Retreat

I got home Sunday late afternoon.  What a wonderful time I had quilting with my friends.  Got a lot accomplished too.  Our condo was right on the ocean and it was beautiful.  We could walk the beach, take a dip in any of 7 pools or unwind in one of the hot tubs.  Wednesday night we just had cheese, crackers, bread and wine for dinner.  Thursday night Gary made us a delicious meat loaf and we made baked sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli and Jan made a delicious fruit salad for desert.  There wasn’t much left of that meal.  Friday night the girls in the other condo cooked.  We had Italian pot roast, brown rice and salad.  No one was hungry after that meal.  And it was topped off with key lime pie.   We went out for dinner Saturday night to Joe’s Crab Shack.  Yummy is all I can say about the dinner.  The margaritas were not bad either.  🙂  I am still recovering from being up late each night sewing.  We did a little fabric shopping too.  We went to two quilt shops, Sewing At The Beach and North Beach Fabric.  I picked up some civil war fabrics at Sewing At The Beach  

and a perfect green fabric for a border for my ‘Sue’s Bags” quilt at North Beach Fabric.  
Hopefully I’ll get that top done today so I can get it quilted.   I have a quilt on the frame to be done first.   
It’s been in the high 80’s here.  Have to get up early to  get the work done before it gets too hot.  We’ve been conserving electricity by only using the air conditioner during the worst part of the day.  We are still getting a lovely breeze in the evening so it’s open up the windows to sleep at night.  It’s been delightful.  You can hear the whippoorwills in the woods.  They start about 9:00.  And before we close the house up during the day we can hear the birds singing.  Yesterday I was sitting in the office and looked out my window and was lucky enough to catch this little fella on the ground foraging for nesting materials.  I have never seen a bird like this one here before.  I wonder what kind of bird it is.  
Don’t you just love this time of year?  

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