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01 September 2011

Cape Cod and a Finish

I had went to Cape Cod for a  week.  Before I left, I went to my sister's surprise birthday party.  She turned 40 this year.  Her husband put it together and he did a good job, considering he doesn't plan parties. He asked me do some cooking for the party.  My sister was surprised.  Anthony, my nephew, made a birthday hat for her. Unfortunately, the hat was too small and my sister couldn't keep it on, even with bobby pins.  A picture was taken with the hat on her head.  My other sister came down for the party and I got a ride from her to the Cape. She lives in Falmouth but I stayed with my aunt and uncle in East Dennis.
The first day it rained all day.  We went to the movies and saw Sarah's Key.  It was a good movie but sad too, because it was a storyof the Holocust.  Aunt Terri was visiting Aunt Betty and Uncle Fred, so came to the movies too.  Even though it was beautiful, AT and I just went to the grocery store and I stitched.  Wednesday AB,AT and I went to Sandwich, to the glass museum.  Glass blowing is very popular at Cape Cod, though the sand can't be used for glass making.  There is too much minerals, and the sand needs to melt at 3,180 degrees Fahrenheit.  There was a demonstration on glass blowing and the glass blower made a tiny pitcher. She couldn't guarantee it will survive the cooling process.  
After the museum, we went to Marshland.  It is a diner and bakery. I had fried clam strips with onion rings, which I wanted for a long time. I can't find good fried clam strips in Connecticut.  On Friday, we went to Chatham and drove by the lighthouse and a monument, I think is dedicated to the Coast Guard.  Rest of the day was shopping and I stopped at a bookstore called The Yellow Umbrella. It was small but packed with books.  We found a Ben Franklin store.  It was the only store I found DMC threads.  I tried to find a LNS, but the ones I found on the Internet or phone book end up being closed.  Saturday we went to see One Day with Anne Hathaway. I love Anne Hathaway. This was a sad story too.  I picked both movies out too.  Maybe my aunts wont let me choose next time.  On the last day, we went to the beach, but to Lake Scargo and not to the ocean.  I am not a good swimmer and I prefer the lake.  My sister joined us at the lake.  She was suppose to sleep over Saturday night. She went to Boston to do an errand with a friend that was suppose be a couple hours but end up being all day. There was ducks too and walk near to us, looking for food. AT and I headed back to Connecticut the next day. You can see more pictures from Cape Cod here.





I own a HUGE apology to my secret penpal. I had joined a secret pen pal exchange on Seasons with My Mind blog.  I did not post right away I received this lovely letter .I am very sorry. I promise I will do better in September.  I can't wait to get the next one.

I finished Summer is Sweet by Waxing Moon Designs.  I used the DMC threads on 14  count aida. I had joined a new group, January Crazies 2012.  It is the one where you start one project each day for the first 15 days, then you have    the rest of the year to finish the projects.  Since I have quite a bit patterns, I don't have to buy the patterns, just som fabrics and threads.

This tray I got at Goodwill.  It is in very good condition.  It was priced at $4 but I got it for $2.  Isn't that awesome?!  I don't like the design, but I am sure I could change it.  There are screws on the side so I don't see why I can't change it.

As many of you know Tropical Storm (a.k.a Hurricane) Irene came through Connecticut.  I was very lucky, our family didn't lose power. But some sections in my city did lose power and still out.  Half of Connecticut did lose power.  Some houses  by the shore were destroyed and a lot of flooding along the rivers. There is a lot of cleaning up that needs to be done.

I hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend!

18 comments:

Gabi said...

Lovely finish. Congrats.
Glad also that you had such a great vacation.

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a lovely trip, lovely stitching too.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great photos from your trip it sounds as though you had a great time.

Shari said...

sounds like you had a great getaway...love your pictures.
your finish is great..congrats! I am doing the January challenge too! It was easy this year!!

blueladie said...

Vicky, loved reading about your trip to the cape. What an awesome find at the Goodwill. Would love to see it again when you change the piece in it. Take care. :) Cathryn

Pam said...

Wow Vicky it looks like you had a fantastic time.. The pictures you took are just wonderful. Congratulations on your finishes.!

Rita said...

What a beautiful area! There's just something about being on the water.

Cute finish too!

mdgtjulie said...

Sounds like you had a good time and got to see some of the sights. Glad you had a good vacation!! I'm sure your penpal will forgive you. We all forget things at times. Grats on the lil finish. It's cute! I could never do a CJC. I have way to many large projects to put them all on hold for smalls. Can't wait to see what you put in the tray! I have said a prayer for all those who don't have power. I hope it's back on soon!!

Berly said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful vacation! That tray is lovely!

Sharyn said...

I enjoyed seeing your Cape Cod pics. My DH and I were there yrs ago for his business trip. I took off on my own and visited the glass museum and Thorton Burgess house.
Was a really fun trip! Loved your finish and the tray was a great buy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a very nice trip with your aunts and sister and her family.

That is a nice finish and hope you can choose a nice pattern for your tray.

Marl

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Looks like you had a great holiday, I hope you dont have too much clearing after the hurricane... I was watching the progress on Irene on the news here in Scotland and boy it makes me glad that we dont get storms like that here

Katrien said...

beautiful pics. Lovely finish

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the finish and thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

Rhonda Polk said...

Love the pics from your vacation....was reading your book list- and we have some same taste-only I listen to mine on audio CD.this is how I stitch or relax.
enjoy some of your music too.

MaryT said...

Really nice finishes and love the pictures of the cape too.
Mary Louise in IN

Patches said...

glad you are okay. What a great find.

Vickie said...

Great Finish....Vacation looks like fun!