Saturday, October 22, 2011

Back to the real world!

"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I
remember and remember more then I have seen."
Benjamin Disraeli

What a fun time I had on my last day of the trip. I got to not only meet a fellow blogger but got to join in on her stitching group. Deborah from Cranberry Sampler commented on my blog that I was near where she lived when I was by Plymouth Rock. I emailed her back and said I didn't really have any real plans for the last day of my trip. I heard it was her stitching group day so I was invited to join them.


This building use to be the towns library. When they built a new one this one was turned into a coffee/sandwich shop. How fun it would be to stitch here every week. For lunch I had the most delicious chicken salad wrap, it had cranberries and walnuts.


This church and building were across the street. I just love these small New England cities.




This is Deborah and her stitching friends. Two had to leave early.


Thank you so much for letting join your little group even if it was for just a day.
You all made me feel so welcome.


After the group it was time for me to leave all the beautiful fall colors.



It was a rainy ride back to the airport to turn in the rental car. I tried to get everything out of car and not get too wet. I loaded into the shuttle and headed for the airport. When I checked in I discovered my luggage was almost 5 pounds over. I was quickly pulling out fat quarters and stuffing them in my carry on and pulling out my big sweatshirt. After I got it down to 50 pounds I checked in and went to security. Just as I was going through I remembered my ghost scissors were still in my carry on. Made it OK, they didn't take them away. I spent my last couple of hours stitching away at the airport.

When I arrived back in Los Angeles (at 11:00 pm  which was 2:00 am my body time) I was not only greeted by my husband but my son came home on leave from Grand Forks, North Dakota. He arrived about a hour before I did. His plane was early and mine was late.

Now the fun part of unpacking and trying to find a place for all the new stash. I had a wonderful time seeing new places, getting together with old and new friends with a bonus of stitching, stitching and more stitching.
I just finished one of the projects from the retreat and will post pictures soon.

Thank you to everyone who followed me on this journey and left such wonderful comments. I enjoyed reading them all. Now I need to get caught on my blog reading.

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa

16 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Welcome home! Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip.

Karen said...

Glad you made it home safely! Thanks for sharing this adventure with us!

Lee said...

Thank you for sharing your travels with us. what fun ahead unpacking and rediscovering what you have bought.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

I'm sure hubby missed you. Nice to see your son there too, I am sure.

LOL on the 5 pounds overweight. Been there, done that in Orlando. No fun repacking, that's for sure.
Glad you are back safe and sound ready for more stitching!

CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Cross Stitch Queen said...

I'm sure hubby missed you. Nice to see your son there too, I am sure.

LOL on the 5 pounds overweight. Been there, done that in Orlando. No fun repacking, that's for sure.
Glad you are back safe and sound ready for more stitching!

CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

butterfly said...

Its good to have you home Teresa safe and well.
Can't wait to see what you have been stitching.

Bekca said...

Good to hear you made it home safe and sound. I have loved reading these posts about your trip and cannot wait to see your finished project. Best wishes.

Mouse said...

ooooo glad you got back safely and only ???? 5 lbs over weight .lol thought it would be more with all your goodies hehehehe . and it was nice to see what you have been up to all the way and who you have been meeting too ... can't wait to see the goodies ;) got tissues ready to mop the drool up ..lol :) love mouse xxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Welcome home. Glad you had a safe journey. Thank your for sharing your trip with us.

natalyK said...

Glad you made it home safely. I can't wait to see your finish. I am sure it is lovely.

Denise said...

You made the bag limit. And the bonus of your son being home too! Woohoo!

What a problem having to put away new stash - have fun.

cucki said...

welcome back home..cant wait to see your finish..i know it must be something so lovely..
hugs xxx

Deborah said...

We all had a great time at stitching! Thanks for coming. You took beautiful pictures of Lakeville. The girls at Something Brewing will really like the picture. Glad that you got home safely and that your son was there to meet you. Have a great visit with him.

Tricia said...

Glad you are home safely! I've had so much fun following your stitching adventures at the retreat. Can't wait to see you stitch some of the fun stash you picked up!!

Catherine said...

What a great way to finish your journey!

Pumpkin said...

That must have been so fun to meet Deborah in person. I love reading her Blog :o)

ROFL! I can just see you now going through your stuffed suitcase ;o)