When my boys were little I used to take them shopping in downtown Frederick. It has all these wonderful little shops (although we mostly visited the toy and candy stores). I used to pull the boys around in a red wagon, which was not only too cute, but stocked with toys and treats it kept them seated and well-behaved while we bumped along the sidewalks. I also loved the style of the houses – so reminiscent of the old New England cities I visited as a girl. I guess these early visits placed an affinity for the city in me, as we still visit it regularly.
On one such visit last month, Terry and I took some photos of some of our favorite places in Frederick. There is this wonderful little chocolate shop: Zoe’s Chocolate Co. I have been truly fortunate to have received some of these delectable treasures from a kind and loving husband. They are hand-crafted and beyond compare. The only thing I like almost as much as the chocolates is the shop itself. It is a totally cute – sort of half a house squished between two regular sized businesses. And its bright pink. As a tribute to Zoe’s wonderful creations, I made this quilted rendition of their storefront.