Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lazy Summer Days

The plan was to start quilting 'Zigzag' right away but that did not happen as planned!

Instead we took off for a short vacation to New Hampshire and Maine...
We drove to a light house on the coast near Portland, Maine. 

My daughter and I walked on the harbor and enjoyed breath taking views in the town of Ogunquit, Maine.

We also took a tour of the historical 'Strawberry Banke' in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

While hubby worked away, Kavita and I had a lot of fun visiting art museums and taking quiet strolls through the towns of beautiful New England.


There is nothing like the first moment of water touching your toes before you jump in it!
Unfortunately... She didn't jump in!
But checked out these huge hosta leaves.

We laughed a lot and explored for the first time as mother and daughter team.. She was a great navigator in the car and the best company to drive along with!


Can you resist taking a moment and slow down and enjoy the lazy days of summer?

I did little bit of quilting just at the end of each day.

The day after we got back from our vacation, I taught a class at 'Spool' in Philadelphia. 
It was quite rewarding to see enthusiasm for quilting in young quilters.

 Hope you are having a great summer!


  1. What a lovely vacation. Your daughter is beautiful!

    Your quilting is gorgeous. I love the little jogs in line, accentuating the irregular details of the quilt.

    Those are lucky students there!

  2. Gorgeous pics, and gorgeous daughter, too! Thanks for sharing! Also love your quilting - inspires me to do my own on a baby quilt I'm making.

  3. that looks like a lovely trip! what fun! and your quilting on the zig zag looks fab. ;-)
    glad you found a quiet place!

  4. wonderful trip. ah, the hand quilting is wonderful!

  5. I have fond memories of Strawberry Banke. Great travel shots. Glad you are teaching again.

  6. what a wonderful trip you and Kavita had! :)
    The town and the sorroundings look very serene and picturesque... a perfect setting to unwind! Your hand quilting is beautiful!

  7. oh what a great getaway you went on
    I love New England. your hand quilting is beautiful, keep going!
    what thread are you using?
    do you teach a lot at Spool, I think I need to come visit that shop!
    does she carry a lot of solids?

  8. Ladies, I took the class at Spool and I can say firsthand that we were indeed lucky to have her teach our class!

    I had a *wonderful* time and learned so many good things at class :) Thanks for being a fantastic teacher and coming up with such a lovely quilt!



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