Ok I know I know, but I've been a busy bee. So first off, here is the little knitting needle case I made for Susan - all done but the binding.
My next task was going to be another Wounded Warriors quilt and I had packed my reds, whites and blues to that end. However, when I got to Michigan I received my Florida Keys Quilters newsletter and it said, We have enough red, white and blue. Make bright colors. oy vey So I shelved that and instead, bought MORE fabric, of course, to make my mum a little homecoming surprise for her antique sewing machine. A cute new cover.
|Before: nasty plastic cover|
|After: ta da - pretty quilt-y cover|
Florence met me at the airport and we shared a couple of slices from the Public Market at Monument Square. . .
. . . before heading off to a much anticipated visit to Soakology. Yay! Shout out to the fabulous staff there! We both chose the Tea Tree, Rosemary and Seaweed pain relief soak with the 20-min massage. Oh, I highly recommend you visit if you ever find yourself in Portland, Maine.
Ok, so then we headed off home to a reunion with my girls on the loveliest day with Barbie Dreamboat waiting for us.
Florence and I had a whirlwind of activity before she left. We visited Fiore in Rockland for an olive oil fix.
We attended the Pemaquid Oyster Festival.
|there she is!|
|the colors came out while I was gone|
|Florence gets educated|
|clean plate (shell) club|
We took an aquaculture cruise on the Damariscotta River and learned about oyster habitat.
|Teciani, an old navy boat|
|oyster hatchery, basically baskets strung together in the water|
|coming back toward town|
So all of that, a sunset cruise on Barbie Dreamboat and a lobster dinner, then late to bed, early to rise and off to the airport again this morning and now you're all caught up with me.
So, what's new with you?