In a recent email, DD#1 mentioned that Sophia would really like a nightgown. That inspired me to find a quick pattern (Thank you, Center Diamond Fabric Shop in Cannon Beach, OR.) and crank up the sewing machine for the first time in ages. It took 45 minutes in line locally to get the fabric cut, but the wait was worth it; next time I'll get the fabric with my patterns.
It's way too warm in the Midwest for a long nightgown, and the pattern had a shortie version complete with bloomers. Sewing is so much faster than knitting, at least for me.
Speaking of Cannon Beach, we had a great weekend there a while ago. Both of us really enjoy walking on the beach, and the tide was especially low when we were there this time.
This was the view of Haystack Rock at high tide from our window. This was a minus tide, and we were able to walk out past the rock which we'd never been able to do before. (And yes, we are wearing jackets at the end of July !)
We saw lots of anemones but only one starfish. I guess they were particularly hard hit by the starfish wasting disease this year. This anemone looks hungry.
And these are all closed up because some kids couldn't resist poking at them.
Someone left this sand castle village on the beach for everyone to enjoy.
The bunny population at Tolovana has increased dramatically since we were there last fall. They seem to come out in the afternoon and entertain everyone. Here's three of the many.
Our time at Cannon Beach flew by all to quickly. I never tire of being at the ocean at any season of the year! ( And when you're reading blogs, check out Judy's to see what's being knitted this week.)