My trip to Middlebury, Vermont began with a beautiful drive through the Adirondacks and across Lake Champlain to Vergennes, Vermont and the Strong House Inn.
Apparently the inn is well-known for their culinary expertise at the Addison County Fair. And I must say my breakfast was exquisite! Blue Ribbon!
The grounds and interior are impeccable.
Once I was settled in for the evening, it was on to more serious business. . . Dinner! At Rosie's in Middlebury, only about 20 miles away.
Rosie's a charming diner with home-cooked fare. In a corner cabinet in the main reception area, you'll find the most impressive collection of novelty salt and pepper shakers. Shelves and shelves full!
. . . and tempting desserts!
But seriously folks, I needed to get down to business. I was in Middlebury to present a trunk show of my quilts to the Milk and Honey Quilters Guild. So off we went for an evening trunk show, and a Stained Glass workshop the next day. We had a great time, both at the trunk show and at the workshop, but can you believe I didn't get to take any pictures? That's so not like me. My camera must be getting camera-shy!
After the workshop was a wrap (get it? A little quilt humor, there!), I had just enough time to head into Middlebury's Main Street do do some shopping. With a bridal shower gift, and two babies to buy for, I was on a mission.
The town center is a hopping place, even late in the day on a week day! I can only imagine the traffic situation during high leaf-peeking season!
Now, for a question. When I arrived in Vergennes, I chatted with Mary the owner of The Strong House Inn. At the Inn, she holds many weekend long quilt retreats. The beautiful sewing space has all the amenities and you get to stay in this amazing idyllic New England Bed and Breakfast setting! Mary and I discussed the potential for me to come back and lead one such retreat at the Inn. We'd like to get a feel for whether this would be of interest to you. Assuming the dates and calendars could be worked out, would you be interested in joining me in Vermont for a scrappy, quilty weekend of relaxed sewing in an amazing Vermont country setting? If so, send Mary a note on the Strong House Inn Facebook page. Let's see if we have enough interest to make it a plan.