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Fabric Souvenirs from PA

This weekend my family took a VERY brief road trip to Pennsylvania. We stopped in Amish country, I ate an incredible chicken cheese steak, and visited Valley Forge. I'm a huge fan of the time of the revolution, so being in this part of the country that is so rich history was so good.

But these days I can't take a trip without at least trying to drop into a fabric store. This is the souvenir shopping I like to do.

I actually got to go to two fabric stores, and there were more in the area. This is the benefit of driving a little out of your way to Amish country. We were planning on going closer to Lancaster, but ending up stopping in Intercourse, PA (we'll avoid the jokes).

Zook's Fabric Store (Sauders online) was where I bought my souvenir stack. The store is in a house and they have a huge selection. And amazing prices.

It was the Kona solids that really called my name. They were all $5.49-$5.99 a yard!

Fabric Souvenirs from PA

I chose a rainbow of fabrics because I couldn't just select one or two.

Fabric Souvenirs from PA

And I may have found a few others too. No specific plans for any of these yet, but I mean...squirrels!

Because I often attach memories to items, when I pull these fabrics out to use them, I'll remember that they came from this trip. Which also means that as I use them I'll be stitching memories into whatever I'm making. And I love that.

Again, do check out Zook's/Sauders online or on your next trip to Pennsylvania!

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:40 PM

    I love those two floral prints in the last picture - super cute!

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  2. Fabric souvenirs are my favorite too. Just picked some up in Boston to bring back to Pennsylvania. Congratulations on your finds!

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  3. Love the squirrels!

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  4. Lovely finds! The squirrels are darling, but that green tiny-floral is just dreamy. :)

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  5. I absolutely love everything I see in Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the fabrics you choose are lovely!

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  6. Zook's is great - always terrific prices! That's our favoriste village for fabric shopping! Glad you were able to stop!

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  7. I like the idea of calling it souvenir fabric! and not just any old squirrels but super cute ones!

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  8. Those squirrels! Very cute. :)

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  9. I didn't know you loved that time in history! Have you read the books Laurie Halse Anderson has written about that time? Fever, 1793 is about the Yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Chains and Forge (that one largely set in Valley Forge) are the first two in a Revolutionary War trilogy and they are AMAZING. The third one comes out this fall and I can't wait. Jo and I read all three and they are some of my favorite historical fiction books ever.

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  10. NEED the squirrel fabric! Oh my!!!<3

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