The Mahi crew flew home to California for a quick trip to see the grandkids and take care of some last minute business. It was good to see our home and visit for a week. We wanted to wrap some things up before heading off to the Bahamas in the New Year.
It felt good to see our home on the hill. Here is a long view of our hill (right); you can see our house through the trees off in the distance.
While home, I took some time to fire up my longarm quilting machine and create a wholecloth quilt to donate for a fundraiser event next March. It also gave me an opportunity to try out one of my new designs sold through Digitech Patterns.
The time at home was short and went by so quickly. We flew back to FL late last night. It was fun to see what projects had been done in our absence, including the new windows and woodwork repair. The previous windows were crazed and opaque, now we have new tinted clear ones. The interior is so light and bright now.
That means it is time to make the curtains. After that, I plan to sew up some cushion covers out of microfiber fabric to protect the new upholstery. A 4-year-old on board is quite messy. Beyond that, I have plans to make hatch, outboard, propane grill, windlass, and winch covers. Joe says he is not holding his breath. He knows once we leave, the call of the ocean will draw me away from sewing projects. We shall see…
Meanwhile, the refit work is winding down. We are working hard to finish the jobs so we can head off across the Gulf Stream after the New Year. With each job we check off the list, you can’t help but get more excited.
This week’s projects- Bow roller extension being fabricated for our new anchor, New Garmin chart plotter installed, topping lift and whisker pole added, lifeline netting to be installed. Purchases include AIS, Sat Phone, Calframo cabin fans, and, oh yes- Christmas presents for Ethan!
Fair Winds, Carla and Joe