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!

Sunday Sevens – Week 58

Hello lovelies! Thank goodness for Natalie’s Sunday Sevens or I would have no posts at all, since my sewing is at a temporary standstill! Pop on in to her site to see what it’s all about, it’s fun and maybe you’ll want to join in.

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We have been having a grand time showing my mom the sites of Rochester and surrounds. We’ve had guests, and our excursions involve lots of food, shopping, and sightseeing. And walking….she grabs her walker and off we go up and down the street to enjoy the local color.

So here we go with a few pics. Of course there will be trees and clouds, as I just can’t seem to get enough of them.

Strolling Along….

Putting on a colorful show

Putting on a colorful show

This orange tree up the street had mama walking at a good clip to see it up close and personal.

This is apple country

Apples and then some

Apples and then some

We were hoping to find some russet apples at Schutt’s Apple Mill, but they won’t be ready for another two weeks, after mom’s visit is over.

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The Windmill

The Windmill

We travelled to Penn Yan, where there is a most marvelous farm and craft market, The Windmill. Mom found a beautiful scarf for my sister, and we found (and purchased) more baked goods than any three reasonable people require.

What are these?

What are these?

And hubby bought these….do you know what they are?

Voila!

Voila!

Bread ties!

Happy wanderers

Happy wanderers

Lovely day, but time to head home….

Teaser

Skirt-to-be

Skirt-to-be

My sewing plans are on hold for now, but this skirt has all seams and godets sewn, and waistband is basted on. Finished project post is still some way off, so I promise to post a brief update soon…

That’s all folks! Have a great week, and happy stitching!