Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our trip to Hamilton Missouri

The trip started out Thursday with someone not too happy that we were leaving. Sorry Bentley you can't go this time. Probably not next time either.

We would be attending the Hamilton Seam Engine show with our good friends Margie and Phil.

Margie was a great host. She took me to Missouri Star Quilt Company. If you are a quilter and you don't know about this place, you should!  Their daily deals are so cool, and they are always available for $5 shipping.

I even found Judy Laquidara's book.  See Judy I took a picture just for you.

 We then got a personal tour of their warehouse a block away from the store, thanks to Margie's classmate.

I found this funny, all through the fair grounds were pink port a potties.  The doors were labeled "women only". Would you believe it didn't always stop the men???

 Later in the evening we watch the horse pull.  The horses were beautiful!

Phil makes two antique freezers full of homemade vanilla ice cream! One freezer was dated 1923, the others was a present for his parents on their wedding day.

Here's the Saturday blacksmiths enjoying Phil's homemade ice cream along with my fresh canned peaches!

 Margie and I pose for a quick pic.

Margie took me antiquing where I found this canvas bag. My Dad worked for the Missouri Highway Department when I was a kid. These were always coming home with sand in them.

I found this at the flea market. It's a moth ball container. It still has the original F.W. Woolworth sticker on it!
I even helped Phil by being his striker!

We had an awesome time with our friends, Margie and Phil, exchanged many stories, shared our food, and enjoyed their great town.


Annie said...

Looks like you had a good time. Sorry we missed you (again).

Lise said...

Looks like great fun! And you are a striking striker, LOL!

Deanna said...

It looks like a fun time was had by everyone! You actually look like you know what you are doing as a striker. You must have a good teacher.

Oh, and I accidentally commented on Bernie's blog with my Alterego, Sugar Bush. That was a blog I did years ago with a squirrel persona. I didn't even realize the id still existed!!!!

Enjoy these wonderful days and nights. Now, where is that rain...

Zoey said...

Glad you had a fun time, Patti. BTW, you look great in your jeans and white T-shirt!

GerryART said...

Sounds like a terrific time, Patti.
Wish we had more time to visit at Guild.
Hamilton home of J C Penney