Thursday, June 10, 2010

Enjoying a Little Summertime

I've been busy sewing here the last few days, with several projects in the works that I hope to be sharing with you in the near future, but today was a drop dead gorgeous Summer day. So my husband and I both took a day off from our work and spent the day enjoying the Summertime in beautiful St Michaels Maryland.

This is a charming place to visit, so I thought I'd share some of my Summertime treat with you. The Hooper Straight Lighthouse is located here at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch dock side and watched the boats coming in.

It's a town full of history and classic old buildings.

...And wonderful gardens. We walked all over town and spotted some beautiful garden nooks.

I loved this orange plant. If anyone knows the name, I would love to know it ~ I have the perfect spot for one of these in my garden :)

On the way home from our little Summer outing, we even stopped in a cool place called Gatsby's Collection right outside of town and found the perfect focal point for a spot in our garden that we have been searching out something for ~ so the day was not totally unproductive :)

So now it's back to work. I hope to finish my Project Quilting Challenge quilt tonight. The theme this week is a Recycled Quilt made with materials that all had another life before being used in this quilt. I'm having fun with it, and can hopefully take some pictures of it by tomorrow evening.

Enjoy the Summer!
~ Dawn


luv2quilt2 said...

I believe the beautiful plant is a kalanchoe. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

Taryn said...

Today's weather was GORGEOUS! You were smart to spend it by the water.

Pat said...

I love St. Michaels'....we've only been There was a fabric warehouse open when we were there...and I got some Thimbleberries REALLY cheap. I wonder if the warehouse is still there?

Rita said...

My husband and I went to St. Michaels for our anniversary years ago. It was in September and was absolutely beautiful. I want to go back some day soon.