The sun was not at a good angle when I took this photo, as it caused quite a glare.
|This is a log cabin block, but unusual in its assymetry; is there a specific name?|
|View of the front of the winery that faces the lake|
|View of Lake Erie from the step|
There is a lavender farm along this road, several orchards, boutiques, some eclectic, others antique, historic homesteads, many mom and pop restaurants, as well as B&B's, and the proverbial roadside fruit and veggie stands where you drop your money into the lockbox (when we lived here in the 80s, it was usually a Mason jar) for your produce; most of these are on the honour system. Here is a 1-year-old business, Find Your Green, and Tourist Info for the Harrow and Colchester area, both located in an old gas station. My mum and I helped support this business, wink.
|I love it when buildings are repurposed!|
This is another one on Heritage Road. Lake Erie is behind their trees. I wanted to capture the stone fence, more Kingsville stone, as it is known around here. I could almost think I'd gone back in time looking at the fence, the gateposts, that driveway!
|Zoomed in so you can see the block a bit better; you can see the lake a bit to the right of the barn|
Donna Sue Groves, of Adams County, Ohio, who wrote Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, was the one who started this way of beautifying an old barn, or adding that je ne sais quoi to a new one, and promoting tourism as a result. Last year our guild had a gentleman come to the guild meeting to talk about Barn Quilts but he discussed those to the north of us, closer to London and up near Toronto. He was unaware of those in Essex county, so perhaps I'll have to get some better photos, talk to these owners, and send him the information for his website.
I know of a corn block along this road as well, but didn't get a photo. It's not exactly a true quilt block I don't think, but worth a photo regardless.
Explore the Shore was last weekend, July 25 and 26, and wow was it crazy busy along this road! I rounded a bend and thought I really had gone back in time when a pioneer woman, complete to the Quaker-style hat waved at me from right on the side of the road! She was beckoning passersby into the antique store or flea market business there. Should've got her picture for this post! Gifted with afterthought, as my mum would say...
Here is another one of the 17 or 18 wineries in our county, Viewpointe Winery. Apparently, and judging by the mouth-watering aromas emanating from the kitchen, it's true, this place has very good food. I still haven't been, but I intend to remedy that this summer.
|Love the approach to the outdoor lakeview eating area|
And where am I in my projects? Bento Box is next on the piecing list, that and a border for Dayna's quilt. Somehow, the past couple of days I've been drawn to fairly mindless, but so peaceful and gratifying, cutting and piecing more offset log cabins, Cynthia's Scrap-a-Palooza #16 that I've been picking away at over the past month. I played a bit with the blocks yesterday, and came up with this wave, or wings effect.
Linking up with NTT at My Quilt Infatuation.