Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sharing Maine with you (Giveaway)

A few days ago, I returned from a week in Maine.  Maine is by far my favorite vacation spot.  Cool nights are followed by warm days in the summer, and a spot on the lake makes the days even more fun.  I enjoyed lobster, fishing (didn't get a bass this year but was able to eat one caught by my hubby!), a boat ride for ice cream, and other fun activities.

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!!

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I never had trouble getting my hams in a photo - just could never get a really nice 'serious' one! Looks like a wonderful time - yes, 4 boys would make me tired.

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  2. Great photos! Sounds like a great place to vacation. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for sharing some of your pictures! Enter me in the giveaway!

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  4. Beatiful photos.I`m always behind the camera too. Maine sounds like a great area.Thanks for sharing

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing. And, yes, I'm a follower.

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  6. Oh Natasha, I've missed your posts! Glad you had a lovely vacation, and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress in English paper piecing. (Since I don't hand-sew hardly at all, I feel fulfilled just reading about it.)

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  7. thanks for the giveaway. my brother and his wife are going to maine in sept.

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  8. It looks like a fabulous holiday, Maine sounds a great place to visit. Oh what fun trying to get photos of children or pets!

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  9. I used to hate having my picture taken so I always volunteered to be the photographer but I've since decided I want everyone to remember me when I'm gone and the best way is to make sure my children have plenty of photos of me..even when I'm not looking my best LOL.

    I've always wanted to visit Maine..thank you for sharing.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  10. Always behind the camera seldom in front is probably why we cherish photos of our mothers. Visiting Maine in on my to do list. One of my favorite books to read to my children was Robert McCloskeys One Day in Maine. I loved his illustrations. I always enjoyed Murder She Wrote especially the episodes that took place in Cabot Cove, Maine probably because the landscape is so different from South Dakota
    Ann

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  11. I love Maine--wish we could get up there more often. Thanks for win! I just discovered your blog from your link from Patchwork Times--love seeing all your scrap quilts!

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  12. I grew up in Maine in several small, inland towns north of Bangor. Where did you vacation? I agree, Maine in the summer is nearly perfect!

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