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!