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Theres No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

We had a fantastic vacation, but despite that, there’s no place like home.  We had fantastic food, great weather, and the best place in the World to stay.  Ocean air nourishes my being more than most anything else.  Swimming, kayaking, walking and enjoying family.

 

My Summer Vacation

Nothing worse than being subjected to a slide show of someone else’s time on vacation.

But here we are.

Mostly, I wanted to save these memories in a place where they’d be easily accessible to me.  The video up above is a simple panoramic view of the back yard of Thaddeus’ sister’s family’s house on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s the largest pond on the island, and just past the other side of the pond is the Atlantic Ocean.  They are currently looking to sell the property.  So, if all things go well, we’ll not be staying there again.  Thus, the saved memories to enjoy.

Other than for good restaurants, we rarely leave the compound (it’s two small buildings…that’s technically a compound, no?).

You’ll note I got plenty of sun.  I also walked the dogs each morning with Thaddeus’ sister Michelle.  I kayaked quite a bit too.

I did virtually no knitting or crocheting.  I didn’t read.

But I did return home fully refreshed and relaxed and rested.

Despite how wonderful it all was, I loved getting home.  Finn missed us.  I think.  I definitely missed my bed (it’s perfect).  And now I’ve caught up on most of my e-mail, postal mail and Men’s Knitting Retreat business. Really people…Dorothy was right…there’s no place like home.

Current Knitting/Spinning

I decided to start a new Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf using two similar colorways of yarn.

Theres No Place Like Home Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 08-14-19

It won’t be as dramatic as some of the other vibrant colored scarves I’ve knit.  But it will be rich and beautiful.

I also made quite a bit of progress on the Tommy’s Preferred Blend spinning project.

Theres No Place Like Home Tommys Preferred Spinning 08-14-19

I’ve only got a little bit more to spin and then I can ply it into that fantastic sock yarn.

1 comment on “There’s No Place Like Home

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