Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time Spent

Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  
Carl Sandburg
Ahh, such words to live by.  The older I get the faster time flies by.  I remember when I was pregnant with my first child.  The months moved so slowly and the ninth month was at least a year long.  Now it seems that Christmas was just a few weeks ago and yet the year is almost half over.  We've been back home from vacation for a month and my has it been a busy one.  There have been Dr. and Dentist check ups, car shopping for my DH, a new Grandson and I managed to finish a quilt.  I still have a few things to share from our trip (it's not like I haven't been posting) but I will try make it interesting for you.

You get to SEE many things at museums!

Still need to hang this up.
Stockbridge still looks the way Norman Rockwell painted it.  The Norman Rockwell Museum was worth the trip and we could have spent more time there.
I LOVED the builds at Mass MoCA!

What's not to love about a Mary Cassatt?

The Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark Art Museum were wonderful!

We were first greeted by a bird at the Hancock Shaker Village

The next thing we saw when we got inside the welcome center was this beauty!

Yes, I bought a ticket.  Maybe it will be mine.

Great workmanship!

The round barn

I loved the barn.  I'd love to live in it, with a few changes.  This little fella would have to sleep somewhere else and it's a little drafty.

Baby Lamb

Didn't get to add any of these to my collection, sigh.

Nothing like the Shaker Craftsmanship

Wouldn't that drying rack be a great idea for a quilt display rack if it was about 7 feet tall and you had the space for it?  It was just 3 dowel ladders that were tied together.  They had one for sale in the gift shop for $85.  It stayed there.

We didn't get to see nearly all of the Hancock Shaker Village.  Part of it didn't open until May.    It is beautiful and all the workers are full of knowledge about the farm and the Shakers.  If you go be prepared for a lot of walking and the steps into some of the buildings are at least 12" high so it's not very little old lady friendly.  My husband had a hard time with some of them and he has good knees.  I had enough sense to not even try.

Well, I took a few moments to share for me and you.  I hope you enjoyed to quick glimpse of my travels.  I have one more post about my fiber acquisitions that might interest you and then I'll move on to other things... like the next trip I have coming up maybe.  Just kidding.

Linking with  May for Me at Marcia's Crafty Sewing


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

  2. Hi Patricia! Looks like a great trip! I love the EYES! And what's not to love about that raffle quilt! Hope you are the winner. Love the chevron pieces you are working on.

  3. I am moving back to MA from Japan in exactly two weeks - with mixed feelings - but a post like this is a nice reminder of what awaits - beautiful.


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