There is nothing like a day spent at the ocean, toes in the sand, salty breezes and the surf washing over your feet. My family has vacationed on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the past 3 summers and we have had so much fun there and made so many great memories. But by far the very best vacation we have ever taken was the first time we visited OBX in 2009. I don't know why this was such a special vacation, maybe because it was my daughters first trip to the beach, our first time there or our first trip as just the four of us? Maybe all of the above, but we all agree it was the best vacation yet, and it was special.
So when I saw Tanya Marie Anderson's "Seaside Memories" pattern I knew I had to stitch it to commemorate our special trip to the Outer Banks, it even has the date 2009 on it. The only thing I have to change are the four initials for the four of us. You can see the entire design here and can order it from The Sampler Girl or visit her blog here. She has quickly become one of my favorite designers and I have a few more of her designs ready to stitch in my near future (hopefully nearer than farther)!