Sunday, May 5, 2013

some catching up

This post is going to all over the place, and of course quilting (or lack of) will be mentioned!

I spent this past week in Guilford, Maine. The company I work for has a facility there, and I was up to participate in customer visits. Some highlights:

Local brews, (top, L to R) Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Ale, just a hint of blueberry taste, and quite refreshing! Geary's Pale Ale, love the lobster on the label, hearty taste. (bottom, L to R) Shipyard, quite nice with fried haddock and scallops, Goose Island Honker's Ale, another nice brew.

My first, and second, visits to Moosehead Lake. This place is magical, truly beautiful. The photos do not do it justice. Suffice it to say, I am planning a visit with my hubs for some quality time here!

Of course there is quilting in Maine! I finally got a chance to visit the Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop in Bangor. It is close to the airport, but I have never been able to get by there when they were open, until this trip! What a beautiful shop! Lots of fabrics from Modern prints to batiks to Civil War to Maine inspired. Tons of patterns and an amazing selection of books. Oh, and the sweetest little Boston Terrier: Gracie!  The other shop pictured is Crazy Moose Fabrics in Greenville by Moosehead Lake. I couldn't get there while they were open, but am planning a visit when I can! And the Sunbonnet Sue? One of my quilting buddies that works for us, Carol, made her. We quilters are everywhere and seek each other out! Carol is a member of the Pine Tree Guild, Maine's statewide quilt guild, as well as another regional guild. There are many amazing quilters in the wilds of Maine.

So, home this week, should be able to sew, again, finally!
Obligatory lobster shot, we had our customer dinners (and all meals) catered by the fantastic Pat's Pizza in Dover-Foxcroft. They did our lobster boil dinners for both sessions of visits and did an amazing job in a gorgeous space!


Colleen said...

I know that lake is marvelous! Its at the same level as my Canada lake which is perfection! You and your hubs definitely need to go back.

Paige said...

Oooh, I miss Maine. It's been too long. So glad you're able to fun while on work trips!

Laura Davies said...

Sounds like fun:)

Jenny Lyon said...

Enjoyed your travel post! I'm going to Maine next week and I'll use your blog as a starting point for my quilty travels.