Thursday, November 17, 2005

Weekend at the Beach

Well, Margaret, Joyce, Judy and I headed for Charleston, SC (where I have never been before) on Friday morning. We went to People, Places and Quilts first then through the vendors on Market Street and out to dinner. When we were done we headed to Margaret's inlaws place on Edisto Island (where I also have never been).

We had fun looking over our fabric purchases and eating the most wonderful pound cake that Judy made and 'to die for' lemon bars that Joyce made. Wonderful, wonderful!!

On Saturday I went with Margaret to People,Places & Quilts in Summerville, SC where she taught a machine quilting class (which I took and passed). Bought more fabric. Judy, Ille and Sue came for the afternoon amulet class Margaret was teaching and I headed back to the beach house where Joyce was doing something mysterious.

I doodled on the way home stopping to take pictures of a cemetary, and the really cool oak trees with all the spanish moss hanging form them. The trees on the island are amazing in that the branches reach across the road as if trying to hug one another. Also amazing is the fact that a great many of the trees are on the edge of the road and I do mean that seriously!! Scary when we were going down the roads for the first time at night on the way there. Kinda like a real life halloween movie or something.

Went to the Piggly Wiggly and bought stuff to make chili for supper. Stopped and took pictures of the beach before going home. The girls came home and the six of us ate chili, a wonderfully divine cream cheese spread and crackers that Judy had made and this killer cowboy dip made of corn, avacados, onion, cilantro served with tortilla chips that Joyce had made. And dessert was the wonderful cake and lemon bars.

After supper we all looked at our purchases and chilled out and did girly things like laugh and giggle. Also pictures were taken. Some were hostage pictures so I've only used the really good ones that make everyone look beautiful. Judy's picture didn't turn out so I'll have to get one later of her on another beach weekend. Ille was very comfy on the loveseat after a long day of driving, shopping, taking class and eating till we were all ready to bust. She really is quite adorable and one of my prettiest friends.

Sue is here showing her Georgia Quilt.

Sunday morning started off with a walk on the beach. I looked like a crazy person chasing after this little bird to get a close-up of him catching whatever it was he was eating. The little guy was a speed demon! Ille took off on a fast paced walk along the beach and we all lost her. Sue found her on the way back and that is them walking along the shoreline heading back to the beach house.

I was amazed at the lantana just full of butterflies! What a gorgeous site and the picture just does not do justice to them. Judy had to head back to Atlanta much to our dismay but we really enjoyed our time spent with her. She is an amazingly sweet lady and does such gorgeous work (she won all those awards at the quilt show).

Afterwards we headed for the bead show in Mt. Pleasant where we shopped for beads till we could shop no more. We then headed into Charleston and the five of us, Margaret, Joyce, Ille, Sue and I went on a carriage ride through the historic town and were entertained by our tour guide. Just a few pictures from the tour (I took 187 during our stay) are at the beginning of the blog. My favorite color houses are the pink and the turquoise ones. The bright colors seem so beachy!

We headed out early Monday morning but not before we got pictures. This is also the only picture on my blog of me so take a good look because there probably won't be to r: Joyce, Me, Sue & Margaret.

The filled up truck and no I couldn't see real well outta the back but I had been up the driveway enough times it wasn't a another picture of the girls Ille, Margaret, Joyce & Sue.

We headed on to PPQ where I took Margaret's Thread Painting Class. I've included the pictures of my classwork at the end.

After class was over we went next door to the Greek Restaurant and had supper before heading home. A great time was had by all and we're looking forward to the next trip!!! Thanks especially to Margaret's inlaws for letting us stay there!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

What a great trip, Kim -- lots of classes and site-seeing and shopping and quilting and eating and friends -- what could be better? Glad you had a good time!