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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Framed for Spring!

I am so happy that my pictures of Spring coming to the Northwest were enjoyed by many of you, especially those who are still in the grip of winter.  It looks like many places got more snow today!! We just got rain and quite a bit of it.  Yesterday I went on a field trip with the class that I volunteer in. We walked all over Seattle so I was very happy that it was not raining.  We went to the Seattle symphony to hear Peter and the Wolf.  My little group of 6 was fun to be with and  the class was just great on the ferry ride of one hour each way. 
I have shown the two spring projects that I did awhile back.  I am not really happy with either of them so I decided not to spend any more time or money on them.  So both are framed with frames I have  used for other things. 

My main objection to Meg's Bunny was the very pastel appearance of the sampler. It is framed in an old frame that usually has a mirror in it.  I like the frame.  We got it years ago at an antique show.  

I have used this frame for several seasonal pieces.   As I have said before, the white egg needs to be much whiter.  If I did this again I would use the DMC white or even the bright white.  Also, I was not happy with the coverage of the floss.  However, it will do ok for a seasonal piece.

While I am getting my materials together for the sampler"This is the Day" I am doing this little flower design.  I have had the chart for a long time plus it will fit into one of my faux finished frames.
I hope you are all having a good week! And let's hope for a nice early spring and lots of flowers!!

12 comments:

  1. Now I am really missing spring! Love the stitchings and I really like the last one. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  2. pictures look great!! Love the strawberry pattern!

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  3. Barb - I think you are far too critical! Both Meg's Bunny and your bunny and chick piece look great - and such attractive frames too. I've never seen "Dutch Strawberries" stitched up - can't wait. Your field trip sounds like alot of fun.

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  4. Both pieces look wonderful in their frames. I also stitched Meg's Bunny and I dedicated it to my daughter and stitched her name on it instead of the name Meg. I really loved stitching this little beauty and I also loved the pastel colours. I love the frame you chose for your version.
    Enjoy the Dutch Strawberries - what a wonderful design!

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  5. The stitching looks wonderful. And I love your header! It really looks like spring!
    Greetings from Germany

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  6. Great finishes, and what a unique frame for the sampler. Can't wait to see the Strawberries done up. Cute little bunny waiting for Spring. :)
    Marilyn

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  7. I think they both look wonderful, Barb! I'm not a real pastel person myself, but for a spring piece, I think Meg's Bunny is very sweet... I hear you about the white in the egg not showing up as well as you would like. I'll take that into consideration if (when!!) I stitch mine.

    I've never seen the strawberry design before--really lovely... Enjoy your stitching!

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  8. That bunny and chick are just my favorite. And I can't wait to see the Strawberries. You do the beautiful cross stitching pieces.

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  9. Barb -- Beautiful spring stitching. Thanks for sharing:)) We got about 9 inches of snow on Tuesday and I'm definitely ready for SPRING!

    Have a good rest of the week:)

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  10. I concur on your wish for an early spring. Your spring pieces are lovely and that little Good Huswife chart is one of my favorites. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  11. Lovely Spring stitching - I stitched that Meg's Bunny piece years ago and I still love it. I'm one of those who is more than ready for Spring - now I just need the 5" of snow we got yesterday to melt.

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  12. Such lovely spring pieces! So nice to have them framed.

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