Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rainy Beach Day


Yesterday DH & I went down to the beach for a walk in Redondo Beach. It was raining off & on but not bad enough to stay inside. The top picture is looking towards Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, the middle and bottom pictures are Redondo Beach looking towards Palos Verdes. The waves were so big even though you really can't tell in these pictures. The bottom picture above shows how the storms have erroded the beach so you can see the pipes sticking out. Not very pretty. When summer comes they will rake it all up & down the beach and make it look all beautiful again.
On my last post I mentioned the 'Orphaned'  puppy, Kayla. Her owners showed up at my house Sunday evening to pick her up. I was quite leary at first because from the info they gave us, it didn't seem like they would be back. But her owner was very happy to see  her and I felt good letting her go. So a happy ending!
On a stitchy note, I'm working on my LHN 'He's a Flake' ornament Sal.

I'm going to finish it this weekend, if Holly lets me. She has been sick with kennel cough so she is confined to indoors. She is so bored! She constantly come to me and just stares at me! She wants to go outside and play ball. She's obessed with that ball! I must have taken her outside 15 times yesterday. Today is sunny and pretty so she & I are going outside to sit in the sun and get well. Doctor says I need vitamin D.  Also I have started a Prairie Schooler Ginderbread Santa.  I found all these charts at a LNS that was closing for $1.00 each!
I hope all of you who are stuck inside from snow storms are safe and well. Spring will be here soon!

PS: Debra is having a giveaway...check out her BLOG and enter to win!

39 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Your Flake is looking gorgeous. Love the ocean pics. We have had rain the last 2 days and we have been able to hearing the ocean all the time.

Lisa said...

Look forward to seeing the finish of your Flake chart.

Vicki in CO said...

Wish I had the ocean nearby! I hope to start those LNH ornaments soon; finally have the first 3 charts and fabric for the first 2.

Mary said...

I so envy you for living near the beach! Love your beach pics! Stitching looks great too!

Meg said...

That flake ornament is on my to do list. I think it's so cute! Looking good, and I'm sorry the beach was rainy.

The Pegster said...

lovely stitching, and a day on the beach sounds perfect to me.

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

I love all of the beach photos, I can almost smell the dampness in the air. Looks like you got a good start on the xx. And that Santa is darling, lucky you to get the patterns on sale!

Have a great day!
Hugs
Julie

Carolyn NC said...

Glad your orphan puppy found his way back! Ocean pictures are beautiful. Nice start on Flake, to.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pictures Cyndi!! And I am so glad the puppy was reunited with her owners. :) Great steals on those charts, wow!!

Debra said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. Wish I could go out in the sun, but it is way to cold right now. Thanks for the link to my giveaway.

Meari said...

Awesome deal on the charts. Your WIP is coming along great. I miss being at a beach!

Tara said...

Love the ocean pics. Its been a long time since i have been to the ocean. I just bought a subscription to Stoney Creek Magazine and bought the Flake Pattern. I think he is so cute. Love the fab you are stitching him on.

Carolyn's Crafts said...

Beautiful beach pictures! Looking forwad to your stitching progress!

Marjorie said...

Great work! I'm glad the puppy made it back to her owners.

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, Cyni, nice blog, glad to meet you, when you have time come to visit me. Thanks. Loredana, sewing, stitching, crochet and knitting addict.
www.villa-loredana.blogspot.com

Rene la Frog said...

Oh how I miss the ocean. I loved walking on the beach on stormy days.

Great start on Flake...I have him towards the top of my todo pile

Anonymous said...

Your beach pictures are lovely. Great start on Flake.

Marl

Frishawn said...

Even in it's stormy state, the beach is a wonderful sight.
Your stitching is lovely as well.

Patricia Cecilia said...

I miss walking on the beach--when I was a child we owned a duplex on Long Beach Island in NJ (my dad called it "the pension fund" because he was a self-employed contractor :-) and I loved walking on the beach in the early mornings, rain or shine.

silentsgirl said...

I love that design for He's a Flake - I'm looking forward to watching this grow.

Raksha said...

Hi Cyndi: I found your blog through the Sampler Life e-mail list, although I haven't posted a note to it in months. Mostly I've been knitting and crocheting and writing, and not doing a whole lot of cross stitch lately.

But I had to post a comment when saw those wonderful pictures of Redondo Beach...my old stomping ground! I lived there during my teenage years and graduated from Redondo High School, and I have many fond memories of that place--some bittersweet, true...but all beautiful.

--Linda aka Raksha

NITA said...

Love the Ocean pictures there wish I were there!!! Cold here in Oklahoma and been a hard winter..have only been to the beach once in my lifetime!!

Dawn said...

Great start on the Flake....looking forward to seeing it finished.
It looked cold in your Ocean Pics, but they are beautiful, it's lovely walking on days like that at the beach,I love it.

Shari said...

I will be starting flake soon too!!! Of course, I have to do the pear tree yet too! The babies put me behind!!! Oh, but so worth it!
Love the beach pictures!!! We are all WHITE out here!!!
I see you have a soldier blinkie. Yeah!!! Our son just deployed in Jan.

Jennifer said...

Love your Flake start. I use the exact same Q snaps to stitch. Just love them. I love PS designs also . Check out the spring designs that just were posted on some different cross stitch shop websites yesterday . They are lovely . Happy Valentines Day!

DJ said...

Oooooooh...love the beach pictures! I wish I were there sitting on that beach instead of sitting in my house facing a blizzard! Your stitching is coming along nicely! Hope you and your furry pal are feeling better soon! *Hugs*

Carissa said...

The ocean/beach still looks beautiful even in the winter....sigh.....some day maybe I'll be able to visit it.

Flake has a nice start, glad the owners came back for little Kayla.

MaryT said...

Really nice stitching. Wish it was warm enough here for a day at the beach:0)

Katrien said...

your Flake looks good

Lisa said...

Hi I just found the link to your blog through the lhn/ccn yahoo group, hope you don't mind me visiting
lovely pics of the ocean, glad the puppy is safe with it's owners
looking foward to seeing your progress on he's a flake, he's a cutie

Vikki said...

Nice progress pic! I looked and said...she is growing a stick! LOL Loved the great beach pics!

Suzzane said...

Always enjoy looking at beach pictures (my favorite place to be!), so thanks for posting these this month! Hey, we watch the same sunsets, you know: You from CA and me from the Tampabay area in FL! It's been a bit cold down here lately, but hopefully one day this coming week Bob and I will take the camera to walk on the sand. Cute puppy, BYW!

Carol said...

Hi Cyndi! Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such a nice comment... I'm always happy to "meet" new stitchers from around the country.

I love seeing your start on "He's a Flake." Think I just might stitch that one, too--he's too cute to resist!

DUSTY said...

Cyndi, the beach scenes are great, I love the beach and the sound of the waves and the smells. Your "Flake" is coming along nicely.

Tricia said...

Oh, how fun! Your ornament is coming along nicely and I can't wait to see what else you'll be working on. It's too bad the LNS went out of business, but how fun to get charts for $1!!!

Hope your back feels better soon & thank you for stopping by my blog!

Janaina said...

Glad it had a happy end at least! =)

Mylene said...

Great pictures!

Thanks so much for following my blog.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog as I saw that you became a follower on mine. Just love your pictures of Redondo and Hermosa Beach. I've been there many times as my sister lives in Palos Verdes Estates. Makes me want to pay them a visit!!

He's a Flake is such a cute stitch!! It will be fun to follow what you're working on.

Valerie said...

Hi Cyndi!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! I have really enjoyed stitching Richmond Sampler and it certainly is and will continue to be a learning experience!

I really enjoyed seeing your beach pictures. I love the beach and those pics brought back fond memories.

Your "He's a Flake" ornament is coming right along! I like the colors...it is definitely an ornament that you can keep out all winter long!

Glad to hear that your "orphan" found her home again. She was adorable and I hope that she gets the love and attention that she deserves!

Well, I am off to get some homework done and then it is stitching time! Till next time...Happy Stitching!

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