Friday, June 15, 2012

Crocheted Stones and a Walk to the Water


I'm excited to tell you, I FINALLY learned how to crochet a stone!

I have been mesmerized with the whole crocheted stone thing for a while now, so I am so thrilled.  But, I only know how to do this one pattern, so I'll have to keep practicing!
My blog friend, Tammy
has also been crocheting sea stones.  They are addicting once you get started! 

It's a beautiful, sunny warm day today, so I decided to go for a walk down to the water to photograph my sea stones. 




These pink peonies were in someone's yard, aren't they gorgeous? 


This is a great walk from our house and with the hills, maybe I'll get myself into shape!  


I found a little path to walk along.





One with nature.








When I got down to the water, the first thing I noticed was this little feather.  
It made me think of another blog friend, Becky Shander
She often uses beautiful feathers in her art.

When I lived in Las Vegas, the only feathers I ever saw was from a pigeon...and I just never got inspired by a pigeon feather. :-)







Here's another thing I just adore here...
The Dogwood trees.



My mother loved these trees, so it makes me smile whenever I see one.


Thanks for sharing my little walk today. 
I'm still trying to get things done around the house, but who wants to do laundry on a day like today? 
The laundry will still be there tomorrow...when it's raining. :-) 

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Becca 

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i just love how GREEN you have everything now! :) and blue, of course, too!

erin said...

hi becca!
i am just catching up with your bloggy (i have been so out of it lately) anyhoo, looks like you are enjoying your new home! those crocheted rocks are so cute, especially sitting near the water! wowza, water! different from the desert ay? the dogwood (maybe my favorite tree) have bloomed long ago down here and now we are into the hot summer temps. enjoy your lovely walk and be inspired by all the newness around you!
erin
xxoo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful place to walk...so much beauty there! Wish I could join you! I LOVE the crocheted stones!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

lovely walk, peaceful and relaxing.

Catherine said...

How wonderful to live that close to the water! What a beautiful walk. Looks like you are enjoying your new surroundings.

Have a fantastic evening - no wine spilling! ;)

xo Catherine

Becky Shander said...

I'm so happy to see that you're fully enjoying your new surroundings. And the feather...such a fortunate find, and a good sign...that many more good times are ahead.

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

What a pretty stone! I love the dogwood too! I can't believe how loaded it is!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Such a lovely stroll...thank you for sharing it. That looks like Japanese Boxwood, only in sort of a grass form around the peony. Interesting.

You did great on your crocheted stones!

xo

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I miss the dogwoods also...funny how you don't realize it until someone has a stunning photo of them on their blog...hint hint.

You must just be loving this area, the beach, the hills, the scenery.

It's one beautiful place.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

OMG Becca, your stones are spectacular, as is your walk. What a beautiful spot you picked to live, it is so YOU! xox

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Becca, your stones turned out great! And I love the way you photographed them. Beautiful! Thanks for the mention. Your area for walking is so much prettier than mine (though I do try to make my surroundings look a whole lot nicer than it might be in actuality). I know for sure your temperature is a whole lot better. :) Guess what! I picked up a white feather yesterday, too. It's from a chicken. On my walk two days ago, I picked up a pigeon feather. they will be worked into my walking journal if I ever get it started. Have a great day! Tammy

Linda R said...

Your Crochet stones look great.. YEA for you my friend. I just knew you would get the hang of it. I am going to just love looking at your photos. So green and pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Becca! These crocheted stones are awesome! At first I wasn't sure what you meant but wow! I am in LOVE! They really are gorgeous! I'm going back to look at them again! I'm not very good at crochet but my sister is...I wonder if she could figure it out! I am amazed!

Clare said...

I'm jealous - you live in such a beautiful place. It's not always safe for us to walk around in SA, so you are really lucky to be able to go for walks.

Tracy said...

Hooray for the crochet... those crocheted stone cozies are so sweet! And love seeing all the floral beauty where you are now. Drink up the fine days, Becca... that's why we're given have them, I think. :o) ((HUGS))

Caterina Giglio said...

your stones are great, loved taking a walk with you, I can tell that you are really inspired by your surroundings, so glad you are happy where you are!

Carole said...

beautiful photos & lovely area you are in :)

Kelly Warren said...

beautiful! my grandmother used to crochet stones eons ago. this made me think of her. :-) thanks for that memory.

Effie's Sweet Home Designs said...

I LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!!!!!
I AM HAPPY TO MEET YOU!!!!!!!!
KISSES MY NEW FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gillian Olson said...

Everything is so lush and green and those dogwoods are beautiful.

Giancarlo said...

buona giornata e felice fine settimana a te...ciao

Judy S. said...

Great crochet project! Looks like you found a neat way down to the water. Don't you love the Kirkland waterfront? (even in the rain ;)