Yesterday, I took the scenic drive down through Waldoboro and Bremen and Round Pond to have lunch with my friends, Carole and Bob, at Shaw's Lobster Wharf.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
|Wind and whitecaps!|
We had lunch at Archer's on the Pier. Too cold to sit outside but we got a nice corner table where we could enjoy the view. Haddock chowdah and a crab roll. Perfect meal.
|view of Rockland from the pier|
|The harbor - soon that mooring field will be full of boats|
So, then home to Sophie and my production line of bags. I have been without inventory for months and it is time for a little nose to the grindstone to be ready for the season.
|bag sides with pockets ready to sew|
|under the cutting table, keeping me company|
And btw, my sister's new book is ready for pre-order on Amazon. HERE is the link, if you're interested.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
When I woke up this morning, I looked out my window and a loon was sleeping right off my shoreline. Maybe he sensed my interest because he woke up right after I took the first picture. He spent an hour or more outside my window calling and being answered from across the way before he dove and surfaced out in the middle of the Lake, presumably on his way to a meet-up.
|see Sophie in the back seat?|
Today is foggy and gray, supposed to rain most of the day so Lucy's Lilac should get a good soaking.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
|comfy AND cosy|
|in this week's paper|
Sophie and I had a walk this morning, she trudging behind and me seeing Lucy up ahead, racing through her beloved woods, tearing up the road after a squirrel. Her loss is so painful. I will plant a tree for her this week. I am so grateful to all of the well wishers and those that loved Lucy too and I am sorry but I have not been able to open all of the sympathy cards yet.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
It is springtime in New England in all it's glory. This first picture is the dogwood outside my hotel.
And the hall has all these dummies hanging around. Leslie says she doesn't like them because it reminds her of when the twin towers fell. I get that. She and Anna hammed it up with one of them for me anyway.
My girl Lucy has been gone a week and I still can hardly believe it. This is what she looked like when we rescued her. She had a good life and she certainly enriched mine. We miss her so much.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
My BFF Stacy and I had a quiet laid back visit in Berkeley Springs. We hung out with Sophie, checked out the little town, found a great restaurant: Tari's Cafe, (and if you ever go, you must try it out; it is also an art gallery so lots to take in -visually and orally!- haha), and went to a quilt show - bonus!
The Delectable Mountain Quilt Guild had a small quilt displayed in each of the local downtown businesses and then there was the show. Very nice and here are a few of the quilts because I know you want to see them. Nice to get a little quilt-y fix in West Virginia.
|The Baths. George Washington's bathtub is on the upper left. No, seriously!|
|Scenic overlook where you can see Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.|
|holes in the cabin from bees|
|sawdust generated by bees - zoiks!|
I'm writing from Massachusetts today. Sophie and I left West Virginia early yesterday morning and had a 10 hour slog through Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut. Did I miss any? Usually Connecticut is the worst but this spring it was Pennsylvania. Stuck for an hour-and-a-half in the middle of nowhere surrounded by giant trucks. I played the harmonica and Sophie sang along from the back seat. No, really! I swear I am not making this up. Helped pass the time. We were in time for dinner with my sister and bro-in-law and my mom flies in today. It will be nice to be together.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
|ready to go...I guess|
|Leaving The Fabulous Florida Keys|
|The rolling hills of North Carolina|
We've landed here in West Virginia to meet up with my friend, Stacy. We decided to go someplace new this year and are right outside of Berkeley Springs so more on that later when we go into town to "take the waters".
It is so strange to be traveling without our Lucy. I realize Sophie took most of her cues from Lulu and she is lost without her. I hope she will find her own way. For me, there is a huge hole in my life that she filled. I know time heals but we are going to need a lot of it.