We just returned from our 2 1/2 week trip to Florida and it was a wonderful time. It was hard to leave DS, DIL and Abigail! Boo Hoo!! I hope we can go back soon.
We stayed with my cousin, Mary, in Fort Pierce and she showed me a small sewing cabinet that had been our grandmothers. Our grandmother did a lot of sewing, tatting, knitting, etc. She used to make pajamas for us at Christmas. I was in awe over the sewing cabinet, because I remembered it and Mary had left grandma's sewing supplies in the drawers! She said if I wanted anything from the drawers, I could have it. In the bottom, under some stuff, I spotted these buttonhole scissors, which I remember grandma using and I asked Mary if I could have them. She said yes!! These are a treasure for sure!!
I worked on hand quilting my tumbler table runner while riding in the car and since I'm quilting the fan close together, it is going to take me a while to get this quilted. I'm doing it free hand, so it isn't perfectly spaced.
I gave Mary one of these bottle cap trivets
and also made some of these during the trip.
AND I visited some quilt shops in Florida!! I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures, but I shopped at the Whippoorwill Station in Belleview
, FL, Peggy's Heirlooms of Tomorrow in Ocala
, FL and Bernina
Connection in Tallahassee, FL. The fabric I bought is pictured below.
While at Mary's we spent an entire afternoon with another cousin, who I haven't seen for decades. Such fun! I also got to see my brother for a brief visit. Mary lives 2 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, so I was able to walk on the beach. Dummy me didn't take a picture to prove it.
Now I have to get my house in order and put my Christmas decorations away!