Sunday, July 21, 2013


We've been staying down at the beach enjoying time with extended family on John's side so sewing, blogging, and even internet time in general has pretty much been at a standstill.  John was able to get this week off too so don't expect to see me online much.;)

BEACH WEEK 2013 group shot

I tried to comment on a few blogs while we were at the beach house via the bloglovin' app but I have a feeling that they didn't go through since the captcha field never popped up (on the blogs that utilize captcha).  As much as it pains me, I think I'm going to mark all the blogs in the reader as read and start afresh.  There were over 300 blog posts in there last time I looked.  eek! 

BEACH WEEK 2013 160

I did check my email a few times (that was much more manageable!) and was very much surprised to find out that BK's Clever Charlotte Sandpiper Shorts placed third in the judging portion of Shorts on the Line!

There were double the entries of last year and lots of great shorts entered.  If you're looking for shorts inspiration, the flickr pool has a great variety of eye candy!  There were shorts for boys, girls, and women.  Perhaps next year we'll see some shorts for men?  Anyone know of a good pattern for men's shorts?
We're headed off this week for a few more adventures...I'll catch back up with you when we're back to our normal routine!
PS.  Karen's Butterflies and Faeries has been doing pattern bundle giveaways.  This week there's a bundle of women's patterns dating from the 1970s to now.  Just visit the above link and leave a comment for your chance to win.  While you're there, take a moment to look around.  Karen sews the most darling dresses, just like what you see gracing Sew Beautiful magazine.:)


  1. Enjoy the second part of your hol, Cindy!


  2. Congrats on your win, Cindy!!! Enjoy your prize and enjoy the break away...

  3. Enjoy your holiday! I've marked everything as read too... 3 or 4 times this summer!

  4. Have fun! I've purged my feed a few times this summer too :) And I also have had no luck commenting from the app. boo!

  5. Here I was enjoying your blog about being on vacation and placing in the Shorts on the Line contest (congratulations!) when... lo and behold... I see my blog in your "PS"! Thank you, Cindy, for the lovely words and for getting the word out on my pattern give-away. You are so kind!

  6. Hope you enjoy th rest of your vacation!!!! Up until yesterday the heat here in Miane had been killing me but I so enjoy going to the beach in the summer.


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