Monday, 16 June 2014

Elizabeth Cox and a day on the water

Elizabeth Cox - The Scarlet Letter

Elizabeth Cox by the Scarlet Letter is underway. Lots of different stitches in this one. I changed the flowers to stem and bullion rather than the specified long and short stitches and am happy with the results.

The border flowers are stitched as charted other than the little center diamonds which vary between flowers but I have kept them identical.

Elizabeth Cox - The Scarlet Letter

I have left the top section blank for the moment as I will probably change the dedication to something meaningful to me.

Elizabeth Cox - The Scarlet Letter
 Today has been spent sailing on a friend's boat which is moored on the Helford River.

Frenchman's Creek made famous by Daphne Du Maurier is on this river.

We took a rib to the boat which is on a swing mooring then headed out to sea.

We sailed across to the Lighthouse at St Anthony's Head .

We then entered the Fal and sailed up to Trelisske where we dropped anchor.

We passed Mylor Marina where we keep our boat the Hey Ho

The river was quiet as it is a Monday and everyone we passed was in relaxed mode.

It was so nice to chill and watch the world go by.

We had a delicious lunch on board, food always tastes nicer at sea then we headed back to the Helford.

 Passing St Mawes and its castle guarding the entrance to the Fal.

This boat had run into problems and was being towed to safety.

I think an early night is called for after our day on the water.