Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nearly a week and nary a word. How does time get away from me? Well, first there was the snow. Oh, I fully understand that its coming was not a happy thing for the natives, but for me it was exciting beyond belief. It was just magical. Second, I have come to believe that I cannot form another interesting way to describe unpacking of boxes. This is due to the undeniable fact that unpacking boxes has now become drudgery.
So now fall has returned let's take a moment to enjoy its splendor. Here is the view from my blogging spot.
It is a changing kaleidoscope of color. Something new and different every morning. Fall has not disappointed me in any way.
Yesterday I took the opportunity to get away from the boxes and meet a fellow blogger. Yvonne from Quilting Down The Stairs has been a source of encouragement and New England knowledge for us during the last few months. What a delight to be invited to her home for the afternoon.
I not only met Yvonne, but the kitties, too. They were slightly interested in my arrival, but soon settled back into their favorite napping positions.
I was treated to lunch - complete with orange cheddar cheese for my sandwich (more on that in a future post) and finished with blueberry pie. This little pincushion plant on the kitchen windowsill will be a warm reminder of the day.
And on the coffee table, this fabulous book which Yvonne sweetly inscribed as a 'welcome' to Massachusetts and a budding friendship.
Did you notice the quilt on the cover? Hexagons. Maybe I'm going to fit in in Massachusetts after all.

26 comments:

Milah said...

I can see you had a wonderful time with your new friend.
It's interesting to see the change of seasons through your eyes. It reminds me to stop and enjoy the moment and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.

Stina said...

So fun for you to finally enjoy all the seasons... enjoy !!!
So fun to meet a fellow blogger and chat away and she sure arranged a lovely welcome for you!!! :o)

Vicki W said...

Glad you met Yvonne and are starting to settle in. She is very nice and will be a great friend to have in your new home town!

Karen said...

How fortunate that you met a blogging buddy and such a thoughtful one. I never would have thought to give a Massachusetts quilt history book but that is just perfect.

Carin said...

Beautiful view!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

How nice of Yvonne to "hold you hand" through your transition to colder weather. It has been such a joy to see New England through new eyes.

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, my goodness, if I saw that out the window every time I sat down at the computer, nary a word would be written.

How sweet of Yvonne to smooth the path for you! Nothing like quilting to turn absolute strangers into welcome friends.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh I LOVE that book. The trees are so pretty, great weather, new friends, aaaaahhhhhh!

Mimi said...

I am so glad you are enjoying the Fall colors and cooler air. Your view is beautiful; and how nice to have someone close by to make friends with. The day will come when all those boxes ae unpacked and it will be a distant memory. Enjoy.

Marcia said...

Oh Libby, I so envy all those beautiful fall colors. What a view you have from your blogging window. How do you get anything done right now. I think I'd just want to stare out the window all day. I'm glad you had such a nice time and your getting such a warm welcome there.
Blessings,
Marcia

Quilter Kathy said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit! The view for blogging is lovely. Will you get lots of snow there in the winter?

Lindah said...

Beautiful fall colors and a new quilting friend --rich blessings, for sure!
As a CA raised girl, I'm enjoying re-living my introduction to the east through your eyes. Some day I hope to return east. Enjoy!

Yvonne said...

It surely was such an enjoyable visit! Looking forward to our next one.....love your view.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love the hexagons! What a great gift also.

Carol said...

Looks like a perfect day...love the view from your blogging window.

AnnieO said...

Well, I'm glad the box unpacking is still only drudgery and not torture! The snow was exciting and I don't fault you for getting giddy. Meeting a old blogger friend sounds wonderful, glad you two connected in person as well as you have online.

Nines said...

Beautiful view- glad you are enjoying it.

quiltmom said...

HI Libby,
Love your beautiful tree header. It is always nice to make a new quilting friend and Yvonne sounds like a really lovely person. What a perfect book as a welcoming gift.
Hope you keep enjoying the new delights of the snow and changing leaves.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Candace said...

Hi Libby, I'm now officially caught up with your posts from the past few weeks! Looks like you're enjoying some wonderful walks as well and that incredible N.E. fall color! I'm so happy you finally have all your appliances! We have white now and I'm afraid I may miss them once I have to clean my new stainless - LOL - very smart choices you made! I'm so happy that you're meeting neighbors and how wonderful that you've also met Yvonne! Yes, I think you're going to fit just fine!
Cheers!

Carole said...

Lucky you to have met Yvonne! She is such a sweetheart! I read you about time passing. It's going way to fast for me at the moment. But... I have taken the time to enjoy Fall and it's beauty! I'm a four season gal. Love the change of seasons! Enjoy! Cheers!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Libby, your new world must be such a change for you, it's beautiful..thank you for sharing!

MARCIE said...

What a cute little pincushion plant! How perfect! And that book has your name all over it (thanks to Yvonne). How exciting for you two to be able to get together!

Guðrún said...

Beautiful view out of your window. It is pure joy to meet a fellow blogger.

Erin said...

Yvonne is a fabulous friend I couldn't be happier for you Libby!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Ooooh I do love fall. And your date with the new quilting buddy sounds wonderful. Such lovely welcome gifts. I am sure you will be inspired by the book.

Eva said...

HOLA LIBBY
HACE MUCHO TIEMPO QUE DESCUBRI TU MARAVILLOSO BLOG Y QUEDE PRENDADA DE TU COLCHA DE EXAGONOS QUE SIGO PASO A PASO TUS PROGRESOS
QUIERO PEDIRTE PERMISO PARA SI TU ME DEJAS LANZARME EN ESTA AVENTURA PUES ME ENCANTA COMO TE ESTA QUEDANDO ¿SERE CAPAZ DE HACERLA?

MI NOMBRE ES EVA BERRADE Y VIVO EN PAMPLONA (ESPAÑA)
ME ENCANTA EL PATCWORK
¿PUEDO AÑADIRTE EN MI LISTA DE VISITAS?
ESPERO TU RESPUESTA PARA EMPEZAR HACER EXAGONOS COMO UNA LOCA
UN ABRAZO EN LA DISTANCIA EVA