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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Some Cool Things and Tusal

I don't think that I will get this done before November arrives. It's PS November. It's going a little slower than I would like but I think that it has to do with the colors. They are all very similar. The other reason I don't have it done yet is because Joanne, Sammi and I went to Vermont for a short vacation. It was beautiful weather, the colors were pretty well gone but we had a great time. We stayed at an Inn that was dog friendly. They had a beautiful breakfast included. Very nice. Went to King Arthur's Flour Store. A wonderful place if you love to bake. I came home with some great items. Spent time at the Vermont Country Store. Very nice. Went to Quechee and had the most wonderful lunch. There is so much damage from Irene. The people of Vermont are working hard to get it back in shape.
This is the dessert that Joanne had at the Simon Pierce Glass restaurant. They have a seasonal menu and the food is wonderful. The dessert is walnut meringue cookies with whipped cream in between and a strawberry sauce. I am not a lover of meringue but I tasted these and wished that I had ordered them, Yummy!
We stopped at Yankee candle in Deerfield,MA on the way home Sunday. This is where it all began and the place is huge. This is part of the yard on the side of the building. They sell much more than candles here. They had many activities for kids, places to eat and great stuff to buy. I bought some Christmas presents.
We stopped at some shops somewhere in Vermont and I found some treasures. Is this not the cutest flower frog? Love the pink color and it has little feet. So cute. Perfect for the short little scissors. In perfect condition and under $10.00.
Went to a fabric store just to look and this is what I found. A small table mat and 4 very cute pot holders. Cheryl will be getting the pot holders on the right this Friday when we get together.
I found these candle holders at the same place as the frog. The picture does them no justice. The orange color is beautiful and the edges have a beautiful design. They will look great on the table for the fall holidays. Again, perfect condition and both for $10.00. It was a relaxing 4 days and was much needed. Glad we went when we did because snow is in the New England weather this week. Yes, I said snow! We may even get some flakes in Southern MA.
This is my Tusal this month. A bunch of dull colors from November. Thanks for sticking through this long post. As always, I appreciate your reading and commenting on my posts. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

34 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation away. And what lovely treasures you found. Your scissor frog is really unique.

Teresa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful little trip. I few of my dollars went in that Yankee Candle shop. Love the frog, never seen one with feet.
Tell the girls "Hi" tomorrow, wish I could join you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mel said...

That yankee place is gorgeous! What a view!

I love that piece you're working on for November. It's just so autumn!
Looking great. :)

Rebecca said...

Love your November piece. I have thought about stitching this since my birthday was on Thanksgiving the year that I was born.
Sounds like a great trip. I didn't realize King Arthur was in Vermont. I will have to pay more attention to the catalog.
I also love the VCS catolog, mine came in the mail yesterday. I have been once to Vermont but would love to go back to see more. The trip was to short just driving thru the state.
I always love reading your blog.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. You got some lovely things.

CyberJulka said...

Beautiful treasures! Hugs!

Cyber Julka
http://cyberjulka.blogspot.com/

Siobhan said...

Wow, what a fun trip that must have been! We used to go to Vermont--my mother's cousins have a cabin there--when I was a kid. I have fantastic memories of it. I would LOVE to go to the Yankee candle place! Great finds, and your PS is coming along so nicely.

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely vacation piccies ... its a toss up between the dessert or the frog n candles sticks for me heheheh ... hope you manage to get your PS done but hey ho if you don't it still is lovely :) take care love mouse xxxx

MoonBeam said...

Thanks for sharing your Vermont pix and story. I am homesick for VT, but am excited to be planning a trip for next October. Quechee and Simon Pearce will be on our list. 8-)

Bobbi

Danielle said...

The PS November piece is looking fab. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that scissor frog!!! Yes, I own only two pairs of scissors and both are short. You are right. All of the other scissor frogs I have seen seem to be so tall.

cucki said...

looks like a fun trip all the way...i really love your stitching for nov..it is so lovely..
and the love the scissor frog too..so sweet..
love for you xxx

Jackie said...

