Sunday, December 8, 2019

A Good Day

Hi, stitching friends!

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Today was a good day. Shawn and I slept in, watched some football in front of the fireplace, and had a nice breakfast (although we found out that our well-stocked vacation kitchen had no salt!).

We ventured out to Fogarty Creek Beach just up the road from our condo and walked on the beach. I took lots of pictures with my Nikon, so I’ll have to wait until we’re home to show you. (I don’t have a way of transferring them to my iPad.) I borrowed the above photo from, and it shows one of the pretty bridges we walked on at Fogarty. It was a gorgeous day, temp in the mid 50s. We forgot our rubber boots back at the condo, so we’ll be back again with boots maybe tomorrow so we can get wet and check out the tide pools.

After Fogarty, we went to the Christmas store in Lincoln City and bought some pretty ornaments. This Jim Shore Celtic Santa is my favorite.

We stopped by Walmart to pick up a few necessities (salt!) and came “home” to have some salads and watch football. I love our week away and how we can take it easy every day. Lots of down time. The perfect vacation for us.

I brought several projects with me, but I’m currently stitching “Simply Winter” by The Drawn Thread. After this, I’ll just have the autumn one to go. I decided to stitch with two strands of thread rather than the called-for one strand because I wanted the colors to be a bit bolder.

The light in the condo isn’t good for stitching, so I’m happy I brought my portable stitching lamp from home. If you travel and have a hard time with finding good light, I highly recommend this lamp from Amazon; it disassembles and packs in a suitcase. Here is the link on Amazon.

Tomorrow we plan more beach combing and exploring if the weather continues to cooperate.

Mr. Wonderful is sleeping now, pretty typical when Sunday Night Football is on and the fire is warm and cozy. It’s been a good day.

Wishing you joy and lots of time to stitch!


  1. That sounds like a really great vacation time, such a day is needed, where you can let everything go. One takes it as it comes and can be quite spontaneous.
    Have a good time, Martina

  2. Looks like you are having a very peaceful time .
    Enjoy it looks lovely there.

  3. YOur having a wonderful, relaxing vacation Meg!! What a great photo of you and your Mr. Wonderful!!! You both look very relaxed!! Beautiful scenery and stitching by a blazing fire sounds like you are having a well deserved vacation!! Enjoy every minute!!

  4. Oh Meg this looks like the perfect get away. Can't wait to see your photos. Peaceful! And now with salt!

  5. It looks so peaceful and relaxing. Look forward to seeing your pictures when you get back home. Super looking light for your travels, Meg! what a precious Jim Shore ornament you picked up! Enjoy your time there!

  6. What a perfect vacation! I look forward to more pictures! Have a great time!

  7. Looks like my kind of vacation and time away. Pretty stitching and I love the ornament.

  8. Aww... love that last photo of you two, Meg! You both look so relaxed--just the way you should on a vacation. That is a beautiful Jim Shore piece you picked up and I'm glad you thought to pack your light. I find the lighting in rental places to be very poor most of the time, unfortunately. Enjoy the rest of your getaway :)

  9. Oh my goodness, that place looks awesome. I am looking forward to your pics when you get back. Love Jim shore, we have an Angel of his that we got many years ago, and it's truly one of my favorite pieces....and that Santa looks awesome, too. Love Santas! Your choice to go with two treads looks awesome. I don't like that one thread thing because it always looks so light (and my eyes are so old its hard to see)! Jo called me and said that he was waiting outside your door and that you weren't home....Oh my did we forget to tell him that you were traveling? Oh my, my, my! Now get out there and enjoy that glorious day in such an awesome place! ((hugs))

  10. Just what the doctor ordered I'm sure! It sounds wonderful:)

  11. How fun! Perfect way to relax. Love the light. Thanks for sharing. Looks like it would be nice to own. I added it to my wishlist.

  12. What a great way to start your week! That's the perfect light to bring with you.


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