We've been jaunting to the beach lots with the whole family, which actually leaves me sometimes with my hands free for a few moments. Amazing. And the perfect beach accessory for those moments? Well, embroidery, of course. I've been toting along small projects that can just be picked up here and there, and can be easily worked on a beach blanket. I used to bring knitting to the beach, which was always such a mess--the sand, the water, the wool in heat, ick. But this seems just about right...and adding my favorite sound of the needle poking through the fabric to the sounds and sights of my babes at the beach, and well, I'm one very happy Mama.
These are the results of our weekend outings. Linen bibs for the babe, who looks like this by the time we get around to the nightly coin toss for who's on cleanup. Perhaps the bibs will help.
Oh, and the photo above? My beach blanket sight: baby toes, my current food obsession (Kettle Foods Krinkle Cut Salt and Black Pepper. Oh, yum.), and embroidery in a recently thrifted tin. And beyond the camera's view...sand, swimming babes, and sun. Can I say it one more time? I love summer!