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

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Home again. . . . .

We arrived back home today to temperatures in the 40's. Just yesterday I was walking on a beach in Florida and it was 82 degrees. Welcome back to reality. I attended a conference in Jacksonville on Thursday and Friday, and the hubby and I decided to make a week of it. We have friends on nearby Amelia Island, so we spent time with them, and also took a daytrip to St. Augustine. We had a nice relaxing week, ate lots of seafood, indulged in some retail therapy, did some sightseeing, and even managed a visit to the local quilt shop! I picked up a few 30's fat quarters to add to my collection.

While shopping in beautiful Historic Fernandina Beach, I found this lovely clasp bracelet that I just had to have. The clasps are interchangeable, so I can add others later.

I didn't take pictures of any of the food, but Amelia Island is the home of the first commercial shrimp boats, and I can attest that they bring in some mighty fine shrimp. I also sampled the Pineapple Casserole at one of the restaurants, and it was quite tasty! I'll be trying to recreate that recipe.

I was born and raised in South Dakota, and I just love being at the ocean, and I always have to take pictures of palm trees and seagulls, and I captured quite a few pelican shots this trip as well.

While in St. Augustine, we visited the lighthouse, ate more seafood, and shopped at old St. Augustine Village.

All in all, it was a great trip. It was even a good conference. Now it's time to start planning the next trip!

I missed out on the Friday Night Sew-in and the CG&CGQC Sewing party, so I'll be surfing the blogs in the next couple of days to see what everyone else got accomplished. I hope to be participating next month.


  1. Glad you had a wonderful trip- nothing like the sun and sea! We are a landlocked province here, so I'm like you, and love the ocean. Now...back to reality!

  2. Looks like you had a really nice holiday. Sightseeing,good food and shopping.


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