Sunday, September 23, 2018

Slow Sunday in Vermont....

I am so happy to be in cooler weather today! The walk yesterday in Vermont in 55 degree temps was so much nicer than the one Friday afternoon while Emily was riding her horse in feels like 100 temps in Florida!

I am in Vermont for a business trip this week and attending a technical conference on Thursday. I'll also be at work in the actual office for a change before I fly home on Friday afternoon. I have plans to see a bunch of friends each evening while I am here since I didn't meet up with anyone this summer with the kids.

I fear I packed a wee too many options for hand work..... but I do like having options!
Some crochet tops need to get added to a bunch of these for Mom.I'll hand off to my brother on Thursday when I see him at the conference.

Some applique - a snowflake and the first save the bees block. The tumbler rows need to get stitched to each other and another set of 2 rows are marked for hand stitching. I finally found my counted cross stitch - the January month out of the Quilts of All seasons book. 

Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers as I know I will be doing some slow stitching in the evenings in hotel room.

While in Vermont I got a lovely walk in on the walking path to the elementary school I went to through the woods. Not much color in the trees yet. The smell of fall in Vermont - pure heaven.

Selfie with Mom 

Today was picking potatoes from the field at Chappelles in Williamstown Vermont. They open up the field one Sunday a year to allow people to come pick potato's as the digger tills them up. There were a good amount of people there when we arrive around 11.

We got a little over 113 pounds for 2 of my siblings and my parents. My brother and sister in law also got a similar amount for them and her sister and Mom. 

They should be set for potato's through the new year. My favorite was coming right home and making some home made french fries! They were so yummy!


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I imagine the change from Florida to Vermont, temperature-wise, is pretty dramatic! I think a variety of hand-stitching projects to work on while you're there was a great idea!

Julierose said...

Oh aren't the cooler temps just so refreshing? It only got up to 61 here and the dewpoint is really low--aaaah.
Oh fresh picked potatoes? Sounds so yummy...hugs, Julierose

Deb said...

How wonderful to be in Vermont enjoying 55 degree weather. You have some lovely projects to keep you busy on your trip. I tend to pack more than I can work on but at least you have a variety to choose from.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I would love to visit Vermont!!! And the cool weather. We live in South Texas where we had about 4 months of 99-103 with horrible humidity - still not fun time outside. So send some of the double nickel temp’s to Texas! LOL. Nice projects.

a good yarn said...

Vermont is on my wish list to visit. I've heard the ham is first rate. Fresh dug potatoes are a real treat.