Take Me Down to the Sea Again

Do you remember how it feels to scrunch up your toes with delight? Excitement is building as we embark on a family (a whole family) holiday down to the southern Kwa-Zulu Natal coast. A longstanding friend has offered us their large house which will accommodate us all. Three grandchildren, three children (adults of course) and partners and both David and I. While I can't see myself surfing, wind sailing or any other sort of serious sea-side activity, I can picture myself 'perambulating' along the beach. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and the wind won't tumble us into the sand dunes.

But of course there is always the problem of what to pack and how many projects to try to complete. So I've chosen a few which may go with me.

Luckily these days books are easy to download and carry with you. My iPad and Kindle are remarkably efficient and even with the 'blue light' problem in the evenings (what ever that does to you) I have a wealth of good holiday reading. I've found several legal websites from which I download books for very little if anything at all. BookBub is one and Kindle another. Have a look at them, you will be surprised at what you will find.

The Thursday morning group has been working hard on different letterforms over the past few weeks and will be set a few projects to work on over the week or so I'm away. No doubt there will be moans and groans, but I suppose that's what 'homework' all about. The class has been creating some really imaginative pieces for the books they're been working on. As always I panic a little about how much we've actually achieved in the class. But somehow there are always a few really creative pieces and more work than we can believe we've achieved.

In our Friends with Threads outreach group we really have stripped our cupboard bare. All the scarves, mittens, ponchos, blankets and baby clothing lovingly made have been donated to our chosen schools, homes and hospitals. Well done all. We meet again just before we go away and look forward to building on our next projects.

So until next time, take care and be kind and remember beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.