Wednesday, June 23, 2010

at the Seashore

We spent Father's Day weekend at the beach, camping with friends at Hunting Island, SC.  On the one hand, it was ridiculously HOT.  On the other hand, it was a wonderful, unforgettable trip.  You wouldn't believe all the sea animals:  hermit crabs, live sand dollars, manta rays, blue craps, dolphins, sea turtles... even baby sharks caught at the pier.  Sand, sea and sun never fail to delight!

While on the road, I embroidered these snowflakes for my first Christmas project.  It was true serendipity that this sparkly silver thread was given to me by an old friend who found it in her attic just days before.
Embroidered Snowflakes

I also spent time pouring over Natalie Chanin's two books:  Alabama Stitch Book and Alabama Studio Style.  And, since one of my favorite skirts was stained on the trip, I'm going to have to put her clever applique techniques to work in order to rescue it.  But not yet.

Right now I'm starting a new project for Amy of Progressive Pioneer.  I'm creating a tutorial for her virtual baby shower.  More details coming!


  1. We love love Hunting Island...the sea-life is amazing there. But I could do without the insane amount of mosquitoes :)

  2. Looks like a nice trip. I will have to see how far it is from us here in North Carolina.


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