"A Little Sea-Bathing"

Hullo all, I am just now having a chance to blog about our nice vacation last week. Mike's sister and her husband were in town for a few days, and we had a lovely time showing them around the Philadelphia area. We took them to the Jersey shore one day for some heavenly relaxation on the beach. I happened to have also finished off Tanya's delightful Jane Austen freebie which reads: "A little sea-bathing would set me up forever." I heartily agree with Mrs. Bennett! This design told me it wanted to be a pillow with some nautical striped fabric and a hanger made of twine. I hung it on our wreath on the front door with a bit of extra twine, fabric, and flowers.





We also visited the historic district, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross house, where the first American flag was made at George Washington's request, by a humble seamstress. There were many antique flags on display which was neat to see.




14 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Oooh, I just love your Sea-Bathing finish!!
Heavenly relaxation sounds good to me...LOL!!

KarenV said...

Sounds like you had a fun time - great pictures!

BTW, I've finished another one of the CHS Virtues and only have one left to stitch now, so you stand some chance of getting these this year! ;)

Barbara said...

Great pictures, and what a fitting finish!! ;)

Yuko said...

Hi Rachel, I love the new blog template, it's so cozy and beautiful!
And your Sea-Bathing is very lovely, I love the fabric you've chosen!!
AND! You are so atractive lady!
I love your photos very much, very lovely!

Nancy said...

I love your Sea-Bathing pillow and wreath. What a great way to finish this.

Thanks for sharing photos of your fun week. It looks like a wonderful time, and I wish those were my toes in the sand!

Vonna said...

Looks like a perfect wreath, perfect weather and the most perfect weekend of visiting the historic district! HURRAY for good fun!

staci said...

Love your pillow~~a perfect finish for summer!

Dora said...

A beautiful pillow and wreath! What a great idea.
Dora

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love the way you added your cute little finish to the wreath. Sounds like you had a great time with your friends. Happy Stitching, CJ

Annemarie said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgoues pics of th Philedelphia area, of yourself, your feet and your wonderful finish! If the weather here would be a bit more summery, I think I would stitch that one myself!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! Lovely photo's.

Tanya said...

That is gorgeous - LOVE the fabric you have matching it.

Looks like you had a relaxing time of a vacation.

Tanya

Sonda in OR said...

That's a cute little stitching. I love the nautical fabric.

Jessie said...

Your sea-bathing stitching is so pretty! Matches with the fabric you used, colours like the wave, sky.