It looks like a wonderful trip! That is definitely one area of the country I want to visit.

LOVE the amber candlesticks.

Carol said...

What a great time of year to visit Vermont--it's good to hear the state is starting to recover after all the hurricane damage...

Oh, seeing your shot of the meringue reminds me of my grandma. She always made the best meringues and covered them with fresh strawberries, too :)

I'm working on the PS Thanksgiving Comes Again, Deborah, so I know what you mean about the progress going slowly... Love your November piece!

CalamityJr said...

What a relaxing few days you enjoyed! Your purchases are great. Don't worry about November; just like the actual date, it will get here (and completed).

Margaret said...

We used to go to Vermont a lot when my DD went to camp there. It's a nice place, right? Love the Vermont Country Store! :D Glad you had fun there. I love how November is shaping up. Nice finds from the stores too! That flower frog is adorable!

DonnaTN said...

Your trip sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your photos. You may not have November done before, but it won't be far into the month before it is. Your stitching is as always, amazing.

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a fun trip to Vermont and you brought home some lovely things.
The PS piece looks wonderful.

BrendaS said...

November is coming along and I'm sure you will have it done before the month ends!

Great finds on your vacation. Love the pink flower frog:)

staci said...

I love your PS November...you are so close to making that Nov 1st deadline!

And that dessert looks delightful!

Nancy said...

Looks like you had a fun getaway! Those candlesticks are beautiful!

diamondc said...

Your Prairie Schooler is lovely, I am happy you had a great time and Yankee Candle my favorite candles.
Catherine
diamondc

Bekca said...

Thank you for sharing pictures from your wonderful holiday. It looks like you found some great treasures, I do love those candle holders.
Keep up the great stitching on PS November, I'm sure you'll have it finished in no time.
Best wishes.

Penny said...

Lovely stitching. Sounds like a fun trip ~ I love the candle holders!

Melanie said...

What a great little trip!! I've always wanted to go to the King Arthur place. I get their catalog and go through it cover to cover like it was a magazine or something. lol

Isn't that Deerfield YC store the best? I always have to make a trip out there at least once year because it's such a fun store to poke around.

Julie said...

Super pics of your trip, love the scissor frog

Littlebit said...

Your PS piece is beautiful!
Wonderful pics, especially of YC. And that dessert! So yummy. Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin said...

It definitely sounds and looks like you had a great time! How I miss New England in the fall :o(

Your PS is really coming along. I don't know, you might have it done in time ;o)

Catherine said...

Love your PS piece!
What a fun trip you took. Great goodies you found as well!

Berit said...

I seriously want to encourage you about PS November. I also overlooked it because of the drab colours not showing to advantage at all in the small shots online of the cover photo. But, I rec'd it on a box from Edgar last year and it is a stunner! You will really love it once it is all done, and I think it a wonderful departure from the
TYpical PS which still retains harmony with their schemes at large.

Lois said...

What nice finds and what an enjoyable trip you had. That dessert looks so delicious! What nice progress on your PS piece!

Lynn said...

Vermont is a great spot for a getaway. I haven't been for several years now. I've never been to Yankee Candle though and it looks like a fantastic place to visit! I love the candlesticks you purchased.
PS November is coming along nicely. I think the colours would probably slow me down some too. I get bored easily. However, once it's done it will be a stunner!

Veronica said...

Wonderful finds! I think that must be the cutest scissors frog I've ever seen. November is a lovely piece. Hope you'd had more progress on it as it's already November where I'm at ^.^ What a picturesque scene at Yankee Candle. I recently got to know about them. Am dying to try one of their candles. Have heard many good things about them. Take care!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Suzanne said...

Pretty treasures you have there! Love the flower frog.

Janice Boucher said...

Love love love your Dec Word Play!
Where is your blog header Santa from? He is just beautiful!