Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sixth Finish For 2009

That's right! Beach Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks is complete -

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So pack your bags girls because the sand and ocean await you :o)

This was such a fun design to stitch. I'm going to have to dig in my stash to see if I have a frame to fit. That would be the most economical way. I know I have a few frames but what are the chances? LOL!

Since DH and I have moved here, the beach and the ocean have become a big part of our lives. The dogs love going to the beach and acting like complete idiots ;o) Duncan will venture out into the water only so far but little Brie still has her great swimming skills although she doesn't use her back legs while doing so. After she gets out of the water, she runs up and down the beach like a lunatic. LOL! I'm not sure if she's trying to warm up or if the water was that invigorating. You should see her belly though! It went from pink to almost black. Yup, our little girl LOVES to lie in the sun.

The other night I noticed that we are consuming a lot more seafood in our diet. And how could we not when we can eat this whenever we want -

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That is one huge bowl of soft shell clams :o) Yum! Shelling and cleaning them is not so fun but boy they taste good. DH has also brought home fresh scallops and fish. We still eat red meat from time to time but not as often as we used to. Chicken still remains high on the list but I'd say it's second to seafood now. I guess that's a good thing.

Well...SHE DID IT! SHE DID IT! Stargazer brought home a first from the Exhibition!!!! On the back of my entry tag the judge wrote "Excellent work". I feel like a proud momma :o) I'm not sure if they have a Grand Champion for cross stitch here and since we didn't go to the Exhibition during the week, I wasn't able to see. That's okay though because I'm happy with the results :o) Unfortunately my photography didn't do well but like DH said, you don't know what the judges were looking for and I went out on a limb with my entries.

It's going to be another scorcher of a day :oP Yuck! The dogs and I just might be hitting the beach again. What a hard life. LOL!


25 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats on the first place. That is wonderful. I love Beach Cottage too, perfect for us Maritimers

Ranae said...

Woohoo! for Stargazer getting first, you should be proud, she is beatiful.
Beach cottage looks so cozy, congrats! on that awesome finish, my bags are packed, lol.

Irene said...

Congratulations ! I just knew you would win :) Beach Cottage looks great.

zoomcity said...

Congratulations on Stargazer's win! Beach Cottage is cute; good luck finding an appropriate frame in your stash. :o)

Annie said...

Yippee! First place! Congratulations... you definitely deserved a win with that piece.

And now I'll go look for my bikini and jog right over. That beach cottage looks very inviting. Last one in is a rotten egg!

Kathy said...

Beach Cottage looks fantastic! Great finish.
Congratulations on fist place for Stargazer. This piece deserved it!

Enjoy the beach.

Harmien said...

Congratulations on Stargazer and Beach Cottage. Would love to feel the sand between my toes... :o) Mmm, enjoy all that lovely seafood!

Chiloe said...

First place? Waow!!! Congratulations !!!! You rock girl !!!!!!!!!!

Daffycat said...

Your CCN finish is beautiful! I love the little whale on top lol!

Super-huge congratulations for Stargazer...that is AWESOME!

Cindy said...

Congrats on your finish...and a very big congrats on your first place!!

I love seafood, but have to admit I have never had a clam! I like Clamato, though...does that count? LOL...I should try some one of these days, but it just isn't plentiful around here :)

Karen said...

congratulations on your first, lovely finish I am still debating wether to get this chart and if I would actually stitch it with the mojo right now
yum I love seafood just most of it would land me in hospital now LOL

WendyCarole said...

congratulations on your first
Your finish looks great

Mel said...

What a great finish!

CathE said...

Sounds like your having a great time in your new home. Love the finish.

Jennifer said...

I'm warning you now - if I show up on your doorstep one day, don't be surprised. A lovely house near the beach with all the seafood you can eat? Hello? That's my idea of a perfect place to live. :-)

Congratulations on Stargazer!!!

stitcherw said...

Beach looks wonderful, what a fun finish. Congratulation on Stargazer too, how great to do so well in the competition. Glad the dogs are enjoying the beach so much, I think my Jaz would have fun there too.
Sue

Sonda in OR said...

Beach Cottage looks great! Congrats on your award for Stargazer! She still remains one of my favorite of your finishes!!!

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Yay!! Congratulations!

Nancy said...

YEA! Congratulations on winning first! I'm not surprised - we all know you're a very accomplished stitcher/artist - but it does feel good, doesn't it, to have it publicly recognized? Very cool!!

I want to live where the ocean & beach are so close - and where I can have seafood so fresh & so easily!! I'm going to move in with you & DH ... ok? ;-)

Rachael said...

Oh Beach cottage is just fab! Well done on getting a First, Yay!! *Claps loudly*
Ergh! not too keen on seafood, except crabsticks!!

Iris said...

Congratulations on stargazer !!
and with your finish !!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on the first place!
Beach Cottage is a wonderful finish.

Katie said...

Woot, that's awesome :) Hopefully their prizes are a bit better than the frex ;)

~Tammy said...

You're just living the life. Good for you!

Hugs to little Brie.

Lori-Ann said...

Big congrats to you and star gazer.

I haven't seen the beach since May (my birthday bash). :o(