I walked on the beach every morning and lived the week in shorts. It was a cruel awakening to come home to Michigan and winter. I took my camera with me but hardly took any pictures. Usually, I take a bunch of photos of the sunrises but it was cloudy every morning so the gorgeous sunrises didn't happen. Still, walking on the beach is fabulous even without a good sunrise. There was a full moon last week so we had some fabulous low tides. Sadly, the shelling wasn't very good but we had a great time anyway. We visited some new beaches which was lots of fun.
I brought two knitting projects with me, mittens and socks. The mittens I finished and they're great:
They were used today and worked beautifully. I reknitted the first finger 4 times before I get it right. Thanks, Gayle, for the direction to cast on some extra stitches for the finger. I wouldn't have figured that out on my own. I love how they came out.
The other project I worked on was a shell mirror. My mom brings her hot glue gun with her every year so I had a ready source of glue. Part of the shells I glued to the mirror were found on the beach, some I bought in the local shell stores and some I got from my sister. Here's what I made:
That pretty shell flower at the top was made by my mom. (Yes, that's the TARDIS on my shirt.)
We had a great time. My sisters and I are trying to find a way to buy a house on Sanibel and live there year round. At this point, though, it's just a really nice dream. None of us can move to Sanibel for quite a few years. Anyone want to donate to the Sanibel fund?