On to Sodus Point.....This is the second lighthouse built after the original tower fell into disrepair, Congress appropriated a second stone lighthouse be built which was completed in 1871. This became the residence of the Sodus Lighthouse keepers for the next 80 years.
Sodus has a nice protected harbor and was a very active port with railways that brought cars and cars or coals to be loaded on the shipped and set sail on Lake Ontario. It is a tiny fishing town at the end of a long long (miles!) road with a few small town restaurants, a marina and a lovely park and beach area for swimming.
Doesn't this look like a nice place to summer? Gorgeous porch and the view that is shown above.
Next stop, the lighthouse on the pier.......
We headed back and after crossing the Erie Canal we found some lunch. The plan was to take a little bit of a ride down the western shore of Cayuga Lake to the Lockwood Farm. It is a lavender farm. Unfortunately for us, it is only open to the public in June and July. From the owner's blog (link above at "Lockwood Farm") seems like a lovely place to spend the afternoon.
Sightseeing done, we settled in for an evening of sewing. My two small pieces completed left me to pull out a WIP. This is a piece in my guild's 2016 challenge. We were to list up to five starts that were less than 50% done and 'challenge' ourselves to finish them. I have turned my focus to Random Thoughts by Drawn Thread. I love how fast band samplers come together so heaven knows why I put this in the basket of unfinished pieces. I also like to try new things and the border, drawn work and hemstitch caught my eye. I hope to have it all stitched by October Retreat so I can get guidance on the drawn work from a fellow stitcher who has finished this already. That's you Diane!
The white on white stitches aren't showing up very well but trust me, they are there.
DD#2 spent the evening cutting out the next furry friend in her quilt. Meet the Bunny Block
Unfortunately we woke to heavy rain on Sunday. Looking at the weather ap, the green, yellow and orange were tracking from Atlanta to Ontario and we were not going to escape the rain. The weather nixed our plans to stop and stroll through Skaneateles and it was straight home.
We did so enjoy our time together. No other family members craving our attention or asking what was for dinner. No dogs jumping about. No non-crafters telling us stitching would be get their nerves. We enjoyed it so much that we plan to make this a yearly crafting-palooza of an event. We are looking at Rhinebeck NY about the same time next year. There will be some sight seeing, some crafting but tons of fun together!