I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I'm Still Here....

I guess it's been a while since I posted anything here.

I'm still model stitching.  I finished one (need to mail off today) and am on the home stretch of the sampler.  It's turning out to be a beautiful one.

I also stitched a pumpkin theme exchange block from one of the JCS mags.  I already forgot whether it was a normal issue or from one of their special Halloween issues.  I also left off bits of the border.

We briefly escaped the TX heat/humidity with a trip to Boston for a short course DH was taking for work.  I'd never been and really enjoyed it there.  We walked quite a bit on the Freedom Trail touring many of the historical sites along the way.

While DH was in class one morning, I walked as far as Quincy Market for lunch and to explore some of the shops near there.  I discovered the Body Works exhibit was there and, since I never got the chance to see it when it was in Houston, I toured that too.  I was reminded of anatomy practical exams from back when I was in college.  The exhibit was nicely organized into body systems and very educational for both students and adults who want to learn more about the human body.

One evening we walked up to the North End (from the Back Bay where we were staying) and had a delicious dinner in an Italian restaurant there.  We figured that day, between my walking while he was in class and then our walk to the North End, that I walked 8 miles.  I earned that big blister!

We rode "The T" one day too.

After Boston we drove to Salem, Mass for a very brief visit.  We went to a Witch Museum which, although informative, was a bit "cheesy" as the kids would say.  I wish we would have had time to walk around the old town (maybe someday we'll go back) but we were running late for our next stop in Bennington, VT where we stayed in a very nice B+B called The Eddington House Inn.

Patti, the owner, is a wonderful host.  The Inn was spotless, comfortably "appointed", her breakfasts and snacks were delicious, and she was a great tour advisor, pointing out nearby places of interest.  We'd love to go back and stay with her sometime during fall foliage time.

 We kept pretty busy touring the area including the summer home of the Robert Todd Lincoln family, Bennington Battle Monument, Robert Frost's Stone House, a little shop in Arlington, VT with a display of Norman Rockwell illustrations (he used many people he knew here as models for his illustrations), and, of course covered bridges.

Patti also told us about a wood shop in Manchester where I bought a cherry bowl that I'll use to display "smalls".

It was a nice trip.  Now I'm curious about where DH will go next for work to see if I want to go along wherever that is too.  :-)

I'm still walking in the mornings here...can't wait for cooler weather to arrive.  Here's what I saw this am while walking:

Time to get off the computer and try to get some things done around here.

Happy stitching!


Anna van Schurman said...

Pretty bowl! Salem is that cheesy. The whole of it.

Barb said...

I love New England! It looks like you had a great time!

cucki said...

Wow it's so beautiful :)
Hugs x