I managed to add 136 stitches, so the 2nd row of page 1 is almost finished, and the top gem on the book is almost filled in.
(Here is a close up photo taken at an angle.)
As for the reason we were in Lincoln City...
My Christmas gift to my husband and my boys included tickets to see Bill Engvall perform at the Chinook Winds Casino.
We laughed SO hard! Seriously. Bill Engvall is hilarious.
We had an amazing view from our room at the Best Western Plus Lincoln Sands Oceanfront Suites.
(Most of the time it was stormy and we watched huge waves breaking. Sunday morning there was lightning, too!)
My camera was zoomed way too much when I caught this shot, so it is a little pixelated. I don't think I care. It was one of my favorite pictures from our trip.
Our clothes were dripping when we returned from our walk. It was awesome.
Between rain showers on Saturday, we walked along Highway 101 and checked out some of the shops. I loved little areas like this on the sidewalk.
Personally, I cannot eat shellfish. However, my family loves it. So, no trip to Lincoln City is complete without stopping here, at Barnacle Bill's, on the way home.
(My family is happy! Looking up their website to share a link, I discovered we can find Barnacle Bill's seafood at a market only half an hour away.)
I hope you did something fun this weekend!
Today I am joining the Monday Stitchery Link Party #94 at Super Mom - No Cape! I do hope you will join the fun by linking a post with embroidery or just visiting those that have linked up and checking out the free vintage embroidery pattern - there are seahorses this week!
Things that might be of interest:
InCoWriMo - Have you heard of this before?! I read a hashtag on Instagram on Sunday morning and had to check it out. International Correspondence Writing Month was inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which occurs in November.) InCoWriMo is a commitment to mail or deliver a hand written letter (or postcard or card - the key here is that it be hand written) every day in February. I love the idea. It will be a challenge for me, but I plan to try it this year. If you decide to join, please let me know!
TAST - A new series of Take a Stitch Tuesday will be beginning this week as Sharon B. celebrates ten years of this personal stitching challenge. The new stitches will be shared at Pintangle and several participants share their work on the Facebook TAST group.
Sunday Stitch School - I met my blogging friend at Queenie's Needlework through TAST. This year, she decided to learn some new stitches is sharing a new one each Sunday.
Thank you for stopping by!
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