Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Just Beachy!

Only in California will you find a "psychedelic" moose!!! This gargantuan is in the front yard of a home in Pacific Grove, CA. It is a mosaic moose! Penny, have you ever made one like this? ...after I looked again, it may not be mosaic...just painted, but either way, it is huge and colorful!!!
Being as I have the beach music playing, I thought I'd share some more photos with you. This is the same beach as my previous post, but these were taken last fall. The locals said they have never seen the waves so loud and so noisy as this day. It was amazing to see 14-16 foot waves there and it was a spectacular site!!!! Simply breathtaking and good for the soul!
Homes at the coast are very expensive. I told my honey I'd settle for a very small cottage and I found this one tucked behind a giant hedge. Can't you just picture this with an English garden and lots of Hollyhocks and Roses?

Rocky Shores is right!
shhhh....you can hear the waves crashing....listen closely!

Doogs loves the beach - lots of great sniffing going on whilst there! He also loves to eat seaweed that washes up on the beach. This makes him sicker than a dog - literally!

A path to beauty....

L-O-V-E this house! I want it!!
...and look where it is!!!... Just a hop, skip and a jump to the beach!!!
Below is another wonderful home - I'd hate to have to clean it though!
Below is a pillow that I made. I embroidered the red work piece and added strips of coordinating fabrics in fun sweet cottage prints and some red rick rack.


It has cherry print and gingham on the back side and a new 14" poly fill pillow form.

For sale for 32.00 plus shipping to the first person who is interested. You can email me at www.sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net or leave a comment if you are interested. Sold ~ Thank you, Marta!!!! :) :) :)



On another note, if you haven't visited Deena at Can I Be Pretty In Pink, please take a moment to stop by for a visit. This sweet and brave woman is fighting breast cancer and it was recently revealed to her that it is in stage 4. Deena's courage and spirit sends goose bumps down my back ! Please send prayers to Heaven for her....she is a lovely lady!





37 comments:

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Becky, I love that pillow. And, If there is anyone that could tackle a mosaic that big it would be Penny!! Had a great visit!! Those pics of the beach makes me weep. We still have about 3 feet of snow in Big Bear. Connie

Heidi Ann said...

That pillow is absolutely gorgeous!!

becky up the hill said...

Becky that Monarch covered Moose is hysterical..only in Pacific Grove..where it's a crime to bother one of the beauties. Your pillow is so pretty and the beach pictures as I have said before make a gal homesick for the sea...thanks for sharing! Need to make trip to town before it starts to snow!

Kathleen Grace said...

becky, you design the most absolutely gorgeous pillows and things! I sure wish I lived where you live so I wouldn't be longing for spring amidst the snow and slush. That beach looks like heaven:>)

Maria said...

Gorgeous pillow! You are very talented & creative, Becky :)
love
Maria

Anonymous said...

ohh, I want it Becky!! Send me you're addy again please!! Marta

Alison Gibbs said...

Love all of the beach photos.
Your cushion is beautiful.
Alison

Rosemary said...

I love the beach and cottage pictures. I have been wanting a beach cottage forever.
Your pillows are very pretty.
Rosemary

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Those pictures remind me of Seal beach! I love that coastline. The moose reminded me of being in Vermont a few years ago. The town of Brandon, hosts a fund raiser, and each year all of the businesses get a moose, or one year it was a giant pig, and one year giant rocking chairs to paint. Very fun. You put a amile on my face today. Susan

Andi said...

I can hear the waves...I love that sound!!!

Great pictures Becky. Also your pillow is wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Im in love with the pillows ! I can almost smell the beach air, Im from Ca and I miss it especially now when its so cold here :(
Thank you for showing your pics, makes me feel kinda warm inside, oh wait- its the fireplace!!
Stephanie

SweetAnnee said...

