Tomorrow at this time I will be in the air heading for Antigua. Hard to believe that time marches on as it does. For weeks now I’ve been entirely focused on other things–things with deadlines that had to happen before I took off to warmer shores.
First! The dress fits! Can you imagine what a relief this is??? I am not an experienced seamstress, and not particularly knowledgeable about how quickly a baby grows during the six weeks since I fitted the muslin to my granddaughter. I thought she might get taller, but I was counting on her NOT getting wider in the chest.
She is such a beauty! –not that I’m partial or anything! I owe the success of making this dress to my sewing teacher Marie, and to my lace mentors, Mary and Clare. This dress was beyond my limited sewing skills, so I’m lucky to have found such a great teacher!
At this point I don’t even remember what projects I put onboard Pandora before Bob left to sail south. I will have fun discovering what’s waiting for me. I will bring Tori’s Mini Mouse dress to finish during the 10 days we’re there. I decided not to bring my new band loom on this trip. I’ll wait to let Bob help me with the logistics of that when we return at the end of December. We will be in Antigua for only 10 days before we come back for Tori’s christening and to spend the month of December celebrating her 1st birthday and the Christmas holiday. Our younger son Chris will come out for both the christening and Christmas, so I’m thrilled we will all be together twice in one month.
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be arriving here. Bob says we are one of only a handful of boats on the dock right now. It won’t last as the super yachts will be arriving everyday now, until the docks are full of mega-yachts. We’ll move off the dock and out into the breezes in the middle of the harbor after I arrive. But tomorrow I will move aboard while Pandora is at the dock…
…and we will enjoy dinner together at Pillars on my first evening there.
I imagine I will have a bit of culture shock as I transition from all the conveniences of living on land along with the transition of late fall into tropical weather. Now I’ll be in permanent summer, while living off the grid. When I get used to it, it does have its pleasures, but I never get entirely beyond missing home. One thing I cannot live without these days is good internet! I need to get photos of my Tori Tiny Super Moon at least once a week!