Sunday, July 25, 2021

Santa Progress

This is where Santa was on the last update.

I have finally finished the grey stitching on Santa's beard. Filling in the white floss will happen later as I don't want all of that white getting dirty. Once all the other stitching is done, I will work my way through the white. 

I have also started working on the bow on the gift that Santa is holding.

Yesterday, I bought a few perennial plants. I had wanted to get a bunch at the end of Spring, but hurting my shoulder put all that on hold. I made a quick trip to a local nursery and bought a lavendar plant,

 some purple Salvia

and  two Gazania. The last plant is new to me, but I think will bring a nice pop of yellow where I planted them. 

My tiger lily now has all 5 blooms open. I am loving it!


This week Hubby and I took a day trip out to the North Fork of Long Island. We visited a farm stand and Marcari Vineyard.
We enjoyed a bottle of chardonnay, a charcuterie tray  and a pretty view at the vineyard.



It was a really nice day away from the house.

Thanks so much to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along every three weeks.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to visit the other talented bloggers below who are part of this stitch-along. You will see a wide variety of stitching projects. These talented stitchers are from all over the world so please allow for the time differences and check back for each post. 

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathy

MargaretCindyHeidiJackie, SunnyMegan,

 Deborah, ReneeCarmelaSharonDaisy,

 AnneAJ, LauraCathieLindaHelen  

Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

  1. Loving you Santa and watching him grow.
    Lovely plants for your garden, the Lily is beautiful.
    Always nice to have a day out .
    Enjoy your week.

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  2. Santa is progressing nicely. Lovely you and your husband were able to get out and enjoy a day at the vineyard. Beautiful blue skies. The blooms of your Tiger Lily are gorgeous.

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  3. Sounds like a great date day! Everyone needs a little break now and then. Santa is looking wonderful! Your lilies aRe gorgeous and the new plants will be welcome additions to the garden

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  4. I love your Santa. Is it a stocking?

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    1. Yes, Santa will be a stocking for my son-in-law.

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  5. Such a great idea to do the white stitching at the end.
    So glad you could enjoy an outing at the vineyard.
    Happy Slow Stitching!

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  6. Lovely progress and this outing seemed really nice !

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    1. Thank you. We really did enjoy our day out.

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  7. Wow! Santa is looking fantastic! Your plants are lovely and I am so glad you were able to enjoy some time at the vineyard.

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  8. Santa is a very jolly old elf in this stitch. I wouldn't have thought of waiting to add all the white until later, smart. Pretty flowers and view.

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    1. There is just so much white, all I could think about was that it would get so dirty from all that handling no matter how clean my hands are.

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  9. Santa is looking fabulous! That vineyard looks fabulous too!

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  10. lovely progress, Cathie, and so pleased to see you're able to go out and socialise a little ^^

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  11. What a lovely day out! Great that you've got the grey stitching done. That'll save a lot of counting later. I've got lots of gazanias this year. The flowers open best in full sun and they're drought tolerant.

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    1. I had never heard of gazanias prior to purchasing them. I planted them in full sun. The pretty yellow flowers open each day.

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  13. Your Santa is looking amazing. I love the twinkle in his eye. Such beautiful plants as well. Have a lovely day and happy stitching.

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  14. It's so fun to see Santa's details emerging! Your visit to the winery sounds wonderful, too. That's one of our favorite things to do.

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  15. Nice to see Santa beard is done (apart from white) and you are now starting on a pretty box. xx

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  16. what a delightful day trip! We are almost unpacked and I'd like to start with some outings soon. That is one of the many reasons for the relocation.

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    1. We enjoy going to the East End of Long Island at least once each summer. It is about an hour away from us. I hope you can start exploring soon.

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  17. You made awesome progress on your Santa! Enjoyed your trip out to the north fork on LI, I am a WA transplant from Wantagh :) love the flower choices, lilies are beautiful

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    1. We enjoy going east at least once each summer. Thanks for visiting.

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  18. Such a smart idea t9 hold off on the white until the very end. That red bow really pops after the gray of his beard. Great progress!

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    1. I don't want Santa to have a dirty beard.LOL

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  19. It’s so fun to see Santa grow. Great idea to hold off on the white till the end. Your outing looks like a delightful break.

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  20. Cathie: Nice progress on Santa, he is beautiful.
    Thank-you for sharing your lovely day with your husband.
    That Tiger lily is beautiful.

    Catherine

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  21. Sadly, a hard rain two nights ago stripped the tiger lily of its blooms, but it was pretty while it lasted.

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