Sunday, November 6, 2016

A little of this....A little of that...

Whew....it's been a wild ride lately...and though I don't have much stitching to show you...I do have a LOT to talk about...so here goes...

I've been working frantically on getting my Advent calendar pieces done.  *Drum Roll Please*  I have stitched all but THREE!!  Here are the most recent finishes...and remember I'm working backwards here (although I already finished 1 and 2)...

10



9


8


7


6



Just to clarify, they are all close to the same size, I just took them at different distances...because I'm a horrible picture taker...LOL...And all these lovely patterns can be found on the EMS board designed by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. 

I made a little progress on my Mom's hummers...here is an update on Sweet Nectar... 




I finished a couple of Christmas ornaments, because I'm doing some exchanges.  I finished these and thought....how the heck do you finish these shapes?  So....I had to dig around in my bag of tricks and find others that are easier to finish.  I'm such a wimp...LOL.  Maybe by next year I'll have figured it out, or found a finisher...

The first is by JBW Designs and is Frosty the Snowman...


The second is a freebie, and can be found here.  I only stitched half, and thought about stitching it to some wool...I'll have to keep thinking about that...


My husband and I had to take another trip to Northern NY to take my Mom to another appointment (I am crossing my fingers that this is the last trip for a while!!!) and decided we would take some time for ourselves on the way back and see some sights.  Here are a few highlights from our trip...

Along the shores of Lake Champlain if you look close you might see some snow in them thar hills...




Traveling through the Adirondack Mountains






Traveling through Pennsylvania




The sunrises over the Ocean at Ocean City, Maryland






The view of Assateague Island from the Chesapeake Bay, the wild ponies, and eagles that live there and the lighthouse...





Driving along the road on Assateague Island








Scenes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the way home...



Some cross stitch shops we visited...and the things we bought there...

Just Cross Stitch in Harleysville, PA


The Strawberry Sampler in Glen Mills, PA


Salty Yarns in Ocean City, MD


Last, but not least, I needed some threads, so off to The Stitching Post in Baltimore, MD to get some supplies for a Round Robin I hope to participate in starting in January...



Can I just say, I think I've had my fill of Cross Stitch shops for a while?  Not to mention I need to save my pennies until I visit another one any time soon...hehehehe.  This is what happens when you deprive someone of stitching for several months!!  LOL

I was strolling through Facebook the other day and saw a post from a friend about some must do hikes in Maryland.  Of course, I fell in love with the first one I really looked at, and posted on Facebook that I wanted to take the hike.  The ONE time my husband goes on Facebook, he sees the post and tells me we are going on Saturday.  Yup, you got it, he shamed me into it.  It was 4 miles round trip but every corner on the hike left my jaw dropping.  I probably took WAAAAAY too many pictures, but it was impossible not to.  Here are a few of the highlights...and if you are my friend on Facebook, you can see quite a few more.  It was a beautiful time of year, and such a lovely day, we met a lot of folks on the hike, but it was soooo worth the aches and pains I'm feeling today!  LOL  


















I hope I haven't bored you too much with all my pictures, now you know why I haven't posted in such a long time....busy is my middle name these days!  LOL  I'll be back on the 15th to share for the Gifted Gorgeousness...till then, happy stitching!

5 comments:

KimM said...

What a great post. Looks like lots of wonderful adventures - thank you for sharing.
xxx

Tiffstitch said...

Great stitching finishes and finds at the LNS'. Plus amazing hike and photos of Lake Champlain during the colour season.

Mouse said...

gorgeous photos of your travels ... loved drooling over the stash enhancements... love all those strawberries but think the middle is my favourite :) glad you had a great time :) love mouse xxxxx

Justine said...

I'm so jealous - stunning scenery and stash shopping too!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wonderful scenery and wonderful stash too.
I love the little red mitten design.