Sunday, July 26, 2009

Week Thirty: Scene in the Dunes









In honor of our annual vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks I've stitched this summery looking ornament from the Wishful Thinking website. "Scene in the Dunes," stitched on 28-count Monaco using DMC threads, is a free chart available right here. Doesn't this make you feel like you're right on the beach listening to the waves and feeling the warmth of the sun on your face?

This week my husband's entire side of the family (there were 23 of us in one huge beach house) gathered to spend the week in Corolla, NC. It was our first visit to this part of the Outer Banks--we usually vacation farther south in the Nags Head area. Each area has its pros and cons, but the most important thing was we took 23 family members from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Connecticut ranging in age from 5 to 81 and spent a laughter-filled week in (mostly) sunny North Carolina. We have some great memories to add to out previous 24 years of family get-togethers in the Outer Banks...

8 comments:

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Welcome back friend! Just perfect for remembering a few wistful days with loved ones at the beach :)

Sweet Stitchin!

Myra said...

I want to go there now! LOL Very pretty little piece. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time in NC.

Violet said...

You stitched a lovely souvenir!
:o)

Sherry said...

What a great memory to stitch! Beautiful choice!

Lauralness said...

That ornament is lovely! The gulls are so cute.

Lee said...

Sweet little piece! I'm glad you had such a nice vacation.

Tracey said...

This is so pretty and really catches the spirit of the NC beaches. I'll have to remember to download the freebie later! Wonderful blog- saw your link on the "Fallen in Love w/LHN & CCN blog. :)

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.