First of all, I spent a week in Kiawah Island, South Carolina with my fiancé and his two daughters. We stayed at a lovely beach resort. I stitched, I sunbathed, and I RESCUED BABY TURTLES! There is a group of volunteers that goes out every morning at 7 a.m. to check loggerhead turtle nests on the beach and make sure any stragglers are able to get out of the sand. The nests are about a foot and a half deep, so getting out can be a challenge. When the volunteers found out I am a vet, they invited me back to help out next year! I am stoked already! Oh, my gosh, the babies were so cute - here is a picture of one of them.
|Hatchling loggerhead sea turtle|
|"Christmas on the Beach" from the Dimensions Gold Petites collection|
|Seashell picture frame idea|
The good news is, I have inspired three of my dearest girl friends up here in Boston to start cross stitching, too! A few of you have said that you are happy to see someone in the "younger" crowd picking up needlework, so consider this me doing my part to keep the craft alive! I am really happy that the four of us will be able to get together and stitch - previously, our crafting nights usually consisted of me cross stitching and the other three girls knitting, but I am really excited to have started a trend. :)
I have a couple of what I like to call "stitching trips" coming up, too. This is when I am stuck in some sort of conveyance traveling somewhere, so I hope to be able to get a lot of stitching done. The first stitching trip is this coming weekend, when I will be moving my fiancé to Houston (!) for his new job. He lives in West Palm Beach right now and we have been long-distance engaged since January, so it's not too much of a change (well, not for me, anyway). It's about an eighteen-hour drive between West Palm and Houston (plus the flight back to Boston), so I will be diligently navigating and stitching away.
|My first stitching trip - moving my fiancé to Houston|
Oh, and for a closing thought... completely random, but worth sharing... well, I think it's safe to say that a lot of my readers (myself included) enjoy cats, so I found this really awesome infographic that explains all of the possible color combinations for cats. My own kitty, Julius, is a red tabby with grade 2 white spotting ("white" nose and toes, which are in reality pink, instead of brick red like they should be with a red tabby).
|Orange and tortoise shell kitties - my Julius is a red tabby.|
|Every cat color you could ever imagine...|
Less Bitching, More Stitching