I've never taken my sewing machine on vacation before. Since we have rented this house for most of a month, I figured it'll be just like home, so I am treating it as such. We spent five days on the road, taking a slow route south, traveling scenic byways, visiting historic sites, and entering states I'd not previously visited.
We arrived here at our rental, moved in and the next morning while hubby slept in, I arranged a space for sewing.
This table is in the screened back porch. The table needed just a short shove across the room to access an electrical outlet; I was ship-shape in no time. I only have a hedge to look at straight ahead, but over to the right is the backyard, and beyond that is the Withlacoochee River. We have access to a canoe, two kayaks, and a paddle boat, but more interesting to me is the business across the road - air boat rides on the river, and nearby Tsala Apopka Lake and Henderson Lake.
But I digress! The sewing station is set up and ready for action, and as the first day was largely a settle in and get organized sort of day and I am definitely ready to stitch.
This view is from the other end of the table. The size is great for laying out blocks, or in this case, long rows of diamonds. *smile*
My baby quilt parts are nearby, too, and I will work on them first. My plan is to attach all the short rectangles to the center squares. Then I will switch gears and stitch a few of those diamonds.
These diamonds will be placed in total random fashion, and I will lay as much out here on the table as possible. I will need to consult the book to see how many need to be in the longest row. I'm a long way from that point for now, though.
Our vacation is off to a great start. The weather has been cool so far, but I see that the extended forecast includes some 80-degree days!
Happy Quilting, Friends!
It looks as if you are all ready to sew up a storm! Those diamonds will make for a pretty quilt. Fabulous you have a whole month to enjoy lots of wonderful activities and get lost in lovely sewing.ReplyDelete
I am fully immersed in diamond blocks now! It’s rather freeing just seeing things together pretty much at random!Delete
That looks like a lot of fun. I took my machine with me when I went somewhere for a month for work. I really liked doing that, and I am sure you will have even more fun to be able to quilt while you are away.ReplyDelete
I hope this will be the first of many Florida vacations that I’ve got the sewing machine in tow.Delete
That's my sewing machine! <3 I love it. So I am going to Florida for a week, but it'll be hand stitching for my-- I'm flying down. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your week in the sunshine state! Hand stitching is a worthwhile endeavor, to be sure!Delete
So glad that you found the perfect spot to sew while staying in Inverness. Inverness had plenty to offer, as well as the surrounding areas. Enjoy tour creative space, exploring Inverness and Citrus County, and your vacation.ReplyDelete
You make me feel so welcome! We are enjoying the area very much!Delete