Friday, May 10, 2013

Stitching and Hiking...

First, a bit of stitching :)

So it seems that my stitching mojo is back!  Each night this past week I was actually looking forward to stitching, something that has not been the case for weeks.  It feels good to be back in the stitching groove!  I decided to get back to my SM 1678 WIP, the German floral sampler.  It was a nice little break from SDW since it is on 32 count and a bit easier on my eyes.  Here is some of my progress from the week.......

SM 1678

This one is very close to a finish that I hope to share with you all soon!

And now for hiking... 

Those that know me will say 'ReaLLy?! Hiking?'  LOL  Not normally my thing.  I have passed the sign of a local State Park many times, Lover's Leap State Park in New Milford CT.  I have always been intrigued by the name of the park, it seemed both romantic and tragic.  

Today, I finally decided to explore and find out more...
Lover's Leap State Park is a beautiful 160 acre park situated by the Housatonic River.  The 'Falls Bridge' iron bridge was originally built in 1895.  

Fall's Bridge, Lover's Leap State Park

The bridge was refurbished in 2004-2006.  How perfect that it is red, the color of love.

Housatonic River
I found some interesting mushrooms along the way....


And trekked up to the top to the precipice.  Based on Indian legend, the daughter of Chief Waramaug, Princess Lillinonah canoed to her death into the Great Falls when her white lover did not return to her.  Upon his return, he saw her in the rapids and leaped to his death from this precipice in an attempt to save her.  Legend is that both are buried here.  This is where the Housatonic meets up with Lake Lillinonah.


So after taking in the gorgeous view, I began my trek back... down, down, down...  


I am just loving all the trees with the bright spring color.  Everything seems to have leafed out almost overnight!  


Wishing you all a wonderful TGIF! and weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Happy Stitching! xxx




10 comments:

Brigitte said...

Oh, I love this sampler, it seems it's full of great colours.
Such a lovely hike you made. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures and the historical bits and pieces. Very intersting.

Vickie said...

How wonderful to be coming to a finish on the sampler.
The park and story were great. Well, kinda. It is sad isn't it?

Mary said...

So gld to see your mojo has returned and a finish is close at hand!

Thanks so much for the tour of Lover's Leap State Park. Looks like you had a beautiful day. I love seeing the scenery, history and folklore in the place you live.

Deb said...

The colors in your sampler are really wonderful.

And that park looks wonderful too! I love the story surrounding the park, but it definitely is a sad one.

Anne said...

Stunning photos Krista! I noticed the vibrant greens just popped overnight too. I love that bridge, so romantic and yet tragic at the same time. Lovely progress on your sampler. Such pretty colours in this one!

Shirlee said...

Your German floral sampler is looking beautiful, & so are those park photos! What a lovely place to hike!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

merci pour ces belles photos
very beautiful pictures

bisous bisous

Julie said...

Love those colours.
Thanks for showing your photos and the story that goes with it.Looks a great place to visit.

Catherine said...

I love the piece you are working on!! Thanks for sharing the stories and pics from your hike ~ those mushrooms look like they are spray painted with gold ~ so pretty!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooh, your needlework piece is coming along splendidly!
Thank you most kindly for the trek over the bridge and through the wood ...such lovely surroundings.
Enjoy a wonderful week Krista!
Sending hugs...
Judy