Monday, June 28, 2010

Stitching at the beach and family reunion....

Back from the Outer Banks (OBX to us natives!) where a fun time was had by all! At the peak there were 29 of us, 3 generations including my dad and his sister, my three brothers, several spouses (used to us by now!) and nearly all the cousins, including a baker's dozen of second cousins! We ate well, laughed a lot, saw a slide show of the prior generations and us in our youth, played games, went site-seeing, enjoyed the pool and the ocean, told stories and watched some soccer. I'm exausted!
Crazy cousins!

I even managed to finish one small stitching project and nearly finish a second (which I put the final touches on while doing laundry back home). First is Blueberries by Little House Needleworks, from the Fruit Series. Fabric is a 28ct Silkweaver Solo, threads are Crescent Colors. I added the butterfly button.

Second is from Val's Stuff, called April Showers. It is stitched on 28ct sage/white Graziano linen with Weeks floss, and JABC buttons called for. It was really fun and I'm sure kept the rain away, as it was HOT and sunny all week at the beach!


  1. Glad you had a good time - sounds like it was a blast. Finishes are sooo cute!

  2. Looks like such a fun reunion. It's amazing that you found time to stitch.

    The Blueberries piece looks gorgeous on that fabric and I love your little butterfly addition. And I love the look of the kitty on the Graziano.

  3. Great shots of the family, what a great bunch! And congrats on the pretty finishes!

  4. Laughing at the crazy cousins pics! The girl in the cut offs and dark top looks like Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

  5. lol mj! My niece Christina will be happy to hear that! The hulk behind her in the first pic is her 14 year old brother Jordan! I'm all in Duke blue in front and DD Kira has a brown shirt next to me. DH is behind us, and my other 2 nieces Emily and Kelly are between Kira and Christina.
    All in all a crazy gang!

  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful time meeting up with your family. I love the April Showers design, but they are both great finishes. Happy Stitching.