Life is not just quilting………..

Did I really just say that???? Well, it’s not……there’s lunch out with a bloggy friend, too!!!! Yup, the prearranged meet-up took place in a little Minnesota town name Wykoff. Situated in the midst of rolling corn fields, this little settlement has one of the best gift shops and tea rooms I’ve been to!!! Trust me!!!! The Bank Haus Gifts and Margaret’s Tea Room is located on the (only?) main street in a beautiful historic structure.010 

The blustery November winds were racing down the street and Beth Ann would have toppled but for the fabulous lunch we had just had……..totally renewing her strength!!!!! One of the specials was an original recipe ham salad sandwich on croissant. I had a delicious (original recipe) salad of slaw, broccoli, onion, fresh cranberries and a special dressing….yum……………008

The dinner rolls, entrees and desserts are homemade with recipes available in their 2 cookbooks……conveniently for sale on the counter. I had gotten the original one years ago and have made their craisin/pecan rolls numerous times……and blogged about them!!!!!! 011

I’m sure this one (on top) will be much used, also!!! Now, some interior ‘shots’…………………..001







The staff had just spent the previous 4 days changing over to the Christmas theme and, as we sat there, we definitely felt that the holiday season was only moments away!!!! Do you have a place that is a fave during the upcoming season?? This one rates really high on my list of places!!!!! One last “selfie”…………FullSizeRender

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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20 Responses to Life is not just quilting………..

  1. LB says:

    What a wonderful afternoon, and I’m so glad to see those smiling faces!

  2. Thread crazy says:

    Yes there is life outside of quilting and time well spent too! That salad looked delicious…yummy.!

  3. a very fun day with a friend-I like the fact that this restaurant makes homemade foods that they serve and then shares the recipes-

    • treadlemusic says:

      I am totally blown away by that!!! I’ve made the salad, I ate that day, today and the taste is identical!!!!! (The miracle is that I followed the recipe exactly!!!! Just ask my DH!!)

  4. sharechair says:

    Gonna go look at the map. I’ll be passing through Minnesota next spring and maybe I can check it out!

  5. KerryCan says:

    I never in a million years thought I’d hear you say there was more to life than quilting! But I’m glad to know you make time for other fun, too!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Well……there’s also my family, motorcycle, traveling and, most definitely, my music (piano & vocal). Now that I think about it, there’s even more…………………..LOL!

  6. Michele says:

    That looks like a really wonderful place. Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures.

  7. Missed you guys. Looks like you had a great time in a lovely small town. And that camel? Wouldn’t have believed it had Beth Ann not emailed a pic of it.

  8. Beth Ann says:

    It was such a fun day!!! Thanks again for meeting up with me. And yes—I look like it is a bit blowy out, don’t I?

  9. mtetar says:

    Wow nice meet up and a day well spent I’m believing. Great Pics. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  10. Jeanne says:

    What fun! Enjoying it with a friend makes it double special! Looks like a wonderful place to have lunch and do a bit of shopping.

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