Tuesday, June 3, 2014

All kinds of wonderful

I hardly know where to start with this post. Our Girls Hooker Getaway Weekend was a HUGE success.   I spent a couple of days with 2 of the loveliest hookers and we had a grand time.   I couldn't have picked better to share my first trip away with. 

It all started with a trip across the border.  Yay, no line ups.

In a few hours I would be meeting Cathy from Acorn Hollow blog.  We have been following each other's blogs for years and were finally going to meet.  Excited is an understatement.  And our terrific trio was completed with Donna from the blog "a little of this and a little of that".  She is a talented artist and crafter and was our gracious host for the weekend.

Donna, Cathy, and Me outside our cottage.    Here is Cathy unpacking in the kitchen

Yes, all the supplies are in order - chips, crackers, cheese, wine :).  After lounging on the deck and gabbing for awhile we headed out for an amazing seafood dinner - clam chowder, lobster and scallops.  Luckily we returned in time to catch this sunset.  Gorgeous eh!

In the morning it was all about hooking.  (Well, shopping for hooking stuff).  We first hit Woolen Goods, a sweet little shop with an amazing collection of patterns.  Guess I was too busy with all the eye candy to take any pictures.  Maybe the other girls did?

Then it was off to Camp Wool.  It's an eclectic shop in downtown Kennebunk with antiques mixed throughout.

I think we each picked up a few patterns here.  I won't have to worry about running out of hooking ideas for awhile.  I'm all stocked up.  Then we stopped at W. Cushing & Company in Kennebunkport and had a great visit.  If I ever decide to start to dye my own wool, I'm going back there.  And they had some bolts of wool "on sale".  Yay!

We also managed a visit to the Stonewall Kitchen shop and I picked up a few odds and ends 

Now we were getting hungry after all that shopping so Donna took us somewhere "special" for lunch......a biker bar.  No, not a wannabe yuppie biker bar -  a real one.

See what's hanging from the rafters? Hundred and hundreds of bras.  I'm happy to report we kept ours on.  However there was some talk of visitors having to get up on a table and ride this large metal hog.   Yeah, that wasn't happening!!  Even when the rather large leather clad man behind us thought it was a necessity.   Nope!  Cathy and I did agree to stand beside it but that was the limit!  Lol. I believe there is a picture.  

The next day Cathy and I left and went to.........

Yes Virginia there is a Santa clause because this was just like Christmas!   Walls and walls and walls of wool.  Bolts, swatches, yardage .......heaven

I'll post my purchases in another post later.  

It was all so much fun.  Thanks to Cathy and Donna for making Girls Weekend so enjoyable.  Last week I had 2 blog friends and now I have 2 friends who blog :). 


  1. Oh-how I wish I was with you. What a fun trip, to visit the Dorr Mill store and the others, a dream come true. Glad you had a great time. Hope you post photos of your loot.

  2. Awersome! Sounds and looks like loads of fun! I think your last sentence sums it up perfectly! :-)

  3. What an awesome time! This was definitely what you needed! All that wool and wonderful colors! I have an idea you are going to have lots of projects underway. xo Nellie

  4. perfect ending to a wonderful post! I am glad you had a wonderful weekend with wonderful ladies! :)

  5. It sounds like it was a successful weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing your purchase.

    I hope that you decide to dye your own wool, it's so much fun and easy since you do a lot of hooking anyway.

    I've never went to W. Cushing & Co but I bought a bolt of wool, lots of dye and and supplies through email from them and it was sent directly to my house. I also talked to them on the phone. They were great to do business with. I didn't even needed to set foot outside.

    I'm glad you're back home safe and sound.


  6. Sounds like a fabulous trip!!! Two great wool shops that I'd love to see! Great food and no shortage of liquid refreshments!! And I love your last sentence ~ I'm sure your new friends do, too!

  7. What a wonderful weekend we had for sure I will post later on tonight.
    When we met it was like we had know each other for ever! It has to be a yearly trip!

  8. Awesome!!!!! I will certainly remember that bar if I ever get up to Maine...and I will bring a cartload of ill-fitting bras for the ceiling!!

  9. Kim ~
    WHAT FUN!!! And like the others said, your last sentence sums it up perfectly. Did I mention (once or twice) how jealous I am???
    Yes, indeedy, you did go to wool heaven. Can't wait to see all your new goodies.
    Hugs :)

  10. Kim,
    The trip sounds like it was a hooker's dream come true! Getting together with Cathy and Donna must have been so great! When are you coming to WI? Free room and board here for you always!! It's a private little apartment I have access to!
    Can't wait to see the stuff you came home with!!
    Blessings and hugs!!
    Cathy G

  11. What a totally fun trip!! I had no idea there were so many cool places for wool there. I am so glad you had such a good time. You needed this.
    I am just so happy for you. I can't wait to see your goodies.

  12. So fun! Sounds like a perfect mix of relaxation, adventure and fun,

  13. Glad you had a good time and I guess your tire held up

  14. What fun.
    New treasured memories and wool.
    Woolie JOY

  15. Well, that all certainly sounds like a good time. YAY for you!!

  16. Wonderful post Kim! Glad you had a great time. And your last sentence.. priceless and touching!

  17. How great is that?? I love Maine, and even better with blogging friends who are now friends who blog. What a wonderful (and needed!) weekend.

  18. Soo glad you were able to get away for a bit! What fun you gals must of had! And lots of fun memories!! Enjoy your evening Kim!

  19. I saw some pics on Cathy's blog and thought how fun it must have been! I'm a bit jealous of the lobster and seafood part. It' nice that the bar "supports" women! Ha! Great time with new friends and I'm glad you had the opportunity!

  20. So nice you got to meet your friends in person. Kennebunk ME. is such a great place.

  21. Kim, I am so glad that you had such a great time. :) I can feel your excitement. Can't wait to see everything you bought.

    Take care my friend...Janet W

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