I "had planned" to post again last week but honestly, 4 days out of the seven I had things going on that took up nearly the full day. Monday I enjoyed a day of embroidery with Kay, Dorothy, and Janet. I worked on the grand's Halloween shirts. Usually I've gotten black t shirts (generally purchased from the boy's department at Target.) This time I shopped a bit earlier and got some light colored waffle shirts.
The color is off but you get the idea. Here are closeups of each shirt. Ellie's shirt has a dog that looks like Cassie.
Natalie's features a cat -- kind of like Max, the cat in her family. This is a really peachy colored shirt and I had a heck of a time finding anything that would go with that color until I decided to do everything with contrasting color!
And here's Sophia's shirt. She got a little monster. This shirt is really a nice turquoise but sure looks light green on my computer! All of these designs are from Designs by Juju in the set Too Cute to Spook. OOOH they still have them on sale -- 12 designs for $4.00. I think I need to look over the new designs as I've already bought several design sets from here.
Friday the same group of ladies plus Carolyn, a non-quilter, got together in my studio to make pillowcases for the hospice that Kay's sister works for. We got 25 pillow cases done. Kay had them cut and color coordinated before she got to my house. We all had jobs to do from pinning, ironing, stitching the cuffs on, serging the edges and the final turning, ironing and folding. Needless to say I forgot to take any pictures. I was a very tired camper that night. I tend to work a bit, rest a bit, work a bit until I'm totally worn out.
Saturday I drove back up to Kevin and Aimee's to help celebrate Ellie's first birthday while Pat was in New Jersey with competing in the regional Barbershop competition. I'll try to post pictures from the birthday celebration later this week. Pat's chorus was pleased with their placement. Both of us were tired of driving.
By Sunday, Pat and I were packing up both cars to drive to OBX for beach week. (Pat is doing a lot of work while I'm doing just a little work on the house.) We also did a day of shopping on Monday -- got a couple of new beds for the house. But I also found a small quilt shop Shoreline Handwerks in Manteo. (It's pronounced as if it were spelled Maneo, man e o with the accent on the O.) They do a big online business but also have a shop with Bernina sales and service. And, should I mention I went to the outlet stores and bought a couple pairs of shoes? I only brought one pair of leather athletic shoes and my feet have been way too hot. It's been beautiful here so far this week.
I'm also spending my time doing this:
|Sewing at the beach. It's a nice view out although no ocean is visible. That probably helps me to keep focused.|
Once again, I'm working on Easy Street, the Bonnie Hunter Mystery from 2012. I've almost gotten all of the units prepped so I can start sewing the blocks together. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided to make a queen size quilt! Who knows where I'll put this quilt when it is finished. I love these bright colors -- lime green, turquoise, grey and black and whites. I had to replenish my black and whites hence the trip to Shoreline Handwerks.
Sunset was great Sunday night. I use my cell phone for most of the pictures I post here. The color isn't quite right but it is pretty none the less. October has been beautiful in the Outer Banks.
And, I'll leave you with the view out our window during dinner tonight. We ate at Lone Cedar Cafe. Pat had Blackened Tuna Tacos and I had broiled shrimp. Yummy food and a nice view. This restaurant is about 10 minutes from our house with views of the sound from both sides of the restaurant. Never did see who uses this big nest.
Pat and I were hoping to see the rocket launch from Wallup Island, Virginia pass over our area. But, yikes, the rocket blew up shortly after launch. We were standing in the restaurant parking lot keeping an eye on the sky. As it got past the time we thought we should have seen it Pat had the web site up on his cell phone and we saw the rocket blow up. YIKES. Not a good out come.
We aren't doing a lot of beachy things this week but we're both enjoying our selves. I've got a few rugs to scrub and wash to try to get some stains out. A few cabinets will be getting shelf paper. The dining room chairs need to be scrubbed to get some dirt off. But really, I'd rather sew.