Sunday, April 18, 2010


First, let me say I did not take these pictures. Eric and Becky were going to Amish Country yesterday, so Bill and I went along. It was a beautiful day. Today is cold and back to coats.
All of my family loves to get on the back roads to see what we can find. Yesterday, Eric found a little Amish store, like a General Store. It was neat after he convinced us to go in. This is a typical picture on a nice day there. I didn't take my camera, but Eric and Becky did.
This is a scene we did see. This is the way they plow their fields. No tractors for them. They use good old fashion horse power.
This picture is taken (again, not by me) in the Helping Hands Quilt Shop in Berlin. You can see ladies working when you go in to shop. They welcome you watching. People can bring quilts in to have hand quilted, but there is a long waiting list. They do sell quilts here too.
This quilt barn was featured in a book, one of the Daughter of Holmes County series. This one was the Quilters Daughter. The books were written by Wanda
Brunstetter. I hope I spelled that right, if not, sorry. I never get tired of visiting this area, and we are lucky to be so close to it.
The food just cannot be beat in my opinion. It is just plain good cooking. It has become commercial, but still a wonderful place.


Heidi said...

Yep! God's country as they say... Nice that you got to have a good day out with Bill, Eric and Becky but tell Eric he is STILL in trouble! Lol!

I am sitting here stitching but seeing the ladies quilt makes me want to put it down and pick up my latest quilt also sitting here beside me. The Amish ladies are the reason I quilt. I loved seeing the quilts when I was young and decided to teach myself.

Love and hugs ~

Carolien said...

Hello Nancy,

It must be wonderful to be there, I wish I could! :) I am glad you had a nice day together.

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Shari said...

I haven't been down that way in a while but have always wanted to go in that quilt shop that was in the book. I read those books too!
I'll have to ask you how to find it.

onlymehere said...

I don't know what it is but Amish country fascinates me. I'd love to go there some day. I think I'll have to take some extra money to buy me a quilt too though! I had a neighbor years ago who moved here from somewhere by Amish county and brought back the most beautiful furniture. I think she was in Pennsylvania though before here but I could be remembering that wrong. How fortunate for you to be by the area and able to enjoy their good food.

Anonymous said...

Will I sea this with my own eyes in October? I still can't believe it!
Wonderful pictures Nancy, thanks to Eric and Becky.
Groetjes and hugs

Sonja said...

How fortunate you are to live so close to this Amish country! I hope one day I will be able to see this too. And that quilting shop must be lovely...

angelasweby said...

What lovely pictures showing a way of life we are so unfamiliar with. It's just such a fascinating insight into their world. I'm so glad to get as chance to see them. Thank you Nancy :>)
Angela xx

Kara said...

Ohio is the BEST! Love it!

Donna said...

Ohio is my favorite state to visit. Thanks for sharing this with us.