Saturday, September 24, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC16 - Week 39

Welcome to Week 39 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This is the Beach Week Edition and, if you can believe the nerve of it, I left ALL of my sewing stuff at home.  (I did bring a knitting project, but that isn't in September's Color of the Month.)

On SUNDAY, we traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  You might guess what that means... THIS stayed home:

Notice:  Be sure to check out my Quilty Orphan Adoption post HERE. Thank you to Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework for encouraging us to part with items that we aren't using!  The drawing will take place on Monday, September 26th.  If you like fabric scraps, leave a comment.  (Disclaimer:  Postage will be the winner's responsibility.  Sorry!)

MONDAY we vegged around the condo and finished the first one of these Stripy Sleeves of Warmth:

TUESDAY, I drove down to visit Knittingsuek.  We had a lovely visit and here she is with Norma Jean, her vintage Singer sewing machine:

In honor of RED month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I give you Sue's Tumble Quilt:

We debated over the best choice for binding.

 WEDNESDAY, after opting to stay over, visit some more, and hit the post office to mail off the Custom CK Totes, I took my time getting back to Myrtle Beach.

I made it back just in time for this storm to roll in:

THURSDAY dawned fairly clear and turned out to be a lovely day.  We eventually made it down to the actual BEACH...

 ... In the meantime, Mr. Joyful was sporting some RED for RSC.

 There was a beautiful sunset...

... And Mr. Joyful managed to get in some kite flying:

 Even though I didn't get the kite in the photo!!

FRIDAY started out a bit overcast, but the temperature was just right for sitting out on the deck to enjoy a bit more of my beach read:

The skies cleared... 

... And Mr. Joyful was able to enjoy soaking up a bit of sunshine before packing up to head home:

As the skies began to gather clouds, we loaded the car and headed to Raleigh for dinner at Vic's with DS1, before stopping in Chapel Hill to bring DS2 home for the weekend.

SATURDAY we slept late.  I worked on this blog post and joined Angela's LINK PARTY.  As you might guess, I also tackled Mt. Washmore.  After a week at the beach AND 3 weeks worth of DS2's laundry, there was quite a mound of it!

Maybe NEXT week will be the week that I complete my RSC blocks in RED.  Only time will tell...

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. A beach vacation! How wonderful! That is my favorite place to go anytime. In fact we are headed to the west coast this coming week, and i can't wait to see the ocean.

  2. I'm glad you had a restful time near the beach! As a child I always spent summer holidays with my grandparents in coastal towns and made the daily trek to the beach. Now I live near the coast myself and only go to the beach in winter, when no-one else does!

  3. My parents lived inland from Myrtle Beach after we were living in CA. We did visit there a number of times, a fun place. For my father it was the only place in the state where he could get rye bread, so they kept a cooler when going there from the little town in the tobacco country. He loved the heat, however my mother returned every summer to RI. It's great that you could get away and also see your sons.

  4. Wow! LOVED this post!!! Makes me want to go to the beach!


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