Yoder's Kitchen was a big highlight of our trip. The food was AMAZING, and the atmosphere was wonderful. It was our favorite place to eat AND to shop. I had one dessert the entire trip and it was at Yoder's Kitchen. Worth every calorie, I had the best piece of coconut cream pie I have ever tasted!!! There was a bakery on site and the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls filled the air. I bought one for Kyle...yes, just one. I also purchased a loaf of homemade bread and homemade apple butter. Chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies also found their way into my bag. Amish peanut butter and apple butter are in dishes on every table in Yoder's kitchen. They put white Kayro syrup and marshmallow whip in their peanut butter! Their gift shop is beautiful..... We visited several Amish furniture stores, but this one in Tuscola was the largest.My mom wanted an Aggravation game board (the wooden kind) and they make them in Amish Country. This was the store that had them. They also had these incredible wood carved Hymn pages.....they were HUGE and cost $528 dollars!I spent my share of money, but did not bring home one of these beautiful pieces.
I will show you some of my purchases....I bought these Moda charm packs (Gooble, Gooble) and the matching solids, along with 3 brown fat quarters. I bought these at the quilt shop in town. It had a definite "Dry Goods" feel to it!!!I also bought a new thimble (not pictured) and a couple of stencils....they had a GORGEOUS selection of MANY stencils. Stencils are not too easy to find around here!The scalloped shell will go in the border of my Pink and Brown....I had been looking for just the right one and I think this is it!! I love the braid too!
My mom bought me a wonderful gift at the Wood Loft. It is a bread slicer.....It is AWESOME!!! I sliced my Yoder's Kitchen loaf in it and the slices were PERFECT!! I used my electric knife (like the man told me to) and it was a breeze!!! Perfect sandwich slices. You can go every-other slit for a thicker slice!! See the butter dish? I got that for $3 at the consignment shop. I love it. I had been looking for one to replace my hen dish...the lid always fell into the butter. This one is much better!
I also bought for the grandkids and my kids. I bought Zach an Amish play set....He has not stopped playing with it!!He really loved that the Duggar family visited an Amish community and he played along while we watched them last night. It dawned on me while the Duggar family visited an Amish home that the lighting at the quilt shop I mentioned yesterday was probably battery operated....we saw no wires going to the house.
Charlotte was easy to buy for....a traditional Amish bonnet. She LOVES it.For a day and a half she would not take it off...she put her hair in a bun and wore clothes yesterday that had no print on them. She was so cute...until she asked if she could watch a television show. I told her "Amish people do not watch TV." She thought hard (you could tell) and then said, "Well, I 'm really not Amish." Sweetheart and I laughed!!!
I did get other purchases...not interesting enough to show....Mrs. Meyer products were in abundance there (I can not get them here), hand crocheted dish cloths, books for Kyle, and other little odds and ends. It was an amazing time of laughter....my stomach hurt like I had done 1000 situps!....and a memory of time with my mother that I will hold dear for my entire life. Someday Charlotte and I will take that trip together....mother and daughter, out for a jaunt before the school year starts for her own children. Thanks for stopping by to see the pics and stories of my wonderful trip.