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Saturday, January 19, 2013

First Finish of 2013!

I finally got rid of the Dec. header.  And no , our yard does not look like the header! Too bad!  That was a few years ago.  We have had the weirdest weather.  Some sort of inversion layer is over all of Puget Sound.  The days are cold and foggy.  So, tomorrow the SBA and I are heading up to the mountains.  It is suppose to be sunny and warmer up there-go figure!  We are going to drive up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park.  If you like snow and mountains, I hope I'll have some great photos to share.
The other night, I finished France F.  I love the way it looks even if I did change many of the colors on the chart.  I appreciated all your positive comments about my changes! We are still on the look out for a good 25 count for the antique reproduction so I stuck in "Meg's Bunny."  It is turning out to be a quick stitch and I am using 36count  Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linen.  I am really liking that linen and the 36 count.  I owe a thanks to Ellen Chester from the blog"With My Needle"who recommended that linen to me. I am already planning my next stitch, "This is the Day the Lord has Made" All the while, I will be on the lookout for 25ct. linen.
I also have  some wonderful news to share with you.  My son and DIL are expecting a baby girl in June!!!!!! This is Caleb's Mommy and Dad.  He will be a wonderful big brother! The SBA and I are very excited and happy for them!

France F by Sheepish Designs. 



 The house was suppose to be light red but I had so much red, I decided to use gold.


Sorry for the wrinkles! This is the start of Meg's Bunny".  It will be fun to have this out in the spring.
I hope all of you are enjoying a good week-end with lots of stitching!

19 comments:

  1. I like your color changes! Great finish. Scarlet Letter has 25 count unbleached that's in a lot of her kits. Kind of stiff and coarse but nice for an antique look.

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  2. Congratulations on your France F finish! It looks fabulous with your color changes! You are off to a good start on Meg's Bunny.

    Robin in Virginia
    rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

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  3. Nice color changes on France - she's beautiful!
    Nordic Needle has 25 ct Dublin Linen but I've not tried it.

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  4. Congratulations to your son and DIL!! Caleb will be a great big brother! Love the stitching!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!
    Looking forward to seeing Meg's Bunny.

    Margaret

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  6. Gorgeous finish and start. congratulations on the family news .X

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  7. Oh wow!! Congratulations on the baby girl to be! That's great news. :)

    Congratulations, too, on the finish! France looks great.

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  8. Your finish is really lovely.
    Looking forward to your mountain photos and congratulations to everyone on the news of your expected grand daughter:)

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  9. Congratulations on the new grand baby - how exciting! And on your lovely finish. I love how it turned out. Enjoy your snow and sun - unfortunately, I don't have to drive anywhere today to see that as it's right outside the windows. LOL

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  10. Congratulations on the wonderful news of a new baby joining the family, and your finish is beautiful!!

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  11. Beautiful sampler!

    Congratulations about the new grandbaby.

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  12. And what a fabulous finish it is! Gorgeous. Congratulations!

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  13. Love the mountains. Congrats on being grandparents again. I will have quite a wait for the next one. Frances is beautiful.

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  14. Love the finish on France F! Great colors as well. Meg's Bunny is a cute design and a fun stitch!
    Congrats on the great news!

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  15. Oh, how pretty, Barb--congratulations! Looks like 2013 is going to be a great stitching year for you :) I also have Meg's Bunny in my stash--really need to be inspired by yours to get it started myself!

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  16. Beautiful stitching Barb! Congrats on your expected addition to the family:)) I'm sure you are very excited!

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  17. What a lovely finish and great start!! Congrats!!

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