Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Getting out of my own way

Excuse me, coming through, step aside, out of my way please. Boy, life can certainly get in the way. Work, chores, responsibilities all conspire to keep us from what we really want to do...quilt!! It all got so frustrating for me that I couldn't sew even when I did find a bit of time. To recharge, my hubby and a couple of my kids headed south to my brother's beautiful South Carolina home for our third family Crabfest. It was a welcome vacation and a delightful long weekend with my extended family.

A relaxing weekend must include some wine!

The party begins with the delivery of three bushels of those delicious crustaceans, blue crabs.

My brother assembled his set-up crew. The man was a born manager.

My niece is a master at gourmet cupcakes and this year she wowed us with cake pops. Let me tell you, I made sure I consumed enough to make sure I wasn't craving cake pops for at least a couple of weeks.

The night before Crabfest we warmed up with a "rehearsal dinner." Lots of shrimp and some great baked potatoes that I hope to recreate this weekend.

We swapped out the wine for a more festive beverage to accompany the crabs.

It wasn't all eating and drinking. We spent plenty of time at the beach, enjoying sand and sun and the antics of the newest generation.

It was just what I needed to kick back, eat and relax. Now I am ready to catch back up on what you all have been doing. This coming weekend is my quilt guild show and I need to stitch on a couple of hanging sleeves and then drop off the quilts I've finished this spring.

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