Say hello to beautiful Lake Erie in the distance.
There hasn’t been MUCH time for sight seeing while here, but I have been able to catch glimpses of how beautiful this area is on our drives to/from workshops.
I have to say that the beautiful springs, summers and falls definitely do make up for the horrible eternally long winters that can besiege this area with what is not-so-lovingly known as “Lake effect snow!”
It was a doozy of a winter this past year, as many took time this past weekend to show me photos that live on their phones as “Snowmageddon”.
But look at this lake view! How peaceful!
The shores of Lake Chautauqua are just as serene under a lazy cloud filled sky.
Yesterday when I was passed off from the Chautauqua Area Quilt Guild into the hands of the North East Crazy Quilters, we had a bit of time to explore while making it from one location to the other across the Pennsylvania state line.
We stopped at Chautauqua Institution!
Rows upon rows upon rows of Victorian houses flanking narrow bricked streets brought scenes of times gone by to mind.
And I found my dream house!
If I win the lottery – this is MINE!
Can you imagine the lady of the house in about 1890 on the upper porch, catching the afternoon breeze during “The Season” as it is aptly called?
Treadling on the porch? Hand work on the porch? Yes, please!
Yes please, lemonade on the porch as friends come to call!
The round turret is covered with pink painted scales, resembling our patchwork clam shells….what a dream house!
Beautiful flowers in the square as the whole area get ready for the opening of The Season!
I want one of these too, please!!
Found in the parking lot at dinner!
Melody and me – hamming it up!
Can’t show you what I was working on…but how fun was this?
Thank you for the permission to keep on Quilting – I do believe I will!
Back to my room for just a few – time to clean up and change and get ready for tonight’s lecture – if you are coming on over, I’ll see you there!