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This weekend we decided to just get in the car and explore a little of Long Island. The weather was supposed to be horrible, thunderstorms and torrential rain but we thought we’d get ahead of the season and explore while it’s quiet. Luckily we managed to dodge the storms, shopping or eating while it was raining – what fun!
We discovered a brewery, a winery, a few thrift stores, lobster, a beach, bookshop and patchwork store.
Patchworks is a lovely little store in Sayville. Although mostly batiks which aren’t really my thing, I managed to find a few momentos with specific projects in mind, including some more interesting blue for my “Bee” quilt, some pretty samosas and a yard of pink that was a bargain in the sale.
We made out like bandits in the thrift stores – look at these!
A pie basket – I didn’t know they even existed. It’s got a wooden layer inside so you can put two pies in, one in the bottom, then the wooden “table” and another on top, clever. I don’t bake, so I’ll probably put my fabric in here 🙂
This tin was hidden under a shelf, so I pulled it out and opened it – surprise! – full of sewing treasures – $5 – Happy Mothers Day me!
We hit Port Jefferson as the rain came down so holed up in The Steam Room where we dived into a lobster and snow crabs legs at bargain prices.
The sun shone today as we meandered through the vines, sipping Chablis style Chardonnay, fresh and crisp. At the bottom of the Vineyard we got a glimpse of the Sound so aimed for the beach just along the coast on our way home.
There is so much more to see but we didn’t do too badly just following our noses for a day or two!
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