I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 19, 2016

Out and About

Hi! How is everyone? As I slowly improve and can walk a little I've been getting out with my best friend L. One day last week she asked me to go with her to the Fabric Mill to order new drapes for her living room. L has a lovely home and a generous budget, and she is always rehabbing and redoing. It's fun to tag along!
Off over the many bridges I mention often.

It's lovely and the air smells salty and so good, even on a hot day.
This back road reminds me of Cape Cod, around Wellfleet. It's a bit brown and dry this year, no rain. Many of the bushes are bittersweet and in November will be bright orange.

We took the ''scenic'' route because that's where her GPS sent us! Not direct but no traffic.

This is the shop we went to. I should say warehouse!

Bolt after bolt of the most gorgeous silks, linens, velvets. As a quilter I've gotten used to simple cottons, but oh what a joy it was to see such treasures. [I adore fabrics of any sort, of course.]

I've had a hankering for tartan throws and pillows this winter, what do you think?

This was my favorite group, especially the blue. Raw silk with densely embroidered flowers.

I'd love to make a whole cloth sofa throw, in velvet, with a silk backing and silk batting. Wouldn't that be cozy.

Years ago this store stocked quilting fabrics, but not now. This was their entire selection of quilting cottons, comic and Disney, and out of date. {Shrek?].

They also have mill end cuts and I always enjoy looking for yardage at 1.99 a yard, for quilt backings. That day I didn't buy anything though I see a couple of possibles now in the photos.

Back home again through the marsh road. The water looks odd and bulgy, see? It was a very high tide that day.

Some other fun outings...we found and explored a new to us grocery store. Nice!

And we stopped in the pet supply store to get bully sticks for Mo. I got him this adorable sweater. Sadly the neck is too tight, has to go back. Disappointing. I'm afraid Mo might be an XL!

This week I have physical therapy appointments. I feel they are counter productive, as the exercises cause my hip joint pain to return along with the weakness in my legs. But I am being encouraged to ''try". [Do a bridge! /// No. Just.... No.]

Have a great week!



gone to the beach.......

The Fabric Mill, Long Island NY