Sunday Sevens – Week 60

Hello lovelies! Today’s Sunday Sevens offers a few glimpses of my last two weeks. Why not pop on in to Natalie’s site, Threads and Bobbins, to see what Sunday Sevens is all about; it’s fun and anyone can join in.

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Just a Nature Study

Glorious autumn is still evident with foliage in transition. A
“girls’ day out” was in order for Mom’s last week here; the two of us visited Letchworth State Park where we had reservations at the Glen Iris Inn for a lovely light lunch. The location is idyllic, steps away from the falls in this gorge.

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park

A Tiny Bit of Shopping

After lunch, we stopped into the inn’s tiny gift shop. Mom officially started her Christmas shopping with this adorable little purse for teenage girl who is “nearly” family.

Sweet little blue leather purse

Sweet little blue leather purse

And Church Bells Ring

We wanted to show Mom Christ Church, an Episcopal church downtown, before she went home. It’s old, beautiful, historic, and has the most enormous, incredible pipe organ I could ever imagine. This picture doesn’t begin to do it justice.

The pipes

The pipes

All Along the Lakeside

We made a tour of the local shoreline, driving through neighborhoods both exclusive and humble, an amusement park, apple orchards. This is a tiny part of the Lake Ontario shoreline. (Lake Ontario is the smallest in surface area and second smallest in volume of the Great Lakes)

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Apples and Vino

Back in California now, wrapping up our time together by spending the week with Mom and sister. We visited Apple Hill, where we had hot apple cider donuts with fresh apple cider, and bought some apples to take home.

Apples galore

Apples galore

Heading back down the road we came upon Boeger Winery, nestled in the beautiful California oak and pine trees – ah, i do miss them. We indulged in a wee bit of wine tasting and took in the fabulous scenery. There are lots of delightful little outdoor nooks such as this one, as well as expansive winery vistas.

A quiet resting spot

A quiet resting spot

Sewing and Joining In

I’ll be returning home in a few days and will be back at my sewing machine. My long neglected skirt (and sewing challenges) will be finished and blogged, and oh yes, I’ve joined in Sewchet’s stitchingsanta! The deadline was Oct 31 and I squeaked in on the very last day. Whew. Now the pressure is on; a secret Santa can’t just throw any old thing together, you know….

What About Me?

Well????

Well????

Is this an accusing face or what? Perhaps Frieda gets more air time, but Jasmine is pretty cute, too, and seems to have something to say. So, just because it has been a while since she has been included, here she is.

That’s it for now, but I promise to be back soon with finished project, and upcoming projects. And no more trees…..well, maybe.

Stitch on, everyone!

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18 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – Week 60

  1. Lovely photos – what a fantastic time you’ve had with your Mum.
    I was a late joiner to the Secret Santa too – I’m excited to find out who I’ll be paired with.
    Jasmine has a very expressive face and does look like she wants a word with you 😉

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    • Thank you! It has been such a wonderful visit, only 2 more days. Won’t the Secret Santa be fun? I’ll bet you have an abundance of great ideas running through your mind already!
      My Jasmine is indeed a vocal little miss, even when it isn’t dinnertime!

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you’re not tired of my tree obsession yet. Such a difference on opposite coasts! At this moment, I’m enjoying the nice, long rain that drought-ridden California has finally been receiving. Refreshing.

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  2. Lovely post! Would have drooled over that pipe organ and all that lovely Lake scenery. Are you in Northern CA? I spent several decades on the SF Peninsula, but never visited much beyond The Bridge (the red one that’s called gold but isn’t!). del

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    • Hi Del, that organ is drool-worthy indeed! A student from the Eastman School of Music was playing it, goose-bumps ensued. I have just returned from northern CA – Sacramento to be precise. My mom and sister live there. (My kids live further south….sadly I wasn’t able to see them this time around. Mom needs much looking after.)
      I love SF, but haven’t visited in years. And the Bridge, now those are some lovely views, aren’t they? I should think it’s difficult to leave that area.

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      • Yes & no about leaving the area. Had lived elsewhere, so changes weren’t “beyond the keen,” as the Scots say. Great unexpected concert on the pipe organ – fortunate! Lived briefly in Sacto. Too hot, but people were very nice. Know about mums that need care ~ enjoy yours whilst you can. Bridge views always lovely, but am not that thrilled by ’em. Much prefer Autumn foliage, and greeny green grass!

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