Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday in Vermont....

I've been up here for a week and have done very little stitching. I have hand stitched a few light pinks to my trip around the world quilt. The next round will be a hot pink... then a lime green to hit the RSC colors for July.

I have done a little stitching on my 1857 album quilt blocks. This one 'might' get finished today while watching the kids play in the lake. I did promise kayaking today... since the little rain shower just nixed the hiking up the mountain this morning. We'll do that tomorrow morning before the family gathering around lunchtime.

After the last update in the Wednesday post.... we have been busy. Thursday my sister and a friend came out to camp and we headed out for a little hike at Moss Glenn Falls in Stowe. Beautiful views and a nice hike with some playing in the steam after.

Aidan and Emily July 2016 Moss Glenn Falls, VT
 Then it was back home for the afternoon with a boat ride while Mom took Dad to the Er to have a quick check with a droopy left eye. Nothing popped up on that and it went back to normal. We'll just keep an eye on it.  My niece came out for the afternoon to visit. After the boat ride she was in the lake with the kids until it started to thunder. We moved inside and played some games, had dinner (Firehouse pizza from the little store) and then went to the community bingo game. Big stakes.... $1 or bring a baked good to get in and cards were 3 for a $1!. The old fashioned way with chips to cover the called numbers. We didn't win anything but had a great time.

Friday was a Burlington day. We headed up and hit the Fizz Festival at Echo Science Center right on the waterfront. The kids had a great time watching soda explode and bubbles foaming everywhere.
We did a quick stop at Lake Champlain Chocolates to get some factory seconds of dark chocolate for Greg. Hopefully it did not melt too much in the cooler while we headed to the minor league baseball game that night. I am working part time at VSAC as a computer programmer and I got a few tickets to the game for employee appreciation night and a BBQ before hand.

It turned out to be princess and superhero night at the Lake Monster game.... so Emily got  a tiara and wand and ring, they also had The Oasis Day Spa doing hair, nails and glitter designs for the girls. Emily got a flower on her face and Aidan got a leaf on his arm. The kids had a great time at the ball game and despite it being a late night for them (in bed at 10PM) they actually SLEPT IN until 8 this morning!

Linking up with  Slow Stitching Sunday on Sunday. Linking up with the RSC Challenge for a teeny tiny bit of pink.


  1. Summertime is definitely busy time--here, too...will be having my daughter (who threw her back out 9 days ago and is crawling around!!) and her family for a beach day tomorrow at the last minute--and a grandson sleepover tonight--another last minute (am washing spare room bed sheets now...)...
    I realize that we have a very quiet life here most weeks..
    but will be happy to see them all...
    hugs, Julierose

  2. Oh, Lake Champlain Chocolates... My daughter brings me a small care package every time she comes to visit. Best Chocolate Ever.
    Looks like you're just over Stannard Mountain from where I used to live. I miss Vermont.

  3. Sounds like a busy and fun-filled vacation!

  4. Sounds like you're having a wonderful vacation - making lots of great memories!

  5. Congratulations on your handstitching the trip around the world. Hope you enjoy your time at camp.

  6. Your hand stitching looks like it provided just the bit of R&R you needed!! Great family memories being made...enjoy

  7. What a great time you are having and another gorgeous shot in your header. I think I cooled off for a minute looking at it :) I have 3 more diamonds to sew on my first July 1857 block / I am about as tired of those diamonds as I am of my Quilty 365 circles, lol

  8. Hi,
    Looks like lots of good family fun time. Love the Trip Around the World, beautiful. Have a great day!

  9. Nice TAW quilt top. Looks like you've had some great family time!

  10. A hike by the falls and playing in the steam... BLISS!!!

  11. What fun you all are having!

    How big is your TATW now?