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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cross Stitch and the Garden(again)

I'm so glad some of you enjoyed the canoes and the activities that went with the journey.  I read in the paper that even the huge ferries between Seattle and Bainbridge Island altered their routes a bit so the canoes didn't have to deal with such a big wake.  They have to travel the entire length of Puget Sound to reach their final destination at the South end.  The wonderful design on the canoes reminded me of a cross stitch I did many years ago.  We didn't even live here at the time.  I bought the kit in a small knitting shop in a delightful little town north of Seattle called La Connor.  I think this represents an orca.  It is fairly small so all of you wonderful finishers have inspired me to make it into an ornament.  It's just been laying in the chest where I keep my linen for probably about 17 years!! That's way too long, this needs to become an ornament!! The other cross stitch picture show all the finished houses of Salem Village.  What do you think I should do with this when it is done?  It's about 6x6. I have two rows of border and it's finished! I also added a few pretty garden pictures! Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope it is a good week for all of you!





This blue isn't quite right, but the bushes are just full of these beautiful blue flowers.






16 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitching! I just LOVE the Salem Village one! Beautiful pictures of the garden. Two of my favorite things to look at, stitching and flowers. Keep them coming!

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  2. I love the orca! It does look like a native american design. and boy is your garden looking spectacular!

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  3. You're coming along with Salem Village, won't be long and it will done! Oh my gosh, I love hydrangeas!!

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    1. Hi Nancy, I just love the hydrangeas too!! Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Beautiful flowers! Enjoy seeing your cross stitch too. You will be finished with Salem Village in no time.

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  5. Beautiful flowers and nice stiching. I love the orca-motiv! It reminds me to my vacation in Victoria, BC.
    Greetings from Germany, Gabi

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    1. Hi Gabi, Thanks so much. I'm glad my post gave you some happy memories.

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  6. I'm a new follower to your blog. Thank you for sharing yor projects and your garden. I think your Salem Houses would look really good as a small cushion, finished with folksy blue borders.

    I love reading your stitiching adventures. Thank you.
    Carol

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    1. Thanks so much for becoming a follower. Thanks for the finishing idea! I do like that idea.

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  7. Good morning Barb!
    I love the orca. it will make a great ornament or door hanger. Salem village is looking great too.
    Lovely garden pics.

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  8. I love the orca and it will make an excellent ornament! Salem Village is continuing to look great. Beautiful flowers--hydrangeas are one of my favorites!!

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  9. Just saw the post on the canoes themselves, today, Barb--boy are they impressive. I'm so glad the beautiful Native American art work is being preserved. And your little orca is going to be a great ornament--you can do it!!

    Salem Village will be done in no time. Will you frame it? A small pillow would be nice, too. Is that a little devil I see approaching the one house--too cute!!

    Your hydrangea looks SO much better than mine--it's just been too hot and dry here for our flowering bushes :(

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  10. Lovely stitching, Barb...and love those flowers!

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  11. Love your Salem Village WIP and such lovely colours in your garden at the moment. The little orca will be perfect finished as an ornament.

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  12. Oooh! I love your Orca! Can't wait to see what you make with it! Lovely hydrangeas too!!

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  13. Great stitching! I just love the orca. I really enjoy your posts about Seattle. It's a city I would live in if I didn't already live in SF. Seattle reminds me so much of it. I was hoping to go back for a visit this year...I love it!

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