Pre-warning, a very picture heavy post upcoming.
Thank you EVERYONE for the very kind comments on my last post and welcome to my new followers :)
I didn't hermit much this weekend as I had plans to go to my cabin with the family. What a great weekend it was! The weather co-operated, and has been strangely warm this past week. Generally it's not that warm in April here, but it has just been fantastic lately. So of course I had to take advantage of this luck!
|View from my Cabin's Balcony|
The trees and shrubs haven't quite come back to life but it's getting there! Saturday the boyfriend and I went for the most fabulous walk to the lighthouse in Ferryland. Honestly, of all the small fishing communities left in the Newfoundland this community is my favourite. The lighthouse stands on a strip of land (and rock) the juts out into the ocean. The views are un-beatable and I love sitting on the barrens and taking it all in. In the summer, if you're lucky, you can even see hump back whales. I once saw one so close to shore here that I could even see the barnacles on the whale's back. CRAZY! Such an awesome sight. Below you'll find some of my pic's from the outing :)
|The boyfriend and I admiring the swells|
|Leia enjoying the barrens, soon she'll be hunting on barrens like this!!!|
|Fluked into this pic... puppies generally don't stay still for very long.|
|Found the most adorable lambs and their shaggy looking mama :) Couldn't help myself hehe|
Back at the cabin, I got two of my favourite things in... cooking and stitching.
|Newfie chic BBQ|
|Warmest place in the cabin = the best place to have bread rise!|
In terms of stitching, I worked mostly on the small below - so cute! The backstitching was painstaking and it took a whole lot longer than expected but all for a good cause. It's a card for Ellie Dixon - a young girl in Ireland going through something no little girl should have to... 18 months of chemo!!! But she seems so brave about it all! Anyway sending this off tomorrow. Ellie's mom has created the blog site called Cards for Ellie if you're interested in learning more about Ellie and what makes this girl so amazing.
I soooooo needed a break from 'Oh Christmas Tree' so I concentrated my stitching efforts on my Papillon SAL. I am absolutely loving learning the speciality stitches this SAL has introduced so far. Also this represents my first attempt at using evenweave! Likin' it so far. The fabric is a pleasure to work with and is 28ct Irish Linen.
Finally, I'll leave you with my TUSAL update for April! Love the reds and golds!!!
Happy Stitching my dears!