Monday, September 1, 2014

Quilt Day

Pequea, Pennsylvania High 86 Low 70

The day started out foggy with 100% humidity. This afternoon it got to 86 and it was warm again last night.

Because of Labor Day we didn't want to go anywhere today. Instead we stayed home and worked on some of Cindy’s quilts. The Christmas quilt is one that Cindy started probably 7 years ago. She had the Santa’s embroidered and didn't know what to do with them. With the newer embroidery machine, she was able to do a bigger boarder and finally got to finish it. She also embroidered the Christmas stockings on this trip.

The second quilt is from a kit we bought in Vermont when we were there. I’m so far behind on quilting, that I don’t think I’ll have time to do them all when we go home in December.

We did get some scenery pictures yesterday. We saw an Amish couple dressed like they were on their way to church, but I don’t know for sure.
We drove by the Lancaster County Prison, and though it was worth a picture. To us it looked like part of a castle. A county prison was originally built in 1737. The present medieval-style building replaced the earlier prison in 1851. The prison is still in active use.
We also saw a sign that said Lancaster was settled in 1730. During the Revolutionary War Lancaster was the largest inland city in the Colonies. It was the Capital of the nation for one day on September 27, 1777, when Congress stopped in Lancaster as it fled Philadelphia after the Battle of Brandywine. The defeat of the American forces under George Washington left Philadelphia open to advancing British forces. Lancaster was the state capital from 1799-1812.

We thought this old bridge was interesting.
I wanted to get some more pictures of Penny, and did get a few, but when I went outside, the lens on the camera immediately fogged up and I had a hard time getting a clear picture. We got some more rain this afternoon and the humidity was way up.

Tonight Cindy made lobster chowder from some frozen cooked lobster we got at Costco. It was very good in bread bowls.

We have decided to leave here Thursday to go to York. We will be there for a week before we go to Gettysburg.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. What a darling puppy. It will be interesting to watch her grow. What kind is she?

    1. Penny is a Morkie....a Maltese-Yorkie cross. She won't get very big.

  2. Penny is so cute. She seems to have excepted you two as family as you have her.
    I love the photo of the prison.
    The Christmas quilt is gorgeous!