We stayed at the Publick House Inn, Sturbridge. A really neat inn dating back to 1771, with sloping floors, old beams, great food and resident ghosts!
I love old settings and wondering who has walked in the very same footsteps as I do today.
The grounds were very pretty and meticulously kept.
Tuesday we headed over to Brimfield, Mass which just happen to be hosting the largest antique flea market in New England. Here's what I got......
Starting at the upper left, a pretty pair of German scissors, then to the right, a little pair made in the USA and then......my very first pair of Dovos! I 've never bought expensive scissors just the little enameled ones you find at the check out counter for $3.99.....Pat gifted me with the Dovos (from Thistle Stitchery) as a thank you for driving...and they are left handed! So unnecessary and so wonderful. I may be spoiled from this point on and only want Dovos!
And I treated myself to this little bit of a shiny bracelet from the Flea Market. I just fancied it and justified it as an early birthday present.
Our class started on Wednesday. We arrived to the classroom area early and sat with our iPads reading waiting for the class to start.
What waits behind this door?
She uses the most awesome fibers all Gloriana or Belle Soie. Yum!
To say some of the ladies really got into it would be an understatement. The California girls even painted their toe nails red, white and blue. They arrived with glitter, sparkle headbands, and patriotic themed everything. They made matching red, white and blue bags which featured an american flag on one side and a canadian flag on the other side. See below right where one is hanging on the back of one of the chairs. These girls were clever!
On Friday we were going to go to Olde Sturbridge Village but decided to visit from local shops that some of our classmates spoke about and support the economy one store at a time. It was our patriotic duty after all.
At Thistle Stitchery in Glastonbury CT I picked up 5 of the 6 Snowbelles, fabric and floss. Since it was a 20% off sale, I got myself a Ott light too!
I will ponder that injustice later....now time to stitch on some bunting!