Monday, September 10, 2012


Last week was a dream come true for me.   I finally got to meet my blogging friend, Mary, of MARMMIES MAMMYS AND MORE.  Left to right:  Myself and Mary.

Here we are with our Mr. Wonderfuls:  Mary's fiance, Mark and my hubby Jerry.

Anywho....she and Mark made the trip to Indiana and met up with Jerry and I at the McKinley House in Middlebury.  Let me start by telling you that Mary is every bit as sweet as her emails and more.  She is such a kind, gentle soul.  I had such a great time getting to know her better.

We both made goodies for each other to share at our meeting and here is what Mary brought for me:  The witch is adorable!  She has a little pouch that carries her little kitty.  Mary's work is just to die for!

This witch is just amazing!!!  I don't think my picture does her enough justice.  And here is another picture of the pumpkin couple that she also brought to me.  They are adorable, don't you think?  And this is Mary's own original pattern.  If you get the chance to check out some of Mary's handiwork, trust me when I say that you won't be disappointed.

Here is a picture of the McKinley House where we stayed for two and a half days.  Such a beautiful bed and breakfast.  Very quiet and secluded and only minutes away from Shipshewana in beautiful Amish country.  It was the perfect place to meet and relax.

We did lots of sightseeing, ate at great restaurants , shopped at quaint little stores, at more, shopped more, get the idea...heehee!  I think we did more eating than anything else, but how can you pass up all the homemade Amish goodes (and samples.)  ha!

Here is a picture of my favorite primitive store in Shipshewana, "A Thankful Heart", owned by my good friend, Sue.   It is full of wonderful eye candy.  If you go in to take a peek, you won't come out empty handed.  I think it is Mary's favorite store now, too...heehee!

And last, one of the buggies parked at the General store.

Well, after a short 2 1/2 day visit, we finally went our separate ways and headed home.  I already miss Mary but know my life is richer having met her.  Mary is very fond of the Amish and their way of life. If you share her enthusiasm, be sure to watch for her post.  I am sure it will be picture heavy.

AND MY WISH FOR THE FUTURE.....well to make this an annual visit, of course.

Thanks for popping in and have a great week!

hugs and smiles,


The Bear's Blog said...

Carol, you are so adorable, what a nice group picture of the 4 of you too.

I love the witch and her pocket kitty. So much talent between you and Mary.

It looks like you had beautiful weather, and thank you for sharing.


Mary said...

Hi Carol, I am counting the days till we can do it all over again! heheh Mark and I had a super fantastic, fun time with you and Jerry, our time together just seemed to fly by and seemed way to short! And "YES" A Thankful Heart" is now on top of my list of fav. places to shop. Between all the prim perfect atmosphere that Sue has created within her shop and the wonderful creations for sale what more could a gal ask for! Well....maybe to hit the lottery so I could buy everything she had....LMBO I am so happy you are enjoying your goodies. Thank you for all the kind words about my work and creations.......dang my head is starting to swell all over again! heheh
Thank you my sweet friend, for making our trip an awesome wonderful memory!
Big Hugs,

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi carol, it's so nice to put a face to a name. Looks like all had a special time and enjoyed all those famous Amish foods and handmade crafts. What a Joy! Glad the weather cooperated too.

Have a Blessed Day,

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Carol,
Im so glad you all enjoyed yourselves! It is my favorite place to go to and yes A thankful heart is awesome! Happy to hear you found the bakery and bought those yummy cinammon rolls.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Carol~ Sounds like a wonderful time.So many people I would enjoy meeting from blogs.Amazing how you click like you've known each other forever.Beautiful gifts.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What fun you had! I love the witchy and pumpkin dolls! Adorable! Have a happy day Carol!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Carol, so happy for you to meet Mary and enjoy a weekend together. Love the witch and pumpkin people she made you, so sweet, nice lady indeed. Will be sure to check out her blog. Such a charming B+B you stayed at, comfy cozy. I know I would not leave empty handed at that shop, tee hee. Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend, Blessings Francine.


How nice for you to meet Mary and hubby. It looks like you had a great time and lots of good eating. The witch and pumpkin are great too, I am sure you spoiled her too.

Ann said...

What fun you had! I love going in A Thankful Heart too - lucky you that your friend owns it. ~Ann

Sheila said...

Hi Carol,
how wonderful for you two gals to have the chance to meet and spend time together in such an awesome place! The goodies she made you are darling. I'm sure you both will cherish the friendships and memories you shared.

Old Road Primitives said...

I'm glad that you got to meet up with one of your fellow Bloggers, Carol! It sounds like you guys all had a wonderful time! That B & B looks like an awesome place to stay! Of coarse, I hope to get to meet you in person some day too! Have a great week and thanks for sharing your pics! (Hugs)...Kim

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, I am so happy that you and Mary got to meet. That is soooo wonderful! You both are such special ladies and I am so glad you are my friends. I love your witch and pumpkins from Mary, and yes, she is soooo talented!!!
I am so happy that you two had a wonderful visit and time of relaxation together. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. hugs, Lecia

earlene said...

Thankful Heart OMG that is my favorite place to go in Shipshewana!

You two blogging friends must have had a blast. I love meeting blogging friends.
thanks for sharing Carol

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Carol, I am so excited for both you and Mary for getting to meet! I am also happy to see actual pictures of you sweet gals!! I am so glad to see you are a real person Carol, I want to reach into the picture and hug you! What Mary made you is adorable and the places you went also look fabulous. Thanks for sharing and giving us a peek at you. I think you look as sweet as I already know you are!


Theresa said...

It looks like you all had a great time. Plus you received some really amazing goodies too! :0)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

How exciting to meet a blogging buddy!!!
Great pic of the four of you too!
Looks like and sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
Adorable witch and pumpkin buddies ~ so sweet!
Prim Blessings

Barb said...

Hi Carol,
What a great time it looks like you all had. What a great wish for the future too!!
Thanks for sharing and one day my wish would be to meet you when and if we ever get back to Detroit!
Enjoy your day!

Flora said...

Hello Carol , I love your prim pumpkin pair so much!!! I just had to pin them , I hope you don't mind? !!!

Karen said...

Hi Carol,
Well I'm so late visiting you and look at what I missed!
Glad you had a great visit with friends - and where you stayed is beautiful.
Oh for those beautiful Pumpkin dolls...they are adorable.
I looked on her site and didn't see that she sold things - hmmmmm.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Still playing catch-up here....and oh my heck....I almost missed seeing a photo of you and Miss Mary!! Oh my two DO exist! And what sweeties you look to be!! But aren't ya kinda young to be a g-ma??? (Just sayin'....) Love your goodies from Mary. I've seen her work posted here and there before as gifts she's given, but that lady needs to sell her goodies online somewhere....they're wonderful!! (Or am I really missing something again???) Great post - and so glad to put a face to lovely you - and sweet Mary.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin