Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Florabama Weekend and Dress Update

The boys went on a Boy Scout campout this past weekend, so Dean and I had our first weekend alone in a long time. We spent a significant portion of it at the Florabama Yacht Club and the actual Florabama. We ate there for lunch on Saturday, and I was delighted to find that they had toys outside in the sand for little kids to play with...like this Barbie, who was buried up to her neck - cute!


Then I stumbled on the Barbie massacre - this is only a portion of the poor Barbies scattered over the beach, many missing their cute outfits. (Have you seen what some bloggers are doing with Barbie clothes lately?!) This left me disturbed and I had to stop taking pictures.


This is "scotched mac eggs," and I have no idea what that name means. They're boiled eggs wrapped in pork sausage and fried, then served with horseradish sauce. Tasty, but a little dry. (Note to self: don't take family to Florabama Yacht Club for dinner - it's okay for lunch, though.)


We headed across the street to listen to a band play after lunch. You may have to enlarge the picture, but do you see the things hanging from the ceiling under the beer banners? They're bras, stretched across the ceiling, and they were in several of the bars. Alrighty!


Sunday, we took Jakey over to a dog-friendly restaurant for his first lunch out with the public. This was the only time he stayed under the table, but he didn't bite anybody, and he only barked once when surrounded by 4 really old people. Apparently, old people make him nervous.


And here's where I am on the dress. The slowness of the tiny bitty needle has been offset by Bianca's revelation that she can continuously backstitch with beads, instead of the stab and stitch method I was using. Using a shorter needle has some advantages, so I'm almost finished with this panel...


Now only 3 more to go!

8 comments:

Pam said...

I love the Florabama. . I'm glad you had a good time. . Those barbies are disturbing!

Bianca S said...

I am glad you understood my back stitching explanation and are making great progress!
It is sooooo gorgeous! You are almost done with this one!

Anonymous said...

The Flora Bama is a hoot and not for the faint of heart. The bras crack me up. I recently bought a couple new ones. At $60 each, no way I'm using them for redneck ceiling art. Besides, they would scare somebody. The dress is looking good.

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Pam and Robbie, we'll have to do another GCGSW with some sewing and some Florabama-ing! And one of the bras was something from Double Diva's or whatever that show was about the women who did custom bra sewing for overly endowed women - it covered an entire booth!

Bianca - I'm so glad you wrote that since it didn't occur to me to do it with beads - thanks!

Junior said...

A moment of silence for those Barbies please. Thank you. #barbiecollector

Junior said...

A moment of silence for those Barbies please. Thank you. #barbiecollector

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

They're in a better toy box now, Tracey.

Bianca S said...

Have you seen the new collection? I am losing my mind! Tonight I will dream in Magdalena and Chanin!