Sunday, May 8, 2011
Travel Break... And Happy Mother's Day
Peggy's Heirlooms and Treasures is located in Market Square in Ocala, Florida. Peggy's is a nice little store with some very pretty quilts on the walls...
A nice little kid's play area to keep the little ones busy so their mommies can shop, and of course, bolts and bolts of fabric. The fabric selection was a little disappointing to me, as it had only about 20% as many bolts as A&E, and almost no pre-cuts. When I asked, they showed me 2 honey buns and a Robert Kaufman jelly roll. I did manage to find a few FQs to take home and a couple 1/4 yard pieces. They had some magazines on clearance, and I found a couple to look at on the ride back that were half price.
It was on the way out though that 3 things caught my eye...
First was this gorgeous Grandmother's Fan quilt that had obviously been well loved. It reminded me of the quilt I loved so much when i was little - it was about in the same condition. The second was the treadle sewing machine it was draped over, which reminded me of my grandmother's treadle machine that will be mine, if I can figure out how to get it from Seattle to Florida for less than the $1000 I was quoted.
Finally, there was this jar of buttons. When I was a very little girl, my grandmothers would keep me busy all day by giving me their button jar and letting me string the buttons. It was a very important job, because once the buttons were strung, they wouldn't get lost. There always seemed to be more buttons to string, every time I came to visit. It wasn't until I was much older that I suspected that the buttons I had worked so hard to string would be sitting loose in the jar the next time I visited. Tricky grandmothers! Anyway, the trip down memory lane made my visit to Peggy's a pleasant experience.
My mom and grandmothers are gone now, but Mother's Day always seems to trigger a kind of deep nostalgia. Odd that now I am the grandmother. Hmmmm... maybe one day little Abby will string buttons for her grandmother. Maybe.
So, to BD#1 and to all the rest of you moms and grandmothers out there, I wish you a very happy Mother's Day!