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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Road Trip to Mrytle Beach

I know we all do it.  When we're getting ready to go on a trip, we have to make sure we have and hand project ready in case we need it :).  Well, we went to visit our children over Easter/Spring Break a few weeks ago.  In case you're wondering, Mrytle Beach, SC is 711 miles from Pensacola, FL.  It's a long way!  But I took this sweet project along for the ride.
I've been working on it for a few months.  I had all the applique pieces prepped, so it was fun.  And so, after 1400 miles, it's all done!
Remember when I was working on these paper pieced Civil War flying geese?  These are all parts of a wallhanging that I won as a giveaway from Kathie. 
Well.... drumroll please, the top is done!! Yay.  I'm ready for the quilting.
It is such a pretty piece.  I didn't substitute any of the fabrics, this is one time I followed all the directions LOL!  So glad I did - it looks wonderful. 
Then is was on to MB and time to be with these sweet people :).
After church we tried to take some Easter pictures on the beach - as you can tell, we pretty much got blown away!
But something is better than nothing.

This is my son's current assignment with CFA (remember he was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa).  They've been in this condo since Jan. 1st, but while we were there we helped them move into a 2 BR apartment.  So glad we had a chance to enjoy this view.
There was plenty of time to play on the beach.  The water was about 55 degrees, so no swimming for us.
Here's my little super hero......
and here are my precious girls :). 
I am blessed.  Have a great weekend,
Karen

9 comments:

Karen said...

The applique rows with the flying geese is a very good combination. Nice.

We travel to Myrtle Beach once a year so I know just how far it is from Florida. I always take handwork for the week as I am not a sit on the beach kind of person.

Stephanie said...

The geese are a perfect pairing to your beautiful flowers.

*karendianne. said...

What a stunning piece...I completely agree. Beautiful.

Enjoyed the family pictures, too. The precious ones grow so fast!!!!

Ruth said...

It looks like you had a great time being with the grandchildren! I love your wall hanging! It is beautiful.

Janan said...

What a wonderful family, the photos didn't look too windblown!
The pomegranates look good paired with the geese. Did you do needleturn? Are you going to machine or hand quilt it?

Janan said...

Could you give us a short instruction on your applique?

FlourishingPalms said...

So true about prepping for a road trip! When traveling, there's lots of quality time for hand work, if you don't get car sick from doing close work! What a nice trip you had, seeing both your children and families at the same time. And what wonderful beach pictures, even though the weather wasn't the best. Yes, you're blessed, and the best part is that you KNOW you are! I'm so happy for you to have had such a get away. My time for that is coming too!

Barb said...

nice project and super sweet family photos! what beautiful children!

Kathie said...

Looks great. Cute pictures!,, it's a.ll about the kids isn't it???