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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. 


  1. Nice to have you back Sue!

  2. So happy to a see a post from you! It looks like a lovely trip!! I do enjoy seeing your lovely family on facebook.

  3. Wow the quilting on that Warren Kimble exhibit quilt is fabulous!! I like the red striped print as well. Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to hearing more about your trip.

  4. Hello Sue !!
    Nice to see you again with this lovely post ! I knew you were busy thanks to IG but, I really enjoy to read your blog....
    What a wonder trip you had ! Thank you for sharing with us !

  5. Looks like a wonderful time. I love those heads on the dresser.
    Looking forward to the DJ photos too.

  6. Some great quilts Sue and another fabulous trip. I too am guilty of being missing a lot from Blogger but aim to do better. Happy Christmas.

  7. Love this post Sue! Have been missing you in blog land. Love all the quilts, the people, the places and you! X PIC

  8. Nice to have you back in Blogland. It was such a pleasure meeting you and I treasure my little quilt. I do hope we will meet up again in the near future. A Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  9. Nice to see you again with this lovely post ! I knew you were busy thanks to IG but, I really enjoy to read your blog....

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