Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sunny & Stitchin'

That's the forecast here in Florida. I'm so glad I scheduled my trip at this time for it seems I've avoided a lot of the cool weather that has plagued the southern climates this winter. It's sad to see so many of the palms which have dried up. Since I've arrived, the temps have been about 80-82 F during the day and 58-60 F overnight. Comfortable days and cool evenings for sound sleeping.

As for stitching, my needle hasn't stopped since I arrived including on the plane. I started a small Easter piece during my wait at the airport and continued stitching it on the plane. "Hoppity is a sweet little spring piece by Stone & Thread. I've just about completed the bunny There's not much more to the piece but I'm saving it for the return trip home since it's smaller and fits well in my purse.

Home of A Needleworker continues to progress. I take this one with me poolside. Nantucket Sampler is too large to work on comfortably. I'm afraid of soiling it.

I spotted this little fellow on my first morning walk. He was sunning himself along the banks of a pond at the end of our road. I love snapping pictures of birds and wildlife which we don't have at home.

This bird was investigating things on the grounds behind my Mom's place. My most exciting find though were the three eagles which circled around the pool area. Beautiful!

Last night we had a lovely dinner at Fisherman's Village in nearby Punta Gorda. Here's a pic of my sister, my Mom and me as we enjoyed catching up with each other.

Following dinner, I spotted this pelican as we walked along the wharf.

Today promises to be another beauty. I'm off to stitch on the lanai with my coffee. Aren't vacations grand?!


  1. Love the pic of the Eagle and all of the rest also. Looks like a wonderful time.
    Be always in stitches.

  2. Love your photos, it must be so nice to get away and just stitch whenever you want! Hope you have a really good vacation. I start my vacation tomorrow, I am going to see Jersey Boys with my DH and day trips that is my excitment for the week. Keep in touch. Again thanks for the award!

  3. Oh wow! It looks like you are having a wonderful time! Why don't the weather forecaster's ever give us those kind of days at home???

  4. I just spit my tea on my desk - Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda was my grandparents favourite spot to take us when we were visiting during March Break when I was a teen! Small world.
    Your stitching looks lovely, enjoy your vacation and we will make plans to get together when you are back in Ontario.

  5. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Love the photo of the eagle. Your wips are looking great.

  6. Oh wow, wonderful pictures. It seems you are enjoying your stay very much. And what a pleasure to be able to stitch to your heart's content.
    Thanks for the awrd. I will put it into my next blog post (which is already overdue).

  7. Nice stitching progress! I'm glad that you're enjoying your break. Neat wildlife pics--though I think that gator would freak me out a bit! ;)

  8. Love your photos! Sounds like you're having a great time. We go to Florida in June-cant wait!

  9. Looks like you are having fun Lynn and stitching too!!! Enjoy the wildlife.

  10. Lynn, glad to hear you're having a great trip and getting some of that warmer weather! That eagle shot is amazing!

    Keep stitching and realxing, you deserve it!