Monday, September 10, 2012

I do!!

This past Thursday Hubby and son Jon and I flew to Massachusetts to attend our nieces wedding. Betsey wanted to celebrate her special day in the lovely and very picturesque town of Marion on Buzzards Bay where her Grandparents live. Her parents rented this wonderful home for close family and friends to stay. This waterfront home was built in the late 1800s and had 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, butler pantries, library, wrap around porches and much much more! We were quite overwhelmed with it's uniqueness and charm and it took me 3 days to not get lost finding our bedroom depending on which set of stairs I went up. 

The dining room; table hutch and chairs painted in the pretty robins egg blue, if you are a lover of shabby chic you would adore this room. 

Many windows, lots of sun light, here is just a tiny corner of the kitchen. 

                                          The living room ceiling had something I have never seen before,
      a wind compass that was connected to the weather vane on the roof and actually worked! It was very large, about 6 feet in diameter.

This neat hooked rug caught my eye in the hall way upstairs. Our bedroom faced the front of the house and bay, at night the waves lulled me to sleep and each morning when I opened my eyes I saw the sun rise up over the water. I could go on and on, but I'm going to spare you because really, this home was just overwhelmingly wonderful!

                            On Friday Jerry and I had a little spare time so we decided to go sight seeing.  We drove over to Cape Cod and found a really neat tea shop to have lunch at, I thought he was really sweet to agree to stop here as tea shops are not necessarily on his bucket list, but he wanted to please me.

And it turned out we were both thrilled to have found this treasure in the town of Sandwich. The menu and food were absolutely fabulous... and the sangria, well you can see it was spectacular to look at and tasty as well!

After lunch we headed back taking in all the sights along the way. Here's something we never see in land locked Kansas, buoys and lobster traps. 

 Fast forwarding to Saturday, we are all dressed up for the wedding, everyone is pins and needles excited by now!

And after a lovely ceremony in town here comes the beautiful new bride and her groom.
Their smiles surely tell it all, don't you just love a wedding!

The wedding party arrived to the reception in a boat, how fabulous is that! 

The reception was at the yacht club, they had a huge tent erected by the water. The ceiling was encased in gathered white fabric with chandeliers hung down the center. It was just all so beautiful.

And last but not least, our handsome son Jon and I blowing away out on the dock, the wind was super duper strong but thank goodness the rain held off until night time. 

Cheers Betsy and Bake, we were so happy to be able to witness your special day!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hello September!

Happy Labor Day weekend! It is incredible to me that September has rolled around once more, Fall will be here before you know it and I believe most of us are ready for the change. August was a pretty busy month for me. When I last left you I was gathering my quilt models in preparation to do a Trunk Show for the Edmond Quilt Guild in Oklahoma. Phew, 2 suitcases full! My friend Brenda drove up from Oklahoma City on a Monday, spent the night and off we headed Tuesday morning for Edmond. We stopped in Stillwater Oklahoma for lunch, home of OSU. Our son attended OSU before finishing here at KU, so I was familiar with and craving some wonderful pizza from "The Hideaway"... and a wonderful pizza it was... such a treat!! As we continued on in to Edmond we stopped and shopped at 3 quilt shops. Running short on time we headed to the church where the Edmond Guild meets and prepared for their meeting. Such a wonderful guild this is, so welcoming and fun, it was an honor to share my work with them!

Wednesday morning Brenda and I drove back to Kansas City. On the way we stopped at 3 quilt shops in Wichita, Brenda made this in to a fun girls trip I'll tell you! We each added lots of fabrics and goodies to our stashes along the way. Back in KC we went to Oklahoma Joe's for some BBQ dinner. Brenda spent the night and drove back to Oklahoma City the next morning. A whirlwind trip that's for sure, thanks Brenda for showing me such a good time! 

The past few weeks have been busy with business as usual. Lots of pattern folding, as you can see here Cleo is tremendously helpful LOL! Many trips to the post office, everyone seems to be in the sewing mood now that summer is just about over. 

Labor Day weekend has been pretty quiet here on the home front... just Jerry, Cleo and I. 
Hubby has been enjoying the golf course and I intend to finish this stitchery I started on our road trips up and down I-35. Next I need to think about finishing, a pillow perhaps?