Wednesday, 6 May 2009

A place of peace...

When life gets the 'Suzie Sews family' down we head off to the beach.  This weekends was the first time this year it felt like summer.  There is something about days like these, there is a smell, a sensation an excitement that words just can not describe.  So after a morning of an alfresco breakfast under a tree (our family tree called Leafco, yes we really do name our tress), we packed up the car with windbreak, buckets and spades, yummy food and the essential flask of Hot Chocolate.We set up camp on our favourite beach, the children made sand castles, because your never to cool or too old to make sand castles.  A rather nice person helped me with my windbreak, juggling two children and all the beach stuff I am unable to carry a mallet for the windbreak so I rather clumsily dig holes and post in my windbreak, this exhibition of silliness usually takes a good 15 minutes and takes all three of us to complete. Apparently it was causing a family some delight and eventually my 'Knight in shining armour' came over, mallet in hand, and within moments I had the best windbreak up on the beach, come gales this thing was not going to blow over, 'I thank you kind Sir, who ever you are...'


So whilst the children played I pulled out my sock knitting, yes its beach season and the socks will once again be knitted, each one will have a memory knitted in to it of warm days, ice cream smeared faces and sandy toes.  So when I pull on my socks in the winter the memories of better and brighter days will always be with me.

Just a short post today, mostly to thank you for the lovely thoughtful comments  about my present situation.  I thank you for your words and support, each comment is held in my heart. Its not easy to show your failings in life, yes my blog is a happy place but it is also a real place for me so it was important for me to share it with you.  Thank you...

PS Very excited to be finally working on my summer quilt, its good to sit in my sewing room and watch it come together under my hands.
 

18 comments:

Gina said...

How lovely to be able to sit on the beach. I always associate places, times and memories with things that I knit too!

Melanie said...

I just love going to the beach, luckily for us, the beach is practically on our doorstep.xxx

driftwood said...

love the idea that the socks hold your beach day memories, and that certainly sounds like you had a great day out xxx

April said...

your posts are always so evocative

April xx

dottycookie said...

It's good to know chivalry still exists!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, the beach sounds just perfect. Hopefully it cheered your little family right up. I can't wait to see the quilt that you're working on!

anne bebbington said...

If you had sunshine like we did last Sunday the beach is the very best place to head to

Ali said...

I've just finished reading Breath (by Tim Winton) which is all about surfing and I am yearning yearning yearning for the sea.

Thank you for the glimpse.

I love the idea of the socks retaining a little bit of summer for cheer in the dismal days of winter.

Kitty said...

That's good to know that someone came to help you. I envy you your beach trips - it's lovely to think in the winter you will remember the sun as you knit socks.

I was sorry to read of how things are with you now. You know I know what it's like. It will get better. It really will.

Take care of yourself. x

Sal said...

Hi Suzie!
I echo Kitty's comments.
You keep on enjoying those beach trips.
Take care ;-)
xxx

Melanie said...

Hi there, I am hosting a book swap over on my blog. It is a permanent feature, which will always be on my blog, it is not a one off, like the rose theme swap I'm hosting. I have listed a load of my books which I am willing to swap, take a look, there may be some you fancy. If you would like to list books which you no longer want, and are willing to swap, just contact me at rosehyacinth@hotmail.co.uk, or leave a comment on my blog, with your name, the name of your blog and the books you wish to swap, and I will type them up and post them on the swap page, so the more and more people who participate, the wider the range of books there will be to choose from, and remember, it will always be there on my blog.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Lin said...

I can't wait to see the quilt. Th ebeach socks sound lovely too with all the memories in them.

PrincessPea said...

I love making a knitted project that is associated with a particular time or event. It feels like the memories get knitted into the fabric and are held there forever!

Jane said...

We love the beach too so your day out sounded perfect. Jane x

katie said...

So nice to be able to go to the beach again an not freeze, hey? Lovely post (and thanks so much for the comment :)!

katie said...

Just realized that above comment didn't link to who I am :) (Katie from little potatoes :)

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