Wednesday, October 01, 2008

So far behind

Wow, two weeks since I've posted. Things have been very busy around here. Lets see, the basement flooded with the heavy rains that we got here recently. Then I had to deal with WAY too much of this for the first time ever. And that of course resulted in huge piles of laundry. Sigh.

I received my gorgeous bag from Linda's Bag Swap in the mail yesterday. I will post a picture tomorrow, I still need to get that taken. Many many thanks to the Dawn in Australia for her wonderful package!! (More details tomorrow!)

Luckily, I did manage to do a little bit of sewing. I finished this project from the Stitchers Angel's patterns

I worked on my BQL Bag Challenge bag for September. I almost finished it on time, but didnt' manage to get the handles done and the photo uploaded in time. I still need to finish it up. That means I'll miss out on the October pattern, but things at home just had to take priority this time. Hopefully I'll finish it this weekend.

We went to the BigE on Thursday last week. Those of you who live in states where there is a big state fair would probably laugh at the Big E, but it is a big thing here in the NorthEast. Basically, the six New England states put on one state fair together, in Springfield MA. We had a good time, though it was changeover day in the big barns so we didn't get to see very many of the farm animals. I'll have to plan that better for next year.

On Saturday in Vermont, there was a big wine festival in town. Unfortunately it poured almost all day Saturday, and it was quite muddy, which kept a lot of people home. Nine of Vermont's 14 wineries were there selling their wines and doing wine tastings. There were some bands, lots of local food and handicraft makers vending their wares, etc. We had a nice time, and perhaps a bit too much wine for me.

We did get to enjoy a bit of fall foliage last weekend in Vermont. Generally it poured most of the time, but finally on Sunday afternoon, the rain stopped and the sky began to clear. The foliage was certainly not at peak, but it was lovely anyway. I imagine that this weekend and next will be even better, though I might not prefer to leave the house because I know that traffic will be horrendous with all the leaf peepers visiting the area.






10 comments:

Marilyn R said...

Thanks for the Autumn leaves photos! I had forgotten how beautiful the trees are there in Connecticut! Your stitchery is fantastic!

Linda said...

Love your angel bag, such a sweet stitchery, which reminds me I must finish mine. Love those photo's, just stunning colours. I'm guessing leaf peepers are those that go to look at the changing colours?

Catherine said...

Your photos of the trees are fantastic!! Love your stitchery bag -- those fabrics are wonderful!

Carol E. said...

Oh I could look at fall colors all day long.

Marsha said...

the colors are coming on fantastic in your area. Just beautiful. We've had no rain for over a month and hurricane Ike dessicated what leaves it deemed to leave behind. Our fall color will be weak so I especially loved your photos. Love the wren's next bag, it is really cute and the colors pretty. good luck with that laundry - been there and it sucks.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

sorry about the flood AND the laundry - yick. great photos of autumn though.

Tanya said...

What gorgeous scenery! If that isn't at it's peak I don't know how it could get much better.

jovaliquilts said...

Totally gorgeous autumn! Looks like picture postcards. :)

I got behind, too, so you're not the only one...

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Your bag is adorable!
Regina

Andrey said...

Beautiful photos!!!