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Monday, November 5, 2012

A Cross Stitch Update

I'm finally getting around to doing a blog post.  It has taken me two days to take down the Halloween decorations. Thanks to all of you who looked and commented on my two newest witches.  While busy with Halloween my fingers have not been idle.  I have been busy stitching the BBD, "Christmas Garden."  Last night I finished the motifs in the top part.  I'm stitching this on 32 ct. Belfast linen, antique ivory.  That is my go to linen .  As I have complained to you before, I live nowhere near a LNS.  I have to order most things online.  I have a hard time with linen because it is hard to get a true color on the computer.  I find this color and count works for many things. I like to stitch on 32 count.  That count doesn't strain my "old" eyes too much.  Any way here is the update.  Tonight I hope to finish the berries(or flowers?) down the left side.  Then I 'll get back to the next group of motifs.
 I have already voted as our county is totally by mail.  I'm so tired of this election.  I have strong ideas about the way I hope things go, but all the polls etc. have me tired.  (The dear sweet SBA is a news junky so I hear a lot of the news). No matter what happens, I hope the best for our country.

 Here is the entire top part. Much prettier than you see here.

 I used all the suggested floss except the red.  I had a problem with the red running.  With a sampler this big, I want to be able to wash it when I'm finished.  I chose my favorite two reds , DMC 355 and 356.  I'm just using them where I think they will look good.

This center motif took me three evenings.

 I have fallen in love with the color Heirloom Gold by GA.  It is such a rich looking gold.

Lastly, the SBA and I had our coffee on the front porch this morning.  We saw this web with the rain drops and thought it was so pretty! Have a wonderful week!


19 comments:

  1. I love your color changes, and the linen choice looks beautiful too. I've got this one kitted up and ready to go. I hope to get to it before Christmas!
    Tomorrow will be a historic day. I'm praying things work out for the best as well.

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  2. Oh boy, do I ever wish I lived closer! The bane of my existence is 32 ct Belfast linen... :)

    Love the pictures and the gorgeous web...we are well past sitting outside at this point. That won't happen again until May at least!

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  3. Your 'Christmas Garden' is so beautiful. It looks like so much work (stitching). Gorgeous web too.

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  4. Beautiful stitching project! Thanks for the info on the linen...I will have to try some of that as I don't have access to a LNS either.

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    1. Hi Nancy, I have found that a good basic color. I also like antique white for a more white color. I enjoy stitching on both.

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  5. Your stitching is beautiful. I too will be glad to see this election over. My phone has been ringing off the hook, mostly recordings by this and that candidate.

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  6. I have always loved this design - will enjoy watching your progress - hugs and stitches, Amanda

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  7. Oh the BBD sampler is lovely! I just got the chart and ordered the flosses. I haven't picked a linen yet but I'm going to check out what you are using as it looks perfect!

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  8. I like your cahnges to CG, it's looking very pretty with those reds.
    I too, like that fabric, it's a great color for anything.
    Cool web!
    Marilyn

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  9. Beautiful progress on this one Barb!
    I am so tired of this election too. I have a co-worker who has just mad the last 2 months very stressful because of it. :(

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  10. So beautiful, Barb! Linen really makes a difference!

    I think your photo of the web is both magical and gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks Jan, I thought the web was amazing!

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  11. Your progress on Christmas Garden is beautiful--such a gorgeous piece it will be when finished!!

    The photo of the spider web is stunning. You definitely captured the beauty of nature in that picture!

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  12. Christmas Garden is lovely...and so is that spider web - beauty in nature!

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  13. Christmas Garden is really coming along. Isn't it such a nice piece to work on?

    Have a good week Barb!

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  14. Looking good
    I stitched on mine a little last night, it's hard to put down
    I started mine at the bottom, now I want to stitch the top after seeing yours

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  15. Prettier and prettier with each posting, Barb!

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  16. The Christmas Garden is just beautiful !!!

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