Maine is my Happy Place!

I’m heading to Maine and the HeartStrings sew in today! I can’t believe this will be the 10th year Bev has hosted the group. I’ve only missed two years – 2016 when I was caring for my sister-in-law and last year when I was going through treatment for my thyroid cancer – and I’m so excited to be going back this year.

Keith and I first visited Maine in 1996 with his father who was born and raised in Portland Maine. It became one of our favorite places and we visited a second time with his parents and then in 2009, we started visiting once or twice every year.

Three times, including last year, we’ve spent the entire month of October there and I’m thrilled that we’ve just made plans and rented a cottage near Willard Beach for April of next year.

Both Chesty and Finn have loved their time in Maine and Keith has done a good job finding us places to stay that allow dogs.

For next April, we’ve booked the same little cottage we stayed in last October. It’s a little quirky but it’s in our favorite Willard Beach location.

But that’s for next next year, this week I’ll work with my HeartStrings group and then Keith will join me for a few days. I wonder how many lobster rolls I can eat in the next 9 days?!

8 thoughts on “Maine is my Happy Place!

  1. We just got back from Ogunquit. Went up to Portland and then to Boothbay, and a wonderful visit to Alewives Fabrics in Nobleboro. I do love Maine!

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  2. Maine looks just beautiful! I can see why you enjoy it there. Have a great time with the sewing group, it sounds like a lot of fun. And enjoy the lobster!!! Yum!!!

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  3. Enjoy the lobster rolls. I’m like that with shrimp when we are in Florida. Everyday is a great day for shrimp.

    Kathy in WI

    On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Making Scrap Quilts from Stash wrote:

    > Mary posted: ” I’m heading to Maine and the HeartStrings sew in today! I > can’t believe this will be the 10th year Bev has hosted the group. I’ve > only missed two years – 2016 when I was caring for my sister-in-law and > last year when I was going through treatment for my ” >

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  4. At least one a day on the lobster rolls. I can’t have that many so I will hope you can. You do seem to delight in being in Maine and everyone deserves a happy place. We go to Vermont most years for leaf peeping and that is my happy place.

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  5. Thrilled that you can get back to something you love to do; be with people who have a heart for others which certainly motivates others and make quilts! Enjoy your time away.

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