Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 3 (aka A Slice of Heaven!)

Day 3 for the Bittersweet Sisters was spent at Ewe & Eye in Osage, Iowa!
Wow! The moment I walked in the door, I felt like I had come home.
Breakfast was set up for us at a cozy little table.
 As we ate breakfast, we chatted about all the things we had in common~
first and foremost a love of wool!
 Marge and Beth are the mother and daughter team that own the darling little shop.
You can tell what fun they have working together,
you can read a bit about it on their blog by clicking here.
And you can find their online shop by clicking here.
 Everywhere that you looked there was joy to be found!
 I wanted one of everything ;)
 Don't you just love that Harvest Moon and the sweet hooked chickens below it.
 A little Valdani bingo anyone ;)
As if Marge and Beths' gracious hospitality in their lovely shop wasn't enough,
Marge invited us into her stunning home for a home cooked lunch!
 A comforting home, a delicious meal, and warm and friendly company ~ what more could a person ask for ?!
 Isn't this whisk broom valance just perfectly primitive?!
 And this little corner of their sheep collection ~ oh my!
 This entire day just stirred my soul and left me ever so thankful!
 I adore this hooked rug!
Marge would sing this song to wake her 4 children when they were little, just like I did to my boys :)
(BTW, I did have to go home with a hanging gourd garland made by Marge's husband. Now it is hanging on my stone fireplace ;) 
 Isn't this hooked three dimensional cat wonderful?
 Marge and Beth even put together a little project for us ~ a perfect souvenir from Osage, City of Maples! Carla and I managed to finish ours before we left for home.
All too soon it was time for us to leave our new friends.
We all wanted to stay there for at least a week!
We left with a day full of wonderful memories and the back of my van filled with wool!
Can you tell that the shelves behind us are quite a bit emptier?!
Marge and Beth, the Bittersweet Sisters can't thank you enough for such a perfect day - a true slice of heaven! Your gracious hospitality and warmth were such a gift to us!
And if you aren't tired of this trip yet, I think I have one more post filled with purchases, presents, and projects!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight."
~Proverbs 3:5-6
(this verse was hanging in Marge's home and touched me so.)
Blessings, Patti


Giovanna said...

Great shots, thanks for sharing!

Three Sheep Studio said...

This looks like a wooly good place.
Thanks so much for the lovely post.

Elizabeth Ann said...

What a wonderful shop, I have not been to a shop with so much wool, probably would just faint with joy. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful trip with us!!

Primitive Stars said...

Greetings...what fun and what a wonderful shop....Love those little brooms and sheep...sweet...Blessings Francine.

moosecraft said...

Wow! A favorite place to visit for sure! I want one of everything too! lol! Valdani Bingo.... count me in! :-)

WoolenSails said...

I would love to shop there, I need a good quilt shop fix, lol. Hoping to get up the Mass and NH later this month or next. I can't wait to see what you got, I really like a few of those patterns.


Farm Girl said...

What a fun day. I think I would have wanted to stay forever. All of that wonderful wool. Not to mention all of the incredibly lovely things made with it. I love the hospitality that welcomed you. What a fun trip. Thank you so much for sharing.

Gayle said...

I love reading their blog, although they don't post as often as I'd like. Their taste in everything wooly is just wonderful - very talented ladies. And the group they meet with is awesome too - wish I could go for a visit someday, but it's a long long way from my home in Utah! Glad you got to go and share your trip with us!

Raymond Homestead said...

I'm having so much fun reading about your outing! Enjoying the pictures!

Karen said...

Wow Patti what a wonderful trip you had with your kindred spirits and this last post had me drooling at the wool lol. How wonderful to be welcomed like you were - thanks for taking us along on your adventure. I think this shop needs to be put on the bucket list for the peeps.
Hugs - Karen

Patrice said...

What a wonderful place!Visiting from My Field of Dreams.:)

annie said...

Looks like a wonderful place, a home within a shop, just so appealing!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What fun! Looks like wool heaven.
Pug hugs :)

Anonymous said...

How lucky are you to have visited that wonderful shop with those lovely people. We have nothing like that here in New I hook alone. But I just love the hooking process. thanks for your great post. Marge

Els said...

Hi patti, ooo we had to come with you! We had a lot of fun and good memories of last year in country sampler. I can see you all are having a great time in great shops! Say hello to your lovely friends! Big hugs, Els from The Netherlands

Els said...

Hi patti, ooo we had to come with you! We had a lot of fun and good memories of last year in country sampler. I can see you all are having a great time in great shops! Say hello to your lovely friends! Big hugs, Els from The Netherlands