Sunday, August 22, 2010


We made it to Ohio! Connie came from Tennessee and I came from Michigan and we met within 5 minutes of each other near Waynesville, Ohio. Not bad for coming half way across the country! What a great weekend, there's nothing like spending time with your bestest friend. We hurried up and checked into our room and away we went!
On Thursday we explored Waynesville, which is always a treat. We met some really nice gals and they bought some of my dolls right out of the trunk!
From there we went to North Shore Primitives in Washington Courthouse. What a beautiful shop! What a great way to get inspiration to come home to my own shop. When things seem to be a little stale, it's always great to go check out other prim stores to get you going again. After doing some shopping, we came back to our room and started sewing - we got 6 things a piece done for each of us!
Friday morning we left bright and early for Columbus to the Heritage show. We also went to some other places and came back with a good haul. This is the start of Connie's shopping trip, and it has to go from here... here! And, believe me, we weren't done yet!

We had so much fun sorting everything out and gabbing the whole time.
Can't wait to get this all back to the shop and put it out. (We left the big items in the car!) We sewed again in the evening and got another 6 items a piece finished up.
Saturday morning we were up and at 'em early again and headed to Springfield to the prim show! Along the way we stopped at a yard sale and picked up a few bargains. There were even St. Bernard puppies at the sale - and our Sharon might even go back down to get one! When we got to the show, it was so great to meet Barbara and Giles from Cabin Creek Primitives! Their booth was wonderful, just wish we had gotten there sooner.
After we left the show, we went to a couple other little towns looking for more prims. We came upon a little shop out in the country that was adorable. The upstairs of their barn was unbelievable! I can't even begin to guess how many windows, doors, shutters and more were up there! Can't wait to go back with a truck.
These pictures don't even begin to show you how many there were!
Shutters anyone? And then it was back to the room to sew more and more! Two heads are sure better than one. The ideas were just flowing and we each went away with about 17 new handmades to finish up when we got home. (Guess what I'm doing tomorrow?)
Then it was time to pack up and head back to Michigan. The cars were loaded with new prim goodies to take back to the shop - even the front seat!
Our little motel will be missed until the next time.
It was hard to say "good-bye", but we both decided it was good for the soul to spend a few days with your best friend. I hope we can see each other again soon! Thank you my friend for the best weekend ever!
The drive home was murder after staying up so late sewing, but it was good to get here. There's really no place like home!
I'll be finishing up our handmades and putting everything out at the shop, so be sure to come see some great new fall goodies at the end of the week.
Until next time...


  1. Dawn- it sounds like you had a wonderful time and made some great memories. There is nothing better than a girls weekend, hope you two can get together again soon!! Have a great day!(millstonemercantile)

  2. Hi Dawn,
    Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip to Ohio. I was at the Primitive Gathering Show at the Farigrounds on Saturday too. Wonder if we were there at the same time and didn't even know it.
    We might not get to come up to MI. My son-in-law's mother fell and broke her neck, nose, and many other bones in her face. She has reconstruction surgery on her face on Tuesday and the kids are going to need my help with the grandkids 5 days a week now...until his mom heals and can get back on her feet. So we are thinking that we need to postpone our trip and find somewhere to go for just for the day. I will get back up to MI again...just don't know when that will be.
    Take care and Have a great week.

  3. Wow! Sounds like you girls work well together. I cannot wait to see the things you were sewing. I think working with your BFF is the best inspiration you can have! SUE

  4. What a fun trip! I had to chuckle at the photos of the beds piled with your goodies. That's what my best buddy Kathy and I do when we go on a buying jaunt too. We have to bring it all in and check over what we each bought!

  5. Hey Dawn
    I see you were at my favorite spots..Did you sell your dollies to the wooden Sunflower? LEt me know where so Ic an check them out in a week or so :)

    Prim Blessings

  6. Waaaaaaa! Oh what a fun time you both had and just look at all those goodies!!!!
    Sorry I missed the Columbus show...I had fun there last time and found lots for my business.


  7. Friends sharing time and goodies! :)
    Thank you for sharing with all of us, too!
    What fun~
    Hope your week is off to a great start,

  8. Shaking my head and laughing...I want to go shopping with you !!! XO, Judy

  9. What a great trip! Shopping, crafting, and doing it all with your best friend! Just wonderful!! Can't wait to see all your goodies :0)