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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Heritage Farmstay

Escaped to the year 1910 today with a group of lady friends for lunch.   A long drive for some, it was only an hour away for me through the beginning of the color changes.... lots of reds and red-oranges in the maples already with a bit of deep wine foliage here and there.   I have a feeling it will be a beautiful, colorful fall.



We carpooled and met at this restored farmstead which is also a B & B, or "farmstay" as our hostess prefers.   Susan cooks on a vintage "Round Oak" stove, has a hand-pump in the kitchen sink and a yard-full of chickens.   She is an authority on vintage recipes and keeps her meals as authentic as possible.  Her website is http://www.hillsidehomestead.com/ and an interesting article with photos is here  http://www.mlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2011/07/hillside_homestead_new_bb_open.html

Saturday, September 3, 2011

More Chenille and a Rainy Driveway Sale


The chenille quilting bug has bitten me big time.... literally.  I just finished this 90" x 102" patchwork creation as a custom order through my Etsy shop.  It came together quite beautifully ~ very soft shabby and chic-looking.    As a respite from sewing I tackled the garage which is full to over-flowing with my estate sale finds.  In fact, I couldn't open the garage door to set up inside, so all the bargains were under tarps in the driveway in case of rain.   It poured the first two hours of the sale!!!   Nonetheless, it was successful, happy people went away with damp treasures and there is a wee bit more room in my garage!