In October 2015 I was lucky enough to visit New England for three weeks. In New Hampshire I like to visit a store called www.keepsakequilting.com. It is filled with thousands of bolts of material all set out beautifully and interspersed with quilts and other lovely things to inspire you to make something lovely. To be honest it's mind blowing and way too much to take in on one visit! Luckily we don't stay far away so at least three or four visits are made on each trip I take to New England, which is such a chore!!!!
Happy Halloween from back in the UK, whatever time of day it is zzzzzzzzz
It took me a while to get this one.
As promised here is ten more of the best from Beacon Hill Boston.
I think Halloween may be a little crazy in Boston. As we left the city to come home they were queuing out of the party store and down the block, with security guarding the doors!
We have experienced Halloween in Vermont before, which was good fun, quite spectacular, and was all wrapped up by 8pm with the state police joining in the festivities as well.
As promised yesterday, here is ten of the best from Beacon hill.
A few of you have asked to see inside Keepsake Quilting on Center Harbor New Hampshire USA.
Up with the lark this morning for a hike up Rattlesnake Mountain in New Hampshire, I'll let the photographs do the talking. Well worth the hike I'm sure you will agree, and beautifully warm at the summit if not a tad freezing on the walk down and up.
The things we have discovered in Stowe Vermont today are that you can buy really nice healthy food.
We have been fortunate enough to stay in Stowe Vermont New England USA four times, staying at the Stoweflake Inn and the Green Mountain Inn. This time we wanted to stay in a home to see what it felt like to actually live in the area, and cook our own food some of the time. We were lucky enough to find Two Creek Hill to rent for the week, the owner David Brownstein was incredibly helpful from our first contact with him, even showing us other properties that were smaller and lower in price than his own, in his words 'he just wanted us to stay in Vermont and have an amazing time'.
Thought I would just share with you what we have seen in New England so far, the weather has been unseasonably warm for the time of year with plenty of sun and a few hours of torrential rain. The last few days have flown past as we get used to the time difference and a different way of life. Boston has been lovely and now we are looking forward to tomorrow and the more gentle side of Vermont.
Do you like check lists? I have a check list which goes something like this, its entitled 'New England Beckons'
I adore autumn and all the shapes and colours of pumpkins and gourds, almost as much as getting out all my cosy quilts and cushions and spicy candles. Bring on the good weekend TV and cosy evenings.
Very soon I am going to escape
The farmers market at Round swamp farm in the Hampton's New York is just stunning.
Autumn has arrived in our home and garden, it is my favourite time of year. Beautiful colours, amazing food, nice walks, cosy evenings, pumpkins and squashes (not just for halloween), and if you are really lucky a trip to New England for the fall.
Just a quick blog tonight as I am making sure my toboggan is all ready to go in the morning!Snow at last, I'm so excited.
How about buying a small present for your friends that's not expensive, a Christmas tree decoration is a great choice, plus if you wrap it beautifully it will be twice as nice.
At around 2pm about 200 small children paraded around the town in their Halloween costumes, the whole small New England town, (village in the U.K) turned out to see children and moms and dads all kitted out in various outfits.
In Stowe they have kept the old village school house for everyone to see, it is now situated beside the library. It reminds me of Little House on the Prairie!
When we have visited Vermont before, the road up to Mount Mansfield has always been closed, as soon as it starts to snow the gates at the bottom of the mountain are shut. Today however whilst we bask in 70 degrees, the road was open, so up we go!
Bit of a rest day today, so much to see and do that sometimes you just have to sit back and have a bit of a catch up.We are at The Kedron Valley Inn in southern Vermont, which is famous for it's Budweiser Advert.