But with five days on my own with no household or childcare responsibilities it became a week of total rest and indulgence. The rest came from staying at the lovely Centennial House Bed and Breakfast in Northfield, MA where I was treated to delicious breakfasts every morning and equally delicious quiet every evening. The indulgence came from visiting a number of local yarn and quilting shops and from touring around the area which I found quite beautiful in the late fall light.
I found Pickering Farm Quilt Shop tucked into a restored eighteenth century barn in the woods of Richmond, New Hampshire. It is jammed full of cotton quilting fabrics along with wool for rug hooking and braiding, all beautifully displayed. I also stopped at A Notion to Quilt, which has a wide selection of quilters cotton, on my way back from a visit to the charming little town of Shelburne Falls.
|Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers|
The other great thing about visiting in mid-November was the short days which afforded me ample quiet time in the evenings to work on the projects I had brought along. I made significant progress on my parents' 60th anniversary quilt and now hope to have it completed in time for their 61st anniversary.