Today my thoughts are with the sea in America and the sand dollars and seals that you see along the shore lines. I was lucky enough to have found a huge carved mother of pearl sand dollar button that is very old indeed and I am still to decide quiet what to do with it. My latest idea is that stitch it to a piece of pretty but not too fancy quilt and maybe stitch some words. They need to be sea or sand dollar related and the only one I am liking at the moment is below. We will see what else I can come up with. I want it to be right and it is waiting patiently to be used and of course framed.
holds one in its net of wonder
Jacques Yves Cousteau
I am so in love with the woods of America along with Cape Cod for the sea and this year fingers crossed whale watching ( weather permitting) .. Last time we went we could not go because the sea was too rough out where we were supposed to be going but this year I have high hopes for it and my camera at the ready... We have both never done it before and both of us are so excited at the prospect of it.
The weather there right now is warm and that will mean I can take off my sandals and beach comb along the vast shores of Cape Cod. It is a happy us that wander always on the look out for a gift of the sea that she gives up to the land.... It is a bumble time for us and a happy one. Wandering along and not clock watching just enjoying the sea air and the vast beaches and different and beautiful shells and sea glass that can be found along the wet sand where the sea kisses the sand.
We want to treasure each moment of everyday and not rush it, in the hope that time might be kind to us and go just a little slower for us to take time out and relax.
I found my beautiful mermaid the last time we went and she has the most beautiful face as you know, now of course I am not talking at the shore line but one of the little boutique shops that were near a place called Stonington in CT... We are visiting Chatham this year and that is by a wonderful harbour that have working fishing boats. The seals wait there bobbing in the water on their backs and dozing in the sun. We could not understand last time why they were so near the shore but it became apparent as the fishing boats came in and were putting all the bits of fish they did not want or need after they had cleaned them back into the ocean .... it was feed time for the seals and what a sight it was too!
So one of my things today is I am going to be doing research on the laptop and look and see what quotes and sayings I can come up with for my long over due picture with the sand dollar ... it has spent to long in tissue in a drawer and it is time for the beauty to be looked at.
I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your day. I will be doing my research and keep on with a little tidy and leaf work here.
Happy Stitching! XX