Monday, July 16, 2007

Weekend getaway

What a fabulous weekend I had (and a rather extended one at that!) A friend invited me to the cottage that her parents rent every year in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. So on Wednesday night after work, I packed up my little suitcase and drove for 3 hours to take full advantage of her offer to come up for a few days.

The cottage is located on a little private island where most of the houses have been owned by families and passed down through the years. Some are rented out, while others are used for family vacations throughout the summer. We were close to the very tip of the island (there were only a couple of houses beyond ours). By day we could sit out in the adirondack chairs with a cold drink in hand and enjoy the sun and seabreeze. Night found me reading on the screened in porch and then turning in with my window wide open to listen to the sound of the water crashing on the rocks (Maine has a very rocky coastline - it's not a sandy beach kind of thing in most places).

Pictures to follow in a later post ...

I've also posted a couple of new items in my shop:
Ocean Mix Earrings and Pink Drop Earrings




Click on item to find out more information or to purchase

9 comments:

Hear Me Roar! said...

Thank you for your super kind comments, today and often! When I get antsy I'll imagine myself on the tip of your vacation destination in Maine, enjoying fresh air, seagulls, and the smell of the ocean. Thank you again!

TuttleTime said...

Wow, I didn't realize you lived up in Maine. That is a part of the U.S. I have not had the opportunity to visit but have always wanted to. I have heard it's gorgeous and your post echoed what I've heard. How great that you were able to get away. We all need that. I have been doing that more than I need to, but I love traveling...so I cannot complain. I just love your beaded creations. I am going to have to see what other goodies you cook up. :) Have a wonderful week. Angie

knitsteel said...

I love Maine but haven't been there in over 10 years. Your weekend sounds delightful.

I like those earring designs a lot.

Rachel said...

Those are some really beautiful things you've beaded! Very lovely, indeed!

marsha said...

Great that you had a nice getaway ... I need one too!!!! :)

Feltland said...

Loved your new earrings - the blue ones are adorable. Wishing to see your new photos - I'm sure Maine must be a very beautiful place.

Besos,

Monica

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Sounds like you had a wonderfully relaxing trip--I could certainly go for one of those! Your new pieces are really pretty and the blue one seems to really go with your post today--it looks very beachy!
Smiles, Karen

Lanedesigns said...

Glad to hear you had a great time. I am loving the ocean blue earrings...very pretty!

Debra

E & E Bungalow said...

Your getaway sounded great! New England is so wonderful, and I loved Portland, Maine. Love your new earrings too- especially your ocean ones! Very pretty!