Friday, June 3, 2011

Vacation Finishes

"There 's nothing half so pleasant
as coming home again"
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

   After a wonderful trip away it is nice to be back home in your own bed. After seeing so many beautiful sights and enjoying some fun outings it is time to get back to our routine. On our trip we took a train to Vancouver for the day. What a treat the two hour train ride was. Later we boarded our car on a ferry and went to Friday Harbour. There we went whale watching and visited with some friends. On this trip I not only saw so many wild flowers but lots of eagles, 2 whales, several seals, wild sheep, elk and deer. All along my route there was always a cross stitch project with me. Here is what I did on my journeys.

This was my first car project. I finished stitching it together after we had arrived. I had the opportunity to visit a couple of quilt shops and purchase some fat quaters. This was the first time I used material in backing a fob. I thought this would be a fun fabric to try it. I bought several pices of material, I just might be doing this more often now.

                                                    This was also a car trip project.

When I would wake up to a quiet house in the morning this was my stitching project. It also went on the train and ferry. The house was suppose to be the same burgundy colors as the flowers but that was too much for me. Since my house is blue and white I changed it. I am not big on putting the date and initials on a project so I moved the verse on the bottom and left off the date and initials.

When I saw this Shepherds Bush pattern with the keep love I knew I had to have it. I love hearts and since I sign my blog keep love in your stitches this just said my name. I will make it into a pin cushion to fit into one the the white dishes I found on the trip.

I didn't quite finished my coming home car project. I still need to finish the tree and put Needlework Shop on the bottom.

I was able to visit a couple of needlework shops on the trip. When I get done unpacking (and doing laundry) I will post my trip finds.  Now I need to go work on a secret project. I joined my first exchange right before I left and found out who I am stitching for on the trip. I better get busy to have it in the mail by the 20th. I did find some fun items to go with my exchange on the trip. Is it you that will be receiving my goodies? You will just have to wait and see.

I hope to get caught on my blog viewing. I did try and make some comments this morning but I had no success. Am I the only one? I also had trouble on the trip.

Always keep love in your stitches,


Ranae said...

Great job on the FOB, love it! so colorful and cheerful
Everything is looking great.
Kudo's to you on being able to stitch in the car while moving, lol I have tried many times and it doesn't work for me :(
Good Luck on the exchange
Blogger is a mess

Anne said...

The fabric on the fob is so bright and pretty. I love the way you finished the rick rack with pins! Where did you go in Vancouver? I hope it wasn't raining the day you came (oh is it Vancouver Canada or Vancouver Washington?)

Mouse said...

ooo hello :) love the fob and the way you have done the rick rack :) wonderful work on your other projects .. I've almost done the needlework shop too :) looking forward to the rest of your news and photos etc :) love mouse xxxx

Nancy said...

Love the FOB! You got a lot of stitching done on your vacation! Love all your projects!

natalyK said...

I was beginning to wonder where you were! Glad you made it home safely. Looks like you had lots of relaxing stitching time. I love the liberty belles too cute. Can't wait to see your new stash additions.

Catherine said...

Love your stitches!!!!

Wagapapa said...

I love your finishes!
The fob is fantastic and the heart is very cute.

staci said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! All your stitching is gorgeous...I'm so impressed by anyone who can stitch in the car, I find it terribly frustrating so I knit instead :)

Lesleyanne said...

Your fob is gorgeous as is the backing fabric. Lovely finishes and stitching from your vacation.

Elaine said...

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful trip Teresa. Such beautiful holiday projects, just love the bright fob. Hugs!