Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September Finishes

I had big plans for September, but with Andrew getting a job and moving so quickly, my plans were shot before I even began! The only thing I finished were the blocks for my swap. I'm formulating plans for October though! Now that the house is a little quieter and I've moved all of the extra furniture out of my sewing room into Andrew's empty room (He took his bedroom set), cleaned off my sewing table which had become a dumping ground and I'm ready to work. I'm expecting great things in October!

And Congratulations to the Phillies who just won the National League East!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Settled In...

We had a wonderful weekend in Vermont, getting Andrew all settled into his new place. It's a perfect apartment for starting out...and we had it all set up by Friday night! We spent a little time at Christopher's, the bar down the street...and really enjoyed our breakfasts at Trappers.

Andrew's new home...

Doing dishes in the kitchen...by hand!


The Red Sox poster and Fenway sign were the only things that made it on the wall while we were there...he has his priorities!


The living room...



Getting everything done on Friday left us time Saturday to go looking for the Long Trail Brewery. A tour will be on the agenda when we have more time!




Okemo Mountain taken from in front of the apartment...





Good luck Andrew!














Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moving Day

The truck is loaded, the cars are packed and we'll be heading out in the morning. Next stop, Vermont!

I've heard the color is beautiful up there right about now...can't wait to see it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A New Start...

Back when we lived in NY and the kids were young, we had friends who had a little place in southern Vermont. We would borrow it a few times a year and head up for some rest and relaxation. It was heaven. As Andrew was beginning his job search when he graduated from college, he kept looking in the Philadelphia area. There was NOTHING available. Earlier this month he decided that, with snowboarding season coming, what he'd REALLY like to do would be to find a job in Vermont. He started looking on Craigslist and found a few positions to apply for. There was one in particular that just seemed to suit him.
He sent his resume, got a call back and it seemed like it might be a good fit, so I suggested he go up there to visit. He did that last week and things went well...he was invited back for an interview on Thursday. Another 6 hour drive found him back in Vermont on Wednesday, he interviewed on Thursday and they invited him back on Friday morning and offered him the job. Of course he accepted, then went to look for an apartment. He was worried he wouldn't find anything, but I told him that since he decided to look in Vermont, everything has fallen into place...if it was meant to be, he'd find an apartment too. An hour later, he had an apartment lined up! Talk about karma! So he'll be living in this little town...

With this lake down the road...



At the base of Okemo Mountain, right on the shuttle line to the mountain...perfect! I just love it when everything works out!

It will be Andrew and his dog Max, starting a new life in one of my favorite places. I'm so excited for him...and for me because now I have an excuse to go to Vermont!

Monday, September 07, 2009

September Projects...

Project # 1...Make 5 sets of 5 basket blocks for a swap...
Project # 2...Make these into a baby quilt...



And of course, I want to stay caught up on my blocks of the month, but I'm not counting those as my September Projects! So, what are YOU planning for September?
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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Priceless...

A few days away, with beautiful weather...

A wonderful dinner with new friends and a fabulous sunset...

Touring the most opulent mansion in Newport...
Spending time with the kids...

A cruise of the harbor...


Another spectacular sunset...



Grace with her own boat...

We had a wonderful time together in Newport, RI...a perfect way to end the summer!

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