Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving is Over!


Dave and I spent the holiday from wednesday evening until yesterday (sunday) at Hilton Head Island!

The package for our villa (close to the beach) included golf for him....so for about 5 hours a day I was on my own :c) I finished quilting a small scrappy jacob's ladder block quilt while watching old movies, and did a lot of walking to try to keep the pumpkin pie from settling on my thighs! (I don't think it worked, but oh well!)

The boys both had to work this past weekend, and since we got the villa rental about 6 weeks ago....and it was non-refundable.....we ditched them ;c)

I love Hilton Head and all the other islands down the SC coast all the way down Georgia. I love how the moss hangs off the old craggy oak trees...it is SO "SOUTHERN". The weater was warm, low 70's....and I should have packed shorts!

And yes, I forgot to pack the camera on the rush to get out of town...I would have loved to have shown you the old oak trees dripping with moss, the flowers, the ocean so blue, and the HUGE alligators we spotted sunning themselves along the water on the golf course outside our villa! Those freaked me out...But fascinated me at the same time..this one was HUGE...I mean...HUGE....he didn't look real....

We avoided all post-thanksgiving shopping. Hilton Head doesn't have that much anyway, it's off season. We did end up at Sam's club and bought a few things, but it was more what we needed, not in the way of gifts.

Bonnie

17 comments:

joyce said...

That sounds like a very relaxed holiday-
the best kind in my books.

Darcie said...

Sounded like an enjoyable weekend for the two of you, Bonnie! You deserved it!

Love your show and tell. Baptist Fans are the best...machine quilted or hand quilted!

Tonya R said...

Sounds like a wonderful break. Love all those big drapy trees down there. At least you are gettin some exercise, I think this pumpkin pie is going to stay with me forever.

Ms. Jan said...

Great report Bonnie, it sounds like you had a great time and much neeeded rest!

Lucy said...

Ohh oh In such a beautiful area and no camera... Next time I will remind it you :-)

Lovely quilt Bonnie well done !!

quiltpixie said...

sounds like a great break was had -- just what you needed :-)

Jane Ann said...

I used to go to Hilton Head 25 years ago. It was still quiet, but on the verge of booming. Take your camera next time--I'd love to see how it's changed!

Hanne said...

Nice quilt. The more I see and do baptist fan quilting the more I like it :-)

Carol said...

Sounds like a perfect holiday treat! Glad you got to relax!

Ann said...

Wow, sounds like you had a little piece of heaven for your holiday weekend! Nice way to spend the weekend. And leaving the boys to fend for themselves is good for them! hehe...I'm sure they survived just fine.

cher said...

sounds like a lovely time away, just you and your dh. sweet quilt too.

Dawn said...

Oh Bonnie, I"m so glad you had some nice time away and beautiful scenery! I've always wanted to to there! It is on my someday list!

And Jacobs ladder is one of my favorite blocks - I absolutely love your little quilt! It is perfect! The colors are so wonderful!

YankeeQuilter said...

Sounds like the vacation you needed! The islands there are so restful...I always tend to giggle a bit when DH asks me if it is OK for him to take a day off to golf - quilt time!
Sio

Helen in the UK said...

Love the new quilt. Sounds like you have a great time relaxing and taking some time to do your own thing - perfect holiday :)

Sandra said...

There are so many different colours in that little quilt! I love it and especially the quilting. Glad you had a great holiday. The scenery sounds amazing :-)

Patty said...

I love the quilt, and what a busy industrious girl you are, sewing while vacationinig : )
I have always heard that Hilton Head is gorgeous.

Sterby said...

Hilton Head is an absolute dream place for the Quilting/Golfing couple! We've done this for years-with and without kids. If you go back in the summer or another seasonable time, rent one of the sturdy wooden beach lounge and umbrella sets. I've been able to do a fair bit of hand piecing on the beach while listening to the waves and being cooled by the ocean breezes. Hilton Head's sand isn't sticky like some of the Outer Banks beaches sands are so it doesn't get all over your projects.