And along with that, our first trip to the beach.
We headed down there early and it was wonderful to sit there and listen to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore and breath in the scent of the salt water. It was so peaceful. I have been waiting so long to be able to enjoy “our” beach again.
There are other signs of summer too. One of them being my petunias just exploding with color in their tub.
They certainly are loving the warmer days and the sunshine. The lightning bugs have arrived and they are putting on a beautiful twinkling show for us in the evening after dinner as we are doing some porch sitting. They are just too quick for me to get a picture of them. I love when I first start seeing them appear. Then I know that summer is really here.
Another thing that said “summertime” to me was hearing that there actually may be baseball played this year. Hopefully next month. I have missed watching the Yankees. Let’s hope that all the talks and plans that are happening keep moving forward and we get to spend some time cheering on our teams and yelling at the umps…. and the managers too when they don’t make the moves we think would be the way to go. Here’s hoping that soon I will be saying “Let’s Go Yankees!”
As far as activity in my sewing room goes, I have still been working on masks and think I will be for a while. I can foresee the demand for them going back up as we get into fall and schools open. I have also gotten back to work on the log cabin quilt and the borders have been added. Just need to get the binding on now.
I also did get to a project I had been wanting to get to. I got this quilt rack a couple years ago on one of our trips to Connecticut at an antique store. Not sure how antique it actually is but it was what I needed. However, it was not the nicest color. It was sort of a mustardy brown. Not anymore……. I like it so much more now that it is painted white. The colors of whatever quilts I put on it will show up much better. Right now it is holding a Double Irish Chain quilt that I made back in the 90’s. I was pretty new at quilt making so I tied it. I guess I did OK because it is still together and it has had quite a bit of use in its’ 20+ years. The blue quilt is actually a signature quilt that was made for me by my fellow teachers, teachers aides and administrative staff when I left California. Whenever I sit and snuggle under it, so many great memories of my preschool teaching years run through my mind. I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with so many great people there. I also sit and wonder what all those little people that I had the privilege of having in my classes have done in their lives. I treasure all those memories.
What has been keeping you all busy? What keeps you from going stir crazy in the “stay at home” period of our lives.
I hope you are enjoying your summer. And just in case you need a reminder……. my snowmen pals are telling me that we’ve got six months ’til Christmas.
Be well. Bye for now. See you soon.