Wednesday, July 29, 2009

at the beach and then...

My BIL and his fiancé flew into Nashville from Calgary this past weekend and Monday we all decided to go to one of our lake’s beaches. It was very warm and extra sunny with puffy white clouds; a perfect day for beach-going. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled about the outing. I don’t own a bathing suit so how much fun can I have? [Note to self: Get bathing suit.]

Anyway, we brought picnic-type lunches, snacks and good company. I actually had a decent time.


This was Cameron’s first time at the beach…well, a man-made, no-where-near-an-ocean kind of beach. :o) Here is Cameron and daddy testing the sand and water.

The boys had fun. Jose made friends with some kids and we didn’t get photos of him ~ he was too busy. Cameron had an absolute blast!!! He had soooo much fun with his Uncle Rob.


In fact, Cameron had the time of his life! He had more fun at the lake than he does in the pool which to me is very surprising. We will definitely be going back.

And then…


I stitched SN’s Cast Your Spells in 2 days. The ticking is for the back of what will be a pincushion. The black wool is to make a heart-shaped swatch to attach to the ticking. This was a fun little break away from my Jane Austen sampler which I’m back at, btw. I’ve also been jumping back and forth from JA to LHN’s The Sampler Lady. I’m 85% done with it, but not enough progress since last time to show right now.

I apologize for taking a week long hiatus from the bloggy-blog world. Since family from Canada is here we’ve been pretty immersed. However, Jose and I did get a chance to see the new Harry Potter movie with my mom Tuesday afternoon. It was really good; a little sad at times, but definitely the darkest Potter movie yet.

I have other things to share, but I’ll include that in another post very, very soon. Let’s just say for starters that I received some very surprising, yet extremely generous gifties from a new and a very sweet, sweet stitchy-gal pal Joanie ~ more on that later though, but must get this out. THANK YOU SO MUCH, JOANIE!!! You are so thoughtful to think of me and for being a fan of my blog. It’s truly appreciated!

I leave you with Cameron and one of his favorite things…



Talk soon!

12 comments:

Tanya said...

Cute pics! Looks like a born fishie there :) We go to the beach Aug 10th for a week - can't wait!!!!!!!! Ben is beyond excited about Zack just keeps singing that song from Noggin - going on a trip, going on a trip to the seashore. LOL

DH and I need to schedule a date night to see Potter - looks so good!

Tanya

JOLENE said...

So glad you all had fun at the beach...we all need a break from our day to day activities. Love the SN halloween stitchery. I really like her style. I'm so jealous you saw Harry Potter, I am still waiting for a date night....maybe Friday??? Keeping my fingers crossed!

Heidi said...

Being in the lake to swim looks like it was great fun. Cameron was really enjoying himself by the looks of it. Congratulations on your finish. I had never seen Cast Your Spell until you showed it. I am still on the stash diet this year so I am not even looking at designs as I will only be tempted. But blogs are dangerous places you know...lol.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Dora said...

Pics of the beach with Cameron are so cute. That SN design is so nice. Looking forward to seeing it all "finished." I have never seen that design before.
~Dora

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Dora, this design was made into a kit that won't be sold in stores. I received it b/c I belong to a Stacy Nash club through www.sgcountrysampler.com located in Wisconsin.

Laura said...

Glad you enjoyed your break with your family. It's always great to make memories with loved ones when you get the chance. The Stacy Nash piece is just adorable! Wish I had signed up for the club but too late now I guess. If you care to part with your pattern anytime time soon, please feel free to send me an email. I'd be interested in purchasing it. Have a great day!

randlholt@triad.rr.com

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Laura, I will definitely keep you mind. :D

Patti said...

Great job on the Stacy Nash kit! I love it and can't wait to stitch it, too!

Blessings, Patti

Shari said...

the beach pictures are adorable!!!! I remember so well taking the kids to the beach when they were little!!! How fun!!

Laura said...

Thanks Julie! By the way, if you don't mind me asking, what count did the linen come in as?

Michele said...

what a fun time you all had! Love the pictures of Cameron :)

Congrats on your finish! I think there's a lot of us who wished we'd sign up for the SN specials.

We went to see HP a couple of weeks ago and loved it :)

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Laura, didn't mean to take this long to reply to your linen count question. It is done on 32 ct.