One of my favorite places on earth is the Adirondacks, (ADK). We have visited and rented a place there for over 25 years. We started when my kids were little, and now the grandchildren are coming also. We used to rent a small cottage, now it is a big house. Location has slightly changed as we are now on 1st Lake, not 4th. The Fulton Chain of Lakes starts at Old Forge, NY with The Pond.
Each year is something different. Last year the house across the street blew up the day before we left, so we squeezed into a tiny place. This year, we had 8 month old Violet join us, so that was different. With 4 grandkids, I did not one stitch of sewing even though I had the machine all set up. It was just always rocking and rolling.
The quilt store, the Crazy Moose in Inlet, where I always drop a chunk of change, was closing due to retirement. I bought lots of flannel to make the Christmas present pillowcases and about 12 batiks. I washed the flannel, so it is ready to cut but have not paired up what cuff with what body yet. So sad, the last time I will be able to buy fabric in the ADK.
|All grands but Violet at top of McCauley Mt. courtesy of chair lift|
|Looking over 2nd, 3rd, 4th Lake|
|Favorite little hike: Lock and Dam|
|Including Miss Violet at Lock and Dam|
|Old train ride: Thendara to Big Moose|
|Pond along tracks|
|Early morning fog, 1st Lake across from house|
|Full moon, 1st Lake|
|My favorite: Monarch on swamp milkweed|
|Last flannels from Crazy Moose, all washed|