Center Star blocks done
Sunday and Monday were absolutely beautiful here. Chris and Win wen fishing Sunday so Ian and I tackled Saint Sauveur and Acadia Mountains. Both of these are relative short at about 680 feet but the hikes are quite steep. We attempted this the first year we came but cut our hike short after the scramble on Acadia. This time I was able to do both. The views are incredible on both of these hikes and we discovered that going counter-clockwise was better than going clockwise.
This photo is from the top of Acadia looking over Somes Sound and the ocean beyond.
Today (Wednesday) is quite misty and overcast. It rained pretty heavy last night so there will be no hiking. We are hoping for some kayaking time this afternoon/evening but we are headed into Bar Harbor for lunch. Actually I'm leaving the boys at a pub and will walk around the shops for a while.
On previous trips we have noticed a lot of hummingbirds around so this year we brought along a feeder. We've been very entertained by the bird fights over the feeder. Eventually they get tired enough that they will all come in to feed together.
I can watch the lake and the feeder while I'm sewing and listening to my book. This morning I got the sawtooth spikes added to the center of my star. Next up is more color planning and cutting the next sections to sew. So far I'm loving the quilt and really enjoying sewing it.
The star doesn't get sewn together until the very end so these will be put away until all of the blocks are done.
Onward to the next section!
8/23/2022 11:57:38 am
Looks like a great vacation. I love Maine. Re: this quilt you're working on - won't you have the same problem quilting it as the one you turned into a tree skirt, or are there fewer seams coming together in the middle?
8/24/2022 08:03:55 am
The view is beautiful! The star is spectacular! Sounds like you are keeping busy!
8/24/2022 03:28:12 pm
Thank you so much for sharing your time in Maine. I do hope to get back there one day for a summer visit. So much natural beauty to take in. And the quilt center is gorgeous; can't wait to see your progress. Keep having fun for the rest of us.
8/26/2022 10:49:41 pm
I'm very jealous over that view. One thing I hate about apartment life is that the window in my sewing room is too high and I have to be standing if I want to see outside to the river. Not that I can see the river even if I do because they planted some sort of shrubbery that's supposed to stop the geese from deciding to set up housekeeping beside the park. All they did was create an eyesore and the geese simply fly over it. Dumb reigns surpreme here.
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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.