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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Stitch Palooza - Part 2
So here is the story behind the little "side-trip" to an Exxon Gas Station. While visiting the Stitch and Frame Shop, Lorraine (a truly wonderful sales clerk and enabler of anything worth stitching - LOL) brought out her wonderful stitch bag full of goodies so we could drool on them. Lorraine has a good eye for mixing colors and changing things up on a pattern so we HAD to see her works in progress. Before she could even dig into the bag, we had to know WHERE she got her bag. She said "at a little peach stand at the gas station". She gave us directions and off we went. Well, this was no ordinary peach stand and no ordinary Exxon gas station......
This "gas station" had an "indoor" produce stand (which BTW, I don't remember seeing any peaches - LOL), an ice cream shop, bakery, butcher shop and cafe. It was sweet and so inviting. All of the produce items they sell are locally grown. Just look at this produce..... You can see the ice cream shop and those lovely straw baskets hanging that are the perfect size for carrying your cross stitch goodies.
Lovely syrups with candle wax tops....
Lots of jars of pickled okra, pickled asparagus, pickled quail eggs,...if you can fit it in a jar, you can pickle it!!
Tasty bakery treats.....no convenience store candy bars here!
This was a really neat place to visit and I would love to go back. It was the perfect ending to a great night away.(Karen, Lorrie (with her new basket tote on the table) and me!)