I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, May 27, 2012


It's official! Summer is here. Memorial Day to Labor Day is the beach summer...who cares what the calendar may say!

I am always disconcerted by the arrival of ALL these People! This is as crowded as it gets...hmmm.

My birds and I were ever so slightly annoyed. Well the terns were very annoyed, dive-bombing and squalling.

They're here.....

black skimmers...they are a bit calmer than the terns.
But very large!

The noise of the jets sets them off, lol...

No flea market, but I picked up a few thrift shop goodies:
A nicely cracked and crazed marmalade crock.

 My mother collected these sparingly, preferably with marmalade inside, from Stop n Shop!
Then she'd fill them with pansies or zinnias.

A big mill spool, for my antique laces.

Except my kids have been muttering about mom's clutter so maybe the laces will go back in their bin!

And a couple thrifted shirts, for the fabric. For the Porch quilt? The pink can be tea dyed and/ or bleached, and I loved the big stars...

Not very cost effective way to add to my meagre stash of plaids and stars though. There's maybe a half yard of usable fabric here and at 6.95 per shirt, that just doesn't pay. That's almost $14.00 a yard. So no more of that!

Have a wonderful holiday. Happy summer...



.......gone to the beach