Monday, January 23, 2017

HAED SK Effects of Caffeine Day 15

This weekend we went to Lincoln City and I took my Heaven and Earth Designs SK Effects of Caffeine cross-stitch with me. I love this storykeep (SK) based on artwork by Randal Spangler
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!

Note: I am not affiliated with any of the companies, people or blogs linked to in this post.


Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching update & lovely place to visit.
I love the artwork on the sidewalk!

Justine said...

That sounds like a perfect trip! I love the view from your hotel.

Tiffstitch said...

Great progress and that sounds like a great weekend! I like Bill Engvall as well.

Katie said...

What a fun trip. I love watching storms roll in. Beautiful pic of the birds. Love the seahorse artwork in the sidewalk. I would try to pick it up and put it in my pocket. I always try and Jeremiah always laughs at me. haha.

CathieJ said...

Your stitching is coming along nicely. Don't you love when you can see the progress. So glad you enjoyed your Christmas gift. I always like to get tickets to some kind of show as a gift.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sounds like a great trip, although I think I might take a pass on the seafood place. I don't mind seafood, but my husband is deathly allergic and even the smell of it bothers him. Love the view from your room!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that performance was terrific, and you had a great weekend. Every once in a while, it's good to get away from everything and do something else. And progress on stitching, too - a winning weekend all the way around.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for promoting my 'School' of Sunday Stitch fun. it is all for myself, but I am happy if anyone else is inspired to learn a new stitch. I learned SO much from TAST and can recommend it to both beginners and experienced stitchers.
You had a wonderful weekend and even found time to stitch. Good work!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

So cool that you got away. Just what one needs after the holidays. Usually we feel that way in January because we are snowbound. Not so this year..yay!! 4.99 a pound!!!! 12.99 here at a new boil in bag restaraunt. You are makeing great stitching progress.
xx, Carol

Anthea said...

Great stitching Renee, so portable!
I love the pics of the birds too; sometimes the best pics are not always the ones that are 'perfect'.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your counted Xstitch it's coming along beautifully. Looks like you all enjoyed a great Christmas present!

Pull the other thread said...

Fantastic progress on your SK. Sounds like you guys had a lovely trip.

Brigitte said...

This project is so lovely - and you made some nice progress on it.
Great pictures of the seaside. Your stay there must have been fantastic.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love the depth and richness of the colors in this cross-stitch project. I can't wait to see as it progresses.

I have to say I envy you! We love Bill Engvall! Many the car trip that we've laughed away the miles listening to one of his CDs.

The hand written letter writing challenge sounds like it would be fun to do.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the wonderful link back. Aloha hugs!