Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time flies

I can't believe I've been home from the beach for a week already. The time sure did fly by but I have so many wonderful memories of my time there. Here are just a few pictures I want to share with you. The wildlife and scenery is just amazing!

We watched this guy catching fish that had washed up onto the beach in the seaweed.

We took a boat ride our last afternoon and saw this beautiful home along the way. 

The boat ride was actually a dolphin tour and we did see one but just for a few minutes.

This guy was hanging out at the fishing village where all the local fishing boats dock.

And while I haven't done any sewing lately, I have done something crafty. This birdhouse used to be in all country colors...barn red, forest green, and dark blue. I repainted it in colors that more match my decor. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

What a great week!

I've always wanted to go parasailing, and on Wednesday that got checked off my bucket list. It was so much fun! If you ever get the chance, you must give it a try! :0)

Today we drove about an hour south of where we're staying to check out a different beach. They were working on the pier as it was damaged when Hurricane Irma came through in 2017. The pier at the north end of the island we're staying on was so damaged they tore the whole thing down and are rebuilding it from scratch.

This is the view from the beach cafe we've been eating at when we're out and about. They have great breakfasts and lunches. I'm definitely going to miss it!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Florida vacation Day 1

We arrived yesterday afternoon, and I already feel more relaxed than I have in a long time! :0)

The Sunshine Skyway bridge crossing Tampa Bay.

The sunsets at the beach are always beautiful.

I love the beach in the morning! :0)


The beach is right across the street from where we stay.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A finish! :0)

Ava was off visiting friends yesterday, so I got busy and finished her wall quilt. It's the first sewing finish I've had in over a year and the first time I've done any machine quilting in even longer. I did loops around the letters and then did a wavy line around the edge of the middle. I think it worked well and I'm happy with how it came out. We just have to get it put up on her wall today.

Monday, April 22, 2019

It's all about the numbers

My chemo treatments have been been postponed the last four weeks because my white blood count numbers were too low. They've come up but not enough, so now I'm only getting my immunotherapy and not the actual chemo. So I'll go once a week for six weeks and then they'll check things out and see where I stand. It's frustrating to say the least, but right now it's the only thing I can do. 

Meanwhile I'm making plans for some trips this summer. A week at the beach and a week with niece in Georgia are already booked, and a week in Delaware visiting a a friend of mine is next to schedule. I'm taking Ava on a train ride on Sunday, and sometime in May we're going to the zoo. Not sure what else we're going to do this summer but whatever it is, it's gonna be FUN!! :0)

I did get Ava's little name wall quilt sewn together, but that's as far as I got. Hopefully later today or tomorrow I can get the letters blanket stitched down and then I can layer it and quilt it. After that I hope to get back to sewing on my batik nine-patch blocks I started about six months ago.