Maine and More

The busy days and weeks have slipped by all too quickly! I really meant to be better at posting more often, now I have way too much to catch up on...again!

Sails at Sunset - jo Diggs

We had our annual trek to Maine to visit with my dear friend Jo Diggs. This has become and annual visit in between Remembrance Day and American Thanksgiving - before the silly shopping season begins! I always feel so inspired and refreshed after visiting Jo. She is such a gracious, fun host, wonderful cook and a friend. It is always a busy week for her as it is in-between the Designing Women craft shows where she sells her work. We were able to help her set-up her booth at the Freeport fair and do a little shopping at the other booths. We hope to go back in late June when Jo wll be the featured quilter at the Vermont Quilt Festival - such an honour for a wonderful quilter.

We went to Portsmouth for a day and had to stop in at Portsmouth Fabrics of course. Just has to be one of the best quilt stores anywhere! We stayed overnight at the lovely Inn at Tanglewood Hall and has a delicious dinner at the York Harbor Inn - all to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary!

Inside Fiddlehead - love the tin ceiling.

On our way back home we stopped in Belfast, Maine to visit a new-to-me quilt store called Fiddlehead, it is right on Main St. next to Darby's Pub. What a terrific find! It was filled to the brim with delightful fabrics, lots of books and art supplies in the back. We arrived at 10am on Sunday morning and it was constantly busy while we were there. This will definitely be a must stop on my favourite quilt store list!

So sad to see this house near Belfast, Maine. It must have been a beauty in it's day.

I'll be back soon, promise, with more scraps from my life!