Friday, August 19, 2011

Vacation Stitching Update

We took a quick trip up to the White Mountains to do one of the quintessential New Hampshire things that I had never done - go to the top of Mt. Washington. We stayed at the Lodge across the road from the Mt. Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods one of the few grand resorts left. For the history buffs, this is the place where where the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund came into existence.

We went up with the biodiesel trains - it takes about 45 minutes to reach the top and then you're up 6,288 feet, the highest point east of the Mississippi River. (edit:  I was waiting for someone to call me out. Not the highest east of the Mississippi. But the highest in the northeast.) You can see one of the trains leaving to head back down the mountain.

We had the best weather ever. Clear and warm. Many people get up here and see nothing but clouds.

Any way, that's enough NH scenery for the blog. If you've never been here to this fine state, consider making a trip someday. You won't regret it. 

I have had some time to stitch. Here's the Count. It took a full skein of Burmalana to do his hair. 

I also brought a Pam Darney Quaker sampler with me. I've been doing some stitching that will allow me to stitch the fill in portions in the car on the way home.

My flamingo. He's going on an LL Bean canvas bag and going to Florida with me soon.

i think when I finished this Laura Perrin freebie I forgot to take a photo of it in its box and then I gave it away.

Having a great time. Weather's been fantastic. Etc. Got a few more days of enjoyment!


RuthB said...

Wow-- so much beauty in one spot is overwhelming. Of course now I have trip envy -- IMF an dWorld bank -- I wanna go see if it can inspire me too. :)

I love all the stitching. That's a lot of Bermalana in that there hair! But I think I like his nose best -- nice and even. Is if floss over padding?

Have fun on your remaining adventures and happy stitching!

Charlotte said...

If you run into Abby say Hi! for me. She is up there visiting her grandparents.

Anna van Schurman said...

Don't forget it was also the *inspiration* for The Shining! We stayed their once on a family vacation. Magnificent.

Donna said...

@Anna. I thought it was the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO that was the inspiration. At least that's what we told in Colorado.