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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On Vacation

This Friday I leave for a magical place,
Monhegan Island, Maine.
Three years ago, I found out about a retreat called http://www.knittingandyogaadventures.com/. As I read through what the retreat had to offer, and I saw pictures of the island, I wanted so badly to go, so I did. The island is about an hour off the coast of Maine. There are only 35 people who live there on a year round basis. No cars and no bicycles. Within just a few days of my stay, I knew that I must come back.
If you read my Sunday Night Reflections post, you have probably seen a few pictures that I took while I was there.
 A handmade garden gate.
The home of artist Jamie Wyeth. One morning I was sitting on the rocks doing my morning writing when the fog rolled in. It gave the house the most mysterious feeling.
Hiking trails. Most of the island is uninhabited. You can walk a different trail everyday.
My dogs and my family will stay home so I will have a quiet week. I'm taking a knitting project, my sketch pad, my writing journal and some clothes of course ;)
I had thought that I would try and have posts ahead so that I could continue to post while I'm away, but I've decided that I need a true vacation. So this will be my last post until I return on September 1st.
Once I return, I will finish up the zebra dress tutorials which now will become a denim dress. We'll have new Fabulous Free Pattern Friday pieces, and new Sleeves On Saturdays. I've mentioned that some new and interesting things are happening and I will finally be able to share one of those with you. Actually, it will be a type of a journey that you'll be able to follow as I work through the process.
One thing that I would like to share before I go is that we have reached the 450 mark with the pillowcase project!!! Beyond exciting. So when I return, we will have the big 450 hanging of the pillowcases.
I hope to see you all back here September 1st!
Rhonda



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26 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! I hope you have a wonderful and rejuvenating time!

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    1. Thanks Gail. I know I will. The question will be if I'm able to drag myself back to civilization!!

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  2. It looks so incredibly peaceful
    It amazes me that there are no cars or bicycles, how in their internet service?

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    1. Spotty at best. When I was there, I had to climb the hill up to the lighthouse to have enough reception to make a phone call!!

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    1. Oooo, thanks for reminding me. I do have a pair of socks on some needles that I should finish. I was going to take a shawl that I started recently. Maybe I'll take both :)

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  4. Ah, I will be curious to see and hear about the ideas and creations that come to you while you are away. Have a lovely vacation.

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  5. Have a wonderfully reviving break away from all the pressures of life. It is rare to be able to totally escape telephones etc. now so make the most of it!

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  6. A lovely place for a lovely woman. Have a wonderful vacation.

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  7. A relaxing retreat sounds perfect. Enjoy!!

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  8. Have a wonderful time, Rhonda. Maine is such a beautiful place that always calls you back. Your retreat sounds so special and much deserved.

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  9. Rhonda, you do deserve a break so I hope you get the time to do your knitting and relax. Enjoy.

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  10. Have a wonderful vacation. Looks like a peaceful, restful spot.

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  11. Our family owns sailing resort in the BVIs Virgin Force. No cars no bikes one telephone for the whole resort and one TV. Internet in the club house is ify. Lots of swimming sailing snorkelling. Only resort on island and only reachable by boat. So relaxing. Love it. Would love to check out your retreat in Maine. Have a wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating time.

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  12. Our family's resort on virgin gorda is like that. No cars no bikes only one phone. No newspapers. One TV. Internet in club house ify. Get there by boat. Oh how I love the relaxation. Have a wonderful rejuvenating time.

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  13. Nice!!! Enjoy and stay in the 'moment'...that takes self discipline when you're going from busy to stop, but ever so worth it!!!

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  14. It looks so beautiful and serene.. have a fabulous vacation.

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  15. sounds like the perfect break - have a fantastic time

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  16. Enjoy lot in this wonderful place, dear Rhonda! We will be here waiting for you to return with new things and look forward to you sharing thoughts with us. Many kisses.

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  17. Hope you are having a relaxing vacation. Maine is such a pretty state!

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  18. Wow. I wish I knew how to knit. Is crochet aloud?? lol

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