Thursday, October 27, 2016

Stitching and Traveling

We've come down to our beach house in Nags Head, NC to see how it held up after Hurricane Matthew.  Thankfully it is fine.  We haven't been down here since the end of May because the house has been rented almost the entire summer all the way through October.  It's beautiful weather here this week. 
We went out to dinner at the Black Pelican last night.  Pat took this photo of the beach road -- well what was the beach road and the sand dune before Matthew came to visit two weeks ago. We were here about the same time last year and took nearly the same picture then.  And, yes, dinner was great as always.
Pat is definitely a morning person and I am definitely a night owl.  He went out to the beach to get these pictures of sunrise this morning.  He captured some spectacular pictures this year. 

And a few minutes later...
I often set up a little sewing area and try to get some piecing done.  Here's what I'm working on this time. I started this in a Stack N Whack class in early September.  I did this block before I left home to make sure the sizes I was cutting were correct.  Today, I finished cutting and then started making the blocks.  I was working around the house also so didn't get as much done as I should have but tomorrow morning I'll try to get a few more blocks done before we do a little shopping.  (Yep, there is a outlet mall not even a mile away...) 
I've also finished one sock.  This yarn is hand dyed burgundy but it sure doesn't look it in the picture. The picture shows some of the variation in the yarn but, honestly, this is a deep burgundy without much variation actually showing.   The yarn is wonderful to work with.  Since this picture was taken I've already gotten about 2" done on the new cuff. 
That's it for me today.  I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday. I'll link up with Whoop Whoop on Friday.  Take some time to check out some inspiration across the internet. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 



  1. Those 2 photos are spectacular - they ARE your next quilt, either one! Elaine Adair

  2. Renting the beach house is a good idea, but it limits the time you can use it.

    Love the sunrise photos - gorgeous!

    I've never made a Stack and Whack, but always admire the blocks when I see them. I wish I knew why blue, purple, and burgundy are difficult to photograph. Happy sewing/knitting.

  3. Wonderful Pics! We too have a beach house -bach- but sadly don't get there as much as we first thought!

  4. I really like the SnW block! Glad your beach house survived Matthew. My SIL in Savannah only lost a couple of branches.

  5. Spectacular morning photos. Glad your beach house was okay. I see someone likes purple - from header, yarn and blocks - it shows. Thanks for sharing, Bonnie.

  6. What a great spot for some R and R! I'm pleased H. Matthew did not cause any damage to the house.

  7. Glad the beach house weathered the storm and came out in great shape. Very fun stack n whack block. Hope you get in some more stitching time this weekend.


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