Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Corner of the World...

Friday Scarlett, Elizabeth and I decided to go to the Putney Craft Tour. Twenty-seven artists in different mediums opened up their studios for all to come and shop as well as learn. The artists were wonderful.

We saw Carlene Raper (hand dyed cottons and pretty quilts and items made from her hand dyes); David Major (cheesemaker); Dena Gartenstein (weaver); Wendy Wilson (woodturner); David Mischke (pottery); Maggie Lake (Framed botanicals); and Cathy McKenny (Ibiwisi Alpacas)
Lunch was at The Front Porch Cafe - where all the baked goods, soups, and pickles among other things are home-made. The food was so good. And, the restaurant was really pretty with lots of nice things on the wall...It reminded me of a tea room that you would find in a big city...instead of a small Vermont town...


When right down the road were these guys...aren't they cute? That is one of the things that I love about living here - you can be dining in a sort-of-fancy place - then there you are staring at cattle right down the road.
Lovely farm - and they were just wandering down by the road having a snack.
This is Phoebe - she is Elizabeth's dog and goes everywhere. She is elderly and needs special attention. But, she got lots of attention yesterday -

From these guys - the alpaca at our last stop! The were just fascinated with Phoebe and followed down the fence line watching her when Elizabeth took her for a walk. They did the same thing to the baby that was in a stroller...just right in his little face practically. It was to cute.

They were very pretty Alpaca...and sweet. It was fun to hear them "hum" - Elizabeth nor Scarlett had ever heard them make a sound. So that was neat.
It was a fun day! And, I'm looking forward to next year!



At 3:47 PM, Blogger Nikki-ann said...

It sounds like a great day out! :)

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Janet said...

awwww, sounds great!

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At 7:17 PM, Anonymous colleen said...

I went on a studio tour too! Mostly pottery. A nice way to spend a country day!

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I'm jealous! I want a day to just wander around like that!

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Looks like a wonderful day to be out walking with the animals, LOL. I love cows and I LOVE alpacas. They are so sweet looking.


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