Sunday, August 23, 2009


I’m using that word this morning because I woke up to 54 degree weather towards the end of August….that is virtually unheard of here in Missouri.

Windows wide open and the attic fan on…..gLOrIoUs!

Glorious was also a key word while I was on vacation….I mean, look at this…

Here we are arriving at Searsport Rug Hooking. We were so excited, we honked all the way up the drive!

I can’t wait to get pictures from Sandy and Renee to share with you of the inside of Searsport Rug Hooking….I’ve never seen so much wool in all my life in one store…..GLORIOUS!

Of course I had to pick up some patterns while I was there!

I got this one: (click on picture to buy it)

Also a GLORIOUS pumpkin runner and a darling turkey mat….I can’t help myself around seasonal rugs!

One morning we dined on wild Maine blueberry pancakes that were EACH about 1/2 inch thick! Glorious! Yes, I put butter and syrup on them, but I took the picture before than happened, but after I got a bite of the sausage.

I’m a big eater, but let me tell you….I could only make it through half of the pancakes…..Mainers have BIG portions….even for this Midwestern girl.

Beautiful clear skies and rocky fields…..I’ve never seen so many rocks in a field before….definitely different than where I’m from. I have MANY pictures of the fields…..kind of embarrassing in a weird sort of way :)

I think this was along the way to Stonington, Maine.

More stones in Brooklin, Maine….this time in the water.

While in Brooklin we also got to stop by and see Ken Carpenter, proprietor of

  Maine Hooked Rugs. OMG, do you ever meet someone and feel like you’ve known them for years? That’s how we all got along….it’s always so much fun to meet someone you’ve known on rug hooking forums for so many years….such a delight!

A charming rug hooking studio and gallery all rolled into one.

I picked up some GLOR-I-OUS wool that I got to use in the rug pattern that I took to camp…..can’t wait to show Ken the pictures of how it hooked up….”Red Sky at Night” and “Tutti Fruiti”…..yummy!

We arrived at the SERC (Schoodic Education and Research Center) on Monday and were smitten with the views.

Hopefully, if you click on the picture below you can see a 360 degree view (no promises…trying something new here….once the window opens, click and drag on the picture to see the round about view…pretty cool!)

Like I said, GLORIOUS!

More to follow tomorrow. Have a GLORIOUS DAY!




  1. ohhhhh Tammy...those scenic photos are GLO-RI-OUS!!! And, the panning worked...spectacular!!! Sounds like a great time was had...and that you got some great wool and patterns. YAY!!!! Looking forward to more photos.

  2. That panning worked! Felt like I was right there... Looks AND sounds like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to read more..

  3. I was able to visit Searsport Rug Hooking when we went to Maine a couple of years ago. What a beautiful place to shop and to just sit and hook. I had just started hooking and the woman who worked there was so nice and helpful. I would love to go back!

  4. So I take it you liked your visit to my old neighborhood, huh? LOL.
    There are so many things I miss about living in Maine but then, when I get so homesick I don't think I can stand it any longer, I remember the winters. You truly have to be a snow fan to deal with the winters. Of course, when we lived there, I didn't know rug hooking existed. If I had known then what I know now, I'd drive to Searsport several times a week!!
    So glad you had a great time and enjoyed all of the scenery and food. Julie and Chris do a wonderful job!

  5. Glad you ladies enjoyed your trip. I am proud to be a Maine resident, island girl, now country gal. Maine worth a visit, worth a lifetime!

  6. WOW! Glorious is right! The views...Searsport Rug Hooking visit....Wonderful!!! I just ordered a rug from be my first real delve into rug hooking! Can't wait! The trip looks like it was wonderful!