26 May 2010

Picture update

I haven't posted a real photo in a few days, so I thought I would show off my progress on the Cardinal ornament. It's almost finished. I have the backstitch on the leaves to do and the rest of the beading. I didn't really want the beads, but HTB likes them, and he offered to go to Michael's to get them for me. He asked, "So you want round beads or heart beads?" I told him seed beads. He looked confused. I got a mental image of him standing in the bead aisle, terrified, asking random women what seed beads are. Luckily, I had the right color beads in my stash, so he's safe. Check that, the rest of the Michaels' shopping public in North Central Maryland is safe. LOL.

I also wanted to post my favorite picture from the weekend. I'm never in the pictures we take on vacation. Mainly because I don't just hand my camera off to anyone. So HTB took my photo while we were visiting the ponies on the National Seashore (though this is on the inland side of the island. He did a good job. I am not naturally photogenic, and especially not so when I've been walking in slop, but he took a good photo. I love that we saw a palomino pinto pony, like Misty. I really haven't seen a lot of them on our visits. I wanted to get closer, but it was a bit boggy, and I didn't want to fall, not with the camera in hand. I'm hopeful the next time we go down, we can spend more time exploring the island--it is such a pretty place and I feel so blessed to live so close to it.

I changed the header photo too. That pony watched me the whole time I was taking pictures. He reminded me very much of the horse my grandfather gave me as a kid. It really was nice to see them in a natural habitat, not scrounging through campsites. He looks so dignified and wild, truly a creature born of sand and surf and wind.


Annie said...

Gorgeous stitching on that cardinal. I over-looked that ornie, but I'm going back to check it out after seeing this.

Looks like you had a great visit to the ponies. And your hair seems to have grown out a lot since the last time I saw a photo of you. Guess you want it long and lovely for the wedding!

April Mechelle said...

Great picture of you and the ponies !!! I have not been around horses much. I think there are beautiful !!! Great Cardinal stitching! I love the beads also !!

Patty C. said...

Oh my goodness - I just love cardinals - your ornament is BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

Bette said...

Your cardinal is gorgeous!

Meari said...

Love the cardinal!! Thanks for saving the public, lol.

Great photo of you with the ponies in the background :)

Daffycat said...

Your Cardinal is beautiful! I stitched that for my parents one year :

I'm looking forward to your finish!

Elaine said...

The Cardinal looks gorgeous Rachel.
Great picture of you with the ponies and saw your pictures on 123, you looked stunning in your dress.

Nick said...

Wow that ornament looks great! I really like the bead and blackwork holly boarder.

Raven/Missy said...

I love the ornament, it is so pretty. The blackwork border is just gorgeous and sets off the red cardinal so well! Yours is looking great!

The picture of you is wonderful, you are beautiful. The horses are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this picture. It looks like your weekend was great.

Siobhan said...

Nice picture! It sounds like you had a good time at Assateague. I love it there. I was telling my kids the other day about a time that a mare & her foal were running down the beach--while people were laying on it--being chased by a randy stallion. LOL My dad saw them galloping towards us & got us up just in time to avoid being trampled.

When I go to Salty Yarns, I always park two blocks away, in the residential area. It's still a trek and Coastal Highway during high season isn't fun to cross, but it's doable and it's the best parking I've found yet.

Loved seeing the pic of you! Your cardinal is fantastic.

Pumpkin said...

Rachel, your cardinal is stunning!

You went again? I'm SO jealous! I'll make it down there someday. Love the photo and yes, that does look like Misty :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls