A beautiful and productive day
Depending on whether you are following Kim's weather app or mine, the high yesterday was either 59 or 63. It was a beautiful day and I got in a long walk to the West end of the island and from here I could see over to Hammocks Beach State Park, which, I think, is only accessible by kayak or boat.
I probably looked ridiculous on the beach because I decided that a 2 hours walk was the perfect opportunity to test out my new hiking boots. But at the beach no one really cares. The boots performed great with no rubbed spots on my feet or ankles. I'll need a few more test runs before we go to Maine in August.
Most everyone was bundled up pretty good on the beach but there was one family in shorts and swimsuits. I'd bet money that they were Canadians. I cheered them on.
I thought I'd share a couple of photos of our set up here. This is the place where we are staying. On Emerald Isle, about half the houses are duplexes and ours is one. We are in the unit on the West side, closest to the camera. The couple on the other side is from Massachusetts. It's a very comfortable house with great natural light. Being West facing I expect that this unit is pretty hot in July and August.
We picked this house because it had such a nice sewing table! Yesterday Kim finished the red jacket that you see hanging on the back of one of the chairs and she undid the ribbing and a few rows on her white sweater, to shorten it. The raveled yarn made a pretty wool waterfall.
She helped me fit my hexagon sweater Monday so I finished off the body yesterday morning and will seam the back and start the ribbing today. It's very possible that I can finish this sweater before we leave. That would be really nice. I've decided that this is my before breakfast project.
After breakfast I got back to the quilt and made the 4 corner pinwheels. Here you can see the firefighter themed fabric that will be the background for the pinwheel border. The 14 small pinwheels are cut out and I've start sewing them together. I should be able to finish those blocks today.
On my walk yesterday I decided to "shop" for the house I would want and I picked this one. I love all the big windows and I can't imagine what it would cost. Certainly more than we could afford! But a girl can dream.
3/22/2023 11:10:18 am
WOW!! This looks amazing - I just love the sea and sand combo - the colors, the vibe... so glad you are having a great time!! and when you get that house... may I visit ( for a month or 6? ) haha!!
3/22/2023 11:13:58 am
What a lovely view of the sea - wish I were there!
Becky in VA
3/22/2023 11:23:37 am
3/22/2023 02:33:15 pm
Really enjoying your beach pictures! It looks amazing. To make those pinwheels, did you cut out triangles? I am making pinwheels right now but doing them with half-square (and quarter-square) triangles, so you end up with a right set and a left set. Eventually I will have two tops.
3/23/2023 07:16:49 am
It seems you are having a lovely time! Yaay.
3/23/2023 08:12:32 am
That picture is beautiful! 59-63 degrees - that a heat wave for us up north! I remember when I went to California at the end of November first of December and it was overcast, 55, and misty. I had my shoes off and was walking for hours at the edge of the water by myself with the surfers in their wetsuits to entertain me. Apparently, it was too cold for the locals! Once the sun came out, then the beach was packed. Looks like you are getting some of your projects done as well as enjoying the beach. Perfect!
3/23/2023 08:27:07 pm
Absolutely gorgeous getaway location - relaxing and rejuvenating. Enjoy for all of us still dealing with chilly temps and snow (in varying depths).
3/24/2023 06:16:00 pm
That house is beautiful! I can imagine that third floor being a perfect sewing studio. Having said that, I'd sure hate to be the one having to clean all those windows!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.