Wow! I have to say that it’s been a while since I have just relaxed and enjoyed this beach vacation, it was much needed this year. Funny enough, the vacation was preceded by this comment from my son “But you’re the Summercrafter!” when he heard me say I was leaving Audrey (my sewing machine) behind. Of course, on the eve of the vacation, I tossed and turned with the idea and the next morning quickly threw everything together: sewing machine, fabric, notions, tools, and brought her along after all.
When we got there, my family was memsmerized by the TV of all things! Meanwhile, my feet couldn’t walk down the path fast enough
until the sea said “hello!”
The waves welcomed and conversed with me, one after another, for whole time we were there.
The other phrase that sort of defined the trip were my own words “Vacation is for doing what you don’t normally do.”
This sentiment opened the door for me to read (found the perfect book set in Nantucket!), sketch patterns, watch movies and embroider.
“B is for Beach.” Yes. I DO craft on the beach, I didn’t make that up you know…
Unfortunately however, I was not able to use Audrey much this trip, there was no way for me to press seams. (And my shoulder thanked me for the break) So what do you do if you can’t sew? Go buy more fabric of course!!
The local shop is called Country Quilts and Bears if you happen to be near Clearwater stop by. I always find something in there I HAVE to have and they are always so helpful!
Everyone did their own thing. Either reading, watching cable channels we don’t have or frolicking in the pool with new friends. I just wanted to sit out and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the beach, which I don’t do enough of.
And my honey joined me for a little while everyday.
We walked on the beach every evening although the sunsets were clouded.
Even with sunscrreen, hats and umbrellas, the effects of the sun were inescapable.
And of course I took my handy, dandy vacation tote!
Here is a sneak peak at My beach
(Hope the video works!) Enjoy!