Friday, April 16, 2010

At the beach

Barb and I are working at the beach. I have lots of pictures to show...but can't figure out how to load them while using Barb's computer. We finally got this one saved on her desktop. But then of course couldn't remember exactly how we did it. AUGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! This is a sign I should get my laptop up to speed.

We bring linens and dishes to decorate the dining table in the screened-in porch. A couple of estate sale table cloths and my favorite pink floral dishes add to the casual beach decor. Food always tastes better outside. The sound of the surf and the light make dining a pleasure. The breeze is a bit cooler at night....but with a sweater, not too bad.

Look for more on Monday when I get back home. Will have more pictures and information and a contest too!

Until Monday.

Alma

27 comments:

  1. amazing! can't wait to see more....

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  2. Hmmmm - *working* at the beach, definitely an oxymoron! Everything looks lovely, have fun!

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  3. You ladies always know how to surround yourselves with pretty things! Ah, the beach! Hope you're not working too hard!

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  4. Wow! Now that's my idea of the perfect workplace.

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  5. This looks to good to be true... Must be sooo inspiring... Have fun... cant wait to see what you have been up to!! :o)

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  6. working at the beach??? now that is the life!

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  7. WOW, now THAT'S the LIFE! lol Hope you get lots done (I'm thinkin' not! LOL).

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  8. Gorgeous picture! I can't wait to see more when you get home. Another contest? Sounds fun!

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  9. Oh, I can't wait to see more pics. Your table looks so beautiful and relaxing.

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  10. "Working" as a different meaning depending on what you do! Now, I know that it also has a different meaning depending on where you do it! Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

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  11. How exciting! I can't wait for more photos. This one is beautiful. You always have the nicest little decorating touches. In your books and on the blog.

    Have a great time at the beach!

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  12. Ahhhhhhh... what a beautiful place setting!!! How I'd LOVE to be sitting there, with some iced tea, and stitching! Sweet!

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  13. I wondered what happened to you. I am green with envy! Looks beautiful.

    This week I bought Anniversaries #3 and the appointment book (can't remember the name right now). Lovely.

    Keep up the fun projects!

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  14. What a great time you must have had with Barb ! I'm looking forward to reading next posts ;-)

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  15. Envious! Looks like so much fun!

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  16. I want to vacation with you! You think of everything!
    Hope you have a wonderful time.

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  17. That looks way too nice and beautiful to be work, lol.
    Sounds like the perfect place to relax and inspire.

    Debbie

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  18. I am looking for a tablecloth (or even a sheet) as pretty and feminine as the one on your table to use for my friends 50th birthday celebration that will be at my house this summer. I've been collecting pink, stoneware and lovely old dishes, inspired by you, for our table setting.

    Can't wait to see your other pictures and to meet you in person at the SB retreat this year!

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  19. I love going to the ocean,( a long trip from Chicago). Next time I'm bringing linens and a few "fancies' with me. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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  20. Now this looks likes fun to me! I'm curious to hear where,..the surf looks so beautiful. And a contest, too! Look forward to the details.
    Val in Kansas :-)

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  21. Beautiful! And you gals are sure lucky, but then again I guess, work hard....play hard! I do have a question for you. You set such a beautiful table, might I inquire as to what you guys eat/make while "working at the beach"? Thanks, Carol in Mesa :)

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  22. I totally love the girl-y livin' that ya'll have put together and I get that it is also a working week, but do both of ya'll get to play on your own personal stitching and sewing, or is this just a working time, I remember the calendar from last year and how you organize the time and deadlines, but I do hope that there is some "down" time for playing!!! I pulled out my tea cups last year for those yummy brownies that you had last year and have served those on numerous occasions, what's up your sleeves this year, I have to count on ya'll for helping to put some zing into my hostessing!!!hehehe And, since my nest by the tv is filled with Blackbird projects a few more linen purchases wouldn't hurt me at all, love the colors, so keep those ideas flowing!!hehe Did I mention to have fun while you are keeping all of us in stitches....literally!!! tons of hugs...Susan

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  23. Wow - I would love to have my office at the beach - but not too warm, so it sounds like it's perfect! But vacationing at the beach may be better - do you get down time? Looking forward to seeing your other pics. Just bought my linen for Margaret Harris and pulling my fibers today! Sherry H.

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  24. Have you ever thought of doing a "Best of Blackbird Designs?" The reason I ask is because I'm not able to purchase a lot of your older patterns and this would be a great keepsake book for all of your fans to purchase!

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  25. A woman of my own heart... pictures and me...and computers! Drive me crazy... Enjoy your work..actually I bet you'll get it done alot easier.

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  26. Alma thank you so much for your visit on my blog ;)
    It's a very honor for me!!!
    ciao Maria

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  27. So nice things in your blog!
    Sincerely!

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