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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Back Again

Back again to finish off my last post.

On our way to Bennington we took the back road and crossed through this lovely red covered bridge. It the one Diana Keaton drives through in the film Baby Boom when shes on her way to her new life in Vermont. I love that film especially when she is dancing to Moonlight in Vermont. Oh I'm such an old romantic !!!
 So here we are at the Bennington Museum and after visiting VT 5 times I've finally timed it right  and at last I get to meet  Jane. She really is a work of art and in fabulous condition.

Very dark in the museum where she is displayed which is fair enough given her age and them wanting to protect her. 
Their was this other beauty in there too but the only information was that it was gifted. 
We saw so many pumpkins along the way and couldn't resist  having my photo done with this guy. 
Its time to say goodbye to The Inn at Manchester. We stayed in the red barn building at the back overlooking the pool. I love staying at this Inn. 

Heading back to Boston we passed this fab bridge in New Hampshire and pure by chance passed a quilt shop. After screeching to a halt my friend indulged me once again as we headed into Pickering Farm Quilt shop. Lots of nice treasure's in their for me too and I'm am holding on to my last precious purchases

We then headed for Concord for our last afternoon and payed a visit to Orchard House . Such a shame no photo's are allowed as their are a few small quilts in the bedrooms. 

So now it was finally time to say goodbye to New England once again.

As for 2016 I am going to try to do at least one post a month, I  find I spend most of my time hanging out on Facebook and Instagram these days, Its so quick and easy. 

Its  now time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a marvellous 2016. 

Happy Stitching 

Saturday, 19 December 2015

It's Been a Long Time

Well it has been a long time and at the busiest time of the year I thought I would squeeze a post in.
Its those little people they keep me really busy and if they want to go out to play I'm up for it, As we all know time flies and already Abi is at pre-school and Max is 20 months and running, yes literally running and climbing everywhere.
So not much to report on the sewing front, Still buying fabric like you do and before long both those little ones will no longer be able to come out to play so I will get back to sewing when I can.
I had a lovely holiday in New England in September. I went with a friend who is not a quilter but loves crafts so she did indulge me a few quilt shops.

So here I am at The Busy Thimble in Litchfield Maine, Cyndi does have lovely fabrics and I bought some of Di Ford's Cloverdale range from her. Your heart misses a beat when you go through these doors and its hard not to want every single fabric.

I also let Wendy The Constant Quilter know I was going to be there and it was nice to put face to blog.  Cyndi's blog is The Busy Thimble. Its been so long since I've blogged I'm not sure how to link.

We drove from Maine and this is a must stop Polly's Pancake Parlour in New Hampshire but oh my how it has changed since my last visit. The pancakes were just as good but the new building doesn't have the charm of the old one. I believe it was practically falling down, Well that's progress for you.

We stopped over near Burlington one night and carried on to the Shelburne Museum and I've photographed these two before and go to say I love the top one especially . 

We then drove on down to Middlebury and by pure chance came across the Sheldon Museum which had an exhibition of Warren Kimble's works and objects from his private collection. They also had this most gorgeous quilt on the bed upstairs. 

Coming across this museum was a lovely surprise and we enjoyed the exhibits

We moved on through Vermont driving through beautiful countryside, passed by lakes and old barns.

We stayed at the lovely Inn at Manchester for the remainder of our stay. I love this place a real family run business and they always make you feel special. 
So this is what has now happened and why I get totally frustrated with blogger It wont let me load any more photos. 
I'm going to have to leave it here and will make a pledge that I will get back and finish this little story off with some nice photos of the Dear Jane quilt. 

Till Then.