Monday, March 18, 2013

My Trip Home!!

   I went home for a week to visit my Mom and family. It turned out to be my birthday week...and my Guild meeting week as well...St. Augustine Piece Markers.  I have seriously missed these gals!!. I was so inspired to quilt again...I could barely stand it. Of, course I was 3000 miles away from my sewing machine :):) So, no sewing for me. Above Mary Jane Armato was giving us a trunk show of her life as a quilter....and I must say...WOW!!!! She has made some beautiful quilts...and a lot of them too!

                               Here are all her quilts layed out...and every one looking them over!!!

                                                   Mary Jane and I standing with her quilts:)
There was also plenty of show and tell from the other ladies...One lady showed off this purse. My Mom was with me and she leaned into me and whispered..."I want that purse..will you make it for me?" So, I took it from the lady who made it..snapped some pictures and took notes in my journal...I will make this for her soon. :):)
Next are a few pics of the wonderful ladies I miss so much!!! Above is my "quilt Momma" Pat. She has inspired me to be the quilter I am today....I really miss her guidance, inspiration, and influence A LOT!!!!
Mary :):)
and Gail:):)
Well, that was it for the meeting...My hubby got me a room at a Beach front hotel this trip. My room had a balcony facing the ocean. He knows how much I have been missing the beach. So, for my birthday.... He got me a room where I could just enjoy the beach all week. And I did..because I didn't rent a car...So, if you wanted to see me had to come to me:):) ...and they did...both family and friends. It was a very fun relaxing week.

                                                              .....the hotel I stayed at :):)

                                              ...enjoying some doodle time on my balcony:):)

 ....sigh.... the wonderful sunrises I saw!! ...and what was even better...the sun didn't rise until 7:35 am every morning....because of the time change....and since I am NOT an early made it very easy for me to see them every morning:):)

Nice view ...right??? I had a desk in my room that was on during the day I swung it around so I could art and look out side..then at night I swung it the other way and watched T.V.    I didn't turn the T.V. on during the day..I just opened my porch door and listened to the ocean. Or, I was on the beach shell hunting and walking:):)  

 One morning on my walks these fishermen were collecting their catch for the day. Notice the pelican in the background?... there were several of them waiting for a hand out :):)
 My Parents and sister took me to Savannah, Georgia for my Birthday..and we took a trolley tour ride..then eat at Paula Deen's restaurant!! Yummy!!!
              My sister (left) and her friend Michelle took me out to dinner one night....(girls night!!)

        Ms. Pat showed up for a visit!! She brought the opportunity quilt with her that the St. Augustine Piecemakers are working on with her!!! It was awesome to see!! She brought lunch with her..and stayed for a nice long chat!! I really miss you Ms. Pat :):) Thank you so much for driving such a LONG way to see me!! Love you !!!
           The hotel had a pool and a HOT TUB!!! which I was in everyday!!! Here is my sweet Mom enjoying a soak:):) She was with me for many of the days I was here:):) Enjoyed her visit the 2nd most. Thanks Dad for letting me have her for the week :):)
  The visit I enjoyed the MOST...was my second born whom I haven't seen in a year!! My son, Nicholas!!! He had 2 days off and drove from Pensacola to see just me:):) ....sigh .... why do they have to grow up and live sooo far away? Why cant they just stay close to their Mommas?
....sigh.... I really miss my sons.... 
I enjoyed my visit with just was not long enough!

Well, that was my trip home....hope you enjoyed the show and tell.
Until next time
Much love- Sandie



Fran Kingston Dill said...

Your trip looks wonderful.
Happy Birthday!

gracie said...

Great pictures....

laurajane said...

Lovely post Sandie,what a fabulous time you had.Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures.
Laura xx

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday, Sandie! What a week you had. I loved seeing all the pictures and seeing your family, friends, the beach, and that glorious sun rise! Your view was really amazing...nice to see your art journal was with you on your balcony!

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday ! Had I known...I would have baked you a cake.
I enjoyed reading this post. I actually read it twice. I must admit I am a bit jealous of a few things.
one...your pics. I have a fear of posting pics of myself
two... the fact that no one in my family will allow their pics on my blog.
three... your guild friends...I do not belong to a guild

oh and one more thing....
Thanks for sharing the photo of the purse....I think I might have to make something like it too.

Marrianna said...

I love your blog posts because you always include so many photos AND I enjoy seeing your cute dimples. Happy birthday.

Linda said...

what a wonderful week you had! happy for you.

Marlynne said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Really enjoyed your week thru your pictures!

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