That's what we have been hearing from Wendell today! We leave for our vacation in Ocean Park on Saturday and he has a tide watch and has been telling all who will listen just how many high tides are left before we arrive!
Now I know I showed you my first quilt top which is still being finished, but I have actually got another one to show you. While it wasn't the first one I started, it is the first one I've finished and there is a very good reason for that.
A few weeks ago I ordered some "Seaside" fabric by Riley Blake on Ebay. I just love this collection of fabric and thought I'd make a quilt to take on vacation to the "seaside" every year. The fabric arrived in the mail and I got started. Do you see the outer border in a sea green? It's beautiful fabric and has little pictures of children playing on the beach with buckets & spades. As I finished up the quilt top and cut out the final border, I realized that I was about two strips short on that fabric and could have kicked myself for not ordering more!
A few days later I was notified that I'd won a giveaway on Lindsay's blog. Guess what it was? A whole fat quarter bundle of seaside fabric!!
The fat quarter of the sea green fabric was more than enough for me to finish my outer border and I was just thrilled. Thanks so much for a lovely giveaway Lindsay! Go and have a look at her blog. She always has great ideas.
I finished up my "Maine" quilt last week and gave it a wash to age it a little. I may eventually embroider some words that bring back Maine memories for our family on some of the larger pale squares.
I am pleased with how it turned out. I love the washed out seaside colours.
This will go with us each time we visit (that will be three times this year!)
Ten more high tides - Yay!!