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Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Cross Stitch

I hope everyone has had a good week! First, I want to thank everyone who looks at the blog and a special thanks to those who comment!  I appreciated the kind things you said about the November Word Play that I did for my DIL.  Today I decided to show my Thanksgiving cross stitch projects.  I didn't do one for myself this year because I've been working hard on the BBD"Christmas Garden".  I'll do a catch up on that one tomorrow. Personally, I don't decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  I think I just want to stretch out fall a little longer.  I have lots of dried gourds and I put them all around for the fall decorating.  I also have some favorite Thanksgiving  Cross stitch that I put up each year.

 This has the words of my favorite Thanksgiving Hymn. I have gone to Church on Thanksgiving Eve just to sing this song!

 This is a BBD design that I pop into an antique frame(the same frame I use for Witchy on Halloween).For some reason the colors are much paler than in the actual cross stitch.

This is another frame I pop things in and out of.  It contains the PS monthly designs. I haven't done all of them, just the ones I like.

 This is another old BBD.  I love that frame.  We got it several years ago at an antique show.  I don't think it is that old , but it is solid tiger maple!

 Here's a little girl given to me by my DD.

A lovely Woolpet pumpkin!

 Another wonderful design done by my DD.

 I'll end this post with pictures of our pyracantha.  I read that the best way to age a new house is with vines, etc. on the walls of the house.  This covers almost our entire garage wall.


Such pretty red berries!  This will be good winter food for the birds.

I'm hoping you all have a wonderful week-end!  We will be getting lots of rain!  Sounds like a wonderful week-end for stitching!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

This and That!


Thanks to all of you who looked at the photos of my final garden walk of the fall.  It's a good thing we took that walk.  It has turned cold and the rain has returned.  We had our first heavy frost on Sat. morning. Today, it has drizzled all day.  The SBA and I had to take our walk at the mall!! Yesterday we went to a nearby antique show.  It was so crowded!! I think that means they need to have a few more antique shows up this way.  The SBA got a mug for his collection and I bought a small primitive tin piece.  I'll show you them and then I'll show the cross stitch I did for my wonderful DIL. Hope it has been a good week-end for all of you!!


A nice stoneware mug.  It has the old type handle according to the SBA.( I have no great knowledge of mugs.)


Here is my little tin piece.  They called it a tin collection box.  I put nuts in it for fall decorating.  I can see it with greens for winter.


Here is the November Word Play.  It is one of the 12 Word Plays done by Brenda Gervais .  This was a fun stitch!! I used the recommended floss but changed the linen.  I used 32 ct. antique ivory.  I also made it into a picture instead of a pillow.  You can't really tell from the picture here, but the frame picked up the Walnut floss perfectly. A lot of the words were stitched in that color floss.  As I have said before, Thanksgiving is my DIL's favorite holiday so that is why I picked this one.  I have floss left so I think I'll stitch one for myself!

Brena did a wonderful job choosing the colors for this design.  They are perfect for fall.

Have a wonderful week!!!!