Just Beachy

Sunday, June 17, 2012 5 Comments »
I just got back from a week at my sister's vacation house on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  She was kind enough to lend it to my lovely daughter, Kate, and her husband, Paul.  They, in turn, invited us, as well as Paul's parents, and his brother, who was accompanied by his soon-to-be fiance.  Quite a full house!   Oh, did I forget to mention Alma?  Miss Alma is now 15 months old, curious about everything and really enjoyed being the center of the beachy universe.   Kate, who is six months pregnant, enjoyed two sets of grandparents sharing the child care responsibilities with her asd Paul.

Here is Alma with Mommy and Daddy:

and here she is all by herself:

She LOVED the ocean -- could not get enough of it -- and really liked playing in the sand.  One of her most favorite activities, however, was chasing down (stalking?) other children.  Any child under the age of 4 was fair game.  She would follow them around, trying to engage them in "conversations", or trying to give them a hug.  I think having been in day care has contributed to making her a real social butterfly.

I don't like to spend a lot of time in the sun, so I took my Baby (the featherweight), to work on some projects.  I finished the binding on the Flea Market Fancy quilt, got a good part of a wedding gift quilt done for Kate's best friend, and finished up the top from the McCall's Mystery Quilt.  You can read more about that Mystery here.  The fabrics I chose were very girlie, from Chez Moi's Sophie line.  This is not a small quilt -- it's 82" x 82".   There was no  particular recipient in line for this one, but Kate allowed as how Alma and her little sister might like it as a quilt to share. 


The back will be pieced with that print focus fabric (in a pink color-way), and the turqouise.  The binding will be turquoise.  I am pleased with how it turned out & would even consider doing it in other fabrics for a totally different look.
Well, I need to unpack.  There is also a very large pile of laundry wainting.  Back to work tomorrow (ugh).   I will post pix of that wedding quilt later this week, and will also post the Mystery once it's back from the long-armer. 



Denise in PA said...

What a lovely family! Alma is a little sweetie - I love how social she is - LOL! I also love sewing on vacation! You got quite a lot accomplished! o:)

howdidIgethere said...

Welcome back, Sweets! We missed you yesterday. Coincidentally, I've been working on putting my mystery top together too. Liked the way yours came out and I think I like mine too! Would be interesting to re-make it as a non-mystery, choosing fabrics knowing where they go!

howdidIgethere said...

Forgot to mention how much I liked the photos of Alma. I am very partial to baby toes and enjoyed seeing hers!

OT Quilter said...

So much fun! And your quilt is lovely. I love that stage when toddlers are fascinated with older children.

Becky M said...

Aww, she is edible she is so cute! Sound like a wonderful time at the beach. Your quilt is just beautiful!