I'm still here!
It's more a lack of posting rather than a lack of doing. This is some embroidery I've been working on as I try to pull together a big boy room for Will (now that he has a bed and all). Basically just copied the bike from the Wheels fabric line by Riley Blake.
This past week we headed to Isle of Palms, SC. for a little family beach trip, so we did lots of this:
a little of that:
and even some of this:
Yes, pattern cutting out (now I am not sure the technical term for that). I discovered last trip to the beach that while I may be viewed as a crazy person for bringing a sewing machine to the beach, the evening provide the perfect opportunity to cut out all the pieces for any upcoming projects. Yes, I think I may have still been viewed as a crazy person, even sans sewing machine, when I arrived with a giant ikea bag full of fabric & patterns.
Oh, well! I cut out 2 tees & 5 pairs of pants for the boys plus a tote bag, dress & shirt for me! I have lots to keep my busy.
So our trip to the beach was awesome. If you've never been I can't recommend it strongly enough. IOP is a quick drive into one of my favorite cities anywhere. Charleston. It's not many places you can get bumped into at a packed bar and have the offender offer a sincere apology. We went in to town twice this trip, once for a trip to Taco Boy and their amazing fresh fruit margaritas and Mexican street corn, and once for a night out on the town. My brother and his girlfriend went out with Andrew & I. My brother's fraternity brother and beloved family friend is just finishing up Dental School at MUSC and he, along with his fiance, showed us Charleston nightlife on King Street. We had a great time at bars like Fish, but my favorite place was Silver Dollar. Love how now that I click on that link and see it is a college hangout I realize why I felt so old! Whatever, a couple of preppy white guys rapping to old school Warren G songs is totally worth it!
And I'll end on a silly note. I made my boys octopus hot dogs on a bed of shells and cheese with peas (I said they were octopi eggs). Can't remember where I even saw it, but I just cut the lower portion of the hot dog into 8 legs and cut slits for 2 jimmies to make eyes. They were a big hit!
Oh, and probably pretty quiet over here this week as we get back into the swing of things, and I try to fill out my President's End of Year reports for the local MOMS Club. Can't believe I got suckered into another term too!