Sunday, July 24, 2016

Going to the Beach

It is really hot outside so I am going to the beach.....Baker Beach that is. I'm no dummy. I am not going to venture to the beach in 90 degree weather when I can sit in my air-conditioned house and work on Baker Beach. I really don't like the beach anyway which is quite odd for a Long Islander, but all the sand getting in your shorts/bathing suit and on your feet. Needing to bring baby powder to get it off before getting in the car. Schlepping the cooler, blanket, chair and umbrella from the car to the beach. Finding a relatively quiet place to claim your spot. The constant application of sun-screen so that you don't burn and then getting gritty when you put it on because there was sand on your hands. Oh and don't get me started about trying to eat at the beach and not have sand in you food. Ugh. I like sitting by a lake much better.
Nope, I am going to enjoy my cross-stitched beach thank you very much. 
As you can see I am oh so close to finishing page 6 out of 10. There are less than 500 stitches in that little corner. Then I can move on to the left side of this large picture and work on the other 4 pages. I wonder if I can finish those stitches today. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. You can guess what I will be working on. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

butterfly said...


I use to love the beach when the children were small but like you not so much now I do like to walk on there and find shells but thats it , you are so right .

Your stitching is looking wonderful.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

It is gorgeous! That is turning out great! Have a fun (and cool) day.

Deb A said...

You have made a lot of progress on this! It is looking great. Enjoy your no-sand beach stitching today.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I burn in the sun too so I also prefer a cool shady spot for my stitching. Good luck getting your 500 stitches in today!

Sarah said...

Go girl.....500 stitches is nothing (LOL). Id love to see a picture of the finished project, I just can't image what another four or five pages looks like!

Quilter Kathy said...

Hope you don't get any sand on your hands while you stitch all that sand!! ENJOY!

Julierose said...

I have been watching this lovely piece come together--amazing work. this is beautiful hugs, Julierose

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful beach to spend your Sunday at. Enjoy your slow stitching.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I just started cracking UP at all the things wrong with the beach...funny post and enjoy your stitching :)

Ivani said...

Living near the mountains I miss the beach, but you are right there will be sand allover. Oh my + 4 pages(?) Have a great Slow Sunday Stitching!!

Mia is mine said...

I live in a desert so I dream about the beach! I love beaches....but so rarely get to enjoy one! Your stitching project is really coming along! So beautiful! Congratulations!

mamasmercantile said...

I live near the beach but when put like that I can understand not wanting to sit on it and enjoy the cool inside and that amazing project.

Needled Mom said...

My EXACT feelings about the beach! People just don't understand us. You can also add going into cold water with scary things swimming around. lol

Your stitching is just beautiful. It's such fun to watch it grow.

Carol said...

I so agree with you about the beach, Cathie!! I much prefer a shady spot by a lake. We have to go to the Outer Banks with my husband's whole family each year and I dread the ritual of sunscreen and sand in all the wrong places :)

Love your stitching progress!

Tiffstitch said...

Excellent progress!

Mii Stitch said...

Really good work on this piece, I love this design :)