I'm Back from a relaxing week in Maine. I was here.
Nice view huh? About 3 hours from our house in NH is this cottage which was hubby's grandparent's retirement home at one time. Now it's a place of rest and relaxation, sort of. I say sort of because when you own an old home there's always work to be done and this cottage needs a lot of work so vacations are usually working ones. But it was certainly nice to get away from the heat and humidity and enjoy glorious sea breezes every day. It has been a hot summer in New England and the sea breezes were a welcome respite. But my daughter and I managed to do some retail therapy in antique stores and this wonderful quilt shop.
I have always wanted to go here which is not far from the cottage so we set out one morning to make a pilgrimage. Alewives is one of the most wonderful quilt shops I have ever been to. The selection of fabrics is not what you'd find in most quilt shops. Lots of Japanese fabrics, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, and many other designers that are hard to find. Check out their online store if you can't visit in person. Sorry I have no pictures. I did not take one picture on vacation! What is up with that! I'll take some pictures this week of the few antique finds I managed to buy. So I'm back and on my last week of summer vacation-back to work in a week to the college where I am employed. Yuck-it cuts into my sewing time too much!