Warm weather, cold drinks (who can resist a Strawberry Daiquiri ?), good food :-)
Sun every day, all day, and after a very wet summer at home, it was so nice!.
Like balm to both the body and the soul, warming up all stiff and achy muscles.
Not a stitch was taken on vacation!
I think it is the first time I have not brought any hand work when leaving home, since I was a little girl.
I did bring my IPod though, and listened to several books while relaxing on the beach.
Since arriving home 10 days ago, I have not got so much done, as an AC cold got the best of me. The plane home was so cold (and windy) from a hyper active air condition system.
Right after the cold was done, a stomach bug going around here stopped by too.
I guess this cold, wet summer has been a party for all kinds of bugs........
Slowly I am getting back in business though, and some sewing have been done too.
The first Dresden flower potholders I made need mending after have been used by someone in my household holding a hot bread roll in the potholder, using the big bread knife, also cutting into the centre circle. I have to search for the right fabric, or change both centres.
DD2's makeup / coin purse is in the finishing stages. Maybe tomorrow?
I am doing a bit of knitting too. I love this bolero jacket and I want one!
I have chosen a cotton wool blend, so I can use the bolero as a warming vest through the winter.
I must admit I do not find knitting as fun as it was years ago, so I will not make it a habit to make bigger things. After this bolero I will stick with my occasional socks and baby hats :-)
"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."
-- Albert Clarke, photographer