This week we’ve been visiting our family on the east coast (New England). I’ve been looking forward to this trip for a L O N G time and it’s been heavenly. (Above is the Portland Head Lighthouse, at Cape Elizabeth, Maine.) I’m fond of New England for multiple reasons. The biggest being it’s our time to visit family, it’s beautiful (duh), and it’s so different from where I’m from in Utah/the West. I can’t get enough.
I prepped lots of handwork to bring with me on the plane as well as time just sitting and staring at lakes, etc. Including my first cross-stitch project in 12 years. I was inspired by Camille’s version of this Pretty Little London cross-stitch and had to make my own.
Also, I am still working on those blue and red orange peel blocks that I started four years ago. It’s been my ongoing summer/road-trip hand work for a long time. I’m building up a healthy stack, but need a few more. Maybe this will be the summer I finally get enough finished to make something with them.
While here I also got to see this quilt again. I love seeing quilts I’ve given away in use and being enjoyed.
In the mean time, we’re making the most of water, sunshine, and time to just hang out, be with family, and enjoy what summer is all about.
And now please excuse me while I idle away. See you on the other side.