Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Weekend at the beach

We left Friday afternoon with the dogs and kids. We decided to take the ferry. It is out of the way but it was a beautiful day for a ferry ride. It is short, about 20 minutes, but always fun.

The weather was beautiful. Our little one is not as interested in the beach as the rest of us.

Our older grandson loves the water just like his dad. He wants to be a surfer like his father.

This huge tent was put up on the beach on Saturday. Saturday night there was a big dinner held under the tent. We could not resist the temptation to walk by and look. Sunday night was the wedding and reception under the same tent. It isn't unusual to have weddings on the beach where we are but I have never seen a tent this big set up out there.

Back to sewing. I always have trouble putting together my batting, quilt top and backing. I noticed that a lot of folks use and recommend the binder clips. I looked for them but they just were not big enough for my dining room table. I have tried tape, using the floor everything. The other day I was in the dollar store waiting for the girl that cuts my hair and I spotted these hair clips. They worked great. I wish I had gotten the bigger ones but I got more by getting this size.

I keep a protective pad on my table and these worked well holding the batting and backing down.

Back to the beach this weekend. All my female cousins (well almost all) are having a weekend together. I am so excited. My aunt is going to be with us too and a cousin's wife. It is a women's family weekend.


Helen said...

The hair clips are such a great idea!! I use bulldog clips, but as you also discovered, they don't fit all tables! Thanks for this great tip!!

Happy Sewing!

Barb said...

I just love the beach, the smell of the ocean, the sand between the toes...just love it. Thanks for the pictures.

nanaofnc said...

Thanks for sharing the beach photos; I'm overdue for a beach trip. Thanks also for the clip idea! Enjoy your girls weekend coming up! xo,

elle said...

Hair clips! What'll we smart quilters think of next???

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