Our trip is over … we are home. Talk about your mixed feelings - I’m so glad to be home, yet I want to be back on Hilton Head Island!
We drove 9 hours yesterday and 4 hours this morning … I got 144 hexies basted. Not too bad considering that I didn’t work on them at all between Spartanburg, SC and Knoxville, TN (too mountainous … too much risk of motion sickness). Here are my 144 hexies (it doesn’t look like that many, does it?).I’m linking up to Kathy’s slow stitching party.
We came upon a gecko Thursday afternoon … we always seem to come across at least one on our trips to Hilton Head.
Friday’s walk on the beach was even more enjoyable because we saw dolphins! We don’t consider a trip to Hilton Head complete until we see dolphins at least once … but we hadn’t been out at the right time to see any this year … until Friday. They were pretty close in (as is often the case), but I didn’t have my camera with me. We also encountered more crabs.
I love the track left by the one crab. And to “celebrate” our crab sighting, I “had” to have a soft-shell crab sandwich for lunch!
We also booked a condo for our fall trip! A “mere” 3 1/2 months away.
I’m not expecting to have any more time with my needle and thread today … we’re unpacked and I’m trying to get caught up on laundry. And more importantly, I’m going to get some T-time tonight! DD and DSIL are taking the two bigs to a double feature at the drive in tonight (Heaven Is For Real and God’s Not Dead) to celebrate their last day of school.
And now through Thursday the 29th, you can vote on the Blogger’s Quilt Festival (the link is to the hand quilted category, where I’ve entered my blue and white log cabin that I blogged about here). You can see all the quilts by clicking on the categories here. Here’s your chance to be a judge at a quilt show!
One last thing: I am sending out an SOS to my fellow quilters. I bought the connecting fabric for my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden … the red hexies in the picture of my 144 hexies … at the time when I thought I was going to make this quilt as a wall-sized quilt. I found I enjoyed the whole hexie process so much that it looks like my MWFG is going to be a bed-sized quilt. Which means that I don’t have enough red fabric. I Googled the fabric I’m using, but I cannot find an online source for it. I was rather hoping that someone either knew of a good source for out of stock fabrics or might have a little bit that she wouldn’t mind parting with (I’ll be happy to pay shipping and handling to get it here to SW Illinois). It’s Windham Fabrics’ Worn and Loved by Jeanne Horton – #29523-1.
The first load of laundry is ready to go into the dryer … I’d better get hoppin’ or there won’t be any clean clothes for tomorrow! Have a blessed Sunday!