I love Maine so much I wanted to share some of my favorites with you:
Huckleberries are yummy. They weren't ready when we were there, but they are a favorite part of Maine. Loons are water birds that are rather heavy boned. They are unlike ducks in that their bellies sit underwater a bit. They make the most lovely sounds in the dawn and dusk. I also love to watch them fish. My family spent some time watching a pair and one duckling fish. The mother and father would take food to the baby. The duckling seemed to know when he was going to be fed and would make a b-line towards the parent with the food!
Here is the giveaway. This is open to all of my followers, and will include international shipping. I have no idea how to ship overseas but I suppose it is the time to learn! I will ship 2 quilt shop quality fat quarters representing two of my favorite things in Maine. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Easy? Yes! I will leave the giveaway open until July 17th at 11:59pm. I will hope to ship by the end of the week. I need a way to contact you, so make sure you are not a no-reply blogger.
I will leave you with a picture or two of my vacation. Tomorrow I will post pictures of the english paper piecing project I started on vacation. I can't wait to share it with you!
Above you see a rare photo of me (with my youngest son). I tell my husband that people will not know I exist because I am always the photo taker. He appeased me by taking one. This is a picture taken when a bunch of us took a boat ride to a tiny island on a lake. We waded in the water while a campfire was made for smores! It was a lot of fun. It was so hot, the chocolate melted and we had to squeeze it out like toothpaste.
Below, you see what REALLY happens when a photo is taken of children. My oldest son (larger dark haired boy) does not like his photo taken. My husband would do a dump-and-jump. He would plop my son down and jump away so a picture could be taken. As you see by the photo with four young boys (aged 8, 5, 4, 2), a lot of fun was had on vacation. The parents were REALLY tired by the end of the day!!