"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Monday, September 1, 2014

August is over?

Another long weekend comes to an end  And I lived to tell about it.  I have to admit there were a few minutes in the kayak on Saturday when I was a little terrified worried.  We went down to Solomons Island in Southern Maryland.  While checking the weather forecast on our way, I noticed that a Small Craft Advisory was going to go in to effect a few hours later.  Because of that, we stayed on the river and didn’t go near the Bay.  Next time, we’ll stay off the river, too.

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I took a couple of pictures when we were first setting out, but there were no more opportunities.  All’s well that ends well!

The reason we chose that location this weekend was so that we could meet up with Jamie from busy bee quilts.  Jamie and I were working on our Farmer’s Wife Quilts together a couple of years ago, and recently, she tracked down some fabric that I needed.  We had a wonderful dinner with Jamie and her DH.

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After we left the restaurant, we stopped at the Maritime Museum for pictures of the Drum Point Lighthouse.  Which reminded me that I hadn’t posted pictures from our lighthouse cruise last weekend.

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First was Bloody Point, which I’ve never seen before.  The second light was Sandy Point, which can be seen from the Bay Bridge, and which we have kayaked out to.

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Next up was Baltimore Harbor Light, which I showed at a great distance a couple of weeks ago when we were on the Bay.

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Thomas Point is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country.  This was my first viewing of this beauty.  It’s a style known as a screwpile light.

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And then there’s Sharp’s Island Light.  Sharp’s Island washed away many years ago, and the Light was knocked askew by an ice floe in 1977.  It is listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses. 

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I’ve been working furiously on WIP’s this month, so I really don’t have anything stitchy to share.  Wait – yes I do!  Di’s challenge this month was to use polka dots.  I knew I had some dotty fabric, and while searching for it, my leaning tower of scraps fell over.  Which led to much cleaning and organizing in my sew room.  But I digress.  I stitched one of Jenny of Elefantz’s designs, and made a cushion.  It’s an odd size and won’t fit a pillow form, so I have to buy some stuffing for it.  But I’m counting it as a finish for Di.

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They’re hard to see in the photos, but all three fabrics have dots!IMG_3349

Back to work tomorrow……Sunny

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10 comments:

  1. Oh I am sew pleased hubby and you are alright you dare devils... How nice to meet up with your blogging friend Jamie and hubby and enjoy a meal together.
    WOW lots of great lighthouses there. My favorite is the Thomas Point one.
    Like the Jenny Elefantz stitchery project.

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  2. You take the best photos! It was great to meet up and hope to do it again soon!!!

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  3. Love the photos of the lighthouses ... but then I love lighthouses. We crossed the Bay when we were heading home from the Outer Banks a couple of years ago (we drove up to Ocean City before heading west) ... we definitely want to return and see more ... in the meantime, I'll see it vicariously through you. ;-)

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  4. Sunny - oh my goodness, Lighthouses are among my fave buildings! thank you for such lovely images, they're amazing. I wonder how long until Sharp's Island falls over??!

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  5. Another adventure for Sunny--
    lighthouses are always fun to photo--
    and yes I do see the polka dots!!
    good for you to do '2' projects in one!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

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  6. You are very brave to head on nine water with a bad forecast , yikes . Glad you are both ok. Great photos of the lighthouses . Cute little Jenny project , nice finish :-)

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  7. Mostly when I read your kayaking posts, I want to learn - but not now, lol!!! I sink like granite in water. LOVE the pics of the lighthouses, and the sweet pillow cover you made!!!

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  8. Many different lighthouses, nice ! When I see lots of blue water, I think fredom when seeing all the fresh, blue water :-)

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  9. I love seeing all those lighthouses! They're beautiful old things! :0)

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