First, I had to share with you my favorite photo of all from the trip — Maia and Aunt Jenny doing yoga / acrobatics on the beach. It has nothing to do with sewing, but isn’t it great?!
In my last post I said that we did some sewing at the beach. I brought some embroidery thread and did some simple embroidery–mostly around stencils and appliques for the shop. We also packed Maia’s sewing / lacing cards because sometimes she wants to sew when I do. She used them a lot on the drive down (they are a great quiet activity for the car) but not as much when we were there. Her Auntie Sarah laced them up though and hung them up around the beach house!
Some of my sewing and Maia’s sewing. I also give Maia real fabric stretched in an embroidery hoop sometimes and a real needle (usually a bigger embroidery needle), an idea I got from SouleMama’s book. It works out well and Maia hasn’t pricked herself yet.
I’ve added a few new shirts to my shop that I worked on during our trip, including this little birdie in blue outlined with yellow embroidery. And I’ll work on the special requests this weekend. By the way, click here if you want to see a pic of a cutie pie in one of my shirts. Happy Saturday!