Friday, August 11, 2017

Vacation - Part 2

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We visited Portsmouth, NH this past week. Such a great day! Walked all over downtown and ate a great lunch. Of course, I found a quilt shop! This is the Portsmouth Fabric Company. The shop is not very large but it is just packed with Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink  and other beautiful fabrics. 

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This is what I ended up buying. It's 8 fat quarters of Tilda Harvest by Art Gallery Fabrics. I just loved the colors. It's not my usual palette so I just had to have it! I would have stayed longer in this shop but my husband was waiting for me. There really wasn't a place for him to sit. I was happy with my purchase anyways!

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There are many historical sites to visit in Portsmouth. This is the home of John Paul Jones. I wish we could have gone inside but it wasn't open the day we were visiting. I love the look of this house. 

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This is the plaque on the house. I guess that makes it official!

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We also went to the Salisbury Beach the next day. The waves were pretty wild. I thought the water was freezing! I loved sitting on the sand and reading. So relaxing. I used sunscreen but still managed to get a sunburn. We were planning on returning to the beach but our sunburns kept us from going back. 

We went shopping at the Merrimack Outlets yesterday. I got some great deals on a few shirts. Today, we stayed home and caught up on housework. I can't believe my week is almost over! Not looking forward to going back to work!


  1. I am so happy you had a nice vacation! We love Maine! I haven't been to the Quilt shop you mentioned have to do a road trip! Portsmouth is awesome! Love it! Also have not ever been to the Portsmouth Fabric Co! I agree the ocean water has been so cold this year! I love your Arcadia! I cannot believe all you do!!!

    1. Such a nice comment, Erin! Thanks so much! I had a great vacation this year. Too bad it's over so darn fast!!

  2. Love those fabrics you bought, especially the one on top! If your husband needed a place to sit, I see a very nice bench right out there on the sidewalk in your photo...

    1. Thanks, Em! I wish I had seen that bench. I might have had more time in the quilt shop!!

  3. Oh what a lovely vacation day...We love Salisbury beach--my grandgirls go there a lot. Lovely fabric set you purchased--you were so good to only get that...;}}}
    hugs, Julierose

    1. Thank you, Julierose! I had a really nice time. Vacations go by way too fast!!


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