Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Things Friday || Abba Dabba Honeymoon Part 2

If you missed part one, click on this link! ---> Abba Dabba Honeymoon Part 1

I found out that after I wrote part one of this two part photo series looking back at my trip to Vermont this past November, that I really want to go back. Here is the second installment of mountains, and trees, and sky.
 There weren't many leaves left on the trees but everything was in various stages and colors preparing for winter and it was beautiful too look at while taking a break on out 7 mile (round trip) hike.

 The von Trapp's used to run the lodge as a working farm. They would collect maple sap every spring. There were a few stacks of rusty buckets along the trail. I wonder how old they were.

 "SUMMIT, YUP THAT WAY"  Believe it or not, this is the trail on the north face of the mountain. If you can't see a definitive trail, don't worry, neither could we.

The north face was beautiful! Ferns, moss, a little snow. The mountain greenery looked beautiful growing on the brown leaves and the smell of the pine and fir was incredible! The red square on the tree to the left is a trail marker. Those were very, very helpful!!

                                         Photo op in a tree. Another break on the 7 mile hike.

                                                          A sunset that had us singing.
"O beautiful for spacious skies...for purple mountain majesties...America! America! God shed His grace on thee!" - Katharine L. Bates
We explored the halls and common rooms of the lodge our last evening there looking for room 300, Maria's suite when she lived there. There was one room we couldn't walk through because of construction. The next morning my husband realized that the room off of that one was room 300 and we could see it right from our window. It would have been pretty fun if Maria had still been alive and walked out onto her deck!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday Cables || Sew-Bots

Let's see, a blessing today was getting a extra shift at work. Work may not be the most thrilling place to be, but it's always nice to be able to put a little extra money in the bank. :) --and I wouldn't have found out about the adorable twill fabric!

I think I might start  each blog that way from now on. Sort of counting my blessings and sort of just a happy thought or nice thing that has happened that day or sometime during the week. 

Now, I know, I'm late again. It is the wee small hours of Wednesday where I am and I am just posting for Tuesday now. I'm going to meet my nephew for the first time soon and he is almost 1 already! Wow that year flew by!! I'm trying to buy a few things that he might need when he's here that can't easily be brought on a plane. I already bought some sippy cups. Well, I'm sure you could bring those on a plane but it not like every kid travels with his own personal supply of sippy cups. Today I bought and sewed a pattern for a travel high chair!

Yesterday (Monday) when I was at work I saw the pattern for a travel high chair and it didn't take much fabric and was really easy to sew. I put it back because it said it should be made from duck cloth, light denim, or twill. I couldn't think of any of those fabrics off the top of my head that would actually make it cute. Actually, I wasn't even sure we had any twill. Ha, not good that I don't know what is in stock!  Today a woman brought a few bolts of fabric up to the cutting counter and one was an adorable kid's twill fabric that had owls wearing baseball caps on it! When I finished cutting her fabric I brought the twill bolt back to see what else there was and saw the robot print. I grabbed the bolt, which had just enough for the pattern left on it, and found the pattern again and happily made my purchase after I punched out.

The pattern was a breeze to sew. It's just one pattern piece and you only have to cut three pieces total. Technically it should take just a couple of hours to complete, but I am a master at getting distracted. During one distracted moment I started singing a song from the Harvey Girls, which I hadn't watched in ages so I finally put in my Harvey Girls DVD and got down to business on the travel high chair...after I took a picture of my TV screen.

I can't get enough of this robot fabric!!

Now, you'll have to use your imagination for this last picture. Unfortunately I didn't have an adorable baby model on hand  so I used a shirt. You get the picture though, right?

I'm so excited for my nephew to use this when he's here!