Sunday, May 01, 2011

Seen by the Sea

I know. It has been a week since I posted. A busy week. We got an offer on our house. I will tell you more later, but we countered, they accepted and now it is up to the lenders and inspectors and all those folks to make it happen—or not. Not counting chickens before they hatch, but feeling hopeful.

Wednesday our STASH group went to the beach for our annual retreat. We arrived in a storm and left in sunshine. In between we ate and stitched and laughed a lot. We shopped, we watched quilting videos, we played games, we wined and cheesed and walked on the prom and the beach and slept with sounds of the ocean and storm mingling with our dreams. Rest, renewal and friends who mean so much to me.

Seen from the front window shortly after arrival. Windy, rainy.

The next morning. The storm had littered the beach with broken shells and all manner of stuff, both natural and decidedly unnatural.

The Seaside "Prom". Ocean just to the left.

Gale and Gerrie (barely visible) at the breakfast table. Ocean reflected in the window.

Browsing in Seaside. Amazing candy selection above and eye candy below.

Fabulous garden gate.

The photographer (that would be me) reflected.

After the storm passed. View from the kitchen window.

Ahhh. What a lovely couple of days.


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I love Seaside, it's such a nice place for a getaway. Now if we could just get some more sunshine! :-)


  2. I take photos of that garden everytime we are down there. I even made a variation of the glass door knob flowers for my own garden. I love Seaside. It renews my soul. Have a beautiful week and crossing my fingers about the house.

  3. Thanks for the beautiful pictures -- I love the garden gate!

  4. Sounds perfect to me! Congrats on the house offer!!!

  5. Congrats on the house was the light, I just know it. The new light sealed the deal. Oh, OK, the staging might have helped a "tad".

    Your retreat looked very special. It's just the best to share the fellowship of friends.

  6. WOWEE on the house offer. I'm keeping positive thoughts for a done deal. Great beach pictures.

  7. Big congrats on the house offer!!! That's great!

    Your retreat sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to go to my guild's retreat in October. It's at the beach too.

    I love that gate!!

  8. Congrats on the house sale. The staging must have worked.

  9. Aren't girlfriends the best! especially when you need to be distracted from "the deal."

  10. What a great weekend and wonderful pictures. I especially love the mosiac lady.

  11. Love these pictures, Terry! And congratulations on the quick offer for the house. Wishing you an easy rest of the deal and can't wait to hear about it.