Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My at Home Vacation Day

Today was a cloudy day, and since we were not sure if it would rain, we decided to do some shopping and see how the weather went. I hit the Pfaff shop and got a new foot for my machine. I have a closed foot, I use for free motion and I cannot see where I am going, so I got myself a real free motion foot. And we also hit the folk art quilt store and I treated myself to some sale fabrics and a yard of tea stained. I love using the tea stained for applique and stitched sayings.

Then we hit the thrift and an antique consignment. Nothing in the antique store, but at the thrift I found this set of vintage linens. I think they would be great with some prim stitcheries and a walnut bath.

The great thing about shopping in the southern area, is we are close to the ocean. So, of course our next stop was the breakers at Point Judith. It was a cloudy day, but not raining and the air was so fresh and clean feeling. This is one of the interesting stories about how it got it's name. A Nantucket sea captain, lost in the fog off the point. The captain's daughter shouted that she spotted land. The captain, unable to discern anything in the fog, exhorted his daughter to "P'int, Judy, p'int!"
You can see the light going on, in this shot.

The breakers were a perfect place to walk today. The tide was low and no waves threatening to splash you off;)

We walked almost to the end, but at that end point, it is covered in Seagull poo. It is gross and all over the rocks, at the far end. Today they were on the beach, fighting over tidbits in the shallow waters.

For some reason, they weren't interested in this guy. This is a skate, they taste a lot like scallops. Seagulls are scavengers, but I guess they weren't in the mood for skate.

Coming back from the beach, we enjoyed the sweet smell of the wildflowers.

All this rain has turned everything into a lush garden. The dune was covered in wild roses.

As we were leaving, the ferry and a trawler were coming into port. It was a wonderful day out and fun having a vacation at home. Tomorrow more rain, so we will work on the house and my husband can finish the wainscoting in the bedroom. Don't forget, comments left in each blog this week, count as an extra entry into the contest.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend the day!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wondful time. I love the photo of the light house...I just love light houses. We did a light house tour in MI about 5 years ago and hope to go back later this summer to tour the ones we did get to see on our last trip.

Anonymous said...

What a nice day you had! Have a good vacation Debbie.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I love the napkins..nice SCORE!! What a lovely walk you had. Wonderful day I'm sure

Anonymous said...

It's lovely how you managed to have such a nice "outdoors" day without the sun.
Aren't you missing it just a bit though?
Nothing like weather here in RI,for sure!
Keep up the lovely posts.
God bless,

Kathy (woolfind) said...

What gorgeous scenery. Looks like a lovely place to visit often! Love the vintage linens you found. Can just imagine what you will do with them!

primitivebettys said...

It does look like you both enjoyed a very special day together. :)

Jacque. said...

Hey Debbie...lucky you, living by the ocean. Gorgeous photos!!

arlyce said...

a day like yours is food for the creative soul...how lovely. Some of my favorite textile finds were in Rhode Island. I regularly drive over to the coast now that I live inland. arlyce

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful pictures, Debbie. Thank you so much for sharing.

appleberrycottage said...

What beautiful scenery! Makes IL look boring compared to that. I love the vintage linens. I'm so use to using Warm N Natural as a backing on muslin for stitching. How would you back the vintage linens so that stitches (on the back side)don't show on the front?

Tolentreasures said...

Great TS finds! A home vacation..how I would enjoy that! Your scenery is beautiful!