Bay's Travel Blog

I don't travel much any more. Resist!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Brace yourselves, duckies! Edisto's brewing!

We went back to Edisto Island for a glorious week, and although my photographs stink (I'm terribly disappointed and my camera broke near the end of the trip) -- I'll be writing a full report. I swear! I promise! It was too fabulous a trip not to write about it!

So for those of you who remember my rambling and gushing about that nearly un-developed Low Country barrier island, then brace yourselves. We're in for another ride through the marsh!

And look at that picture -- such a trip can't be bad, can it?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Time for a new blog?

I was just thinking the other day that since I don't travel much, and because I'm not suffering many travails these days, maybe I should start a new blog. I thought I could name it Bay's Truffle Blog. Every day I could post something delightful and pleasant to think about. But I just don't have time.

We're leaving for vacation this Saturday, and I haven't finished packing. Hey! You in the back! Stop snickering. No, I haven't started packing yet. Y'all know me too well.

Anyway, I made a book this week using Club Scrap's glorious new Cyprus stamps. I could not bring myself to use up a lot of the brand new Cyprus paper, so I used paper scraps from my stash. Pretty, huh? It's an ordinary accordion-fold affair with a ribbon binding.

Probably the weirdest thing I did was to rip the covers off a book I got as junk mail. Cigarette companies still send me premiums. I don't need cigarette premiums any more, because I don't smoke. Any more.

Anyhoo, I hate cutting book board, so I ripped the covers off the junk mail book and covered them with lusciously gorgeous Cyprus paper. I don't know if that's just economical or just brilliant, but at least I didn't have to cut any book board. And -- I have a pretty book for my efforts!

I'm going on vacation without cigarettes! Oh, my gosh, the last time I went on a family vacay, I was still smoking! This'll be different, won't it? I'll be able to traipse all around Charleston without wheezing!