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Friday, August 10, 2012

John Foster and the Garden

I really appreciated all your concern for the baby birds.  The good news is, they have all left the nest.  We have found no little bodies so I am thinking they are all safe and doing great.  The nasty basket(their former home) is now in the garbage.  Beth at" Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles " blog gave me lots of good advice! Thanks Beth!
On Thursday I picked up John Foster from the framer.  I am happy with the frame.  I changed the color of the border and the gold in the frame matches the gold in the border.  In my cross stitch world, I finally got Part 2 of the mystery sampler.  That means that" Halloween Town" gets put on hold while I stitch part 2.  I'm determined to keep up with the mystery sampler.
My final pictures show the garden.  It is bursting with color right now. I hope you enjoy the flowers. 



 I like the subtle design on the frame.

Stargazer Lilly

 The hardy fuchsia is full of flowers.



This lily is called Tiger Woods.  I planted it before we all knew what a dork Tiger is.  The SBA still likes him and is very protective of the lily!

 This flower is a sure sign fall is not too far away. This anemone blooms all fall.

My pink version!
I wish you all a great week-end.  We work out at the lighthouse tomorrow.  I will try to get some good photos.


15 comments:

  1. John Foster turned out great and yes, I love that subtle border too! Your flowers are so beautiful. We get baby wrens in our gourd birdhouse every year. One year we actually saw them when they flew the coop!

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  2. Barb - John Foste looks wonderful - hope you are pleased. I too have Tiger Woods lilies - how funny!

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  3. That frame is gorgeous. Happy to read you've finally received part 2.

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  4. Lovely cross-stitch and the frame is perfect. Beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing!

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  5. John looks great! I love the detail on that frame too. Do you have a sampler wall? If so, pics please!
    Beautiful garden pics. I love fuchsias but it is too hot for them here :(
    Have a wonderful Saturday!

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  6. everything looks wonderful! we are having the first cool day we have had in 6 very long months. i have my windows open. it is a small miracle. it sure makes me want to start making fall food! have fun at the lighthouse!

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  7. John Foster looks gorgeous! That frame is perfect.

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  8. John Foster certainly looks wonderful in his frame.

    I always enjoy having a glimpse into your beautiful garden.

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  9. What a pretty frame, Barb--I like the subtle design and how it lets the stitching itself shine!

    Good to read the baby birds have all grown and left the nest...And your flowers are spectacular. Ours look half dead with the heat we've endured this summer.

    Have a great day at the lighthouse--sure hope the sun is shining more than it is here today :)

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  10. The subtle design on the frame looks great with the border stitching of John Foster.

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  11. I love the detail on the frame and John Foster is as beautiful as ever! Your flowers are so pretty!

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  12. John Foster turned out lovely! I have this in my stash for "someday". The frame is just perfect! I think that harder than the stitching,is finding the perfect frame!

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  13. The lilly's are beautiful!

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  14. John Foster looks wonderful and what a beautiful frame you chose.
    Your garden blooms are glorious.
    Margaret

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  15. ciao sei bravissima... io sono a gli inizi... vorrei diventare brava come te.. a presto lu..

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