This is the full extent of any craftiness that got done yesterday. I didn't stitch one thing but Laura got this veterans quilt top ready for the last border. I believe that today we are going shopping for her to get fabric for a baby quilt using Mary's Quick Strippy Quilt pattern. It's her go-to baby quilt.
The reason that nothing else got done is because, contrary to weather predictions, yesterday was a spectacular day. We woke to a forecast of clouds and sporadic rain. We decided to risk it and head to Mount Kineo for a hike anyway.
This is why we do this particular hike every year. The view over Moosehead Lake is spectacular.
Mount Kineo has 700' cliffs and is known for it's rhyolite deposits. It's the largest known deposit of rhyolite. Rhiolite was used by native tribes for thousands of years to make spear heads. You can read about the interesting history of Kineo here.
To get there you take this water shuttle from Rockwood. That's Kineo in the background and the white arrow points to where I was standing to get the photo above. The shuttle runs perfectly on time.
On the hike we came across this little guy that looked suspiciously like a rock. We also met a Burmese Mountain puppy that was absolutely adorable and lovable.
Sections of the trails were still very muddy and slippery from all the rain this area has received so far in August. It's been unseasonably wet.
My new boots got well and truly broken in. The new hiking pants too for that matter. I saw one lady coming up the trail in white sneakers. I expect that she didn't make it far and that she ended up having to throw out the sneakers when she got back.
You can see from this shadow that by the time we got to the end of the hike (about 3 hours total) that the sun was out.
There's a 9-hole golf course on the island and a small clubhouse that sells snacks and beverages. We waited there for the next shuttle departure and had this lovely view. The clubhouse even had an outdoor water hose so we could rinse the mud off our boots.
When we got back it was about 74, sunny with no wind. We all gathered on the porch with our books and had a lovely afternoon. Today is supposed to be cloudy with some rain. I hope it is as accurate as yesterday.
I finally won another Cribbage match so the score is Ian 6, Vicki 2.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.