Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Bit of Quiet Time

We never did walk down the boardwalk last night. The sun and surf sure tires a body out, doesn't it? That and a full belly!

The coast has been chilly and overcast today. That's not to say I didn't spend an hour or two laying in the sand--I did. And it was nice and warm there, but once my body rose off the warm sand, it was chilly! And I just couldn't stay there any longer without risking a sunburn, even with SPF 2,000 lotion.

So Hubby and I are spending a bit of time in our room this afternoon, looking out at the beach and ocean. Well, actually Hubby's taking a little nap right now, so I thought I'd quietly write this post.

After breakfast this morning, we visited a few thrift/antique shops. I'd been looking for a sweatshirt to buy since we arrived here, but everything I had seen in the shops was (1) ugly, (2) too heavy, (3) a pull over (I like a front zip), and/or (4) cost an arm and a leg. I came across the perfect thing at Goodwill, and although I was hesitant to buy it since I don't have laundry facilities here, it smelled fresh and clean, so I took a chance. At least I have something to keep me warm, besides the slightly too dressy black sweater I brought on the trip. I sure don't know what I was thinking when I packed! I guess it had been so long since I've been IN the sand, that I forgot what it's like.

The best thing, though? I found an "antique" quilt! I've never bought one before, although I've looked. I just never found one in decent shape that appealed to me and at a reasonable price until now.

I say "antique" because I'm sure it's not 100 years old, but it's hard to date because it's a solid orange and a solid white--I think prints are easier to estimate. The blocks are Drunkard's Path blocks and they're set to form circles, so it looks like a bunch of large white polka dots on an orange background. There's a border of triangular shapes in orange and the edge is scalloped--and the orange in the border is a different fabric; it's a finer weave and has faded less than the orange in the blocks. Overall, it's a child size quilt of around 4' by 5', and it's hand quilted. No stains, tears, or spot-fading. I'll show you a photo when I can.

Tonight Hubby and I are dining at the Cracked Crab again--we ate there the first night. I'm anxious to try one of their crab dinners--I LOVE crab and I just can't go back home again without having me some crab legs. Some of the fishermen from one of the Deadliest Catch boats visited awhile back--I can't remember which boat. Do you ever watch the show? The restaurant serves all the types of crab they catch on the show--funny how the names are familiar now!

Well, it's just about time for me to freshen up for dinner, so you'll have to go; but I'll walk with you down to the lobby--I want to get a nice, hot cup of tea. Soon it will be time to wake Hubby for dinner. I'm glad we could visit!

10 comments:

Marla said...

If you have never tried she crab soup, you will love it. Probably spelling it wrong but it was 100 times better than clam chowder. Sounds like a lovely relaxing vacation. Wish I was there too!

Denise in PA said...

I've been enjoying your vacation vicariously! Thanks for the sneak peeks into your days!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

I can hardly wait to see the quilt your acquired! Thanks for the visit and I am off to have my cup of morning tea. Tootles. PS - say HI to himself ...

Brandie said...

Congrats on your antiquey quilt. Will it work as a Halloween quilt or decoration?
Enjoy this rest of your trip and continue to use that sunscreen!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!

Linda said...

So glad you are having a great time! I love reading about all your adventures! You are such a faithful blogger.

Julie in the Barn said...

Sounds like you are having fun even though it's "June Gloom" time on the coast. Have you made the drive up to Cambria? Wonderful drive and there is a great Antique place there at the end of the main street with lots of "junktiques" even some quilts. The quilt store in Moro Bay is pretty cool too. We vacation at Avila Bay often. Love it there.

Anonymous said...

I am glad that your room is nice, and that you are having a great time. You deserve the rest and relaxation.
BTW...I have an antique quilt that my grandma made. I will have to drag it out the next time you are over.
Have a safe and quick (lol!) trip home. See ya soon-
:-) Lisa

Erica said...

Congrats on your antiquey quilt. So glad you are having a great time!

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Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Cracked crab and an antique quilt purchase...great holiday! can't wait to see it, Tracey