So my trip to Maine was great! A little working...a little relaxing...a little knitting. Since I'll never catch up on my posting if I describe in detail. I decided to make a picture mosaic with brief descriptions...
1. belfast harbor, 2. silly in belfast, 3. belfast yarn store, 4. inside the sock yarn store, 5. downtown camden, 6. camden brook, 7. a yarn store in camden, 8. look at all the buttons, 9. enjoying wifi in the back yard, 10. my tech savvy parents, 11. suzanne relaxing, 12. sock knitting in maine, 13. playing fetch, 14. a hidden home, 15. humming bird, 16. early morning sun, 17. morning dew, 18. morning sun on the flower, 19. murphy, 20. stashu
Pics 1 - 4: Belfast, Maine is so lovely. Lots of little shops, located right on the ocean. There is a yarn store, a green store and a number of other specialty shops. Just blocks away from Main street you'll find the cutest gingerbread houses hugging the waterfront. Belfast is definitely a place I could enjoy spending time in.
Pics 5 - 8: Camden, Maine is another cute oceanfront town, but to me not quite a lovely. It's a bit more touristy, so a lot more people. However, there are two yarn stores, beautiful views, and yummy places to eat, so it's always nice to visit.
Pics 9 - 20: All of these pictures were taken at various times while hanging out at my parents. I've grown to really like my parents new house. It's no longer on the water, but it's special to them and they've made it a lovely place to relax in. Their backyard area is surrounded by trees, flowers and many birds. It's enjoyable to sit back there and knit (and in Maine, it's cool enough). We've also hooked them up with Wi-Fi so my brother and I can keep in touch with friends and DC, I mean work from Maine, of course.
Lastly, I took some shots of Maine neutrals...
When I got home, I found two surprises waiting for me. My July Project Spectrum Postcard:
My partner was Lolly and she made me a beautiful postcard. I love the pressed flowers and well purple is one of my favorite colors. I feel very lucky to have had the Project Spectrum Hostess as my partner.
The next surprise I came home to was my flip-flop swap surprise - yeah!
Joni sent me all kinds of summer fun! The flip-flops have a straw foot bed and red trim. I have lots of flip-flops but none like this so she made a great choice. She also sent me some needles, (all sizes I don't have!) some great yarn - perfect for washcloths, a book I've been coveting, little note pads, oh!two cute toe rings that I'm think she made (I'll have to take separate pictures of those) and something that completely amazed me...she knitted me some footies! Clearly Joni is a much faster knitter than me, as we only had a couple weeks to put this package together and had I'd tried to do the same, I'd probably gotten through my cast on. My gifts were wonderful and I'm really enjoying everything. Thank you Joni!