Monday, July 13, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. Thank you Sally for hosting this fun event.

The above pic is at our friends house in NJ were we spent the 4th of July. What a nice day we had with lifelong friends that day!

Next I have a few more vacation pics, also if you scroll down to my previous post you can see some more vacation pics and some Antique Mall finds.
Barnegat Lighthouse.

A little waterfront town in NJ named Weirtown. We used to dock out boat here when we lived in NJ.

That little boardwalk is part of a restaurant, you can set out there and eat overlooking the waterfront. Such a sweet little community!

The next few pics are in my husbands home town, Burlington. I love this old brick house now a conference center.
This town has the cutest quilt shop and a gift shop called Tin & Berries. I'll show you what I got in them next week.

A house that I love!
When I travel I do needlework, the tractor trailors scare me to death! LOL Below are my traveling project from this trip.

The redwork embroidery I thought would be pretty made into a pillow using vintage white dotted swiss fabric. I have my eye on a little girls vintage dress on ebay that I will cut up to use for fabric. I'll be sure to show you the finished result.

Some cross stitch done on premade pillow forms.

The next two pieces were very old Creative Circle kits, they came with plastic frames which I am not going to use. I might make them into little teacup coasters. I'm going to add some pretty little crystal beads to glam them up a bit.

Yummy pasteries from the bakery right down the road from my husbands Uncle where we stay when we go to NJ. My camera had a smuge on the lense, that's why the fuzzy look.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back on saturday with a post for Pink Saturday, try to stop back. If you have time scroll down to my past few posts and see othere vacation pics. Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage



I totally love this post...Yummy ending by the way! The teapot red transfer ware is beautiful....
I too have a trailer-tractor phobia!
You've convinced trip...I'm taking the needle-work..HAPPY BLUE MONDAY!

abnsigoslady said...

If only I had that beautiful pool right now...It is HOT here in Louisiana... Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Laura@the mansion

SmilingSally said...

Oh, the 4th must have been a good time with that pool and long-time friends! I loved seeing all of the BLUE in your vacation photos. Your needlework is whimsical. Now, I'll have one of those eclairs, please. Happy Blue Monday.

jlshall said...

What beautiful travel photos! And those pastries look so gorgeous, I almost couldn't believe they were real! Great shots for a Blue Monday.

Carrie said...

The blue pictures are very nice. Your needlework is wonderful-- you are very talented.

Gee said...

I guessed you really enjoyed yr holidays. Happy blue monday. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Connie said...

That pool looks inviting and the town looks charming, but I'd take those pastries over anything else, sugar!! LOL

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Shirl, wonderful pictures. Love the lighthouse!! Happy Blue Monday.


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh! Your photos are all so beautiful! Monday surely brings out the best of the blues! Thanks for sharing!

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice shots! I especially love that house shot, the way its almost framed.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great pictures, Shirl! Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday to you!

Mary said...

You've selected some lovely images to share with us on Blue Monday. A great deal of time and effort must have gone into this post. It is appreciated. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Dawn said...

Hi Shirl, Love your blog ~ a mix of many things I love. I can't believe you can do needle work in the car! Very talented!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shirl; what a great post. Love your red work teapot, and all the cross stitch, my you got a lot done on your trip... now my favorite photo has to be the last one of all the goodies... oh so yummy... thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Shirl~~Happy blue Monday! LOVE all of your photos...the house is so pretty, I love red brick! Your work is just beautiful!!
I am now a follower...I am like you, I always take my crocheting with me on road trips, plane trips, waiting rooms, you name it~~lol!



Hi Shirl,
You do lovely needlework!!! The beach scenes are so inviting!
Happy Blue Monday.
Deb :)

Lisa said...

So cool!! I just love your blues and everything else!
Hugs, Lisa

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh wonderful post Shirl! I love that house you like! It is so pretty! The lighthouse and water are beautiful too! You got a lot of projects done on your trip too! Very pretty! Of course I am not ready for October yet, lol! Those pastries look delish, I could reach through the screen and grab one!

Love you,

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Shirl! Looks like you had a wonderful 4th and great vacation! Love all the handiwork you worked on! Our hands are never idle are they?!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love redwork! The pool is GORGEOUS! I could spend all day in there.

KatCollects said...

I want to go on vacation with you : ) I love the little pillows your cross stitched, especially the July one. You inspire me to want to start cross stitching again.

vickie said...

Shirl, what a beautiful place, the restaurant looks like fun, love your embroidery pieces. Glad you had a good trip, thanks for sharing!

IsabellasCloset said...

Hello Shirl, I'm having my 400th post give-a-way..stop by and enter!
Hope you have a great day! ~Mary~ :-}

Jean Tuthill said...

You were so productive! I really like the redwork piece and the others that you did. I like the tour yuo gave and the desserts looked so yummy!

Lori said...

Wow I caught up with your posts and your plants are fabulous! The hollyhock is gorgeous and the stargazers! My glads don't even have stems yet, only leaves!! Lovely finds and Jenn's new curtains look so cute in her kitchen too! Have a fun weekend! Lori

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing it with us -- really enjoyed the photos. Thank you for coming by to visit my blog. Have a lovely and creative day! Marcia