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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Home Sweet Home?

I'm home. I'm not necessarily happy about it, but all good things must come to an end. If it weren't for everyday life, a vacation would be meaningless. We had three glorious weeks of vacation; now we are faced with the sometimes mundane things in life, like getting your own meals! Also, here in CT it is hot and humid, totally unlike England. It is hard to get used to that humidity again. OK, I'm done with complaining.

I am excited about the new things connected with my work. One of the great things to look forward to is the brand new VogueKnittingLive, which will be in NYC on Jan 21-23. It is a huge and impressive line-up of teachers, classes, and market, and is in mid-town Manhattan. I am off to Chicago on Wed for Stitches Midwest, which is always a great venue. Then in October there is Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival to look forward to. And of course, there are always those new designs lurking in my head that are just begging to be tried out with needles and yarn.

Back to the vacation.....when the Queen Mary pulled into NY harbor at 5 AM, the entire ship was up and out on deck to see the view. It was impressive to see Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty all lit up in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. People were even drinking champagne at that hour. Here are a few more pictures of England and our trip, and I promise, this is the last of it!!

Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne awaited us in our cabin onboard the ship.
Hiking through the Cotswolds always took you straight through sheep meadows. Here's my little sheep friends who seem to have the idyllic life.

This is the architecture of a typical Cotswold town. Most of the buildings were built out of the local limestone, which has turned a honey-color as it aged.

I promise I will not speak of my vacation again. It is time to buckle down to work and stop mooning over how delicious it was to NOT work!!

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