Fortunately, Howie is very agreeable in many ways, hence we brought my sewing machine, a bag of elastics & swimsuit materials, an unfinished tank top and fabric for pajamas. There is no chance I will get bored, which is always my worst nightmare.
So, yeah, the vacation thing is working out really well! We do all the same stuff at the beach that we do at home. I sew, he cooks, and we both read a lot. Instead of going to work, we go to the beach. Who knew? Oh right, all the people who go to the beach every summer - they know about this. And Suzie, who posted a comment to my last post. Suzie, you are a person of great fortitude to to work in Funland for a whole summer! Almost all of the people working here are European (and young and beautiful) which is quite pleasant.
We have seen some interesting things. These are all iPhone pictures because I didn't want to risk getting sand on my good camera.
|a rainbow during a light rain|
|a wedding on the beach|
And what is the alteration, you wonder? I have to pick out the waistband along the front so I can add extra elastic. How can people stand to wear tight elastic around the waist? I don't understand it. Perhaps my waist is really that much bigger than the manufacturer thinks it should be? whatever! This is why I hate to shop, but I am so glad I can sew.
I am really glad I got pushed out of my comfort zone. No, I don't think I will ever really like being hot and sticky and all that stuff, but I can make the most of it and conform a little bit. I guess that is what I am doing, I am conforming a little bit. And it's OK.
|The tank top just needed fold-over elastic and now it's finished.|
The pajama fabrics are wonderful shirtings from a sale at Michaels.
Claudine made a really cool shirt of this same fabric.
Talk To You Later, sewing friends.