August 7, 2014


Summer is sliding towards a close and I'm finally updating this blog.  I guess I lost my stitching mojo after working for so long on my CHS Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow because I've barely picked up a needle to stitch in the last three months. 

I wasn't sure what to start so I picked up Plum Street Samplers "Mary's Sampler" from last year and finally got that finished.
I think I will finish it as a flat fold or large cube for display this holiday season.

It's been a great summer here in Maine and I've taken advantage of it with lots of trips to the beach. This has been my view many a weekend morning since early June and I'm actually sporting quite a bit of tan these days.

In July I spent a weekend in Boston visiting my oldest niece who is finishing up her nursing program by taking extra classes this summer.  She will be getting pinned in December and starting on her Masters to become a Nurse Practitioner.  We had a really great visit, ending with a visit to the SoWa (South Washington) market.  We were both huge fans of the food trucks!

I had lunch from the ramen truck and it was delish - along with a Thai basil limeade from a different truck.  My niece had crepes and the photo above was the Roxy's Grilled Cheese truck.  There were 7 or 8 different trucks and it was hard to choose!

The market covers three separate areas in the arts district and includes this food truck lot, a farmers market and a crafters market.  Some of the artist studios are also open and several of the local shops including a bead and yarn store, a sewists, letter press printer and other unique vendors.  It's only on Sunday's but it's worth a visit if you're in Boston.

I also finally went on a "booze" cruise as it's called which is really the sunset cruise around the Portland harbor.  We went on the 12th and the weather was absolutely perfect.  We got to witness the totally amazing moon rise over one of the many islands.

I'm just back from a few days on the Cape which were lovely.  The weekend started out rainy but improved greatly so that we could get in a good beach day.  For the first time ever, we had a house with a pool and that was the absolute best thing ever.  Lots of fun, laughter and cannon balls. 

I've got a few days left and I'm planning to play in my craft room, do some "beachin" and reading before starting back to work again on Monday.

I hope your summer has been equally enjoyable.  I'm going to be making the blog rounds to try and catch up with what's been happening and maybe gain some inspiration to jump start me back to cross stitching.


stitchersanon said...

Lovely, I always wanted to visit Maine and Boston out of all of the USA, well apart from Disney land anyway. Glad your getting your stitch bug back xx

Barb said...

What a fabulous summer! You make me wish I could make a trip out East. I love both Maine and Boston!!!! Nice to see you back!

P.J. said...

Sounds like a splendid summer to me. I just my mom to Bailey Island today for some beach glass hunting. It was a success. :) Beautiful Maine summer day! Nice finish on Mary's sampler.

Melody said...

It sounds like you have been having a fabulous summer! How lovely to have so much time at the beach!!!! I envy you. It looks like you live in a beautiful area. Your trip to Boston sounded like fun, as well as your booze cruise.

Brigitte said...

So great to read about your summer trips in Maine and to Boston and to see all the gorgeous pictures. And hopefully you will soon find your stitching mojo again.

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations on your finish! What a lovely relaxing summer you've been having.