Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A small finish after a busy weekend

My small finish is a shop model for ABC Stitch.  It is LHN Baked Goods ornament.  I loved the colors of this one.  The one thing I loves about the holidays was the baking.  My mom and I would cook up hundreds of cookies and breads to share with family and friends.  I never realized the reason we handmade things such as bakegoods is because we couldn't afford gifts for all of those that touched our lives.  As a child I always thought that handmade items meant more.  It required time and love. I still have the same mentality about handmade/homemade items but I am more reserved in who I give them to.  I want what I make by hand to be appreciated and there are some in my life that don't appreciate what I can create.  So, most stitching stays close to home.
Here is a pic of the SAL that I started with Carol at my last stitching day and I finished it over the weekend.  I am gearing up for a finishing day once the children go back to school and I will post a finish of the box once I assemble it.

The next few pictures were taken last weekend.  We ventured on a road trip to Coastal Maine.  The first pic is of Nubble Light in York.  It was a hazy, hot and humid day but we still enjoyed the view. Our destination was to get the coveted Lobster Roll that my hubby has to have each summer.


This is it!  Red's Eats in Wiscasset Maine.  It is a beautiful little town that has many antique shops and little shops.  While hubby waited in line, (about 45min) I got to visit Stitchers Corner.  It's a quaint little shop and yes I did manage to do a little stash enhancement. 

The Lobsta Roll!!!  Couldn't drive all that way and eat just one could he?

Wiscasset ME

Our last stop, to stretch our legs, and let those boys run about, was Old Orchard Beach. I love the pier and boardwalk. It has changed alot since I was a kid but I do love to reminisce.  We had a great day and I am glad we got to squeeze this last road trip in before school began.  We have already started the sports routine and next week will add the schedule of school and religious school.  Busy Busy but Happy.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Stitching!



18 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Oh, I envy your trip to Maine. I certainly hope that New England...and everyone,,,makes it through Irene unscathed.

Casa Pearl said...

I didn't know Wiscasset had a LNS!!! Thanks for sharing your trip and the info-I will be planning a trip north and will be sure to stop at Red's. Gotta get up there before it closes for the season! Patti

Sarah said...

Beautiful stitching and looked like a wondeful trip!

Teresa said...

Looks like a fun weekend in Maine. Was there a lobster roll for you?
Can't wait to see your piece at ABC.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

DonnaTN said...

Love your stitching and your road trip photos are great.

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely pics, Nataly. I love the ocean pic the best. And grats on the finish and on the progress.

Gabi said...

Congrats with your finish. Love your SAL piece too. Both are gorgeous.
Lovely pics from your day out. And that Lobsta Roll looks SO yummy. I would fly to the US for it ...if my hubby would let me

Anne said...

Lovely finishes Nataly! I think the Baked Goods is one of my favourites! I love that piece you stitched along with Carol. Very charming! Sounds like you also had a great time in Maine...mmmm lobsters....

butterfly said...

Love your stitching works and nice pictures of your trip

cucki said...

lovely stitching and your trip is looking very wonderful too.hugs xx

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip and those lobster rolls look yum! Fab stitching too, I love the colours in Baked Goods. Best wishes to you.

Lynn said...

I've just received my copy of Baked Goods and can't wait to get started. Your stitching is lovely as always. The piece you did with Carol is very sweet as well.
Thanks for sharing your vacation pics. I've never been to Maine but have heard so much about the area from some of my former coworkers. My boys have been to Old Orchard with their father and shared their stories too.

pam said...

YUMM! that lobster roll looks great yummie. Stitching is lovely as always and what a fun looking town

Vonna said...

How YUM-O on that Lobster Roll...oh yikes I'd like a big huge bite! :)
Your Baked Goods is a cute finish :)
It's one of my favorites!

Babs in Alabama said...

Is one allowed to be a wee bit jealous? of the lobster roll and that great trip? Looks like so much fun. Love the stitching too :)
hugs,
babs

Theresa said...

Bake Goods is one of my favorites, too!!! It is definitely on my list to stitch!!!!

Sounds like you had a fun trip!!!! Thanks for sharing~~~~

Jenny said...

What a great post, Nataly.

Except that all the sudden I could just about kill for a piece of chocolate pie... LOL

trillium said...

I'd prefer handmade gifts but I'm the only needleworker in the family at this point. That's why I like having a blog and participating in exchanges--it's the only way I get something created by hand,.

I do plan to give some cross stitch for Xmas presents this year, but most are just simple pictures enhanced by a fancy mat.