Sunday, July 3, 2022

A New Month a Year Older and Some Slow Sunday Stitching

 On July 1st I celebrated my 67th birthday, time does fly when you get to a certain age for me it was around 45 since then the days just seem to pass in a flash. For my birthday I went to my favorite beach. 

The day was perfect for the beach though a little too breezy but the sun was shining despite the gathering clouds which passed by quickly. Before the beach we had lunch at the Funky Pelican and then I finally got to walk the Flagler Beach pier, something I have wanted to do for a few years.

When we were finished walking the pier we headed further north to a quiet more secluded beach that I  love, while Flagler beach is nice its very close to the roadway and I didn't want to hear the sound of cars over the surf. We took a quick detour at an interesting looking thrift shop where I purchased this sweet little pitcher.

That's my son's leg in the photo of the rocks on the beach and naturally he is texting a few people.

I brought my Greenman embroidery with my but it was so windy I managed only 3 stitches before I abandon him for a walk along the shoreline. 

On the way home we stopped at a Ukrainian Bakery and picked up several slices of cake to try back at home, I didn’t think to snap a photo of the cakes but I did get the counter case.
I also picked up some potato and cheese perogies which I will cook over the weekend. It was a wonderful day but it’s always good to get back home. My daughter in law and son left around dinner time, they surprised me with some lovely flowers. When the lily opened fully it was larger than my hand and smells lovely.

A few beach finds this trip 3 pieces of beach glass, some lovey Hag stones aka Holey stones, and a few shells.

The tree service still hasn’t come to remove the fallen trees they were scheduled for Saturday but called and said it would be Monday, I reminded them it was a holiday and they said no problem. I am not confident since they didn’t show up last weekend and rescheduled so I ask my son whether he would rather go with another company.  If they don't come Monday I will call one of the other companies that gave estimates.  On a positive note my son didn't have to hang around all day, his wife's birthday was Saturday and they were able to spend the day together.

The stitching progress on the Greenman embroidery is coming along nicely, though slower than I had thought. but any stitches is progress.  

I have a few stitches to put in the Lunar Flow piece the pattern by Cozy Blue, I have changed some of the stitches from the original pattern, mostly the French knot fillers and satin stitching the leaves.

I will be linking my post at Kathy's Quilts today for Slow Sunday Stitching, to see what other talented bloggers are working on the link is here

For July I am taking part in the #stitchandshare with @lolli and grace 31 days of creative prompts for stitchers on Instgram.

Later in July I will be taking part in the Moon Crystals SAL for the Snarky & Modern Facebook Group if interested here is a link for information

More Hag stones and the beach glass I am going to put these in my new little pitcher.


  1. Boy, that water looks cold. Loving your Greenman. I have a statuary face of him outside hanging on a tree.

    1. Thank you, the water was bathtub warm but quite refreshing after sitting in the hot sun.

  2. Happy Birthday, so nice you could spend it at a favourite place. Nothing nicer than the beach and a walk along the pier.

    1. Thank you, I agree there is nothing like a walk on the pier on the beach.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday. That beach looks very pretty. The stitching on Greenman looks a little complicated. It is very pretty though. I hope your tree guys come soon. Have a great week.

  4. A belated Happy Birthday to you. It sounds as if you enjoyed a great day with your family. How lovely to spend it at the beach. I must say Greenman is looking fabulous.

  5. What a lovely way to spend your Birthday and some great finds too.