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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October Snow Hearts

I'm just a few days late, but my October Snow Heart is done...
...and he's already to let the trick or treating begin!
I just love this time of the year.
If you've been following along, you know that I've joined up with my Aussie blogging buddies
in getting these patterns off our computers and onto some fabric.
It's "sew" much fun to see how different they are, with our own personnel touches.

Karen from Sunburnt Quilts
Shez from I Am
Jeannette from Celtic Craft Girl

While these patterns are a few years old, "Bunny Hill" has re-posted some of them, 
so get them while you can

Wondering why I've been so quiet the past couple of weeks?
It was vacation time.
Happy dance.
Yet another reason I love this time of the year.
We took a little boat ride, up the east coast to see the colors.
While it rained the majority of the time, it was a wonderful way to spend the week.
 We spent a day in Newport Rhode Island, where we took a sailboat trip,
 thru the backyards of the rich and famous.

These 2 photos are of the ground that Jackie Kennedy grew up on. 
Humble little place huh?
What's even crazier is that "lighthouse" looking building in the first photo,
 was her play house.
The big square thing in front of it was an elevator they added, so her aging dog 
could get up in it with her.
Yep, it's way nicer than the playhouse my kids had.
Next stop was Boston, where we walked the "Freedom Trail".
Visited the cemetery where Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock are buried.

Incredible history lesson. I've never visited there before, but I will definitely return.
On to my favorite "Acadia National Park"

The colors were changing and the views were beautiful, even in the pouring rain...
Our lunch was out of this world!

Next stop...Saint John New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy.
Home of the highest tides
We took a bus trip out to St. Martins to see the caves.
The tide was down 27 feet.
These boats would be at the top of the pilings in a few hours when that tide comes back in.
Fascinating place with some incredible bridges.
Last but not least...Halifax Nova Scotia.
My absolute favorite by far.
On a recommendation from Benita over at Victoriana Quilter,
we took a bus trip to "Lunenburg". That was the highlight of the trip.
What an incredible little town on the bay.
This is one of only 2 towns in North America, that's a UNESCO World Heritage site.
70% of the building are original from the 16th and 17th century.
Nothing in this town can be changed.
I'm in LOVE with this place.
Move over Alaska... I've found a new place I want to move to.
And the man of my dreams.
Some reason, hubby was not at all threatened.
tee hee hee
Yep, I see a new place I want to live, and it's affordable too.
I can live with the wild color houses. 
Heck, I want a lime green and purple house!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. I love the ornament! It's so fun. Looks like you had a really great trip. The man hole cover for the freedom trail would make a great applique pattern....just saying. :)

  2. Wow, that looks like an amazing trip! You saw so much... I'd love to see more of your beautiful country one day :) In the meantime, thanks for sharing!! xx

  3. Fun! All of it. You have done more to stir the wanderlust than any travel agent ever could! Thanks for all the pics.

  4. Love your heart. Looks like you had a fabulous trip. Hugs,xx

  5. Such a cute ornament. And your trip pics were amazing! Thanks for sharing. It is nice to know that something never changes - those houses are adorable! I'm with you purple and lime green sounds great!!

  6. Thanks for sharing your vacation pictures - places I always wanted to see, but my husband had 0 interest! I'll have to check it out, though - he DOES like cruises. Could be a win-win!

  7. Great to see your heart in true trick or treat colours. Love it!
    And your cruise looks amazing. What a great variety in all that you saw. Glad you didn't let the weather slow you down. There is so much to see.
    Can I have a red house?

  8. Thanks Joan for a great glimpse of history with fabulous pictures. It sounds as though you and DH had a wonderful and interesting trip back in time, and the fact that you shared it with all of us. I especially love the brightly colored shops, which would pull me inside each of them, just to look around. Thanks again for sharing.

  9. I loved seeing your pictures. I think I have some vacation must see spots now.

  10. Wow...Lunenburg looks so cute but I really don't think it beats Alaska! What a fun trip!

  11. Fun Halloween snowman! And those pictures of your holiday are wonderful - I've been to the east coast but didn't get to see Lunenburg - obviously I missed a treasure!


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