We packed up and transferred ourselves to Mount Desert Island yesterday and the weather is absolutely perfect so far!
We had time to kill before we could check in so we headed to Schoodic Point, one of our favorite places. It's beautiful out on this wide expanse of granite and basalt. We ate lunch here and a very large gull adeptly stole part of my lunch right from my hand.
It was low tide while we were there so the waves crashing on the rocks wasn't as grand as we've seen at high tide but it was still a fun afternoon.
We got to the house and unpacked and had dinner and we only had energy to continue my and Ian's cribbage challenge. So far I am up 5 - 2 but I don't expect that to last. We are 1 - 1 in the backgammon challenge.
This morning we decided to do a warm up hike to Elliot Mountain and Asticou Gardens. It's a very easy trail and it's very well maintained. It's not every day that you see granite retaining walls for a hiking trail!
Elliot Mountain doesn't have a view to speak of but coming down the trail you get a good view of Northeast Harbor. I'm pretty sure these same 2 big yachts were here last year.
You gardeners would absolutely love Asticou Gardens. This is just a very small bit of it.
After breakfast I started getting the sewing center set up. This afternoon another of Chris' friends arrives so, with the 3 boys occupied, I will have some time to myself this week. I have a great view from this little corner.
On the other side of the room there's another drop leaf table that's perfect for the cutting station.
While in Greenville I finished the center blocks for my quilt and I am over-the-moon happy so far.
We had a day and a half of rain so I made good progress and have gotten part of the sawtooth border done too. That's what I'll be working on here this afternoon.
I didn't take update photos of the crochet project because I was mostly sewing this week. I'll bring out the crochet projects over the next couple of days.
This afternoon will be devoted to floating in the lake and make a little kayaking this evening.
Vicki in MN
8/20/2022 01:29:23 pm
Oh your new quilt project is spectacular! I love your view from your sewing area, ahhh so relaxing:)
8/21/2022 09:06:44 am
Looks like a great place to stay. We enjoyed our visit to Maine, and hope to return some day, so I'm paying attention to places you're visiting. Your quilt project is gorgeous!
8/21/2022 10:21:17 am
Oh, my, what a wonderful place to sew! That view is stunning, and the open window must have a cool sea breeze. Great pics of the area, lovely vacation spot. Have fun!
8/22/2022 10:40:42 am
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!
8/22/2022 06:02:08 pm
I can't imagine having such a spectacular view while you're stitching - wow.
8/23/2022 03:13:00 pm
Amazing views!!! Enjoy yourself!!!
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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.