I haven’t been up to any kind of sewing lately, which makes me itching to get back at it!
We had our annual family beach vacation the first week of the month. It wasn’t quite what we had expected this year. I’m fondly referring to it as the “Beach ‘n Barf 2015”. We hope that this type of vacation won’t be repeated – ever! We’ve been going to the beach with the kids for 20+ years now and have never had a bad vacation, so I won’t complain too much. However, this year, in addition to the flu, we also had 3 days of mostly cloudy and/or thunderstorms. Not great fun.
We did enjoy some wonderful days at the beach. However, due to the illnesses – which was on a different day for each of victims – we didn’t get our family beach picture this year.
This was also the first year that I did absolutely NO stitching or reading at the beach. As I said, it was a very different vacation.
The little ones sure did enjoy the beach on the days we made it there! I’ll share some pictures for you to enjoy.
This little guy was always smiling – so much that we didn’t even know he cut a tooth while we were there!
He and his uncle Steve were buds – 2 gingers hangin’ together.
Then there were the girls – they have such fun together! Love that!
Being silly right before we ate at the restaurant…
Silly at the beach….
And how sweet is this…..
Upon our return from the beach, I’ve been in the sewing room a lot, but not sewing, rather making up kits for an upcoming teaching event. The kit making took an entire week. I’ll share that process in another post.
Lest I forget to mention it – I also had a dress to make up prior to leaving for the beach! I hope that all the heirloom sewing friends have heard about the new magazine that will soon be available – it is called Classic Sewing and will be published by Phyllis DePiano of Hoffman Publications. Kathy McMakin is the talented editor of this new magazine. The first issue is scheduled to come out in December and will be an Easter issue. There promises to be lots of beautiful eye candy in this issue. You’ll want to subscribe to this one! You can read about it at the Classic Sewing magazine homepage. I’m so excited about this new magazine and am delighted to be included as one of the contributors. 🙂 Here’s a little teaser for you.
After 2 weeks of not sewing – beach and kit making – it was time to clean around here. Sure with that houses were self-cleaning like my oven!!! But, since that’s not the case, I had some serious work to do. The house needed it and the sewing room looked like a bomb went off in it!
So, that’s it for now! I hope to get to the sewing room again this week, even if it is only for a little while. I need to get going on some Christmas outfits with 4 little ones to dress!!!
What will you be working on? I hope you have had some special sewing time as well…..