Thursday, May 3, 2018

Our week at the beach

Emily, Ava and I headed to the beach a few weeks ago. We had wonderful weather and we all had a great time. We're already looking forward to the next time we can get down there.

The one place we visited besides the beach was the Mote Aquarium. Of course all the sea creatures were very cool,but they also had a display to bring awareness to all the sea debris that is in our oceans and waterways. All the sculptures were made debris that had been washed ashore. To learn more and to see more sculptures you can visit Washed Ashore.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

When a dream dies

We've all been there...chasing after something we really wanted. Then in the end, there was just no way it could happen. That was me last week when I flew down to Florida for a couple of days to look for an apartment. There were lots of issues involved, but the bottom line is that as much as I love the beach, I won't be moving to Florida any time soon. It's difficult to let that dream go...I've been chasing it hard for the past two years. But the time has come and I must learn to love where I am now and make the best of it. Thankfully I can still vacation at the beach a couple of times a year. For now, that will just have to be enough. So here are a few beautiful photos from my very short trip last week. Enjoy! :0)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

It Happens

Somehow while trying to change my Feedly feeds over to a new Google account, I lost all the blogs I follow. Of course I know who you are, but finding your blogs to add again is taking me a while. So if you know I've been a reader of your blog or you are a visitor to mine, please leave a comment here and I'll make sure to get you all added to my new Feedly list. Thank you! :0)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's a finish!

The t-shirt quilt is all done now and has been gifted to it's new owner, who loves it. There will be another quilt made for the same person at some point, as her mom has a whole tub full of t-shirts from her Army days that she wants made into a quilt. 

Hopefully I can find some time to sew on my scrappy batik quilt soon. I can't wait to have actual blocks to show you! :0)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas cactus

When I was going through my batiks to cut them into 2-1/2 inch squares, I found a piece of fabric that I just couldn't cut into. I loved it just the way it was. So I ended up attaching it to a piece of background fabric with batting behind it and I framed it. It reminds me of the ocean.

When I moved into my apartment, I ended up giving most of my houseplants to my mom. They all love it at her house and are doing very well. I did keep one of my Christmas cactus and it's in bloom now. This one is so pretty! :0)