Oh I can hear you now...a break! Really? Yes I know we are on a vacation, but travelling for 5 weeks can be quite tiring...up fairly early every morning, packing and unpacking every day(almost), sleeping in different beds, eating in restaurants all the time. Some nights I wake in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I have to sit on the side of the bed to get my bearings...not sure exactly where the bathroom is. Before you start to feel sorry for me though, let me tell you what we decided to do.
Mr. O decided we needed to rest up a bit, recharge the batteries, so to speak...so he booked 3 days at Overleaf Resort and Spa on the Oregon coast. Well let me tell you, he hit the jackpot. What a wonderful, scenic, relaxing place.
It took a lot of convincing, but he also convinced me to book a half day at the spa...now you have to know, I like my personal space and have never had a massage, a facial, a manicure or any of that kind of stuff...goodness, I don't even go to a hair salon! This was a big leap out of my comfort zone.
And I LOVED it!
There is no going back now...fully body massage, a Vichy body scrub...hot towels,and robes, nice music, refreshing drinks brought to you, a wonderful spa room to change and clean up afterwards and then a delicious square of dark rich natural chocolate before you say so long. I mean, what's not to like...How did I get to be just shy of 60 years old and not ever do this kind of thing?
These pics don't do it justice, but imagine all of it overlooking a roaring ocean, fireplace lit, soothing music...thank you Mr.O.
But wait! It gets better, that was my morning...guess what I did in the afternoon? Yup! You guessed it...visited a few local quilt shops. Want to see my haul?
Don't you love these fabrics? I hope to make a skinny quilt, or commonly called a bed runner with leaves on it, for the fall.
Yummy flannels to add to my collection for an upcoming winter quilt.
Would this fabric be wonderful for a watermelon something or other?
Got to love having new patterns...did you notice one was only 1.99! Never mind that the other one was 25.00!
3 shops in 2 days!
Forget Me Knots...specialized in embroidery supplies. Loved it! They had lots of other stuff though, like quilting novels and they even had a basket of free magazines to recycle, so I grabbed a few "for the road"
Do you recognize this last photo Sue? Sure looks different eh?
Next shop stop was called Wenz-Daze. More lovely embroidery stuff and of course fabric and cozy displays with lots of eye candy!
Don't you just love this pot holder! What a lovely gift idea.
What about having a few gifts on hand for your sewing buddies? A basket full of mini dresden plate pin cushions is just the ticket.
Did you notice the old wooden ladder. What a clever way to hang quilts! I need to remember that for our next quilt show...remind me will you.
Ok, times a wasting...on to shop number 3
The Joy of Quilting
Want to buy a quilt shop? I know one that's for sale...you got to move to Oregon though...but that would not take too much getting used to, with views like this around every bend in the road.
Oops! I do get side tracked don't I? Oh yes, The Joy Of Quilting...
Pat was working today and we had a fine old chat while I shopped. She didn't want her picture taken though, so I will show you a few shots I took in the shop.
6 rooms of fabric, notions and patterns! What a lovely way to pass an afternoon!
We still have another whole day here, and I hope to spend a good part of tomorrow, beach combing, and maybe reading a bit.
Our GPS says we have travelled over 11000 km so far, and after our little rest here at Overleaf, I should be good for another 5000 km or so before I need another day spa treatment. Oh dear Mr.O. Just look what you have done...I will never be the same again!