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Thursday, August 21, 2014

SAL Update and Road Trip

It's time for the Thurs. update on the "Away We Ride" SAL that I am doing with Ranae at the blog, "Stitch by Stitch." If you haven't followed her blog , you are missing a wonderful blog.  Go over and take a look.  I am splitting my time between this project and the a gift I am making for a friend. I know many of you do rotation stitching, but I tend to be a one project stitcher till I finish.  This is forcing  me to be more flexible.  
Last week we took a short road trip North of Seattle.  We wanted to drive up the Mt. Baker Highway.  It is suppose to be one of the prettiest drives in Washington.  After weeks of sunny weather, the clouds came in.  I'm not really complaining but we were not able to go up the mountain.  Most likely we would not have been able to see much at all.  So we visited a little town, an island , and spent a night with my DH's brother and SIL. 

 When I stitch on this again, I plan to finish the border.  I really like the GA color Pumpkin pie!

 This weeks dahlia collection.  Remember 12 stems for $4! I can't beat that!

 All the road trip pictures are from Camano Island.

 It looks like the heron is trying to talk to us! or tell us to go away!

 I love this little yellow beach house!



 Thanks so much for joining me today! 

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful progress on AWR! I plan to stitch it for my friend for her birthday as soon as I finish my 2 large WIPs. Looks like your trip was lovely, even without the view of the mountain. And now you have an excuse to go again!! Laura

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  2. How fitting given your header that you saw the magnificent heron!

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  3. Great progress!
    Thanks for the pics.
    The Heron pic is great, and love the little beach house with the Mermaid weathervane, how cute.
    Marilyn

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  4. Stitching is looking good. Nice be beachy pictures, thanks for sharing.

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  5. I just love Away We Ride, the border is the best :)

    Sorry you could not make it to the mountain, but looks like it turned out to be a great trip none the less. I too think that yellow beach house is adorable.

    Have a fantastic Friday!

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  6. As usual your pictures are lovely! I love seeing them!

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  7. Love that little yellow house ! Your stitching is fabulous , can't wait to see more !

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  8. I love how the Away we Ride piece is shaping up!! Also, the mermaid weathervane is the best!!!!

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  9. The yellow beach house is perfect--a happy place

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  10. Your WIP is looking great! You got a few lovely shots on your roadtrip!

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  11. You made some nice progress on the Away We Ride piece. It's a beautiful design.
    And I have fallen in love with this little yellow beach house, too. I'd like to move in immediately. And spend some time at the lovely beach there. Great pictures.

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  12. Cool heron picture! He does appear to be looking at you!

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  13. Awww!!! thank you for the kind words
    AWR Is looking great, I'm also going to finish the border by next Thursday also. I can't wait to stitch the witches house.
    I love that mermaid weathervane.
    A beautiful heron
    Happy stitching!!

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  14. Gorgeous progress on your SAL piece. I too love GA's Pumpkin colour!! Traveling around locally is so great where we live. So many little towns and islands to explore, each one is enchanting!

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  15. Wonderful progress on AWR. Great photos too.

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  16. Nice stitching progress! Too bad the weather didn't cooperate for your original plans, but you saw some lovely things on the island. :)

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  17. Oh, that little yellow house is adorable--there is just something about a small yellow house that I love :) Thanks for sharing your photos of your road trip, Barb!

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  18. The mermaid's weathervane is so cute!

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  19. I love your SAL progress and your photos are lovely,especially the Heron pictures.

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