The trouble is - I live on the EAST COAST of the State of Iowa. And Nebraska is way out on the West Coast. It's a good six hours across my fair state...and we all know how long car trips put me to sleep....so I'll need a co-pilot...
I'll bet Linda Phillips would LOVE to see the Quilt Museum!! We were on the road by 8:00 Monday morning...
|To break up the trip, I'd Garmined in a few antique stores along the way.|
|Our first stop was two hours down the road, Newton, Iowa. Which is right off I-80, and has one of those charming town squares. (where they still give parking tickets).|
|This was a beautiful Veteran's Memorial right in front of their Town Square Courthouse.|
|The Relics Antique Mall is right across the street from the Courthouse...and I didn't worry about getting a parking ticket, because the people who work in the square all know where the Chalk Lady is at all times...|
|It was three floors of TREASURE in every direction!|
|Under the glass top, they have inserted a JIGSAW PUZZLE...Genius, right? LP did a good job, talking me down... "no, Rita...you don't have room for that big table..."|
|Our second Antique Mall...this one right in Des Moines....and kinda pricey...|
|But the fun part is finding STUFF YOU ALREADY OWN...and realizing you're RICH!!|
|This was the Best Quilt we found. A summer bedspread...with the most beautiful hand-appliqued butterflies.|
|And the most perfect buttonhole stitching edge...all around the quilt. Only $40...CAN YOU BELIEVE I DIDN'T BUY IT??|
Good job, Phillips!!