We were actually away the last four days. We went to see Thomas the Train in Maine. We went to a Day Out With Thomas event in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We've gone several times before and it is a fun, magical event.
Parents of toddlers may have seen these events advertised on the Thomas videos. The "real" full-size Thomas travels around to different railways in the US and Canada to take people for rides. (See his driver in the photo above). We went on a 25 minute ride on Thomas and then there are all kinds of other things to do too -- a barrel train ride, bouncy castle, children's entertainment, Sir Topham Hatt is there, hay maze, craft station, old car display, hay ride, etc., etc.
Here's Thomas pulling through the station.
With passenger cars.
We were very fortunate to sit in the caboose this time. See that little raised part on top with the windows? That's where my kids sat -- way up on a tall bench. Big thrill!
Another day we went to Lands End on Baileys Island. And of course back-to-school shopping in Freeport.
Here's what I was working on as we drove. I got the binding all on the Love-Serendipity-Family quilt. It's for the quilt show in September so I'll show the whole completed thing sometime after that.
Also, when I posted the selvage squares I am making I got several comments asking about a tutorial and some tips on sewing selvages in general. Soooo, I'll post a tutorial soon.
Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U