Saturday, May 23

Quilts at Bittersweet!

This past Thursday afternoon, I stopped in at Bittersweet Coffe & Cafe just before closing. I had a quilt to drop off so that this one in the picture can come home to rest for awhile.

I love this Dresden plate quilt and it is in perfect condition. My dad bought it at Mrs. Larson's auction in Burnside, Iowa and I think it must have never been used. At the same time he bought a Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt that is made with the same border fabric and it is very worn! Don't you wonder about the stories behind quilts? I sure do. I left the pink hexagon quilt for Josh, the manager, to hang and then I'll go back next week to take a photo of it for you all.

Maybe when I go back, I can finally take time to stop and have a sandwich or some soup. I have been so busy lately that I can't enjoy any time to just sit down and relax. This is what the dining area of Bittersweet looks like and it's just waiting for you or me to come in and have lunch. Remember, no one is in the picture because I stopped in just before closing at 4:00. Hours will change soon for summer.

Here's Josh, who kindly posed for a picture so I could post it here. He is currently managing the shop for his mother, Cindy, plus juggling farm and garden and music in his life. If you go here you can read "Outdoors with Josh Reinitz". And then if you go here , you can read about his band "Depot Creek". Henderson is full of busy, interesting folk and Josh is one of many!
Taking a break..........
Back in a minute.........


Pat said...

That Dresden plate quilt is a masterpiece and I love the way the binding was done, too. Thanks for sharing. The little cafe looks like a darling place and I wish I lived closer so I could go there with you.

Crispy said...

What a lovely little cafe, I bet their food is good too. Ya know Sandi, taking a little time for yourself is a good thing. I bet you are the type that when you sit to relax you pop right back up 2 seconds later LOL.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an awesome Dresden quilt!

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