This is the second part of my trip recap. After all the Little Town on the Prairie fun, it was time to head to Minnesota. We got together with ashamanja_babu
and got to meet her husband and adorable daughter. We went for lunch at a place called the Colossal Cafe in St. Paul which was conveniently located across the street from Treadle Yard Goods, where Elizabeth works. Lunch was delish and included an enormous cinnamon bun and scratch made biscuits. Then Elizabeth's husband let us go off on our merry way for the rest of our shenanigans. There were a few things that I needed to get at Treadle, and maybe I got a couple extra things from there. ;p I believe that what is happening in this picture (sneakily taken by my boyfriend while we were unawares) is that Elizabeth and I are agreeing that she needs multiple skirts made out of teal corduroy.
So here are my purchases: grey cotton double gauze for a grown-up wardrobe shirt, black silk/cotton satin to bind scallops on my future polonaise, beading lace for historical undies and whatever else, china buttons for my 1867 print dress, and a beautiful red linen-rayon blend that I think will end up being an Edwardian something. I didn't intend to pick up the red fabric, but it is such a gorgeous colour that it made me feel good. It's a rich cherry red, not the tomato colour that is showing up in this pic; for some reason my camera doesn't like reds.( All the rest, picture heavy )
And, of course, I found the dressmaker's shop! It had some beautiful antique gowns in it.
After Duluth, we went back to Canada to spend some time at Braden's aunt and uncle's cabin in Lake of the Woods. His parents joined and his cousins were also in from out of town. No pictures, but I ate a lot of good food and got some sewing done there. It was nice to be in one place for a few days after all the driving. Then it was back home, and now I'm here!