Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunrise on Surfside Beach

Once again several friends got together for a week of stitching and relaxing on the beach. I wouldn't be surprised if neighbors sell tickets for opening day.

What a sight it must be to see eight women with all their crazy quilting supplies, Ott lights, food for a week,  and suitcases converge on this small house. It's a perfect setting for a perfect week!

I wanted to share several photos. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. All we have to do is walk out on the back deck and view the splendor. It reminds me of the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth." I am indeed grateful to God for the "glories of the skies."

One of the girls issued a challenge after one of her walks on the beach. She came back with a number of the butter clam shells and suggested we make pincushions. I had no idea what I would do until I got into the project.

I've glued a magnet in the bottom of the shell and covered it with a tiny cushion made with Hanah silk velvet. I've added a few tiny shells and a turtle charm. The tiny shell is probably about 2" wide. It was loads of fun and I wanted to share a photo of the finished project.

Crazy quilters can embellish anything, can't they?