Each time our newsletter arrives in my email inbox, I'm excited for a quick walk through part of your store. Life has "set me down" and I haven't touched quilting in over two years. Nevertheless, you have kept me mentally inspired with your newsletter. I wish I could take another trip with you. One of my best friends and I went to Lancaster, PA last fall and it was wonderful. I thought we had taken the dream trip of a lifetime for me when we went to England the summer before. My paternal grandfather came to America from England alone when he was 17 years old. So being in England was like going home without ever having been there. Then I went to Lancaster. I was born and raised in West Virginia, even attending a one-room grade school with no running water. My first job out of college was in PA, about 30 miles south of Erie, so quite a distance from Lancaster. My maternal grandmother had roots in Pennsylvania Dutch. So, there are roots in Amish, too. Now that my meager budget is now feeding and housing four of us instead of just me, another trip is not in the future. I have no complaints - I am blessed to have taken the trips I did and to be to have this part of my family with me right now. Everything with the trip went smoothly. I have ordered a Dear Jane which I have yet to start. It's difficult to try to do anything when you basically have the "waking" care of a 2, almost 3, year old. Her life has been very stressful and she has a great need to know that she is not being left and someone she knows and trusts is coming back after her. According to court records, her mom just went back to jail again yesterday. I'm proud of my son trying to get custody of her and working two jobs to do that and take care of her.
I want others to know the service about the Block of the Month and a trip were wonderful and I would do either again and again..