Saturday, August 22, 2015

Vac and Sew, Conway NH

The Quilt Shop at Vac and Sew in Conway, New Hampshire has long been a favorite stopping place for Elizabeth and her mother, Barbara.  A dealer in Pfaff sewing machines, it is the store where Barbara bought her second computerized sewing machine.  When she used to stay longer in the fall she also took classes there and the friendly staff remembers and acknowledges her each and every time we visit even if we haven’t seen them since the year before.
This is the first shop this year that we stopped in that has decided not to carry row by row shop license plates and instead are selling the row by row pins.  The row is quintessential New Hampshire in the winter.  Incidentally, this is a scene we ourselves have never seen in person, despite 63 years of association in the state.  It is a frozen lake with a bob house (fishing hut) out on the ice. Purchase of a kit included the pin.

Conway and North Conway New Hampshire are well known as outlet store destinations and people come from all over New England and Canada to partake of the many stores available.   Both towns also have fun seasonal sporting opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and the highest peak on the east coast, Mount Washington, rises toward the sky nearby.  If you ever find yourself visiting there do stop in at the Vac and Sew on Route 16.

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