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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cross Stitch and A Beach Walk

Hi Cloud Friends.  I hope summer is going well for you.  We were cool then hot(94) and now thank heavens cool again. Still no rain.  It has been over 70 days with no rain so when you hear people say it rains all the time in Seattle, you can inform them that is simply not true!! On the news last night, they talked about large trees falling over and what to look for if you live around very large trees.  Anyway, we did have a great day for beach walking last week so I will share the photos with you.  This time I took a slightly different set of photos.  There have been lots of families at the beach this summer.  The water is still cold.  Puget Sound is between 50 and 55 all the year around.  So what do you do with the kids when the water is very cold, you have them build forts.  I hope you enjoy all the work of the kids at the beach!
I am still busy with " For Thine is the Trick or Treat". I am loving it!! I always love Halloween and I was in the mood for a Quaker, this chart is the perfect solution.  It will be done and framed way before Halloween.  If you mainly read my blog to see cross stitch, just feel free to stop after the first photo.

 I have tried several different places to take this photo.  I just can't get the color right.  The linen is Lakeside Linen, Vintage Sand Dune, the threads are DMC white and black, GA gingersnap , and Crescent Colours hazelnut.  This picture is missing the straight lines.  I always do them last.

 That white spot in the distance is Mt. Baker, many miles away.  It is also a volcano just like Mt. Rainier.

 I love the lighthouse flag under the American flag and yes, the sky was really that blue.

 This is a large container ship going into the port of Seattle.  The boat in the foreground is a normal size fishing boat.




 I thought this one was very clever the way they used two huge logs that were already on the beach.



 A work in progress!

 Two boys about 10 years old were building this one.



Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you are all having a very good week!!!


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your views are our views, just from a different angle. We have out two oldest grandchildren with us for the summer, so time is at a premium. I'm so glad to have stopped by today!

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  2. Your stitching is great! I enjoyed seeing your beach pics too. Those are quite the forts the kids were building. Your area looks beautiful!

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  3. Your stitching is great! I enjoyed seeing your beach pics too. Those are quite the forts the kids were building. Your area looks beautiful!

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  4. I'm a true Halloween fan ~ Nice progress on that wonderful design.
    I loved the pics of the beach forts. Better build a fort than freeze in that water. :-)

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  5. Love the stitching. Those forts are awesome - I want to live in one! We have trees falling over because it's too wet, crazy.

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  6. Love the stitching. Those forts are awesome - I want to live in one! We have trees falling over because it's too wet, crazy.

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  7. Love the fort pictures, so creative, even if the water is cold they can still enjoy the beach and have fun.
    The Flag picture sis my favorite.
    I like the Halloween stitch, it is beautiful.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  8. You are making great progress on the Halloween Quaker.. I love a good Quaker sampler and this sure is one! Great pictures of the beach walk. Weather is crazy...Seattle is dry and Cincinnati is still soggy... anyone know how to dry out dirt? LOL

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  9. Your sampler looks beautiful, if that's the word for a Halloween sampler! Thanks for sharing pics of those forts, looks like lots of fun was had building them.

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  10. Lovely stitching on your Hallowe'en design and great fort photos.

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  11. Lovely stitching on your Hallowe'en design and great fort photos.

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  12. Thine is looking great.
    Great color choices.
    Mt Baker is pretty in the distance.
    That's 1 big ship!
    Cool forts!
    Marilyn

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  13. Okay those are cool forts? I used to do that as a kid.... But with SNOW!

    Your Halloween piece is looking great!

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  14. Love your Halloween piece..of course after your last post I went looking for it .. I will find it eventually :) Love those fort pics ..so fun! Hope your cooler weather sticks and you get some rain !

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  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stitching!!! Of course anything Halloween is right at the top of my list. Only 99 more days! Let the countdown begin! :) What fantastic forts and great imaginations! We are having such a terribly hot summer...today we are going over 100. Yuck. Have a good day!

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  16. Your stitching is looking great!! It was fun seeing those fort pics.

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  17. Love the drift wood, cool hide dens. Your stitching is coming along well.

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  18. Wow! The driftwood forts look like so much fun! Kids must love growing up along Puget Sound. Lovely stitching, too, of course.

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  19. Oh look, I'm an inspiration! I am cross that you came up with the wonderful idea of adding some colours though, it looks amazing!

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  20. For Thine is coming along nicely. Love all the beach forts!

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  21. I do visit your blog to see your pretty cross stitch, Barb, but I also enjoy all the photos from your area, too! I can't believe it's been so long since you've had rain--we are actually going on our longest time without rain this summer, but it's only been a week!

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  22. Gosh--that is a LOT of driftwood piled up!! I always look for driftwood when I go to the beach here, but never find any!! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. All these beach pictures make me want to spend a while at the seaside and take loooong beach walks and admire the scenery.

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