It seems like forever without internet access.....haven't been online since Thursday, mid-day til this morning and my inbox showed it!!!
Well, I didn't accomplish my 3 projects on my weekend get away, but I did make one pillow case and finish the blocks I need to complete a top (and finished putting the last 2 rows together this morning before work).
So, let's start off with the filling up of the van. Keep in mind my husband didn't think we would need to remove the back 2 seats - thank goodness I thought better and removed them. 4 sewing machines, 1 cooler, 4 suitcases and SEVERAL sewing supply/project bags each - we had a fully loaded down van:
We had such a WONDERFUL time, TONS of food and dolphins playing all day on Saturday right outside our hotel ocean front. What a sight to watch the sunrise with hundreds of dolphins playing. It was incredible! Unfortunately, cameras didn't pick them up, but we saw them all day.
We did the touristy thing and saw the Hatteras Light House, visit a local craft shop, and visited a nice quilt shop on the way down and again on the way back....we love Nancy's Calico Patch! Unfortunately, the Barefoot Quilter was closed when we swung by it, but now we know where it is.
I wanted a irish chain for my flip flop batik I have been holding on to since last summer - and going to the beach it seems an appropiate project to work on this past weekend....wanna see the last picture taken (right now, 3 rows are all together, and the last 2 rows are individually done). It was originally suppose to be 3 x 4 blocks, but ended up adding more to make it as nice size beach blanket.
I don't have a picture of my very fun, beachy feely pillow case - but I'll do that this evening.
We all laughed soo hard and had a few opinionated moments, but just loved the weekend and friendship that came out of it. We are already talking about making this an annual thing. L-R Me, Jackie, Cheryl, and Judy
Florida is next on my travel list to visit a friend - though it doesn't involve quilting things, it does involve the beach!