Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Are You Counting??

"Just let me finish this row"...
If you are a knitter, you understand that.
You say it all the time and your family gets it.

Another question is, "are you counting".
My husband knows that no response from me = "yes, I'm counting".
I'm not always counting when I don't respond,
but don't tell the hubs
* wink *
Sometimes you just need quiet.

 I am still working on my Guernsey Wrap...

 I am thrilled with the way it looks,

it is now 46 inches long and I am into my 3rd ball of yarn.

I also finished my Feathered Cloche Hat
from my "knits of a feather" book.

It's washed and blocked and the brim does not curl, YaY!!
I decided to keep the feather...
I think it makes the hat prettier and unique.

I am joining Ginny at Small Things 
Yarn Along

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why We Love Connecticut!!

There is so much to love about Connecticut...
but what we love most about Ct. is that oldest son Scott lives there.
So we visit as often as we can!!

Noank, Ct. has Abbott's Lobster in the Rough

and views like this.

We also love Mystic, Ct...

the views are so beautiful and so peaceful.

Now let's take a look at Stonington, Ct...

We also popped up to Watch Hills, Rhode Island,

 another great weekend getaway in the books.
And not one picture of Scott...shame on us,
we did see him, really!!

September 19th and 20th, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Postcard Collection...

Every time the hubs and I take a trip, even a day trip,
we try to purchase a few postcards, to send home before we leave.

The hubs sents his to me, I send mine to him.
We each write a line or two about our favorite parts of the day or trip.
I slap a stamp on them (I keep stamps in my purse)
and we mail them home before we leave, so they are postmarked
from wherever we were.
We don't peek at what the other wrote...
A few days later, it's really fun to receive snail mail, that we have
usually forgotten about and then to read the highlights each of us wrote about.

We started doing this in 2010.
I was keeping them in a long glass container but I really wanted
to make them into a book,

here's what I came up with!!

 I used wood for the covers, so the book would stand up...

I inked the exposed edges of the wood, just to give it a little interest.
 For the covers, 
I just decoupaged one postcard on both the front and one on the back cover.

  Lining up the postcards, I punched 2 holes in each postcard...

 and used binder rings (I purchased mine in Staples) to hold it all together.
This way, it is easy to view both the front and back side
of the postcards, so we can easily read what we wrote.

 I tied a bunch of pretty ribbons to the binder rings..

 which easily open up, to accept postcards from future trips!!

This is the back of the book.

Super easy and now displayed on the coffee table, 
where we can always look back and remember
all our fun trips!

Sharing today with 
stop by and join in the fun.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Candy Shop...

This is, without question, the cutest Candy Shop I have ever seen.
It's located right on the Mystic River, 
directly across from the Mystic Drawbridge. 

So make an appointment with your dentist before viewing this,
this post is sure to give you a cavity!!

If you are ever in the area, 
checking out this store is a must.
The owner did such an amazing job decorating this place,
and what a sweetheart she is.
Newly opened...I am wishing her the best of luck!!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 93 ~

We spent last Sunday at the Mystic Aquarium.
I took a few pictures,
* wink *
Stay with me, if you are up for a real picture adventure.

The Beluga Whales were my favorite...

Then the Seals...

And is there anyone alive, who does not adore the Penguins?

And how about this gorgeous sand sculpture, amazing!!

Closing with the hubs and I,

we had such an amazing time here, even the hubs.
Thanks for taking me!!

Sharing images taken on September 22, 2015 at
The Mystic Aquarium with
Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen