Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Clothworks American Made Solids Blog Tour! (and a giveaway!!)

Welcome to the Clothworks American Made blog tour!  I am day 12, practically the mid-point in the tour. One person/blog from each of the US states was chosen to represent their state's image in this tour.  In case you haven't seen these fabrics, they come in loads of pretty colors..

So, sit back and I will give you the short and skinny on my state...Maine.  Most people think that Maine is pretty cold, and they would be right, most of the time.  This winter was excruciatingly  brutal, lots of snow, etc.  I have come to greatly dislike the climate.  Though born here, I have only lived here for the last 18 yrs. I am much more of a southern gal at heart.  Things that are iconic to Maine include the gorgeous rocky coastline (certainly not our frigid beaches!), moose, wild lupines, blueberries, black flies -- just to name a few.

Perhaps you love to shop here...(I do!)
We like to go here and hike along the rocks and explore the tidal pools.  This is the Portland Headlight.
AND...the one last icon that I have not mentioned is what I chose to make my license place to represent Maine...you guessed it, the lobster.  I have clearly chosen the cooked variety, but isn't that what everybody comes to Maine for anyways??!

 My block has a little free curved piecing, and some machine applique.  Those that know me know I am much more of a hand appliquer, but there was no way I was doing all those little pieces by hand!  Here's my sketch if anybody wants to try to reproduce this.  Sorry, he loaded sideways...
My Fabric Giveaway...
Leave me a message and tell me if you have ever been to my state...what was your favorite thing to see or do while you were here?  And could you possible stand the 60-100" of snow we get annually (heck no!!)?...On Saturday June 7th, I will draw a name and that person will be mailed one of Clothworks' fat quarter bundles of this fabric!  It is a fantastic offering, and they are giving away 50 of these - one for each state!  You can refer to the Clothworks link I gave above and follow the remaining state's blogs too for other chances to win this great fabric!

~ Enter only once (duplicates are deleted)
~ Be sure you are not Blogger-no-reply
~leave me an email as a contact with your name

Happy Lobstah-Maine Tuesday!

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Ellen Ann Craig said...

I have never been to your state but would love to visit! Your fabric is wonderful and so is the little lobster!

Anya said...

I've been to Maine several times (not the interior, though). Loved the rocky coastline. Thanks for the chance for the lovely givewaway!

Dorian said...

What a cute license plate! I've never been to Main, and as much as I love the snow, the older I get, the harder it is for me to handle the cold. So no, I could not handle your winter weather. LOl

JayTee said...

Never been to Maine but would like to. I could not stand that much snow...I like ours (if we get any, it is usually gone the next day).Enjoyed your post

Elaine Gates said...

Sounds like your house is lively. I have never been to Maine but have heard that it is truly beautiful from all who have. I do love lobster and will make it to your state to try it fresh soon. I have lived in Michigan all my life and know about the cold winters but last winter was the worst I remember in my more than 60 years. Love the Block. Elaine

Jean said...

I've never been to Maine, but I think when I finally visit, I will come in the summer. When I lived in the Midwest we would go to the lakes of northern minnesota in August to escape the summer heat. Now I'm near the VA & NC border and considering Maine the same way. Am I on the right track?

Julie said...

Never been to Maine. I moved from southern MN to TX to get away from the snow.

Karen Lambdin said...

Love the block and no I have never been to Maine. Would love to visit!

quiltgrannie said...

I have never been to Maine, I live near Chicago and my winters are too cold for me now. So I guess I wouldn't like your weather either.
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cbooth said...

I've never been to Maine. No, I couldn't handle that much snow.

Chiska said...

I love your block! I haven't ever been to Maine, but it's the one state I've wanted to visit since childhood. Books like Cranberry Thanksgiving, Blue Berries for Sal always captured my imagination and I wanted to visit. I got close once, but still haven't made. One day! I've lived in similar places and so I could probably tolerate the snow (maybe!) for the exchange of green!

JoyceT said...

I've never been to Maine, but here in northern Michigan we got way more than 100" of snow this past winter. Looking forward to those American Made Brand fat quarter bundles!

Deborah Boutwell said...

Never been there but would love to visit. Beautiful State and no,I couldn't handle the snow.

M.W. said...

Bar Harbor and Portland are my favorites and no would not like your winters. Thanks for the chance to win.

BJ said...

I have never been there. I love the picture of the lighthouse, especially. Happy quilting!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have never been to Maine, but I live in Colorado so we could probably adjust to the snow. I would definitely enjoy the coast and all that seafood!

Allison said...

I was in Maine for the first time 3 weeks ago! We spent time in Wells Beach and York. Beautiful area. And delicious lobster. Love your block!

Jill said...

I have been to Maine as part of an East Coast honeymoon trip. I loved the quiet peaceful scenic beauty of Maine. And yes, I could deal with the snow.......I live in NW PA and we are affected by the "lake effect" snow coming off Lake Erie. I get a lot more sewing done in the winter, thanks to the snow.
Love your block!

Quilting Babcia said...

I visited the rocky coast of Maine a couple times many years ago, ate one of those delicious lobster tails and promptly learned that I have an iodine allergy. No more lobster or other shellfish for me ... I'm experimenting on a whole cloth hand quilted sampler with one of the AMB fabrics - and loving it as it needles beautifully.

annmarie said...

I've never been to Maine but would like to visit someday. I love the ocean, but could do without all that snow! Your block is great - thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love the state of Maine the coastal area is so beautiful but so is the inland it reminds me of being here in Oregon only more rugged. I truly can't wait to return there, the lobster is also a draw. :)
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Teresa Van de Castle said...

My husband and I took a driving vacation through Maine one year! Loved to coast line and the mountains! We from Virginia and traveled in August, the cooler weather was very nice. I would love to have 60-100" of snow... as long as I can stay inside by the fire and QUILT!! :)
Love the lobster! We ordered Maine Lobster for my husband's birthday one year... yummy!
Teresa
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stitchinpenny said...

I have never been to Maine so no landmarks, but the main reason I haven't been there is SNOW.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Eat Lobstah. No to snow. YES to your quilting! Yes to American Made! Kare S.

Joanna said...

I live in New England and think we went to Maine when I was a kid but can't really remember. I am a big LL Bean fan though.

Julie in WA said...

Maine is one of the few states I have not visited! If I ever get there, I will be sure to try lobster--for the first time in my life. As a rule, I do not eat "bottom feeders", but I recently read that lobsters generally eat better than regular bottom feeders, so I would be willing to give lobster a taste!

Rose said...

I love it all! The lupine, the coastline, the historic architecture and graveyards, the lighthouses, and of course the lobster. Last winter you kept me entertained with your complaints about the weather - a day after the same front had passed through here... Vermont.

Sewing Sue said...

Lobstah!! I've never been to Maine but I have eaten the lobster from there. I don't think we get as much snow as you do, but sometimes it's close, and your coastline is way wilder than ours in Wisconsin. I think I'd enjoy seeing it. Love your block.

delaineelliott said...

I haven't been to Maine, but it does look like a beautiful place to visit. I am from Alberta, where we get a lot of snow every year as well, so I don't think the snow would bother me. Thanks!

carla said...

Hi!!! Cute little lobster!!!! I have never been to Maine...I wouldn't want to live there though, sorry to say but we get too much cold and snow in KY for me!!! I am a Spring and Fall person...don't care for the extremes either way...but would choose summer over winter!!!! Thank You

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have visited some NE states before but never Maine. I live in Florida, so I really don't think I would enjoy all that snow and cold weather. Thanks for the tour.

Kathryn said...

Yes, I've been to Maine on my way from PA to a vacation in Nova Scotia. I love Acadia National Park and hope to get back again. And, of course, I ate lobster!

Barb S. said...

Beautiful state and license plate! I don't believe I cold endure the cold winters in Maine. Here in Central Oregon we receive moderate snow followed by cold but sunny days. Would like to visit Maine and get some fresh Lobstah!

Sandra said...

I have been to Maine 3 times and each time was in the summer. My ex-husband was born in Windham and still has family there. We went to the Cumberland Fair and enjoyed lobster rolls, lobster pasta and lobster dinners. Gotta love lobster. Also went to LL Bean and bought some jeans and shirts to take back home to Sonora, CA with us. Sonora is called the foothills. It is all about trees as you get higher into the mountains. Thank you for being a part of the AMB Blog Tour and the chance to win that awesome fabric. Your license plate is so darn cute. Can't wait to make one myself.

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icraftnqlt said...

Yes, I have been to Maine. I had a wonderful time shopping in LLBean, eating lobster and camping.

Barbara Kanta said...

Love your block, LOVE it!!! I've never been, but it's on my list. B-)

sophie said...

When I lived in New England, I made frequent trips to Maine, for the LL Bean outlet store, the natural beauty and yes, the lobstah!

Virginia said...

I've never been to Maine but hopefully one day. As for dealing with that much snow, nope.

Betsy said...

Going to Maine is on my bucket list since I want to try the crab bisque

Mari said...

My daughter lives in Waterville, and last time we visited she took us to Mt. Battie. It was fun to walk a tiny bit of the Appalachian trail. Very cute license plate--it certainly says "Maine"!

Shannon said...

I've never been to Maine, or much of the East coast (I've mostly explored the south and west) but love lobster! I'm a big fan of snow (from the mountains of the west) but perhaps not quite as much as that!

Claire said...

Love your lobster! Maine is one of the few states I've never visited.

Carol in Mesquite said...

I have never been to Maine but I have a quilter friend from there who spends the winter here in NV where it is way warmer. I love your block and enjoyed your tour of Maine.

bee said...

i've yet to visit Maine, but definitely want to!

sunny said...

Yes, I've been to your beautiful state! I love the lighthouses, the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain, and popovers at Jordan Pond House. Oh, and the lobster. I say I want to live there, but no, I couldn't take the harsh winters and snow.

Mary Marcotte said...

I have not been able to visit Maine but I definitely want to. Maybe summer would be best since I am from Louisiana. We do not know how to handle 2 inches of snow so I imagine that I can not handle yours

patty a. said...

I have never been to Maine and if I didn't have to go outside the home to work I could handle the snow.

Marianne said...

I used to go there in HS with a friend and her family in the summers and had great fun! They had a cabin on a lake in Bangor. Would not like the winters though!

Nancy Evans said...

I spent my teens years living in Maine.....know well the deep snow and cold and the black flies but also lovely soft spring days with apple trees in bloom and crisp fall days of lovely color. I still like to visit my Mom's home state. It is a beautiful corner of the USA.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I have never traveled to the east coast. But I bet Maine is beautiful. I am not a fan of snow, that is why I live in Oregon.

Jeanie said...

Great lobster and something that I think of right away when someone says "Maine!" I've only been to Maine once and just loved it. I guess the coastline was the real highlight of my trip. As far as the snow, it's about the same in Indiana, where I live now, so that's not an issue. Thanks for participating and thanks for the great giveaway!

Kellie from Indiana said...

I would visit Maine, in a heartbeat! Its on my bucket list! Whats not to love about it, its beautiful.

Kathryn said...

Yes, I've been to Maine on my way from PA to a vacation in Nova Scotia. I love Acadia National Park and hope to get back again. And, of course, I ate lobster!

Barb said...

I got as close as NH once. I have family members who would love to visit just for the fishing. Great lobster design!

Ethne Illingworth said...

I've never mad it to the US, let alone Maine - someday maybe, then I'd hit the quilt shops ;o)
100" of snow - oh dear, no thanks - it's rare that we'd have snow lasting more than a few days

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Maine is one of the states I have longed to visit and I do think I could live there. I would love to tour the lighthouses and that beach areas where they stand. Just the most beautiful landscapes ever! Just so beautiful!
Cheri
quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Would love to meet you and explore Maine, but you also might enjoy traveling here to Sunny Arizona (just not in the summer).

Beth Brown said...

My kids and I love camping near Bath! We absolutely love camping on the beach even when it is cold :) I have to say that Maine is one of my favorite states!
Beth

oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

gab said...

Haven't been to Maine but would love to - just not in the winter.
Having lived in Southern California for the past 26 years, I don't want to deal with the wintery snows. Love your license plate.

Michelle Banton said...

Been to Maine many times - love the rocky shore, the mountains and forests in the interior. Wouldn't mind the snow. Would love to win the fabric.

Margaret said...

I have never been to Maine but would really like to visit there. I could not tolerate that much snow. .

Michelle Banton said...

Been to Maine many times - love the rocky shoreline and the forests and mountains in the interior. Could even handle the snow. But I'd definitely love to win the fabric.

Sara said...

I was in Maine about a dozen years ago and had a wonderful time. I loved the scenery, the food, and the people. Our cottage near the beach allowed us to lie in bed and listen to the water lap against the rocks - so relaxing. Your block is so cute!

brenda90159 said...

Hi, your lobster is so great. Makes me hungry. I have never been to Maine but it is on my bucket list. I am heading to Alaska this summer so maybe next year I can hit New England states.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I was in Maine many years ago and i just remember exploring the local areas (we were in a rather unpopulated location!) and hiking. It was gorgeous. No way I could handle the snow, I can barely stand it here in PA!

Diann said...

I have never been to Maine. It is the only state I have never visited!
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Missy Endres said...

I have not been to Maine, but would love to visit sometime during the summer. I could not handle that much snow!

Quilting in the South said...

I have not visited Maine and I would have a hard time surviving that much snow.

Debbie Collins said...

I have never been to Maine, but back in the late 60's my grandmother went and the best pic of the trip is her and her traveling buddies sitting in a restaurant with a huge whole Maine lobster on the plate.. it was an OMG moment for all of them. I could NEVER stand all that snow...I'm from western Oklahoma and if we get 4 or 5 inches a couple times a winter we start complaining! lol Would love to visit though...that's my bucket list...to visit every state in the union!

dorothy said...

I have never been in Maine, but would LOVE to visit. I much prefer cooler weather than 100 + degrees! Your block is so cute too, by the way!

Debbie Collins said...

for got my email. dkcquilts@hotmail.com

Diantha said...

My husband is from Maine, so we would go to Maine several times a year, mostly when his parents were still living. Our favorite thing to do, besides visiting with family, is to have seafood at one of the little road-side places.
And we live in VT, so probably get about the same amount of snow as you!

MooseStashQuilting said...

Your license place it perfect! These solids are just too cool! I do love visiting Maine. Arcadia has to be the best place on the planet!

Linda Zumwalt said...

I have never been to Maine but would love to see it in the Fall as part of a Fall Colors tour. No, I would not like the winters in Maine. We are snowbirds and like the warm temperatures. Love your license plate design.

JANET said...

I have never been to Maine. The pictures of your state are beautiful, must be the moisture from the snow. lol I live in So. Calif., I don't think the whole state gets that much snow!

Jill Hicks said...

Sadly I have never been to Maine. I would love to visit sometime.

Candice said...

Margaret, exclude me from the giveaway, but just wanted to stop by and say "Thanks!" for participating in the blog tour! I love Maine and lobster and LOVE your beautiful block design, too!

Julie said...

Hello Margaret, Congratulations on your winning quilts. How exciting for you. I have not been to Maine yet. We live over here in Washington. Here in the Pacific Northwest we get some cold winters, Our Cascade Mt. range gets a lot of snow. Blessings to you & yours

Tabitha Keener said...

I've never been to Maine but I've always dreamed of visiting and having some lobster! I'm from Ohio, so we get the weird extreme temperatures on the cold and hot scale and every year I'm complaining! Thanks for the giveaway!

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NRoot said...

No I have never been in Maine. The furthest I have been in the northeastern part of the US is New Jersey. I will stick with the snow in Missouri. That is more than enough. Your quilting is beautiful and so detailed.

LindaS said...

I spent 6 weeks on Mt Desert Island one summer during college. Loved it! Got to watch the sun rise from the top of Cadillac Mountain. however, I do not think I want to brave the winters there, Chicago is bad enough.
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Lisa Marie said...

We visited Maine about 10 years ago and especially liked Acadia National Park. It was my son's spring break from school but certainly didn't feel like spring in Maine! We just planned a trip to Western Maine for this fall and we plan to do some hiking.

Quilting Tangent said...

Never been to Maine would love to see it in the Summer. To cold and snowy in the winter for me. Great looking lobster.
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Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I have never been to Maine, but I do want to visit. I think it is Acadia National park looks gorgeous. You have a lot of snow, but I think that Michigan almost caught up with you this past year.

Abbigail said...

I've been to Maine and loved every minute while I was there! I got to sail on one of the schooners for several days! Of course the meals were to die for in Maine.

SarahZ said...

I have never made it to Maine, however all my cousins have "summered"(?) there for years! I love North Woods and rocky coasts, and would happily endure the snow if I could stay indoors and sew...as long as the mail could run and bring more fabric :)I have never eaten lobster either...but yours makes me hungry!

Kathy H said...

Very cute license plate. I have been to Maine once and loved the rocky coastline. Had lots of fun at bar harbor too. We want to go again someday.

Lori said...

this is very nice. No I have never been to Maine. And no I dont think I could stand that mach snow. When it gets brutally cold I ache all over now. Don't like it. But thanks for a chance.

Sue Bennett said...

I have been to Maine only for a short time and I would love to come back.

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allison pogany said...

I've been to Maine to visit a few years ago. So beautiful! I love the snow, but only for a week or so. allisonpogany@gmail.com

PeginCO said...

I've been to Maine and would love to visit again! Beautiful, but the snow would do me in!

Allison Sews said...

Maybe one day I will visit but won't eat lobster - I'm just not a fan.

Charlotte said...

I have been to Maine...loved the trees and LL Bean. I live in northern MN, so yeah...I could deal with your cold and snow. Love your little Lobstah:)

DebraKay Neiman said...

Greetings from Oklahoma USA. I have never been to Maine, but my little sister lives there. I remember hearing the tree limbs cracking while talking to her on the phone. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

regan said...

I love your lobster, Margaret! And yeah....I love Maine, too! We all know this is REAL paradise! :o)

Joanne Hawks said...

Adorable block! I've never been to Maine, but if I got there, I'm sure lobster would be at the top of my "To Do" list!

Sarah or Semmy said...

Your stste is one I have always wanted to visit but I have not been able to that,so far.

OhioLori said...

Wow! Gorgeous pictures...and love your block! (love eatin' Lobster...tho don't do very often lol)

Have never been to Maine...and you folk's get waaaay more snow than we do here, in Ohio. Noooo...wouldn't like more than we get!! Yipes!! & Brrrr!!!

Brenna said...

My MIL owns a house in Maine on the coast! We love going up and visiting. The coastline is absolutely gorgeous and on our last visit, we discovered the Owl's Head Transportation Museum, which my 5 year old loved! The lighthouses are beautiful as well! I can't handle cold though, so I'm happy with just being a frequent visitor!

Sue said...

I've only been to Maine once, ages ago. We visited the Bean outlet store, and a lobster shack along the coast. Best lobster ever, and the cheapest!

Cocoplum said...

Have not been to Maine ... yet! Definitely on our list of places to see. Thanks for the giveaway!
P.S. - love your quilt block (especially the lobster!). info {at} cocoplumbeachhouse {dot} com.

Lee said...

My husband and I went to Maine for our honeymoon! Acacia Natl Park! I loved it there and that was 32 yrs ago! We need to go back! Hi from Michigan! Love your block!
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Sandy said...

I had always wanted to see Maine since i was a child and got the chance to move there for 2 years a few years ago... it is beautiful and i loved the people and scenery the most! I can deal with the snow as i just stay indoors and sew! LOL. thanks for your wonderful quilting and blog and chance to win the pretty fat quarters!

Susan C said...

I would love to visit Maine......in the summer! Grew up in upstate NY so I dealt with winter but enjoy living in the south now. I would love a nice Maine lobster!!

Michele said...

Hi Margaret! How fitting that you would use my very favorite food of all as your state block. Love it!!! Yes I have been to Maine and can't wait to go back, hopefully this early fall and of course the best part is the fresh lobster but I like exploring the antique stores too.

Tinliz said...

I have never been to Main. 60-100" of snow. I had a hard enough with the record snow we had in Indiana this year.

Wendy said...

how fun! when I think of Maine I really do think of lobster ... wonderful job and thank you for sharing!!

B. J. Woodlee said...

I have never been to Maine but would like to visit sometime in the summertime. Don't think I could handle all the snow. Love you block!

Amy said...

I have been to South Harpswell on business trips several times. Actually saw a baseball game in the snow (in April). I would come back in a heart beat. And I love Wilbur's chocolate and want to visit a Mardens store. Thanks for the cool lobster. It's perfect for embroidery.

Rachel said...

I've been going to Maine periodically for almost 10 years. I love the character of Maine. There are some gorgeous landscapes and great small towns. I can handle the snow, our local average is about the same. What I don't like is route 1 in the summer. ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

Sally said...

I've never been to Maine but would love to visit someday. I live in Arizona so we're quite far away!
My twin lives in Colorado and she gets even more snow than tat, and no, I couldn't handle it! Could you handle 120 degrees?

earth visitor said...

Iowa here - I was in Maine for part of a day years ago when U was a kid - I'd love to make a trip back again and visit Orr's Island

Vjquilter said...

Personally, I have never been to Maine, but my aunt used to be a teacher in Portland and met my future uncle there. Someday, I would love to visit Maine. Here in AZ, our summer temps can soar to over 118, so anytime in the next 12 weeks sounds good to me!

Kat Scott said...

I have never been to Maine, but would love to visit (in the summer) to hang out on that rocky coast line.

LynCC said...

When I was 11 or 12, my parents took us all on a road trip from home at Cape Kennedy in Florida up to Maine and back. Unfortunately, the only thing I remember from that trip is how very cramped and nasty it was in their tiny Honda Civic. . . Oh! And Salem witches being crushed by stones, but that's another state. ;D I would love to spend a week in Maine sometime. Its winter snow - I wouldn't mind that - but I'm not sure how much more cold my feet can take than what we get here in Colorado (Raynauds issues). Love your lobster license plate block.

giddy99 said...

I've been to Maine, and we loved it! Lobster is great, but we fell in love with Bob's Clam Hut on Route 1. AWESOME!

LuAnn said...

I have never been to Maine, but my daughter just got back from spending a week there. She took the exact same picture that you did outside of LL Bean and she also had a picture of the lighthouse!! Would love to visit your state, but I think I would prefer to live in Arizona in the Wintertime. LOL

Kay said...

So, sorry but I have never been to Maine. I know for sure I would not want to handle the snow. I am from south Texas and our winter was colder than normal this year (just like everyone else) and it was more than I wanted to deal with! :0)

Michele T said...

First I have to tell you that your license plate is perfect for your state!! I have never been to Maine but I would love to!! We had a brutal winter too and I am very comfortable with tonnes of snow... Do I like that much? Heck no!

liz n114 said...

Love Maine and return every year. Grew up in a small NH border town....long ago! A must when we visit is a total lobster pig out!
liz

Sarah said...

We go to Maine as often as we can for summer vacations -- it is actually my favorite state! I am a northern girl myself, and love the snow and winter as well -- I'm originally from Minnesota. Beautiful licence plate! sarah@forrussia.org

Cecilia said...

I have never been to Maine and I am definitely a southern girl! I would not like that much snow. Your lobster is too cute and really makes your block. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I drove through Maine from Boston to Nova Scotia (we took the ferry to NS) when I was about 10. I don't remember much, but I have a photo of us at the side of the road with a moose in the background. I have no memory of this beyond the photo. I was probably mad about something my little sister had done.

Jo said...

One of my dearest friends lives in Sullivan. Many years ago when visiting she took me out for the evening to Bar Harbor and we went to a bar for dinner they had these shirts for sale with the barr name on them and me and my warped sense of humor had to get one. I still have a 30 year old tee shirt that says " I got Hammered at the Rusty Nail" as a memory of that trip!

Dianna Eickhorn said...

No I have not been to Maine. I think I could stand all the snow. I didn't say I would. Lol. Stargal714@yahoo.com

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Lived in Maine for 10 years. Miss the lobster, fishing, and the red hot dogs!

Carmen N said...

Maine is on my wish-list to visit. People think my state (WI) gets a lot of snow, but I don't think we get that much!

Deb said...

No, never been to Maine...a friend of mine is leaving this weekend for Maine, her home state. Wish I could go with her! I'm not sure I could take that much snow!

JoyceLM said...

When I was in graduate school in New Jersey, I went with a friend up to Maine to stay at her family's cabin for a long summer weekend. We walked through the woods, skipped rocks on the lake & enjoyed the cooler weather. Thanks for the chance to win.

Vicki H said...

I have not been to your lovely state. I live in Kansas but grew up and have family in Minnesota. I can handle the cold but not the snow so much anymore.

barefootT said...

I Absolutely LOVE Maine! in the summer.... and of course the lobster :)

wendy said...

Yes! I have been to your state! My hubby and I traveled there for our honeymoon 42 years ago. I am not sure now why Maine was our destination but, we always remember our time there with good memories. Love your plate, we did bring some lobster home with us to Michigan. {don't like the snow here either}

WhoMom said...

Good Evening!
I've never been to Maine but would love to come visit the lighthouses. Your plate is adorable, and the lobster is perfect...even if they do give me hives.

emmy said...

Friends had a cottage in Wells Beach so we have many happy memories. We're originally from CT, so we're very familiar with the winters and snowfall. Thank you for the giveaway.
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Janie said...

I have never been to Maine. I would love the lobster. Thanks for the chance.

Cherry Tree Quilts said...

I have never been to Maine but I've bought lots from L. L. Bean! I would DIE in cold that extreme!!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I've never been to Maine but really want to! It would definitely have to be in the summertime though (or at least NOT the dead of winter!)

Jennifer said...

No, I have't been to Maine but when I do get there it won't be in winter. Love your lobstah!

Margaret said...

I've never been to Maine but would love to visit -- in the summer.

Pat V. said...

I love your lobster! I was in Portland once for a job interview; it was a pretty whirlwind trip with no time to sightsee. Would love to come for a visit!

~Kris~ said...

We really enjoyed visiting Maine. Loved Acadia park, loved eating lobster, loved the beautiful forests. My favorite was Lubeck. What a neat little town and everyone was so friendly. I live in Wisconsin and I'm tired of all the snow too.

kshackabq said...

Love your lobster! Nope, never been to Maine. But hope to one day. Thanks for the chance to win some of this USA cotton fabric.

Winona said...

I have never been to Maine. I wouldn't mind visiting your state, just not in winter. I am not a fan of snow. We get enough of it here in Missouri.

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Yes, i have been to Maine many times and love lobsters and i have picked some blueberries. I made blueberry jam with the blueberries. Love your license plate.
Carolyn B

graysongal said...

Yes, I've been to Maine several times and loved everything about it--the scenic coast and beautiful drives through little towns from Portland to Bar Harbor, L.L. Bean, lobster, Acadia, Sarah Orne Jewett, John Gould, Henry Beston, Louise Rich, Rachel Carson, and on and on. We came once in the time of lilacs and that had to be the most glorious display I've ever seen or smelled. Heaven!

Diana Tatro said...

I was in Maine this time last year. I went to see my USCG son and family in Camden !! I dearly loved it but alas, he is off to Florida. I found a small Quilt Shop in Portland and the owner decided I was famous because I had just won in Paducah !! Wonder what she would think of you .... a local gal winning EVERYWHERE ?????

Marjorie said...

I've been to Maine a few times. Maine makes me think of taking my children to see Lenny the Chocolate Moose. That, and the coldest Christmas I ever experienced in Presque Isle.

Tamie said...

I have been to your state a few times but mainly along the coast. I live on the coast but way south and no I could not take your snow. I love the variety of lighthouses that you have.

Charlotta said...

Unfortunately, I've never yet been to Maine. But I sure would love to visit. And, no, I wouldn't have any idea what to do with all that snow, so when I come, it'll definitely be in the summertime. That'll suit me fine, because I do live in the South - which I find way too hot and humid - so I always love to escape to a cooler place in the summer, if at all possible.

nicolesender said...

I've never been to Maine but would love to visit! You have so many great things in your state including beaches and forests.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Unfortunately, I have never been to Maine, but your post made me wish I could pack up my bags and go there now. cdahlgren at live dot com

Anita said...

I have never been to main, but would love to visit. Fantastic lobster!

KaHolly said...

I just left Maine after some wonderful days birding in Portland, Scarborough Marsh, and the Belgrade Lakes. Used to live there....often wonder why I ever left!! Great post, wonderful license plate!!

Siobhán said...

I've never been to Maine but would LOVE to visit! The snow--not so sure of that aspect of it...

KathyinMN said...

I have not been to your state, but since I hit the furthest point south in Key West this year, I do need to get to the other end of the east coast some day!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Never been to Maine, but it was one of the possibilities for our honeymoon... Hopefully someday! As for the snow, I'd love it! I love snow :) I live it South Dakota and have spent a few years in Montana, so I'm no stranger to cold and snow!!

ruthq2013 said...

HI Margaret,

I have been to Maine briefly-drove through it to go home to NFld. It was beautiful in the wooded areas that we drove through.
Thanks for the lobster pattern. Lots of lobsters, snow, moose and bugs where I grew up and live now.

Ruth at ruthq@rogers.coom

Trish said...

I visited Maine when I was younger and I loved it! We get a fair amount of snow here in Wisconsin, but as I recall it may not be as brutally cold!

Allison C said...

I live in MA so I go to Maine often. We like Portland and of course getting some good lobster.

Penny from S.C. said...

Cute block even though I'm allergic to shellfish. I have never been to Maine and could definitely NOT stand that much snow. I live in SC and get kidded all the time because I have a heater beside my desk at work even in the summer. Thanks!

Lynda in the mtns of NC said...

I live in the mtns of NC now, and we have quite enough snow for me, thank you very much. Lived in NJ for a while and worked for a great guy from Maine. He told us about Mt Blue State Park. We went camping there (in the summer) a couple of times and so enjoyed it! Enjoy your blog so much!
Lynda Carver
lcarvernc@yahoo.com

Michele said...

Hope this isn't a duplicate-- my comment vanished.

I used to visit a family farm in Maine as a child, but no idea where in Maine.

Always wanted to go back, but haven't yet.

Kelly Wilson said...

Sadly, I've never been. However, last year my parents (in South Carolina) were reading an article about Maine and started talking about how they've never been. They booked tickets that day and left that weekend for a week of eating lobster and driving around the countryside. They absolutely loved it.Thanks for the opportunity!
notwendy at gmail dot com

Vicki C said...

No I have not been to Maine, and I can sure say no I could not stand all the snow you get in the winter time. I do think I would love to shop at that LL Bean though, that big boot is a hoot. I love your lobster, you did a great job.

Donna W said...

Never have been to your state. But would like to. I am from Wisconsin, so am use to a lot of snow. But, not as much as you get. Those that live in northern Wisconsin get that much snow, but where I live we do not

lindamid said...

I have never been to Maine, but would love to visit, in the summer. lol

Loris said...

I love your state :-) Maine has been a favorite of mine for decades..even though I have lived in California most of my life! I was thrilled to be a camp counselor at a camp on the Kennebec in the early 70's :-)
I love your license plate design!

MissPat said...

I've been to Maine once, many years ago, and only for an overnight stay. I take that back. I have a vague recollection of visiting on a car trip with my grandparents, but that was even longer ago. On the more recent trip, we visited some antique stores and had dinner at a lobster place, but wasn't there long enough to do the touristy things. I love to go back again (in the summer) and spend more time.

banjo795 said...

I've never been to Maine, but it is on my bucket list. I'd visit in the summer, though ;->

Susan Arnold said...

I lived in Maine from 1974 to 1980. What a great place to grow up--I miss our place on the lake. My brother is still there, and is a Senator in the State legislature. Love your lobster--miss those too! But sorry, you can keep the snow!

paula Cox said...

I have never been to Maine. I hear it is beautiful. I love lobster. I love the look of the snow with everything all white, but I HATE the cold. So I live in Florida. But I would accept cold fabric from Maine. O_O

paulacox7198@yahoo.com

nhouse49 said...

We usually visit Maine every summer-but I'd love to see the winter snow! Some day we' make it to Acadia National Park, too.

Jennifer said...

Visiting Maine is on my bucket list - I'd love to be there at Christmas time. 60 - 100 inches of snow? Bring it on!

Kathy L said...

We lived in Maine many years ago and still love lobsters.

tweety tweet said...

I have never been to Maine but it's on my bucket list! Love to see all the snow (sitting in my warm living room in Georgia watching it on tv) ;). Lovely license plate! tweetyb936@aol.com

Bobbie said...

Sadly, I have never been to Maine, but I would love to visit someday. Great lobster drawing! bbmolony@comcast,net

Cathy Romanczuk said...

I have been to Maine but it was twenty-some years ago! My son was a tiny baby. The winter weather is not my favorite thing. romanczukc@gmail.com

Marti Taylor said...

My aunt used to go to Maine every summer for two weeks, but I have never been. I could so handle that much snow, I love it! It is the frigid temps that would do me in every Winter. I love the lobster on your plate.

Anonymous said...

I love your plate! Being from RI, we get to Maine a few times between summer and fall. Usually we stop at LL Bean, then of course manage to hit a few great quilt shops. This summer planning on hitting the Maine quilt show in July. Donna (chavesdm@msn.com)

Donna said...

Never been to Maine, but I would like to in the summer. Living in Buffalo, NY, I have no desire to go anywhere else with snow!
seamstress2@roadrunner.com

Evie H said...

I'm sorry to say that I've never been to Maine! But it is on my "let's visit" list -- someday it may happen.

Liz Rehrauer said...

We loved Acadia National Park and all the lobster at a reasonable price. Coming from Wisconsin I don't like all that snow either.

aus_chick said...

I've never been to maine, but one summer I would love to escape the heat of DC and head up there to spend time with some of our friends who live up there on a lake!

Peggy said...

I've only ever been as far "north" as Virginia - sorry. Your state sounds lovely, but I wouldn't enjoy the snow. We live in Florida, where it is mostly sunny and humid too.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Linda said...

Love your block and I have been to Maine...not so crazy about the snow. Nice place to visit in the summer!

Sewgirl said...

I have a very dear friend that lives in Maine, and have been there several times as a result…I love Maine in the summer time…not so sure about the winters though!! Cute Cute block… eating lobster is one of my favorite things to do when visiting!!

PK Sews said...

I've never been to Maine, but I would love to go. And I live in Wisconsin, so I can drive in the snow! Thanks so much for sharing your license plate! I enjoyed getting acquainted with your blog!

Karen said...

I have been once, to Camden for my 20th wedding anniversary (21 years ago). We stayed in a B&B and had a wonderful time. The lobster was fabulous!

Amy said...

Your block is just too cute. Lobster definitely comes to my mind when think of your state. It looks beautiful there. I would love to visit the cute lighthouses, but in the summer. :)

Teresa Evans said...

I have been to Maine and I love the rocky coast

Anonymous said...

On a visit to New Hampshire, we drove across a tiny bridge and had a lobster dinner (duh!) in Maine. It added a giggle, who knew we were that close to Maine, and a lovely memory of your beautiful state.

jean
jlickun@aol.com

Beth said...

I have never been to Maine, but I don't mind snow so I would probably do okay! Except that I am very allergic to lobster . ..

Kathy said...

I have never been to Maine, but living in a suburb of Buffalo NY, I am no stranger to large amounts of snow!! Love your block! I admire anyone who can applique small pieces.

Betty.hastings@veriaon.net said...

My Father's family is from Orono Maine. They were early settlers during the American Revolution. All the men fought. When I go to Maine I am often on an Ancestor hunt from Arundel up the Kennebec and into bangor and the surrounding areas. I would love a chance to win the giveaway fabric. Thank you for the opportunity.

dcargill said...

I have never been to Maine but it is on my list of places to go. I love lobster so that would be like heaven to have lots of lobster.
I don't know if I could stand the snow but I guess you get lots of quilting time!

Anonymous said...

What a nice license plate! and I do like lobster. I've never been to Main, and as much as I love the snow, the older I get, the harder it is for me to handle the cold. maybe in the summer...thank you...martamanole@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

never been to maine, you are clear across the country. i would love to someday take a long trip tho and am sure maine would be a lovely place to visit. too bad i don't care for lobster, at least the real kinda, but your license plate is too cute!
patti (contact emailed)

teachpany said...

I visited parts of Maine when I was a kid. Bar Harbor was fun. We watched the boats come in, and saw them taking the lobsters off. I need to go back!

Lorri said...

Love, your block !I haven't been to Maine before, but my husband was there many times during his 4 years at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. He promised me a trip there and a 5lb lobster!!! We shall see.

sue said...

LOVE Maine! Have driven up the coast a number of times. And what's not to love about a Maine lobster and lobster rolls? :)

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