|I love the structure of the Cypress trees.|
It was fairly early in the morning so these fellows were trying to soak up what few rays they could.
We drove up via Hwy 1 which is a stunning mountainous road with spectacular views - most of the time. However, on this trip the ocean was shrouded in fog. The highway is not a road for the faint of heart with its shear drops into the sea.
Just past Cambria and the Hearst Castle we stopped to visit the elephant seals. Their story is so interesting and can be read here. They also have a webcam which is fun to view. In January and February the seals return to the same beach at Piedras Blancas to give birth to their young. It was fascinating. Some of these seals weigh over two tons so they are HUGE!
|The dominant male bellowing his call.|
|Baby just an hour old.|
|They appear to be boulders on the beach|
For Christmas our children gifted us with a Chef's dinner for sixteen and it was last weekend. It is prepared and served at our home which is a treat in itself....a party with no cooking and no cleanup. How much better does it get?
Sewing kind of took a back seat, but I did manage to work some on my cross stitch nativity. I also finished my monthly blocks.
|You can see the beginnings of my donkey and ox when compared to the last photo of the project.|
These are my "Goodnight Irene" blocks for January......
....and this is for my Classic Meets Modern. It's not really modern, but I am counting solids as modern.
Our January/February swap of our Sewing With Friends was for a pincushion. I did this pincushion for my partner, Leona.