Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beach, Lighthouses, Quilt Shops.. and Relaxation!

We just returned from a week at the beach.  We take our summer vacation at the end of summer when  most of the vacationers are gone and we can enjoy the late summer days without the crowds.  For anyone who has grown up in a resort area, like my husband, you know that late summer is the best time of year at the shore. 
North Wildwood, NJ Seawall
Anyone who follows me in Instagram has seen some of these pictures during the week. 
It was also my husband's birthday and we visited some lighthouses.  One of his favorite things to do. 
We visited Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in N. Wildwood, NJ.  My husband grew up just a few blocks from this lighthouse. 
They have done a beautiful restoration and have beautiful gardens around the lighthouse.
Love the butterfly sign.
My mother-in-law used to have these pretty purple flowers in her garden. 
We had perfect days with blue skies.  Perfect for walking the beach
We also took several trips to Cape May, NJ for shopping and dinner. 
There was always time at the end of each day for some stitching and sipping. :-)
On Friday we took the ferry from Cape May to Lewes, DE.  My wonderful husband took me to two great quilt shop - Serendipity and Mare's Bears Quilts.  He even found time for a cat nap while I shopped. 

 Serendipity Quilt shop in Dagsboro, DE had a large selection of reproduction and traditional fabrics.
Mare's Bear's Quilts Lewes, DE had some great deals on modern fabrics. 
Two great shops!  I would recommend them if you are in Delaware anytime. 
I was also able to get the binding and label done for this baby quilt for someone at work. Love the backing fabric on this one.  I have had this in my stash a long time and it was perfect. 
I was even able to get this quilt basted together before we left to come home. So much easier without my feline helpers! LOL  I am hoping to big stitch this one. 
It was a fun week... good food, great weather, a birthday, and two quilt shops!

Happy Stitching!



  1. Sooo fun!! (Love the pic of hubs taking it easy in the car!)

  2. Your photos showed a fun trip. Getting away renews the spirit.

  3. Debra-- I'm anxious to see what you are working on that has the aqua scallop ring on it in the photo above. Can you show us?
    Eileen P.


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