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This past weekend Deb and I went on the 2nd New Jersey Yarn Crawl. We only crawled to 5 of the 15 participating yarn stores.
The Stitching Bee in Chatham was our first stop.
Then to the beautiful town of Madison…
…to The Blue Purl. This yarn shop is one of the nicest, as are the people who work here.
Third stop was Angelfire Studios in Basking Ridge.
Also in Basking Ridge was Down Cellar
Not only is Down Cellar a friendly and nice yarn shop but during this visit my daughter Deb and I got a bit of a surprise ! As I walked back into the room where she was, she pointed to a woman sitting at a table and asked me if I knew who she was? It took maybe a second to recognize her. Deb and I hadn’t seen Diane in over 11 years… we all used to be part of a book group that began online. Although we used to get together from time to time we did lose touch after awhile. I had been thinking about her recently and she, while going through old photos had been thinking of Deb and me. Guess the cosmos worked its magic and brought us to the same yarn shop at the same time. It was fun to see her and I’m sure we’ll do better at keeping in touch.
Last stop… Nonna’s Yarn Cafe in Denville. The two sisters who own this yarn shop took a devastating hit last August with the flooding from hurricane Irene. Their store is lovely and it’s nice to see them back in business.
It was a fun day.
It’s lambing season at Juniper Moon Farm just outside Charlottesville Va. My friend Shepherd Susie (aka Susan Gibbs) is up to her eyes in adorableness.
(The above pictures of lambs and kids are of from a few years ago)
CLICK HERE to see the latest blog updates on the new arrivals. Warning, sugar and sweetness overload ahead.
Juniper Moon Farm was the first yarn and fiber CSA in the country. If you’re not sure what that is CLICK HERE to find out, it’s easier than me trying to explain it
Enjoy moseying around the links below
Sunday, April 15th is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
I’d like to share my experience at the Titanic exhibit two years ago.
My daughter Deb and I went to NYC to see the Titanic exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Expositions building. It has since closed in NYC and moved on to other cities, but you can CLICK HERE to see the exhibit promo.
As you enter the Titanic exhibit you’re given a boarding pass of an actual passenger … you find out at the end of the exhibit whether you survived or not. My third class passenger was Catherine Joseph, she was 24, married and mother of two small children. They all survived. Deb was Nora Hogarty, 18 who was sailing to America to join an order of nuns. She did not survive.
The exhibit was interesting, painstakingly put together and quite haunting.
These workmen are dwarfed by the Titanic’s giant propellers.
The Vineyard has about 20 houses of worship ranging from Methodist, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Unitarian, Christian Science, and the MV Hebrew Center to name a few.
Trinity Episcopal – Oak Bluffs. All houses of worship are beautiful but some have a more perfect setting than others. Trinity Episcopal sits on the edge of Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs… from the altar you can look directly at the ocean… it is breathtaking. As a little girl I would accompany my god-mother and her sister-in-law here on Saturday’s when they’d spruce up the church for Sunday service. My job was to dust the pews. I was told this was a very important job and I took it very seriously. It was boring though so I decided to make it fun by sliding on my stomach across each row. I guess I did a good job as they always rewarded me with a ride on the Flying Horses or an ice cream cone.
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all.