Saturday, May 18, 2019

Here It Is the Middle of May

Hello Friends! First let me preface this entire post by saying I honestly do not know what happened to April. I missed the entire month and did not get around to writing one single post.

In my defense, April has always been a very busy month for me. Years ago when I did income taxes it was especially hectic towards April 15th because so many family birthdays happen in April. Two of my  daughters were born in April-- my middle daughter's birthday is the week before the 15th and my oldest daughter's birthday is the day after. Depending where Easter fell, school vacation and other family birthdays etc, I was always feeling the crunch during tax season. I still am!

This year for some reason April came and went so fast it seems but a blur......and here it is the middle of May already and the blur continues.........

The first of May we spent a couple of days moving my youngest daughter in to her new apartment. She lives in a coastal area and her new apartment is a five minute walk to the beach. I'm a little jealous! Maybe even more than a little.....

I took a couple of photos of the move. The apartment is on the second floor and is very good-sized.  This is her living room and main entry way before all the boxes arrived.

Here is another photo of the entry and to the right is her bedroom and small bath. One side is all built-in drawers and she has two closets. Lots of drawers and closet space makes her one very happy girl!

This is her bedroom and the small half bath is just to the right of her bed. She is currently trying to decide what to use for shades or curtains.....

This is not the beach she lives near but we visited this beach the day after her move and as you can see we had it pretty much to ourselves and it was an absolutely beautiful morning for a walk on the beach.

It was beginning to cloud up while we were there and since we were expecting rain in the afternoon, we enjoyed it while we could. The water was quite rough and  and the surf was thunderous!

This seagull was hanging out for a bit so I snapped a couple of photos.

Here he is sharing his best side with me.

......and here is my daughter who was very happy that her move went smoothly. We cannot even discuss her last was that bad! Happy and smooth sailing from here on in!.....

.......which segues perfectly to my latest creation, my shabby Nautical Angel.

It took me longer to finish her because I could not find the lace that I wanted to use. I was getting frustrated, searching in shops and online but no luck. So I had to settle.

Lots of exposed rough zigzag stitching and raw edges.

I will keep looking for the lace I want to use as I have several angels cut out in this navy blue with white anchors as well as some white with blue anchors fabric.

She needed something to brighten up all that navy blue and I happened to have a few wooden anchors in my stash of supplies and thought it would be the perfect touch of color.

Besides being a splash of color, the over-sized anchor adds to the overall nautical theme, provides a focal point and symbolizes strength and hope. We all have someone who is or has been our anchor during rough times just as we have all probably been that anchor for somebody else. That is the intended sentiment behind this ornament. I am not sure yet if I will add a tag or simply let it be inferred.

So with all that said, I now need to get myself off the computer. We were away for a couple of days attending a huge antique/collectibles bazaar in Brimfield, Massachusetts Thursday and yesterday a funeral in Connecticut. We got home last night, picked up my dog and I was too tired to do anything. I was even too tired to eat! I need to do some catching up on housework this afternoon....right after I have my afternoon coffee!

Hope everyone is enjoying beautiful weather! We have had so much rain and chilly weather but today is absolutely perfect in every way! I think it may be safe to finally pack away my winter clothes for the LAST time this year.  Happy weekend my friends!