Anniversaries and Alaskan cruises
This weekend, I’m heading to Fernandina Beach to dog-sit for my parents while they go away for their 37th wedding anniversary. Thirty-seven years! What an accomplishment! They still hold hands in public, and my sister and I still nudge each other and giggle when we see it.
So I’ll spend this weekend lying on the beach (oh, torture!), walking the dogs and catching up with a good friend who I haven’t seen since moving away from Fernandina over a year ago. I’m really looking forward to a relaxing few days with NO sewing. Because honestly, I’m all sewed out and ready for a break.
As soon as the craft show was over, I got started on this whale tote for a special order. My boss wanted to give it as a gift to her mother who was leaving for an Alaskan cruise today to celebrate her recent retirement.
My boss had seen my whale pillow and asked if — in honor of the Alaskan cruise — I could make a whale tote bag to match the gorgeous silvery-gray scarf she had already knitted for her mother.
I brought the scarf to the fabric store with me so I could match the fabric to it as closely as possible. I ended up finding this subtle, vintage-inspired pale gray fabric. It’s so soft and pale and lovely. I bought a whole yard and have only used it for this one tiny little whale, so I’m sure it will pop up in future projects.
I lined the bag in one of my favorite polka-dot fabrics that I’m going to need to replenish very soon! I swear, this stuff goes with everything.
I hope she gets a lot of use out of this bag and her beautiful new scarf on her cruise!
And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Mom and Dad! I love you!