping in a crib and when the film was developed it showed a woman's figure standing over the sleeping child.
ooooo, I love ghost stories!
With a long history of being home to many different business and trades, the building currently houses
Quiltessentials and Anita's Homespun Treasures
If you can believe..I live about 10 minutes from this treasure and have never visited.
Seems I was always in a rush when passing by or passing by after business hours.
But yesterday...driving by, I seen lights on...
then came my brake lights..turned around and went inside
The owners Melanie and Anita graciously let me take some photos to share
hand-dyed wool, fiber, wool felt, wool yarn & patterns
Melanie offers up the quilting-essentials end of the business
a peek at just one wall of her fabrics
She carries Moda, Andover, Red Rooster & Windam to name a few.
Beautiful Quilt, one of many for sale
And just my luck....they were having a SALE yesterday...30% off your entire purchase!
give me a B- give me an O- N-U-S!
It's a good thing the minutes remaining from my hour were very limited, I could have gone crazy wild
This is what I managed to come home with in only 15 minutes->
Wool aka doll hair
And just so you know..I did manage to pick up Maygan on time ;)
Forcing spring is working
my hyacinths are starting to show..no color yet
Anyway..I believe I spent my hour/60 minutes very well...super excited to return to the 1810 House when I have more time to kill.
Thanks for coming along....Traci
Say a prayer for our friends and neighbors in the storm ravaged areas of the US... I pray for their safety and rebuilding of their broken homes & lives. My heart goes out to you....