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Welcome and thank you for taking time to read and share the experiences and happenings
at  Barberry Row  and  Heirlooms  and in my life.
I trust they will be a blessing and encouragement to you.
Sincerely,  Sherelyn


Blog #1  thru to Blog #22  have all been written here on my web site,
but since then subsequent blogs can be read on my blog site -

(to access older blogs  -  go to 'Archives' at the bottom of the blog page)

-  or  -   alternatively they can be read as PDF documents.     To access  PDF's  :  click here


Blog #16  -  3 October 2013  :  Below     (Old St. Charles  -  Missouri)

Blog #16

Thursday,  3 October 2013 ~

Sunday, the 22nd of September was the day most 'Celebration of Needlework' vendors headed home.

Firstly I sat with Judy & Connie at breakfast and said our farewells and gave our farewell hugs & kisses.

Secondly sat with Pam (the organiser) and her husband, Bob & Babara Jackson.

(Bob makes all those wonderful boxes that many designers use for their needlework designs - e.g. Jeannette Douglas', "My Stitching Treasures" and Barbara was one of the teachers - many of you may recall she used to design many of the projects that were published in the 'Fine Lines' magazine.  I have known Barbara for many years).


Judy Whitman  of  JBW Designs
&  her constant friend and companion, Connie

And lastly, I sat with Maureen & Dennis, and then together we walked back to our rooms to say our final farewells, give hugs and kisses.

The remainder of the morning I spent packing my suitcases - and in some cases, repacking - as when weighed on the hotel scales, they were over weight for the airlines.

Once again the corridor outside my room was busy with other vendors pushing trolly loads of boxes of stock from their rooms to the lifts.  Everyone had to be out of their rooms by midday and so from then on it was quite quiet and peaceful.

Maureen Sorenson  (Appleton)
of  The Heart's Content
&  her husband, Dennis

Mid afternoon the hotel shuttle took me
to the historical township of St. Charles
and I wandered up and down the quaint cobblestone street,
Main Street, for hours -
stopping off at delightful little gift shop
and antique shops in original houses
built in the early 1800's.



A needlework shop -
Stitches Etc.

341 S. Main Street
Saint Charles


It was from this area that the explorers left to find a way
to the west coast of the USA -  Daniel Boone's son being one of the men
to go with them for part of the journey.

There is an awesome bronze statute of Daniel Boone in this street.
His home was not far from the township.

A photo of this statue is to the right
and some other photos of some of the old buildings, eating areas, etc
are below -





Back to the hotel for dinner with Donna - one of the ladies who was a part of the organisational team for the event and then back to my room to talley up my sales and prepare them for depositing at the Bank the next morning. 

After making the deposit the next morning, off to the airport to begin my travels home - St. Louis to Los Angeles to Auckland to Napier.

And so another significant and memorable chapter in my life completed.

Till next time, bye,

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