We will be leaving this afternoon for our vacation. First to Baton Rouge for Mila's recital tonight -- how exciting is that? First recital! Fee and I will have camera at ready. Then on Saturday, we begin the trek to San Destin. Yesterday: packing and completing tasks for imminent departure.
This will be almost like a family reunion: Fee and I, our kids & grandkids and my brothers, Steve & Marty, and their families. Their will be 17 of us in all and we are going to have a huge family portrait done while there. The photographer has already been booked.
Today, I'm just finishing up details. Hoping not to forget anything important. Clothes, meds, sun tan lotion, camera, etc. I have cuffs, beads, embroidery floss, pearl cotton, needles, Dorset button rings, etc. all packed up and ready to include.
I have several Dorset buttons in progress for these cuffs, but haven't decided on beading yet.
The backs with my label.I have 4 more cuffs that I'm working on -- in lighter, more summery colors. Will try to get all 8 finished in between the beach, the pool, the reading, the wine, the conversation, and all else that will be going on. So...I guess that won't be happening.
Yesterday, I made a swimsuit cover-up. :) Bought the shirred cloth and then stitched it right up without even a hem, as the bottom has a selvedge edge. It will do. Maybe when I get back, I'll cut the selvedge off and put in a hem, but I've been pressed for time.
Check out Debby's give-away. I'm already a winner there, as I got in with the first comment. I think this is a great way to get rid of all of the stuff you don't want anymore-- but that someone else might be thrilled to have. In fact, I've seen an ETSY shop that sells the left-over bits from her own sewing experiences. Of course, I much prefer free, so thanks, Debby!
Bryce Eleanor has found her tongue. You can see Chris was taking a picture at the same time. See that foot propped up. Badly broken ankle. On this day, he had already had one surgery. Within a week, he had to have another one. No flying for this guy for a while.