With two more years until we can finally relocate out West - we decided that life is too short to keep "waiting" for dreams to come true - so we took a leap and bought a beautiful place over on Roanoke Island at the Outer Banks or North Carolina. Close enough to get to in less than three hours - but yet - an "entire" world away.
Nestled between the natural beauty of the salt marshes and the Outer Banks, our new place is situate right in the middle of Nags Head and Cape Hateras National Seashore - where we can watch the sun rise over the ocean in the morning - and set over the salt marshes in the evening. And with fourwheeling on the beach, boating in the ocean and corgis in the sand - we will never be at a loss for things to do.
There truly is nothing more beautiful, more spiritual, more inspiring - than the Outer Banks at sunrise, or sunset, or during a thunderstorm. (Except for maybe the Rocky or Sawtooth Mountains at sunset.)
We just received the signed contract back today - and with a three week closing date there is much to do in a short time. I'm guessing the next month will be a whirlwind of activity. Not like that's anything unusual. Bring it on!
But for today.... after having spent a lovely four day weekend with my husband's family - I have managed to squirrel away a little time in the studio.
I think I will do some painting - on a piece of Egyptian cotton I purchased a while back that I have been saving - setting the stage for some stitching later on. I'm in the mood to paint sunsets for some reason - oranges, pinks, purples. Yes - a sunset. An Outer Banks Sunset. My very own - Carolina Outer Banks Sunset - YOU and I are going to get to know eachother very, very well.