Monday, August 5, 2013

East, West, Home is Best...

We're back from a week in Maine and had a lovely time away. The air there is indescribably fresh and refreshing. We do the same things every time we go, creatures of habit that we are. I even take the same photos over and over! You'll see a few more below. These are fishing boats at Cape Porpoise.
The cairn builder has been busy along The Marginal Way in Ogunquit. These intricate piles of rocks and beach materials seem to weather all storms. The Marginal Way is a beautiful public path that stretches about a mile or so from Ogunquit to Perkins Cove. Lots of views like this one along the way.
And we had the opportunity to again attend the Maine Quilts annual show in Augusta. There was a delightful array of quilts from traditional- like this hand-quilted beauty, “Elegance” by Pat Burns, above- to Modern like “Beatrix” by Betsy Cannan, below. Pat made her quilt from a workshop on Blended Quilts with Marsha McCloskey. Betsy's quilt was a pattern in Modern Quilts Illustrated (C&T Publishing).
I'll share some more quilt photos in another post. There was much to see and inspire!
And what trip to Maine would be complete without some “lobstah”? Delish! We rented a small cottage overlooking a marsh and steps from the beach at Goose Rocks Beach. I'm rested and refreshed, and ready to get back into my sewing projects. I was feeling weighed down by the number of works-in-progress before we left. But now I feel hopeful and energized about moving them along to completion. That's what a trip like this does... glad to get away, glad to get home!

4 comments:

Susan said...

Welcome back! Looks like you had a " "delish" trip.

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Can't help falling in love with the first quilt - how gorgeous. No wonder you feel relaxed and renewed, all that beauty around you, both natural and handmade - not to mention the lobstah ... enjoyed your post so very much. xoDonna

Nancy said...

Maine, beach, lobster..girl sounds like you had a very relaxing and good time plus seeing beautiful quilts....Sounds amazing....

I look forward to see what you are up to now that you are refreshed....

Madame Samm said...

what a spectacular collection of inspiration ..woww