Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm Off Again

I'm heading to the beach for my week with mom tomorrow. This is a crazy summer...10 days in Birmingham...home about 2 weeks...off to the beach for a week...home for about 2 weeks again and my man and I are off on our Alaskan cruise (I'll tell you all about that later)...home for a couple of weeks and back to Birmingham...I'm going to take mom up to see the kids house and spend some time with Hampton. Whew, crazy summer...but I'm loving it...I've never been able to have this much fun...being retired is a wonderful thing.

The mailman brought a wonderful treat in the mail for me...Sharon sent me a Pay it Forward surprise.
I had to make sure I found a place for that cute little quilt where I would enjoy it all the time...you'll recognize the old sewing machine as the one from my header. That's in a cubby in my sewing room, and it's one of my favorite things. So what better place to put that wonderful quilt...I get to enjoy it all the hours I spend in my sewing room. I LOVE IT! Thanks so much Sharon.

I better go finish getting my stuff in a suitcase. This is an easy one to pack for...bathing suits, shorts...toothbrush, suntan lotion, lots of books and some handwork. I'll talk to you soon...from my beach chair...

17 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Have a wonderful vacation at the beach! Sounds heavenly!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Sounds like lots of fun to me!!!
Have a great time!!

Candace said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer, and the little quilt is adorable.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Have a safe get away - whew I'm tired just reading about your travels past and those to come. Cute quilt from ms Sharon and it looks great where you put it.

Hugs - Karen

Wendy said...

Have a great time on your getaway. You did find the best spot for your new little quilt, it shows the quilt nicely. Sharon is such a sweetie.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That little quilt from Sharon is adorable -- I don't know how she finds the time to get all her quilting in! Good for you -- taking advantage of retirement and getting lots of travel in!!!

Libby said...

Have a great time at the beach. The in-laws are taking an Alaskan cruise . . . wonder if it'll be the same one. Small world *s*

Karen said...

I'm am sure you will have an enjoyable week, although it is raining here right now (cats & dogs kinda of rain). I figure you will have had some of the rain at the beach, too.
Love your little quilt from Sharon. Looks like blue & browns in the picture. Am I right? I assume you signed up to make three things yourself. When are you going to have time to make my king size quilt (all hand quilted of course) with twenty bazillion pieces??

Nan said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!! That's what summer is for.....vacation!!! Hooray for you! I can't wait to see photos of your trip.
I absolutely love that quilt Sharon made for you, and the home you found for it is perfection.

Mar said...

Have a great vacation, love the little quilt, very cute!

brigette said...

have fun on all of your travels and be sure to take lots of pictures for us!!!!
LOVE that little quilt! it looks perfect there.
i just love the beach... i hope it's relaxing for you!
happy summer!!!!

Cheryl said...

Have fun on all the wonderful trips you are taking...and enjoy that Hampton guy!!! Love your little quilt!

Cheryl said...

Have fun on all the wonderful trips you are taking...and enjoy that Hampton guy!!! Love your little quilt!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Is it beach time again already??? WOW where did the time go??
Have a great time. Glad you like your little quilt. I had fun making all of them.

Lorraine said...

have a great holiday....and that little quilt is very cute...and just right in that spot!

Perry said...

Have a great vacation. Sitting in a beach chair with the salt air and sun sounds very soothing. Love the little quilt Sharon sent you.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Life is really really good, ha?!