We didn't let my hamstring keep us from traveling around Maine in our little Casita this month.
We spent the 4th at the campsite of dear friends Anita and Fred in Pemaquid . . .
And then headed up to Maine's beautiful Rangely Lake region for a week at South Arm on Lower Richardson Lake. Louise Rich's fascinating book, We Took to the Woods, was written about surviving in this rural region of Maine in the early 1930's, when the remote "South Arm" was the only place families could pick up supplies for the long winter ahead.
At remote South Arm Campground, we enjoyed a week of listening to the loons, catching up on our reading, visiting with old "camp friends", and in my case, hobbling through the woods to the bathroom!
The new car was a great excuse to visit family and friends in two of my favorite places,
Kennebunk . . .
Inspired by Marie Kondo's little book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I've also been working with my sisters to help my niece de-clutter and organize her first little apartment.
What started as a one-day project has expanded to six but the results have been worth it. Three weeks after we started, the apartment looks great, I've gotten to know my niece better, and I've acquired considerable practice folding t-shirts using the "KonMari" method.
Blogger Anne's post on decluttering, at Modern Mrs. Darcy, includes an excellent summary of Marie Kondo's method of tidying up, Japanese style. If you haven't read the book yet, her post is well worth a visit.
Sewing is something I can do sitting down so I've done a little of that this month. I'm still working through my stash of fat quarters stitching up accessories to give as gifts.
The eyeglass case were lots of fun to make and I'm just starting to sew these mini credit card wallets.
Last on the "things I can do on crutches list" is catching up on the recent best sellers. I'm currently re-reading a book I taught to high school students for years, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, so that I'll be ready to start on the new release of her "lost book", Go Set a Watchman. I can't wait to read it.