Sunday, June 12, 2022

Summer Stitching & Travel

Now that summer is officially getting closer, the weather is turning warm to hot.  Personally, that means working on smaller projects that are portable and light to hold in the lap.  Another needlepoint round / ornament is in the works. Since it's golf season I've chosen a golf-theme canvas.  It represents Augusta National where the Masters Tournament is held each spring. It's a beautiful course blooming with azaleas.  The green background done.  Truth be told, I was going to start this in the spring when the Masters Tournament was television, however, it was quilt retreat weekend.  Therefore, I'm switching to a different tournament to watch.

This is the week of the Canadian open which is being held in Ontario outside of Toronto. Most likely the Canadian bloggers are aware of the event. The course at St. Georges Golf and Country Club is beautiful!

Photo taken from internet
Recently we've traveled out of state and the opportunity was much appreciated after sticking close to home for almost three years.  Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC are two cities that we've never been to and  heard they are beautiful.  We found it to be true.  Savannah has lovely large homes situated on tree-lined streets.  So many parks as one walks through the City. Despite it being hot, there was always a pleasant breeze.  

Fountain in Forsyth Park

Charleston also has large OLD homes in their historic district. The streets are narrow and the houses close together. Below are two that were easy to photograph. The narrowest house that I've ever seen was easy to snap a quick pic. Note it's too narrow for a parked car.

One could peak down lanes/garden paths which are magazine worthy.

An hour from Savannah and two hours from Charleston and sort of in between the two is Hilton Head Island. We've never been and soon learned why it is a popular destination.  Miles of sandy beach. The water was warm on one's feet. Since I'm a Great Lakes kind of gal (fresh water), I couldn't bring myself to go swimming due to possible sea creatures lurking (jellyfish, stingrays).  It was enjoyable walking up & down the beach.  Other times we gazed at the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony.

These oval-shaped pools are from the sea turtles
who swim ashore in the night to lay their eggs. 
The beach is closely monitored for their protection.

Sunrise at approx 6:15 a.m.

Thank you for visiting the sites seen on vacation.

While watching the Canadian Open on Sunday and sewing with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitchers, I'll continue filling in the letters of Augusta.


If you are able to travel this year, be careful as we returned home with the sniffles despite taking precautions.