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Monday, October 22, 2012

Cross Stitch Catch Up

nnnThanks so much to all of you who joined me on the Pumpkin Walk.  This Fri. we are going to  a place called Fort Nisqually.  They are doing a bon-fire- ghost story-regional history story time.  I think it will be fun.  Hopefully I will be able to get a few photos.  I have not posted much about cross stitch lately.  I have been busy with projects.  I have finished a project for my DIL.  Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving so her Christmas gift is a November cross stitch. I don't think she reads the blog but I'll wait to show pictures when she has received it.  I did a little owl for my DD. Thank goodness I kept my working copy of the JBW owl.  I had passed along the chart to Cath at the blog "The Stitchin ' Chicken" (A great blog by the way).  All I had to work from was my old copy where I had crossed out the parts that I had finished.  It did turn out ok and Laurie gets her owl.  My big project continues to be "The Christmas Garden".  I'll show you a up-date on the progress I'm making.

 The owl was stitched on 32ct. antique ivory with WDW Burnt Orange thread.  The branch was stitched with the recommended DMC and the leaves with GA Endive.

 Notice the little owl and the acorns.

Here we have an owl, a basket, and a pumpkin.


 Here we have the BBD "Christmas Garden".  I have a long way to go.  This one will be up all year so I'm not rushing it for Christmas.









I will close with this pretty view of our back.  I Love the fall!!!!! (Parrot tree and Grape vine) Have a terrific week!

14 comments:

  1. i could not love fall any more than i already do! what is not to love about it? it is magic!

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  2. Ooh I love the owl too and glad you kept a working copy to make another one!! Your Christmas Garden is coming along beautifully!! I adore fall too :D

    Hugs!

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  3. Oh, I used to love, LOVE Ft. Nisqually! I love old history. Your little owl is cute!

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  4. Very cute owl - look forward to Ft. Nisqually pictures.

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  5. I love the rich colours of Mr. Owl...he looks great! Wonderful progress on 'Christmas Garden' too. What a great idea to display it all year round when it is finished!

    Blessings!

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  6. The little owl is so cute! I love it! And your yard is gorgeous! I hope I'm not too late to get in a few photos.... with this rain?

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  7. Love the owl
    Christmas Garden is looking great, it will be done before you know it

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  8. Gorgeous stitching! I tried my hand at my stitching this weekend on the linen. Didn't go well at all!!! I think I may give up so I shall live vicariously through you! Have a good week, can't wait to see more stitching and more pictures of your outings!

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  9. Lovely stitching Barb. I am sure that your DD and DIL treasure the stitching that you do for them.

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  10. Yay ,the owl looks great . I still have the chart next to my chair ready to do, but when I have been stitching it's been on my big gift project .X

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  11. that sounds like such a fun thing to do. hope you gets some pics. your work is wonderful. we have had such a beautiful fall which i did not expect because of the heat and drought the rest of the year. i hope we get a good winter!

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  12. Beautiful stitch work, Barb...I love owls and this one is lovely. Your other work is also lovely.

    Fall is the very best season there is!!!

    ~~~Jan~~~

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  13. Wonderful stitching Barb! Christmas Garden is looking so pretty:) Hope you enjoy working on it as much as I did.

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  14. The owl is so cute, Barb! I really love those JBW designs so much... I wanted to do the pumpkin this month, but ran out of time... And your Christmas Garden is lovely--such soothing colors in this design.

    Enjoy the rest of your fall--it has felt more like summer here this week. Very unusual, but a nice treat before winter comes our way :)

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