Sunday, July 31, 2016

Preparation ...

That's the mode we're in here at Chez Nana. Preparing for something fun ... a long overdue trip to the beach. Not our favorite beach (Hilton Head Island), but we've never been able to say "no" to the beach, any beach. DD and her family and her (step) sister and her family have been trying for almost a year now to get away together to the beach, and they've graciously invited us and their dad and his wife to join them.

 

Since I've been given a respite from ongoing treatment and since DH and I are, as I said, way overdue for some time at the beach (we had to cancel our two weeks in Hilton Head this last May), we decided to leave early and get in a few more days on the beach. We'll be leaving Tuesday morning, so the last few days have been busy ones ... as will today and tomorrow ... as we prepare for this trip.

 

Unfortunately that means that there's been no trip to Homestead Hearth (it's over 2 hours one way), so there's not been anything going on in the sewing room. I'm still debating what quilt block to use in my next quilt. I'm not sure that I'm any closer to deciding ... I change my mind every time I think about what block to use. Suffice it to say that I've got 3-4 blocks that are really high up on my list ... I suspect I'll choose whatever is at the top of the list on the day I head to Homestead Hearth. I do plan to take my Martha Washington's Flower Garden project with me ... even if I don't have time to stitch there on the beach, it'll keep me busy during the 12-hour drive there and back.

 

I also don't know how much time I'll have online ... after all. I've got a lot of beach time to get caught up on, and of course plenty of T time to enjoy as well. But I promise to get you all caught up when we return.

 

I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!

Kathy

21 comments:

  1. where are you going? hope you have fun - sounds like you are doing well!

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  2. I'm so happy for you! Hope you have a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

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  3. Have a wonderful time and a safe trip - you are long overdue for beach time. Maybe time away will make that next quilt decision easier. Enjoy!!! ~Jeanne

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  4. Enjoy the beach... take it easy on the walking.. don't want a sunburned bottom of the feet again. Those waves rolling in on the shores is just the calming and peacefulness you deserve. Safe travels to all of you.

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  5. Like you, I have a favorite beach, but just about any beach will do. Enjoy your getaway!! I'm long overdue for a visit to the sand and surf, myself

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  6. Soo glad you are able to go on this trip to your happy place, the beach. ENJOY every single little minute of it. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back!

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  7. So glad your able to get away. We enjoy the beach as well but only seem to go when family is in town. Hope you enjoy

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  8. Hi there, So very glad you are getting beach time, even if it isn't HH. We went to a lake with our kids on Saturday and had a blast in their boat on the water. I forgot how much I loved boating and water sports. Of course, I didn't do anything crazy like tubing, but still had a ball. Hope you have a wonderful time; not overdue packing. I spent an hour downstairs sewing...so that made me happy.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  9. Have a fabulous trip. You deserve all the beach time you can get!!

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  10. Sounds like a fun time ahead. Enjoy! Enjoy!

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  11. The beach and the Ts? Wonderful?

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  12. Kathy, I am so excited for you. Hope your have a lovely time at the beach. It sounds perfect!

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  13. Oh, I am SO glad you are getting some beach time! It is overdue! Hope you have a wonderful time, and I'm sure the perfect block to use for your next project will reveal itself to you all in good time.

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  14. I'm hoping you'll make it to Charleston one of these days! Have a wonderful time, safe travels, enjoy yourself to the fullest, and take loads of pix to share! :)

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  15. I'm late leaving a comment, Kathy.... I hope you had a grand time at the beach. I'm imagining the joys of the ocean -- hot sand, wonderful waves, and that salty scent that fills the air. We have hot and humid weather here and this morning I was thinking how great it would be to be able to cool off in the ocean, drip dry, and repeat.

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  16. شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

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