Monday, August 23, 2010

Wonderful Weekend...

I was able to take a little vacation over the weekend.  On Thursday morning, I headed to Vermont.  It was a beautiful day for a drive.  I headed north through NJ and NY, up the Merritt through CT, 91 through MA and then into Vermont where I went directly to King Arthur Flour in Norwich.  Spent a little time and a few bucks there, then headed over to the Quechee Dam in Quechee, VT. I wandered through the Simon Pearce Glass Factory, then watched the water fall over the dam...fascinating.

Then I watched these crazy kids swimming at the base of the falls...couldn't figure out how they got down there!

Later in the weekend Andrew and I spent a few hours at the Long Trail Brewery, taking in the scenery (and the beer!)
We drove back through Quechee on our way home and found the Gorge...don't know how I missed it earlier!  We took in the view from the top...
Which was fabulous...

Then somehow he convinced me to hike the half mile to the bottom of the flip flops!

And I'm glad he was worth it! (Although the walk back up was a bear!)

Not only was I in Vermont to visit my favorite son...

But I was there for a few events at the Waterwheel House Quilt Shop.  On Friday we made pillowcases for charity.  There were 5 of us and between us we made 25 pillowcases!  It was great fun and I got to meet some wonderful people, especially Beverly from The Magic of Ordinary Days. What a kind and gentle person she is, it was a pleasure getting to know her!

Then on Saturday we had a potluck lunch for all of us who participated in the 9 patch challenge that Shelley had at her store.  There were beautiful quilts, perfect weather, amazing food...

It was a great time!

The ride home wasn't nearly as fun as the ride up...lots of rain and horrendous traffic...but I'm so glad I went!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Here we go again...

I can't believe we did this, but meet Daisy, our new puppy!  Her mom is a Siberian Husky and Dad is an Australian Shepherd.  She's gentle and sweet...but such a PUPPY!  I haven't had a puppy in the house for 17 years, the last few dogs we had were adopted as adults.  She has one blue eye and one brown eye.  Can't wait to see what we're in for!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Please Vote!

The voting has begun for the Schnibbles Times Two Contest!  Please visit Kelly's blog and vote for your favorite...hopefully it will be mine, which is #13 - Seasons of Change!  Thanks!