I love the pics!! Love that house..and your
pillow is awesome!!

thanks for praying and being a blog friend!!
fondly, Deena

Beeswax, said...

hi Becky, firstly my thoughts and prayers go to your friend Deena. becky you are a good friend to all, big heart and caring words, so special...the photos make me envious, we just about have our own sea front house! It hasn't stopped raining for days now! And we are 15 miles from the coast!!!Lol.... It's pouring down...love the one behind the shed....and that cherry cushion is so sweet , love it ...hugs n pipebandy things to you Becky, love kath xxx

Elaine L. said...

Oh, my. Just wait until Penny sees the moose. LOL

I love the house with the white columns!

The pillow is very nice. You have an excellent eye for design! I hope you make some more of those dolls.

~elaine~

Cowboys & Custard said...

I can smell the ozone from here .... beautiful !
My parents once lived right next to the sea in Cornwall UK and the views were similar though not as dramatic..
I can see your nimble fingers have been busy... lovely work Becky... clever you!

Love to you
Michelexx

P.s I put something in the post for you yesterday..
Ask Doogs to look out for the postie!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your walk on the beach. That music is so perfect for it. It really is so beautiful there.

Laura said...

I left a little something on my blog for you. Laura

Heidi said...

What a beautiful pillow you have sewn! It looks just perfect except it was sold. LOL! You are a sewing machine wiz! How is Matilda these days by the way???

I just have to say I love Doogs! He is one perfect model no matter what the setting. Dagi sends love and kisses back to him!

Hugs ~
Heidi

She'sSewPretty said...

Becky, Is that 17 miles drive? The houses look very familiar. I would love to live in one too. I love the pillows and quilts you are making. Makes me want to do something with my fabric besides just look at it!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Sweet Becky,

I love that moose, what a funny thing that is! Your pillow is just beautiful, love those cherries!! Oh how I wish I were at a warm sunny beach watching waves instead of listening to the wind outside my windows. My prayers are going up for Deena. Such a dear and brave lady indeed. My post today is in her honor.

Hugs,
Dena

Back Through Time said...

Those photos are great!! and I love your pillow! Congrats on selling it so fast!!
Michelle

Miss Paula said...

Pacific Grove is beautiful!

I have been on the walking path!!

But the pillow is just as pretty!!

nannykim said...

Such a happy pillow. I hate meeces to pieces--and it includes mooses!! ;-)

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Shelby said...

It is such a place I would walk and walk and walk.. happy thots.

Mary said...

Becky,
Oh my, that beach looks like heaven! It's freezing here today, and very windy and I am longing for some warm, sunny weather!

Love your pillow -- my favorite color! :) I will keep Deena in my thoughts and prayers.
xoxo,
Mary

Mary Isabella said...

The pillow is stunning...Mary

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hiya Becky,
I just have no words to describe how i feel about that moose...LOL..oh dear.

Love the beachy pics and i see Doogs had a lovely day out too :)

I think i would take that house nestled away there.....how sweet.

Hugs,
Shannon.

Oh P.S GORGEOUS pillow !!!!!!

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Becky!!
Love the pic of Doogs, lol! That house, well I wouldn't mind cleaning it if it were my own home.... imagine owning that beauty! Thanks for the gorgeous pics, they are so beautiful.
And your cushion, oh wow what a creation, you do such beautiful work! xo

farmerjulie said...

lovely pics! how about that moose! wow..
i love your pillows. and the beach pics!

Feenwerkstatt said...

The moose is so fantastic :0))))

And I love your pillow, the fabrics are adorable...it's abselutely gorgeous!!!!

Love, Anja

Meggie said...

Gosh Becky! I've been away much too long...so much happening with you. Love the beach shots, and your pillow is lovely! Doogs is as cute as ever....

hoganfe said...

Wow oh Wow I am loving those beach pics as I look out at my snow filled yard!
xo
mary
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Cottage Contessa said...

What great photo's of a lovely little coastal town! The pillow you made is just gorgeous too!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Our Red House said...

Love the pillow, and the beach, but I'm not so sure about the moose.

We have great beaches in Australia too and I'd love to own a beach-side cottage.

Kate

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That pillow is adorable!!! I lOVE IT!!

Che Birba said...

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I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

Laura from Italy