This is my Tudor Henley which is now just about done - just the neck/button band to knit (4 rows) and sewing in the sleeves. Ha! I say "just". These finishing parts are my nemesis. It might take me weeks to do it.
We stayed in a somewhat-dated-but-still-quite-comfy motel in Orleans.
With. A. Gorgeous. Relaxing. View.....
Paddle boarding seems to be the thing these days so we saw many paddle by. And one day we saw this:
I zoomed the camera in and, sure enough, he had company!:
We rode our bikes to the beach and did lots of relaxing and walking:
We also went to Chatham and walked around that cute little town. We went to a bookstore, Where the Sidewalk Ends, which is, quite literally.... where the sidewalk ends:
|See that? No more sidewalk across the driveway!|
As I've told you, this is the author whom I went to high school with. I'm reading it now and really enjoying it! More about that when I'm finished reading it.... I was going to buy it for my Nook but when I saw that she had recently been to the shop and signed the copies they had (a bonus!), I decided to buy it in hard copy.
We also went to a couple of seafood restaurants. We were completely underwhelmed. I've seen these places the whole time I've been going to Orleans on vacation. We actually didn't go to many of them, often cooking at the cottage. One of them was the Lobster Claw and was your typical touristy seafood place, complete with gift shop:
But we did have some great ice cream as well as some yummy baked goods from our favorite bakery, the Cottage Street Bakery. They have these to-die-for muffins called Dirt Bombs. They taste like a nutmeg-y plain donut, but it is in a muffin shape. When the muffins come out of the oven THEY DIP THEM IN MELTED BUTTER and roll them in cinnamon and sugar. Oh. My. Gosh. SO. GOOD.
And, what do you know? There was a new (to me) yarn shop just 1/4 mile down the road from the motel!
A Stitch in Thyme was a very nice shop. I went in "to get a tape measure because i forgot the four other ones I have at home", but came out with:
We also went to Rock Harbor to see the sunset:
|I was willing to try to ignore all the people in the|
picture since they were like shadows, but then there was
the bright, striped maxi dress lady....
More next time on what's been going on since then.... knitting, gardening, cooking, flooring.... ooh and two books! (maybe three if I finish The Next Best Thing)
In the meantime, Phoebe amongst the flooring tools: