Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celebrating Friendship - Old and New

But first.....the chipmunk races have been on everyday.....their number one cheering fan, here in all her glory! She does think they cannot see her.
and now....some lovely friendships....

Several weeks ago, one of my dearest longtime friends, Sue, and I spent a Saturday afternoon together to celebrate her birthday. We started out with a lovely and elegant lunch at The Brewster Fish House....a really fine, unique, tiny gem of a place on historic Rte 6A in Brewster. We always have so much to talk about and always spend part of our time reflecting on the years we've known each other and how our lives have evolved. Our friendship was born out of a healing journey, on which both of us were traveling back in the 80's. We've seen each other through the happiest and saddest times, and it is the greatest comfort to know we can always pick up where we were, always be there for each other, and celebrate all we've had and all that is current. Sue, you are a treasure.
After lunch, we pursued one of our favorite pleasures, and stopped at some great consignment shops. We each came away with a few gently used items to enhance our work wardrobes, and had some great laughs. We also made a stop at The Hopkins House Bakery in Brewster (the above photo of Sue was taken in their lovely old-fashioned garden). Their baked goods are the best I have had on the Cape and remind me very much of things my mother made. Get there early, it is a very popular place. The muffins are very delicious, as are the sticky buns and cookies.

If it were not for Sue, I would not have been to Rhode Island yesterday to drop off a huge quilt top to be professionally quilted...I'm so happy to be sewing and creating again. More deatails on the quilt when it comes back.

Last weekend (I'm a week behind in all my news...Father's Day coverage later this week) , I met some new friends for a very delightful afternoon of tea and a little tour of Sandwich, my old home town. Earlier this year, I found Erin through her blog, I Heart New England, and have been captivated with the lovely way she writes about her dream of living on Cape Cod someday. She had written longingly about her coming dream trip to Cape Cod, so I offered to meet with she and her Mom to have tea and then take them on a little tour of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. We started off at the Dunbar Tea Shoppe in the heart of Sandwich Village....my tea tray was delectable and the room was so pretty. We talked for the longest time and enjoyed our tea and treats very much.
As part of our tour, I took them to the Sandwich Boardwalk, and although it was foggy, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing the vast expanse of march in its beautiful late Spring splendor.
Thanks Erin and Susan!! I enjoyed meeting you both so very much and look forward to sharing more of Cape Cod with you someday!

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to say hello. Aren't Siamese just the best? I was born in Maine, but grew up in Fitchburg, Mass. Been here for 36 years. I love your profile description, and find we have a lot in common. Cats, reading, cooking, and knitting. I can hardly believe I just turned 60...it takes a little getting used to. Your cat is beautiful, and I think my cat, Mr Ming, has fallen in love with her. Your photos are amazing, and I have so enjoyed readiing your blog. It is so nice to meet you! Hugs, Kathleen

Happy Days said...

How nice to meet new friends through our blogging!! Hopefully she will get to move to The Cape someday. Hope she manages it. Had to chuckle at her turning 60...I just turned 62 and I say Eeeek to that!! lol Since Ernie is no longer here, the chipmonk population has exploded!! I had no idea he did such a great job of keeping them at bay. Bet Ms G would love to give chase to one or two! lol. Am anxious to see your new quilt. I hope they don't dilly-dally getting it done. We are awaiting a storm that is coming our way - 60 mph winds, hail and rain...I hope it bypasses us. It's looking rather gray out there...debbie

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

It was such a pleasure spending the afternoon with you. The next time I come to the Cape (hopefully soon!), we must do it again! ♥

bySarah said...

That looks like such a lovely day!!

Linda said...

I've had company and am behind on blogging but I'm working to catch up. I see you're as busy as ever.

One Woman's Journey said...

Thank you for sharing this time with special friends. I felt like I was along with you - just wish I could have tasted the food.