Wednesday, August 02, 2017

I Drove the Cah Up Apiece to Maine, Ayuh I Did

Last week I worked for Sanford Sewing Machines at Maine Quilts in Augusta, ME.  If you weren't there, you missed a great time!

What wasn't a great time was the drive.  To get from New York to Maine, I drive through Waterbury CT, Hartford CT, around Boston MA, the road to Cape Cod, and through wicked Maine vacation traffic.  Good times!  Bumper to bumper cars EVERYWHERE!

I broke up the drive by stopping at a few quilt shops.

Sturbridge Quilting and Sewing:

Charlton Sewing Center:

As soon as I arrive at the hotel, my hotel room was transformed into a sewing room featuring my HQ Stitch 210 machine:

I finished two quilt tops.

Fenced In:

Squared Away:

And I started another Squared Away featuring Jillily's Coming Up Roses fabric:

The sewing wasn't limited to the hotel room.  There was some stitching going on in the Handi Quilter booth:

I quilted a little bit, too.

A pygmy owl:

I stitched out some ribbon candy using the Pro-Stitcher.  SWOON!

I got to experience a little rain in Maine.  This is about six inches of water draining from the parking lot, right where my car was parked.

Good thing I can swim!

Maine has some food that isn't available in the rest of the country.

First I tried Moxie:

I brought home a few bottles of Moxie, in case you are desperate to try it.*

I enjoyed fresh Lobster Roll and a Whoopie Pie:

After the quilt show, I got to enjoy more wicked traffic:

I am going to Maine again on September 12-13 to teach at Sanford Sewing Machines.  Will I see you there?
Please remember to vote for your favorite Cutie Pattern this week HERE.



Vireya said...

Your comments about Moxie were interesting. I've never tried it, but your reaction was a bit like mine the first (and only) time I tried Dr Pepper! Let's just say I didn't find it very palatable.

Barb Johnson said...

And did you try the lobstah chowdah? Wicked good!