Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Downtown


















*Note: Some of these pictures were taken by my husband and his mom, so some of the photo compliments in comments go to them!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Quilt for My Baby



My good friend's mom, who was also my Young Women's president and has known me my whole life basically, made this quilt for my little girl. I think it is gorgeous and absolutely love it! I love the fabric and colors and I really like the traditional style pattern. I'm even more amazed by her quilts now that I quilt myself because I know how hard it is to be that precise. I can't figure out how she gets her points to line up so well. Anyway, this came in the mail about a month ago and was a total surprise, I didn't realize she was making a quilt for me. I feel really lucky to have something so beautiful and meaningful for the baby. I'll probably hang it on the wall because it is just too pretty to leave laying around. I have lots of plans for quilts I want to do and tons of fabric and patterns, just not much free hands time at the moment! That's ok though, the little baby stage goes by so fast I'm trying to enjoy every minute of it!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pretty Baby







Speaking of babies, which I often am, my new neice arrived just over a week ago! She is darling and her parents are having great times learning the ropes of new parenthood. We're all so happy for them!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Impressions of Maine


















Stunning lighthouse on a rocky cliff, leaves on fire, quirky, quaint villages, creamy, hot clam chowder, brisk wind, boats, bridges, & buoys- can you tell I've got a thing for buoys?!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Leaf Peeping in New Hampshire


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Last week, my friend who just moved here from CA thought she had heard wrong when the guy on the news said "leaf peeping." She was surprised and amused to find out that she did hear right and it is indeed "peeping" not "peeking!" We saw some great leaves to peep at yesterday.
My in-laws are here visiting this week so we headed up to New Hampshire for a little day trip. We went to Keepsake Quilting, a great quilting store up in the Innerlakes area near Lake Winnepesaukee. The store was huge, I didn't even go in one whole side of it, and the area was beautiful. Despite my already large library of quilting patterns and books, I managed to find a couple more good ones to add to the collection.
We stopped for lunch at Hart's Turkey Farm and had a mini Thanksgiving dinner that was great, especially the butternut squash. Then we headed up into the White Mountains to cruise the Kankamanga scenic byway. It was gorgeous with colored leaves aplenty, quaint towns, purple mountain's magesty, covered bridges and beautiful rocky streams. My four year old had great fun skipping rocks with his Papa and the baby was amazingly well behaved considering that we were gone 11 hours, a lot of which was spent in the car. To end the day, we came home and celebrated Nana's birthday with cake and ice cream. All in all, another great day here in New England!