Obligatory “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” Blog

I’m back from the beautiful North Carolina coast, rested and ready to get back at life.

We ate lots of good food…

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We had a wonderful time last week with our family.

And had a wonderful view…

It was so nice to sit on the back deck every morning, have my coffee there, and read for a while.  I miss it a great deal.

One of the highlights for me with this trip was taking a ferry ride out to Lookout Lighthouse.  I love light houses and North Carolina has a rich history of them. My state is called the Graveyard of the Atlantic for a good reason:  there are literally thousands of shipwrecks along our coast. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_of_North_Carolina)  Due to that reason, my state also has quite a few wonderful, old lighthouses.  Lookout was pretty with its black and white diamonds.

The lighthouse keeper’s house was under renovation, so we couldn’t see the interior.  There were a couple of outbuildings that we couldn’t get into either, due to the same renovation and preservation process.

 

These Blanket Flowers were everywhere.  I love the colors – they’d look wonderful in a quilt.

Lots if inspiration everywhere…

I also got a good bit of reading done.  I’m re-reading Jeannie Sullivan’s book on applique.  If you love to applique and this book is not in your library, go  to Amazon right now and buy it.  It also has a CD with it that has Jeannie’s beautiful patterns on it.

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What did I get done while on vacation?  I did get these hexie blocks completed.

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I have a plan underway to work on this quilt in the near future:

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I still need to purchase enough background fabric to make the white hexies and I have to make a decision on the color of the connector diamonds.

 

I am really busy with quilts – I promise.  However, I can’t put them on my blog yet because they are show-bound for the month of August.  After our guild’s show August 12-13, I will post pictures of them.  I’m binding like a mad woman and will (hopefully) have a binding tutorial up in the next week or two with my binding method.

 

My niece and my daughter took good care of Sam while I was gone, but he did miss me and hasn’t let me out of sight very often since I returned.

 

Until next week…Quilt Fearlessly!

 

Love and Stitches,

Sherri and Sam

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