Mooresville

Mooresville

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Garden and a finish!

I want to start by  thanking all of you who take time to read my blog!  I appreciate all of you very much!! Thanks for the wonderful comments about the beach.  It was truly an amazing place. We still are very cool and mostly cloudy.  Our highs are primarily in the 60's.  In spite of that our yard is starting to look great.  We have two Sambucus nigra "Eva" bushes planted in the front yard.  They are just beautiful right now, full of pink flowers! I finished John Foster on Friday!  I'm doing a quick little project, LHN's "Summer Splendor." I decided to make the plunge and order the Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler.  I have never done a mystery sampler, but I do love anything to do with Halloween so I decided I couldn't go wrong! The first chart should be out the beginning of July so I won't start anything too big. I hope this is proving to be a good week-end for all of you!!

 The dark foliage and pink flowers look great with the light green tree in the background. this bush is about 5 feet tall.



 This one is more like a tree.  It's about 12 feet.



 A close up of the flowers.


Here we have the finished John Foster.  I made lots of changes in the thread.  If you are interested, I can let you know about the changes.  This was a great stitch!! I love the way it turned out! Now for a frame!!!

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing John Foster, it's beautiful.
    Your bushes look very pretty.

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  2. Congrats on the great finish of John Foster. It looks so beautiful Barb.

    You know what I wish for?

    One day, to be able to knock your door with my special coffee cups, cezve(special pot)and Turkish coffee and of course my stitching work; say hello and then to sit in the middle of your beautiful garden!

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  3. the john foster is fabulous! i have the worst kind of weather envy. it seems you live in fall for most of the year! i just came in from an hour of watering and i still have another hour to go. i am soaked. not from watering but from sweating. it is just awful out there. do you have a guest room?

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  4. John Foster is stunning! Lovely finish.

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  5. Oh Barb! It's just gorgeous!! Congratulations :)

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  6. Congratulations on a wonderful finish, Barb! I love the little beehive with the dozens of swarming bees :)

    Looking forward to seeing what frame you choose...

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  7. Gorgeous finish, Barb! I love the hive and bees at the top and that house! Love that house and your color changes are beautiful!
    Your garden is lovely.

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  8. Congrats on John Foster - You've created an heirloom!

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  9. WOOHOO! John looks great. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.
    I have signed up for the LK mystery. It should be fun. I am looking forward to stitching with some fun colors.
    Lovely pics.
    Have a great week!

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  10. I just found your blog, and I'm so happy I did. John foster is a beautiful finish, and some of your pictures really brought back some memories, I grew up on Whidbey Island.

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  11. Congrats on your John Foster finish!

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  12. Can't wait to see your beautiful garden in bloom! Love the new blog header, too!

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  13. Beautiful finish! Can't wait to see what frame you pick out:)

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  14. Sambucus - that's Elderberry, right? Is your variety one that you can harvest the berries and make jelly or wine? It is VERY pretty. And your sampler is just drop dead gorgeous!

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  15. What a lovely finish! I love the colours and the beehive with the bees buzzing round it.

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  16. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! And what a lovely yard you have. :)

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  17. What lovely garden snaps!!! - and - a super JF finish!! Congrats!!!

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