Saturday, July 14, 2012

FNSI, lucys crabshack bag, and the beach

life is good.  time at the beach will do that to ya.  especially when the heat in vegas is at an all time high for the summer.  we left just in time to miss the 117 degree heat.  muahahaha.  planned that JUST right!!  (this post is heavy on iphone pics)

i didnt participate in FNSI last night because i was unpacking THIS.  loads and loads of beach gear.  can i just say that when you live this close to cali, you MUST invest in the gear.  we have a canopy, chairs, coolers, lots of towels, footballs, smashballs, bad mitten, boogie boards.....  the list goes on and on and on.

i did manage to whip up an adorable lucys crabshack bag to take with me on the trip.  the pattern is the charm party tote by quilts illustrated.  most LQS sell the pattern.  but it can also be found here.  its been my absolute favorite bag to make!!   

i did toss in a few squares from sweetwaters reunion line because the color schemes match.  i wanted the bag to be more of the navy colors.   i made big fat handles for the cute factor.

here was my morning coffee view.  heaven.....pure heaven.

our first night we went and watched the sunset.    i LOVE my guys!

one of our days it was cloudy which was a nice relief for a few sunburns.  my boys played a little game of ocean football. 

here is my goodlooking hubby digging us a mote so our beach gear was safe from the incoming tides.  the mans a genius because it worked!

my bag squished with all of our gear, but readily handy for my ipad, movies and books. 

hope you all are having a relaxing summer.  take some time for yourself.  its good for the soul.


Impera Magna said...

Hope you all have big fun at the beach! Love your tote... perfect for summer and vacation!

Teresa F. said...

Wonderful tote. I have to make one,too. Perfect to take on a beach trip.

sunny said...

Glad you had a good time! I am SO ready for a week at the beach. Or a week anywhere besides work! Love your bag.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Cute bag!! What beach is that? We are in Carlsbad/Oceanside area.

Maria said...

looks like you packed heaps of gear...LOL
there is nothing nicer than spending time at the beach...
Great bag you made to take along

Sisbabestitches said...

Looks like you are all having a blast! A moat, brilliant idea, definitely a genius there! Gee the bag has worked beautifully!

Kristen said...

Ditched the city too for an east coast beach. Actually got a nap there too! Hope your vaca was lovely.

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

That looks like the most relaxing time, and so much fun! Have a great time, and love the beach bag! :o) So cute. xo