|Jingle BOM Still On the Design Wall, Borders Completely Assembled|
|Sewing the Last Block Seam...|
|Kaufman Holiday Flourish 10 Stripe|
Meanwhile, I've got another minor issue to contend with. Many of my applique blocks have hand embroidered green chain stitch stems, and when I did that stitching I wove my thread tails through previous stitches to secure them. However, when I agitated the blocks in the soapy Dawn bloodbath to resolve my dye bleed issue, those thread tails worked loose and are visible through the background fabric on the right side of my blocks.
|Loose Embroidery Thread Tails Need Securing|
|Pineapple Log Cabin Blocks Still Waiting for Assembly|
No sewing got done last week, though -- we escaped to the beach for a few days while our teenagers were on a church choir trip. We went to Bald Head Island, two miles off the mainland of North Carolina, and found the most tranquil, isolated beach you can imagine right near Cape Fear:
|The Best Beaches Are EMPTY Beaches|
|My Sweetie Carrying Chairs Down to Our "Private Beach"|
|A Day at the Shore: Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey|
It took us about four hours to drive from our home in Charlotte to Southport, North Carolina, where we left the car and took a ferry across the Cape Fear River to Bald Head Island. The subtropical island is largely undeveloped, with 10,000 of its 12,000 acres untouched nature preserves: beaches, maritime forest, and salt marshes. No cars are permitted on the island either and, in order to help sea turtle hatchlings find their way to the moonlight reflecting off the ocean, there is very minimal artificial nighttime lighting from humans anywhere near the shore. So it gets DARK at night, and you can even see STARS! To get from one beach to another, or to one of the pool clubs or restaurants, residents and vacation renters either ride bikes, walk, or zip around in golf carts. We were able to rent a golf cart from the bed and breakfast where we stayed.
|No Cars, Just Golf Carts!|
Do you have a favorite beach in the Southeast that I should try next time we're ready for a weekend getaway? Please leave a comment and tell me all about it! I still have not figured out an efficient workaround for replying to your comments since Blogger mucked with their comment notification system (I think this was needed in order to comply with new EU data privacy requirements?) but please know that I do read each and every comment and I love hearing from you, even if I can't figure out how to reply to you directly via email!
Have a wonderful week, and happy stitching.
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- To-Do Tuesday at Stitch ALL the Things:
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