June 29, 2010

Plimoth (and some Needlework)

I took this photo last night after a quick rainstorm. Red sky at night. See the little guy in the center of the frame? More about him in a moment.

We went to Plymouth today, but it was too hot to walk the historic area. Bummer. We were able to view some things from the car. I did a u-turn in the middle of the road to drive back to this house, which is marked with the year 1662.

Plymouth has a wonderful knitting shop called Knitting Treasures. I have set my knitting aside, where it will stay for a while, but I did buy a couple of crochet hooks, a how-to book and some nice yarn to teach myself to crochet.

Plymouth has a small needlework shop where I picked up this--Whimsey & Whit's Hope's Dwelling Place's Patty Bartlett Sessions.

Some more progress on SlS. Not a great picture because *whispering* I think my parents cornered the market on 40 watt bulbs. Plus the foliage from their old landscaping has grown up over the windows and it's DARK in here. And the smallish windows in this 60's-era house are covered with dark curtains. Gagh! I'm going blind!


Here's the little guy in the first photo.


He was somewhat unafraid and allowed me to get pretty close. I love his little legs.


And the way he hops. Elvis would groom him and I'd feed him up because he looks kind of scrawny. He and his buddies (there were about 5 of them) were feeding in the marshy grass along the tidal pond. Someone said that these rabbits look different than their outside wild bunnies. They're different than our wild bunnies too, which are lighter colored, rounder and not so rangey-looking.


Audrey and I are headed home tomorrow. See you Thursday!

21 comments:

April Mechelle said...

Loved the pictures. I like the 1662 house too. I would have done a u-turn too. Great stash! Bunnies are so cute! I just love them ! Have a safe trip back !!

Berit said...

Beautiful~ I love those bunny leapings, as well!

OMG "old people" are the worst about that--whenever we visit Dear Marc's parents I'm certain I'm going blind! It's so dim and murky everywhere!!!

Happy Travels. :)

Cari said...

Love the bunnies!! And your new sampler acquisition is beautiful. Looks like it will be a lot of fun to stitch. Have a safe trip home. Hugs!!

mainely stitching said...

I love the new design you picked up!

The wild hare looks different from ones I've seen, too. The beach grass must not be good for putting on pounds. Perhaps the newest diet food craze? LOL!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ever see the wiring and plumbing an a 1600's house? No? They had none.

I think those are different than the usual cottontails.

Deborah said...

You missed one of my favorite places in Plymouth. Cupcake Charley's. I live in the next town over and go frequently. The sunset was beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your visit to MA

Nancy said...

Your "red sky at night" picture is gorgeous! I love the 1662 house too. Great sampler pattern, and your sampler in progress is pretty! It must be very hard to see by 40 watt light bulbs. Love the bunny!

bunnygirl said...

Oh, the Howland House. I toured it once, an embarassing number of years ago. It's pretty cool.

I love those bunny pics. So cool you caught one mid-leap like that. I seem to never have such luck.

The Scarlett House said...

I knew you'd come through and post a pic of a cool old house. For a moment, I thought that might be your parent's house. I go through the same "light issues" when I go to my sister's house. It's like being in a cave and it drives me bonkers. Safe travels tomorrow.
Love that sampler, too. I've considered it before and I'm sure I'll consider it some more when I see yours.

Karen said...

It looks like you and Audrey have had a lovely vacation! Thanks for sharing it with us. Safe travels on the way home!

Margaret said...

I enjoyed seeing all the pics of your day. Too bad it was so hot. I like that Hope's Dwelling Place chart -- pretty! Safe travels home! When are you starting your new job?

Giovanna said...

Drooling again at SlS - it's so pretty!

Loraine said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous time! I love that your bunnies are grooming this little stray. He will be part of the family soon.
Get a good light for your eyes! I hate stitching anywhere but my stitching chair, as you are right, other peoples houses are too dark!
Thanks for the photos. It looks so fun!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love the 1662 house - would love to go inside. Wouldn't like to stitch inside though - I'll bet it would make your folks house seem like it was all lit up! The red sky pic is really pretty!

Your progress is looking great and the new sampler you picked up will be fabulous!!

Siobhan said...

Great pics, Glenna! That 1662 house---so cool! I'd love to go inside. Or just hang around outside when it's dusk and hope I didn't appear too bold as I peered in the windows. ;) Have a safe trip home!

Michelle said...

Have a safe trip home. My parents insist on sitting in most rooms with no lights on - especially in front of the tv. They get pretty perturbed if I try to turn on one of those dim lamps they have. Gotta love them. Love the new chart you picked up - wish there'd been more for you there. And I love your progress on the WIP - so gorgeous with those colors!

Deb said...

Just love the new sampler that you picked up. You always find some great ones. Love the bunny pics. I saw a bunny eating clover in our yard last night and though about you and your bunnies. Boo on the 40 watt lights!!

Katherine said...

Where was Audrey? Was she afraid of the Pilgrim Rabbit? I would be too; I hear those guys were pretty buttoned up. Buy your parents some nice CFL bulbs for Christmas - they'll last and last.

Katrina said...

Loved all the pictures, looks like a fun day :-). Travel safe!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Oh, I would love to go to Plymouth ~ beautiful pictures and house. Your SAL is looking wonderful!! Adorable bunny ;o)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely pictures and I enjoyed the visit thru your blog.