I thought - O Boy! My kind of store!!! The owner turns out to be Grady Brown, a SC House of Representative Member. He was busily cutting customers' hair (now why did I not get a picture of that??) and after an exchange of opinions about Gov. Sanford's position on Federal Stimulus funding, I purchased these three quilt racks from him. The back two (dark wood) are fairly new, but I just love them. The white one is very old and in need of a good refinish, but still very sturdy. I plan to put baby quilts on it in the nursery.
From there we traveled on to see the Button King Museum (pictures to follow in another blog) which was way out in the farming area and we finally had to dig out the GPS to find. Then on to the Cotton Museum, right downtown (once again - another blog), then to the Pearl Fryer Topiary Garden (bunches of pictures in a future blog), then to a Revolutionary War Park in Camden SC (stayed tuned) and finally to lunch at the Garden of Eat'n in Kershaw, SC. We had a plate of delicious Carolina style BBQ - YUM. It's always fun to check out the local resturants, especially when in small town South Carolina there aren't many (translate any) major chain resturants. This place was great, friendly home town greeting when you walk in the door and some of the best iced tea ever. Hey Darlene, I bet you have eaten there, huh, considering this is your home town.
And we couldn't get this close to Waxhaw, without a vist to a new quilt shop I had not been to yet called the Quilt Nook. My camera battery fizzled out on me back at the Cotton Museum, so I was relying on my hubby for pictures at this point, and did not get a picture of the shop. But, I did take some pictures of my purchases when I got home. The stencil is a new kind that you use with the Pounce chalk marker. I plan to use this in my French Braid quilt. The shop has a great selection of Batiks and patterns. Well worth a trip to Waxhaw.
So that was my Saturday excursion. I will be showing pictures of the sites we saw in future blogs, just too much to show on one. Hope you all had as fun a day as I did!