Wednesday, October 30, 2013

visit to falmouth, massachusetts

I went to Falmouth to see an exhibit of  Salley Mayor's work at Highfield Hall in Falmouth. Salley was gracious enough to invite me to her studio afterward.
She is a very talented fiber artist. Her studio was a delight to see. with whimsical works in progress and finished ones up on her walls. Thank you, Salley! Her blog is
Check out her "Birds of Beebee Woods "

We wanted to stay in Mystic. CT, but ended up staying in Stonington nearby, instead. It is a quiet but charming village.
I am almost all done with photos from this trip.

Two quilts at Quilt Festival in Houston

My quilts get to go to interesting places.
 "Grocery Shopping With Sammy" is at Quilt Festival in Houston this week, in the "An Exquisite Moment" special exhibit, curated by Dinner at Eight Artists..
 Detail of my husband in the background.

 I also have a quilt in the "What's for Dinner?" special exhibit, also curated by Dinner at Eight Artists.
It's called "Ravioli di Verdura." It's a cool looking exhibit, with the quilts placed on a long table. How fun is that!?

If you are lucky enough to be at Houston Quilt Festival, I hope you will see these quilts!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


 Bear with me. I'm trying to finish the photos from our trip to NY, and I am almost done. This is fall color along the way there.
 Sagamore is a resort on Lake George in NE NY.

 There is an indoor pool.

 We rented a boat for an hour, Dave drove.
 Breakfast on the veranda.

 This might be my favorite photo from the whole trip. She is holding a piece of bacon.

Monday, October 28, 2013


 One more farm photo - this is a vegetable garden area, with the chicken coop on the right.
One day I was lucky enough to tag along to preschool at a local library. Sammy is the second from the left. What a big girl she is getting to be!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Around the Farm

Do you know what this is? It is hops, which is used to make beer. A long time ago, this used to be a hops farm. The smaller barn was used to dry hops. Jack is continuing the tradition.

 Mimi the cat. She earns her keep as an excellent mouser.
 The ancient apple tree is laden with apples. After we left, they made gallons and gallons of cider.
 The path to the pasture.
Rustic harvest.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mystery berries

We encountered these at a B and B in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Anyone know what they are?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Grandma and Grandpa fun time with Sammy

 One day we took Sammy to a park in a town north of their farm. Look how high she can climb!
 Grandpa is the best swing pusher.
He's also fun to sit with on the teeter totter.
 Another day Sammy went with her Cooksey grandparents to the pumpkin patch. This is a cool wooden train. There were photos with Grandma, too, but they all turned out blurry! .
 So many fun things to explore.
 She found a new friend to wander around in the hay maze with.
 Who is the scary skeleton?
 Yes, there were pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.
But they weren't as cute as the homegrown pumpkins back home.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alphabet dress and Noro sweater for Sammy

 Sammy is modeling the alphabet dress I made for her earlier this summer.

 Here she is at the Clinton Farmers Market, eating a chocolate crepe.
The crepe makers have a booth right next to her parents, and this is a special treat. Amazingly, no chocolate got on the dress!

 And here she is wearing a sweater I made for her ages ago. It was way too big then, but now it fits!
It's Noro yarn, and the sweater directions are in the Noro Kids book.
 This is what the back of it looks like, taken at the pumpkin patch.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall on the Farm

Sammy is playing her flute while playing with the goats.

They are sweet and friendly, as goats go.

It's fall at Heirloom Meadows, as these pumpkins will attest.

Sunflowers against the barn.

We went to the Utica Zoo one afternoon, and Sammy went down the snake slide for the first time.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Farmers market

Here is Sammy taking a walk with her grandpa at the Clinton farmers market. She is wearing the alphabet dress that I made for her. I took more photos of her at the market and in that dress, but I still haven't taken them out of the camera.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Spider added

I found a spider for the web on Sammy's batwings. Now it's ready to send to NY.

Physical therapy

One of the things that are keeping me busy is physical therapy, twice a week, for a frozen shoulder. It's no picnic, but I can't wait to get better!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Black pumpkins?

These are really a Japanese squash. The name is kobachi or something like that. They are supposed to taste delicious, although I didn't get a chance to try. These are among the many exciting things my son-in-law grows and then sells at local farmers markets.