Sunday, September 21, 2014

Still Slow Stitching at the Beach


We're still here at the beach ... and if it weren't for just how very much I'm missing 6 of my most favorite people, I do believe we'd stay here!

I'm making progress on my MWFG blocks. As of this morning,I have finished up 5 blocks and am seeing the end in sight on the 6th. Not too shabby for 7 full days here ... after all, the beach has been vying for a lot of my time and attention!  ;-)  


Normally we've been heading south on our beach walks, but Friday we decided to head north.  We used to see sand dollars all the time here on HHI, but the last 3-4 trips, we haven't seen a single live sand dollar. And we'd never seen a starfish (live or otherwise) here.  I think DH was relieved when I told him that I wouldn't stop to make more pictures of these sea creatures after we turned around and headed back to our condo.  ;-)










I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy!  Have a great day!
Kathy





27 comments:

  1. You got a lot of stitching done on your vacation! So pretty. I liked the pictures of the starfish and sand dollar.

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  2. Love those pictures of the starfish and sand dollars! Lovely stitches you have been taking on vacation. Safe travels home to you.

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  3. I love the yellows in your hexagon diamonds - very rich looking. This quilt is really going to be something!

    As for the sea creatures I found the pictures VERY interesting so you just tell your DH that your readers very much appreciate that you took the time to take a few snaps and share them with the likes of me.

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  4. What neat pictures of the beach finds! You have really done lots of sewing for being on vacation - all looks wonderful! Enjoy! ~Jeanne

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  5. I love seashells but those sand dollars are my favs. The starfish are neat and just a wee bit creepy for me! You are getting lots done on holidays...Enjoy!

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  6. Beautiful treasures in fabric and in the sand!!

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  7. one time on the coast of Vancouver Island on the northern tip we saw a lot of star fish all over the place but they were clinging to the rocks not walking on the beach! that is so interesting to see the "walk" I have never seen a star fish since then. I do not know if they come in all colors or if it was the rock/water combination but the ones we saw were shades of orange/reds and greens/browns and some yellow.

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  8. My favorite thing to do in the whole world - or at least one of them - is walking on the beach and picking up shells :) I'm so jealous right now! And it looks as though you are combining your love of quilting with your love of the sea in perfect amounts! Your MW blocks are coming along beautifully!

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  9. Great photos of the star fish. I have never seen one before. Didn't realise that's how they move....

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  10. Your hexies are gorgeous...so different from my flowers. I love the starfish & sand dollar pix, too...I've never seen a live one...quite a thrill.
    xo
    Debbie
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  11. I am not much of a beach lover, but your photos are amazing! And, your hexies! Yellow is my favorite color in a quilt. Your quilt will be lovely!

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  12. You have some great hexies. I love the beach and love seeing your pictures!,

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  13. The starfish is very cool! So, I guess last week we didn't pass each other on the interstate, but we were on the same interstate, probably at the same time!

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  14. I also love your hexies and your beach photos. Thanks for that nice wish to everyone at the end of your post. I hope your day is wonderful.

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  15. It looks like you are having a wonderful time. You are managing to work too. That is my kind of vacation.
    I hope it stays just perfect.

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  16. Well, Kathy, I am glad your husband had the patience for those pictures! I have never seen live sand dollars or starfish, so that was great. You are making a lot of progress on your hand stitching, too. Good for you!

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  17. I'm so glad that you found some to share with us. They look really neat.

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  18. Vacations are for resting and doing what you want and when. Inthink you have accomplished relaxed stitching progress. Oh my on the star fish.

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  19. Your blocks look warm and lovely!
    Aren't starfish on the move fascinating?
    Looks like a lovely vacation!

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  20. Your hexies are wonderful! So jealous that you're at the beach and I'm not.:)

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  21. I've never seen a live starfish at the beach that I can recall. However, I did see them at the aquarium the other day and actually touched one. Loved it.

    I've seen lots of sand dollars but that was many years ago when we used to go to Jekyll Island.

    Glad you are enjoying your beach vacation.

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  22. I wondered if you were still at the beach. I know you're having fun!

    I don't know how you can concentrate on stitching while at the beach. I find it difficult to concentrate on anything other than my surroundings when I'm near the ocean :)

    Loved your pictures, by the way!

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  23. I'm very impressed you got that much done while at the beach! I usually get too distracted by the water, despite my best intentions. :) Great work!

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  24. Hello Kathy, came by to visit your blog from the Perfect Scissors post on mine. What a great place to work on a quilt! Love the hexies. Have not tried them yet myself, but I keep seeing such beautiful examples that I think they will find their way into my future. Enjoy your day!

    Deb at www.tuning-my-heart.com

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  25. You are making good progress on your MWFG blocks. very pretty! I don't think I have ever seen a live starfish. Looks like you are having a wonderful time! Nothing like walking on the beach!

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  26. Hi Kathy, So glad you are enjoying the beach. I would have been on the search for sand dollars as well as other shells. Love your progress on the hexies. Enjoy the rest of your time.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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I am SO glad you stopped by! No proving that you're a robot here ... I want to hear what you have to say! ;-)