I’m back from the beautiful North Carolina coast, rested and ready to get back at life.
We ate lots of good food…
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.
What did I get done while on vacation? I did get these hexie blocks completed.
I have a plan underway to work on this quilt in the near future:
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