Yesterday we got back from being up North for a week. We flew up to get our youngest back into school and tour some possible towns to move to in November. It was a whirlwind of a trip. We actually flew into Burlington, Vermont, drove over to Plattsburgh, NY, got him settled, drove to Barre, Vermont for a quick visit with my sister (and I'm not sure Lisa if I ever thanked you, always such a great host) We then drove down to the New Hampshire border, explored a little then into Massachusetts where we drove for 2 days checking out prospective towns to live. Hubby has some potential resumes out there that we are waiting to hear on, so we figured we should get serious about a location. Well, I love New England, but we didn't find anything! There were some wonderful towns and I just love everything New England, but we just weren't feeling it. We are being very specific about what we want in a house and none of them that we looked at will work. The main thing is that in addition to the house being a renovated historical home, we want a barn or outbuilding that will work for a shop for The Old Tattered Flag. We just never found it, there were problems with everything...............
|One of my favorites, Quechee village, great Vermont food stores, antiques, gifts, diner, ice cream!!|
|What would any New England town be without a Bean Supper!!?|
|Here's an absolutely beautiful house we looked at in Princeton, Ma., but it was too far for Mike's commute and did not have a place for my shop.|
So, we headed down to Cape Cod and looked at a cute house, but it was too small and needed a lot of work and again, was too far for a commute. I did snap these while there though......
|Sandwich, Ma. beach|
|The Boardwalk in Sandwich, Ma.|
|The railroad bridge on the Cape Cod Canal.|
|The first Christmas Tree Shop I ever went to about 25 years ago. I think it still has the most character of any of them!|
|Old Glory on the railroad bridge!|
|Hmm, contaminated shellfish and no campfires.....I'm thinking this is not a fun beach. I like the seagull anyway!|
|Our oldest, Josh and me!|
|Josh and Mike on the boardwalk...|
|Summer fun!! Ah, to be a kid and jump without care off a bridge into the water. Isn't there a saying, "if your friends jumped off a bridge would you?"|
|Ah, I missed my Dunkin coffee, we don't have one here in Rolla!|
So, with that said, we have come closer to a decision to where we will end up, but I can't say for now......
So, we are now back in Missouri and here's what Mom was up to while we were gone!!
|She dyed about 30 yards of wool.....|
|Here's the whole picture, pretty eh?|
|She finished her eagle rug. This was a pattern that she bought and revised to her liking. It will be for sale on the website....|
|"Erin Go Braugh" will be featured for March in our upcoming calendar..pattern will be available soon!|
|Here's a little chair pad she did in her spare time!|
|Again, really Baxter??|
|This is what we came home to!! What's worse, this or snow?? I think I know......|
So, that's it from here for now. I am back to work on the valances and some other great new things so keep watching here and at www.theoldtatteredflag.com for new things.
Until next time......