Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CRAFT IDEAS AND A BREAK…..

While perusing my new addiction Pinterest.com recently, I came across this amazing blog. It has tutorials on some very cool items to make for your craft room if you have one. Here’s a link to this woman’s site…………SCOUTS STITCHES  Hopefully it will bring you to her blog and you may have to do a bit of searching to find the crafts. The picture above is from there. I love that! I plan on making one this winter!!

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Meanwhile, my best friend Lorraine    came home from Florida about a week ago.  She was on vacation here for the week. We grew up in the same small town and went to the same schools. We see each other just once a year. This year was very special because she recently survived Ovarian Cancer. I’m so proud of her. Her joy regarding the colors of the fall trees and the cooler temps invigorated me! She helped me remember to be grateful. Living in Maine is wonderful and the four changes of the seasons are a wondrous part of our existence here. But…I sometimes take that for granted. She helped me see the colors with new eyes.We had breakfast twice at a place called in North Yarmouth, only about 15 minutes from here. I have heard good things about it but have never been. They are a favorite of the locals and apparently chefs in Maine declared the place one of the top 50 in Maine to eat. Stone’s Café makes their own pies, pastries and many other amazing desserts and meals. Here’s a link……STONE'S CAFÉ  It’s definitely worth the trip if you are a Mainer. We had lunch at my niece’s golf club called Toddy Brook. It is so lovely there overlooking the golfing green. TODDY BROOK

We had gone to our home town and picked up another dear friend from school and she joined us for lunch.

We visited our parents at the cemetery, and then took a ride across the ocean in our home town to a place we loved as kids called Cousins Island and then Little Johns Island. Here’s the bridge we drove over to get to Cousins Island….We walked down to that beach. As teens we jumped off that bridge in the middle! Then on to Little Johns Island down the road a bit. It was a place we retreated to party as teens sometimes. The roads are narrow going around the island and halfway around there’s a dock we used to fish off.

People still do. We had a lot of laughs. The next day, we had a big barbecue together with Lorraine’s family. I can’t wait to see her again next year…..it was a fun time. I am so glad she is still with us….she’s a courageous girl and my best friend.Smile

 

11 comments:

jane.healy said...

Hi Debbe

For some reason your blog has not been appearing on my feeder but suddenly it is there again so I have been playing catch up. You have been busy!

Love the cute pups (but not enough to get one of my own) and the recipe!

I love autumn but we have nothing like the splendid colours you have over here.

Eva Gallant said...

I hadn't heard of Stony Brook but will have to check it out sometime! Glad you had a good time visiting with your friend.

Eva Gallant said...

Whoops! I meant Stone's Cafe!

Debbie said...

Jane...I am not sure what's going on with my blog?? I know it needs updating but I haven't done that yet. I will ask my genius computer husband to help me with it next week. I'm glad you can get it now! Thanks for coming by!
Eva...When I wrote about Stone's Cafe I thought of you!! I hope you try it because I KNOW you'll love it. The atmosphere is wonderful too. Don't go home without buying some of their pastries which are right there to purchase!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi debbie! what a wonderful post! so glad to hear your friend is doing so well. maybe you guys should have jumped off the bridge for old times sake! the storm is heading straight towards us! high winds and lots and lots of rain is coming.

Jean Merriman said...

Hi Debbie! My goodness it has been a while since I have checked out the blogs. Glad you had such a great time with your friend. The pictures are all great! Love all that color. The color has been very drab here this year.

vesselsmemories said...

I love this post, Debbie! Beautiful pictures! I love pinterest, too! I have found the best recipes on there. This crafty little "peg board is awesome, would be perfect for you and all the crafty things you make. Was in your neighborhood again the other day (on my way back from Beans) and I took a little time to "poke" around the town. Maybe, I'll do a post on my blog about Yarmouth!
Have a good day!!
Dawn

Heather said...

Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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