I have had a vacation. It was wonderful. I didn’t have to think about meals, gardening, quilting or any of the other regular chores. Miss Molly went to her favorite place, her wonderful Vet Boarding kennel. She loves it there and pouts when she has to come home. I do feel thankful that she loves it and wants to go right in the door and leave me behind. I know that she is well cared for.

I did take a quilt that needed the binding sewn down, but it mostly stayed in it’s bag.

The first few days were spent at York Beach. I love York. My family went to York when I was very young. After I was married, my husband and I took our children to York. It was like going home. There are so many nice memories there.

We had no set schedule. I stayed with one of my daughters who rented a cottage that was within sight of the beach. We ate out, including breakfast. We found the most delicious orange cranberry muffins in a take out not far from the cottage. Two other daughters and a son in law visited during the day. Sitting on the beach, under an umbrella. and watching the surf and other people was relaxing. I had forgotten what it was like to do nothing.

Of course, we had to go to the Nubble and Browns for ice-cream


This seagull stood on the monument and posed. It waited until I took the picture before he flew away.

After a few days, I went to Wells Beach to a time share with another daughter and son in law. It was a short walk to Moody Beach. While there, I took my shoes off , rolled up my slacks and walked in the water. It was so much fun.

Now, I’m back home, just in time to go to the VQF virtual show. I’m so glad that I decided to attend. I’ve signed up for two lectures. Kimberly Einmo’s lecture was last week. She talked about sewing rooms. She has a wealth of information. The other lecture is next week. I keep forgetting to see the vendor demonstrations. The one that I did attend was cancelled.

.Therehe show is set up very nicely. You can see the whole quilt, the back, and a close up. There is a larger picture of the whole quilt at the bottom. There is a section with the first place ribbon winners. Also several other exhibits. It took me a while to figure out how to access the vendors. With one click, you can go to their website and order on line. The events of the day are on the home page every morning. The youth group was shown receiving their Janome sewing machines from Dave LaValley from the Bittersweet Fabric Shop in Boscawen, N. H. It is well worth the $5 fee. The show will continue all next week.

Now that I’m home, I have to get back to the garden. The weeds wait for no person. There are still a few seedlings to transplant.

I also finished the June 3D mini quilt. . It looks complicated, but in reality is very easy to make. It’s all straight sewing. It was machine quilted.

Now, on to other things. Tacking down bindings for 3 quilts, quilting a baby quilt and other UFOs . and more Dear Jane. They are all in a big basket waiting to be finished from the top down. Then, I can fill up the big basket again.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

One thought on “Vacation

  1. Hi, I have been thinking of you and wondering how you are doing. I thought I would read your blog and find out. Wow have you been busy. Your vacation sounded absolutely wonderful and enjoyable. Your 3D quilt is so nice and your right it does look hard to do. I really like it. The colors you chose are perfect for it. So now that I know what you have been up to I am setting here feeling really lazy. Your such a get things done person I need to be more like you! Have a great week and thank you for your blog. Janie


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