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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Long Weekend Road Trips

Not to any place exotic, unfortunately. Friday and Monday were spent shuttling the Younger One home from, and then back to, the University of Maine, Farmington. This came about rather suddenly, after a planned visit by a friend fell through. It was good to see her, but I'm glad she was able to help with some of the driving!

It is a very pretty drive. And, I was amazed to see on Monday, how much the colors had changed since Friday. 

We listen to lots of music on these trips. Her iPod has better music than mine, so I take every opportunity to listen to hers.  And we sing along. One of us even has a nice voice. That same one was less than 4 years old when she told her mother to take singing lessons!

I took a lot of pictures as the Daughter was driving. They tend to be blurry, but its hard to resist trying, when the scenery is this good.

The cattle, and horses too, were everywhere, enjoying the unseasonalbly warm weather. The temperature was in the 80's. Maine isn't likely to see that again for a long time.

It was a little sad on the return trip. And the driving was a lot harder. Commuters don't coexist on the road too happily with people returning from their last long weekend of the year at their holiday getaways, who are towing all sorts of weird things behind fully loaded SUV's.

Well, I got home eventually. And today was made happier by the timely arrival of a treat from Natascha over at Natascha's Inspirations. I won one of her plaques in a recent give-away.

This little lady is even prettier in person, and as I suspected, the twinkel in her eye reminds me very much of  Ginny. To be specific, it's Ginny as she would look just before embarking on some escapade that she knew was going to get her into trouble. I love this. Thank you, Natascha.

You may have noticed that there hasn't been a lot of sewing (or anything else for that matter) on this blog of late. That should change starting next week, as my schedule interruptions should decrease (keeping fingers crossed here). To celebrate, I'm planning a give-away of my own. Of what, you ask? Well, that depends on what I happen to find this week when I explore a couple of totally new to me Quilt Shops. Stay tuned for more information, and Weasley will see you tomorrrow.


Jade said...

You had great weather for long-weekend driving, too. That always makes things better.

Ooooh, I see Ginny as well in that gorgeous plaque--I can imagine that was a HUGE day-brightener.

Looking forward to the giveaway, as I am a greedy wench who wants to win everything. :)

The Fab Furs said...

Long road trips are certainly improved by good weather, music, and another driver. The fall scenery is just gorgeous! Good luck with your hunting and looking forward to Weasley's post!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Funny, across the country we had warmer then normal temperatures. It sure made for a great weekend. It was our Thanksgiving in Canada and although I did not have any turkey - I sure did love the time off from work!
Your pictures turned out pretty good considering they are from a moving vehicle!

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a lovely trip. our weather has been warmer than normal recently too.

What a lovely plaque! How nice to have won it!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Have I told you how gorgeous it is where you live???? GORGEOUS!!
Congratulations on your win from Natasha. She is an incredible artist and such a good critter parent.
xx, shell