A glorious thing happened this week: we took our kids to the inlaws and then we came home alone! It was amazing. We cleaned the house on day one AND IT STAYED CLEAN THE WHOLE TIME they were gone. Staycation sans kids is the best!
We started the week on Cape Cod where we did spend a few days with the girls first. We fit in a trip to Provincetown, and between exploring shops on Commercial Street and climbing the Plymouth Monument, we walked over 7 miles, which I thought was pretty good for my 3 year old who didn't complain once (but slept oh so well that night!).
After leaving them off for "Grammy Camp" (which included a zoo visit, a county fair outing replete with gobs of cotton candy, plus lots of swimming - so don't be feeling badly for them getting ditched ; ) we headed back north. My husband hiked Mt Adams and Mt Madison in NH with friends, we did a local hike together, had drinks with friends, tried two new restaurants, toured a fort, took a clay shooting class, and attended the state quilt show. (I discovered I'll be a semi-valuable team member when the zombie apocalypse begins, as long as the undead fall out of the sky, and that my husband has a very distinct taste in quilts, which is quite opposite mine. I'll share more about the show later this week.) Plus we both got some work done, and as I mentioned earlier, cleaned the house ONCE and it stayed clean for days - that never happens! (Hmm... rereading this and wondering if it makes us sound like fun parents delighted for a few days off or just usually poor housekeepers delighted for a few days off....)
And now for a little new stash from the Maine Quilts show.
These are actually for my mother-in-law's stash as a thank you gift for watching the girls - she loves these colors and she loves making bags, so hopefully they'll all be up her alley!
These are for me. I'll put it out there: I'm not madly in love with all things Cotton & Steel (do like the business/design concept, just not all of the new lines), but I did pick up a select few prints that will play well with my stash.
And I also grabbed these two woodland prints for baby quilt backings (squirrels and hedgehogs!) and a few whimsical Kokka pieces that I have been loving from afar for a long time and was happy to see in person and pick up.
Now we're off to pick up the littles! Can't wait to give them hugs and swap vacation stories : )
Linking up with Molli Sparkle's Sunday Stash.