Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stepping Back In time

Yesterday I had to take my sewing machine in to get serviced and have a small issue looked at. I got out the Featherweight so I could keep working on my Blue Scrap Quilt in the mornings before my workouts.

It is a delightful drive to Hinkletown Sewing Center.
Only in Lancaster County can you find a sign like this and only in Lancaster County will some one not rip it off the pole.

It was a beautiful April day.

This is where I take my machine, to a farm. The store is in an old chicken coop. For those of you (like me) who have not been there in a while, Erv Zimmerman has done some renovations!! The back of the store is now the front of the store. It still cracks me up that you can get your machine serviced and pick up some eggs and butter to take home with you. PS He has also built an additional new house, I am thinking for one of his boys.

As I was leaving the one room school house across the street was unloading a bunch of children off a wagon drawn by 2 horses. I am thinking "field trip"?

Traffic was very slow......

I stopped at Good's on the way home for clothesline. I knew they would have it, not every store does any more. This is a destination stop for lots of tourists. There is also the very famous Shady Maple Buffet. I have never been but I have heard it is amazing.
As much as it was nice to go back in time a little today, I really do enjoy my computer, electricity and a nice hot shower! I do think it is funny the Hinkletown Sewing has a Facebook page! I am pretty sure they are Mennonite and not Amish, but still.....



  1. I love going to Lancaster in the spring. Did you see any baby lambs? they are my favorite.
    Have fun sewing on the FW.

  2. I have always wanted to go to this store I am going to have to put it on my list!
    what fun.
    don't you love sewing on the featherweight? I still use mine just for decoration, so silly to even say that.

  3. I fell in love with my FW again after I oiled it and it worked like a charm with the Aurifil. I think I had left it in the box too long without oiling and it wasn't happy. I'd love to visit Lancaster County again! I'm Mennonite, but not horse and buggy type, and some groups have no problems with using computers and the web.

  4. It's been over 20 years since I've been to Lancaster and your pics made me want to go back!! Went to my first quilt show there and I've been hooked on quilting ever since!
    Thanks for the "memories"!

  5. What a wonderful spring day!

  6. I love going to Mr. Zimmerman's! Especially in the winter when everyone's ice skating or playing ice hockey.

  7. I feel like I've been on a fun day out with you thanks to this post. It all sounds wonderful. I love your little feather weight!

  8. Wow! How interesting! I must add that to one of my places to visit "some day"!

  9. Looks so pretty. I have to get there one day just to see all the sights.

  10. I do love driving to Lancaster. Unfortunately, I don't go enough. We should take a trip to those antique shops one day.

  11. How did I miss this post? Me of all people? Love the pictures.


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