Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rocking out in Boston and Philly!

Hi All!

I hope you are enjoying the start of summer!

I have not been getting much stitching in lately.  The last couple of weeks I did some traveling instead!  First off I went to Boston for a few days.  Even though the weather wasn't the greatest the sun did finally come out the last day so I could get some sightseeing in!

I was so lucky to see this beautiful double rainbow!!!  So all that rain was good for something! :)

Boston is definitely a walking city.  I made the mistake of trying to drive around and it was just total frustration!  The subway T is the easiest way to go.  I came across this great farmer's market and Faneuil Hall Market area, lots of shopping and a great place for just chillin' out...


And there were great old buildings and pubs, and cobblestone roads...

Then I made my way over to the harbor and found a tall ship....

It was wonderful to see so many greens and parks everywhere I went....

And it seemed no matter where I went I saw this clock tower, it seemed to be following me!  lol!

It was great to see some of the city although the main reason I was there was not so much for the sightseeing but for another reason entirely.  Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I am a BIG Rolling Stones fan, so when they announced their recent tour I jumped in in a big way!  I just never know if it could be the Last Time so I wanted to see the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band and all my Stones buddies yet another time.  

So the challenge was 4 concerts in 10 days!  Could I do it?!   I certainly planned to get my Stones fix!  
The first two shows were in Boston.  The Stones were nothing short of AMAZING!   Lots of great hits: Get off of my Cloud, Brown Sugar, Tumblin' Dice, Honky Tonk Woman, Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Miss You!

Mick's energy is endless.  He just goes and goes and goes like the energizer bunny!!  lol!

With this being the 50 & Counting Tour, each show was a bit unique, had some guest stars and even Mick Taylor (one of the original members) joined them on a few songs each night.  One of my favorites they did in this tour was Emotional Rescue, Love that song!!  Here is one of the special guests, Gary Clark Jr. - he sure knows how to play some awesome blues!



So after Boston, I headed to Philadelphia for two separate nights the week after.  The ride to Philadelphia is sooooooo FAR!!  (and traffic is INSANE!!) but worth it once the show starts!  At each show there was a local choir to sing back up for You Can't Always Get What you Want. 


The energy the Stones put on that stage is incredible, I don't know how they do it!!  
It was a crazy, fantastic time, and I am thrilled to have seen them again and all my friends.  I do hope it is NOT the last time!  

So now that I am thoroughly exhausted!! I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend and getting back into the stitching swing while watching some great Wimbledon tennis.  

Have a rockin' week!! and happy stitching!!  xxxx

Friday, June 7, 2013

Stay-cation Stitching

Happy Friday!!!

I wanted to post this up on Monday, after my stay-cation, but this cute bird took a little longer than I expected.  I finished off the row of flowers and squirrel, and love this proud peacock!

SDW Sampler

And when I saw Shannon from Love to Stitch - One Stitch at a Time working on her Birds of a Feather Le Printemps, Springtime girl, I decided it looked like a fun stitch so I pulled out my L'Ete in the series, Summer and decided to stitch a long with her!

I ordered up some 36ct hand dyed Sandcastle linen and using some WDW and GAST threads I got started and finished up one of the birds.   I love this pattern so much with the water and boats, reminds me of both being by the lake and being by the ocean.  


This is a fun stitch with all the outlining, only a few hours shows quite a bit of progress! :)  If anyone else would like the join in doing these Birds of a Feather series, the more the merrier!

So during my stay-cation a lot of my time was spent Spring cleaning!  Fun stuff!  not so much!

But I did finally get to my favorite place for lunch by the lake, which is now open for the season...

It was a perfect day with a nice breeze off the water.  I could have sat there for hours looking at all the boats and ducks.  This cute guy was very brave... I think he was hoping someone would share a snack with him!  

I also snapped a pic of this pretty pink Iris, it was such an unusual color I don't think I have ever seen one this shade.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and happy stitches!  xxxx