Wednesday 21 October 2015

The Inn at Stonington - by the sea... a wonderful place to design.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever!

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Well we are having such and amazing holiday and I will be able to tell you all about it upon my return about any vintage or stitchery that I have found.

Below is a little film made by The Inn at Stonnington where we will be staying.  I am looking forward to seeing this place again and walking by the ocean.  You can here the jingle of the boats moored in the bay. We are meeting our friend here and they will arrive later.  We have not seen them since last October, although we are in regular contact face to face is so much better.  What fun and adventures will the four of us get up to.  I will of course do some blogs upon my return and after the VB about what we have seen and done but for now I am just going to enjoy my time with these great friend of ours and enjoy our holiday.

My sketch book is getting wonderfully full with ideas and sketches and I know this place will get me inspired for next Summers new ideas for my work.  There is so much life by the American ocean with sea lions, beautiful shells, lighthouses and treasures of the sea. I find such wonder wandering along the coast line here is America.  You look out and just see vast open sea, where as where we live in England by the sea we can see the Isle of Wight and of course Brown Sea Island.

There is something about wandering along another shore line and seeing lighthouses here which are beautiful and picking up
unusual shells and bits to sketch.  I love this place and we are enjoying our time out and just bumbling along and looking at all the leaves change along the Avenue where the Inn is situated, and yet at the back of the Inn our room looks out to sea. it is magical. I got to thinking out of the box and have sketched a shell with a paisley pattern that I am now playing with on my scrap piece of linen ... embroidery is fun and this design of mine is a winner and will play a big part in a new design I am now going to be working on!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching!

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