I have returned from a fun adventure to Vermont after a very exciting business meeting that I cannot really share details of just yet but promise to as soon as I can. I chose to go up a day earlier for some much needed alone time so I packed my bag, put on some good tunes and drove up to this beautiful state that I fell in love with years ago - Solo.
I don't travel alone often but I have come to a place where I truly enjoy it when I do. After checking in to the most beautiful antique hotel you have ever seen, I went next door to enjoy a nice dinner and a few glasses of wine. And yes, I got a table by myself... I read a few wonderful magazines, people watched, caught up on some emails and planned out discussion points for the following day. It was bliss.
On my walk back to the hotel, it began to snow. A absolutely perfect night to start a new crochet project, watch some guilty TV and enjoy the quiet that settled in between the four walls, a luxury that I do not often have and only need a small bit of before I begin to miss my family too much and crave the chaos of my big family home.
This project is hopefully going to evolve into this delicate Cardiff Cowl that I came across on Raverly crocheted with this delicious Dewberry Berroco Vintage Yarn that I've had in my stash way too long. It's soft and the color just grabs at me. I know this will be one of my favorite homemade wears once it is done.
After the meeting, I found this amazing little shop filled with beautiful treasures from India. I could have spent the entire weekend in there just looking and buying up all of the beautiful fabric bedding, clothing, wall hangings and treasures.
But I was good and only left with three small recycled sari journals for my daughters. Although I would have loved to fill my bag up with these beautiful colored bracelets.
Driving home was a bit longer because of the holiday weekend and snow that began to fall on me half-way home. Vermont has my heart and I hope to one day buy a small place of my own there. I love the mountains and the people. I feel at home and in my element when I am there and although I couldn't wait to get home to see my husband and my babies... its always a little hard leaving when I visit.