The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Cross Stitch Post

I want to thank all of you who commented on my last post.  You said such nice things about my daughter's work.  The good thing is , she is just as sweet as she is talented.  We both appreciated your kind words.  I have been busy this week as we are expecting a guest from out of town.  I tend to let the guest room and bath just sit there.  There was actually dust in the bath tub!! So we have been busy with the house and the yard.  Did I actually complain about the heat a few posts ago???!!! We are having snow at the pass levels today.  Down here the temps are in the 50's and rain.  This will not be the best weather for the SBA's Granddaughter's visit. So I'm  hoping for nicer weather! We are looking forward to spending several days showing her around. 
Even though I have not posted much cross stitch, I have been working on a few projects. 

 All finished.!  The good news is I have an old frame we are going to use.  Hopefully it will be framed by the end of the week.  The picture is a bit washed out looking.  The colors are brighter and prettier than the photo shows. I plan to hang this in a place where its message will speak to me daily. The horrors of the last few days serve to remind us all how wonderful an ordinary day really is.

 I have a good friend who shares all her stamping supplies with me .  She has a cute little black cat named Cloe.  I thought this was the perfect little thank you gift. We put it in a black table top frame.

I  love my current project.  Many of you will recognize J.M. Gardner 1888 by Country Stitches-With Thy Needle & Thread.  The minute I saw this one on other posts, I knew I wanted to stitch it.  I have to keep moving as our little Granddaughter is scheduled to arrive on June 6!  I haven't started on her sampler!We will probably not get to see her until July sometime so I will get busy on that project soon! 

 Can't resist sharing a few bird pictures.  I just love these little hummingbirds!


Have a good week!

26 comments:

  1. Great Sampler finish.
    J.M. Gardner is looking good, nice colors.
    Love the pic of the little Hummie. :)
    Have fun with your grand-daughter.
    Marilyn

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  2. Lovely stitching and finishes Barb. I would love to see Hummimg Birds in our garden,your pictures are wonderful.

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  3. I love looking at cross stitch pictures and all of yours look great! I also love your hummingbird! I wish some would show up here.

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  4. Love your "This is the Day" sampler--I have it in my stash to stitch

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  5. Great finishes! Love the "This is the Day" sampler. Just gorgeous.

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  6. Lovely, lovely finish,Barb! This Is the Day is a show-stopper :)

    Have fun with your visitor.

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  7. "This is the Day" is a sentiment that really resonates with me - very pretty Barb. And what a cute cat stitch. Gotta' love those hummers - they provide me with many hours of amusement and entertainment.

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  8. Great stitching update! I love your finish and I know that your friend will love the sweet cat finish. You have made a lot of progress on your other start.
    The hummingbirds are amazing.

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  9. This is the Day is gorgeous!
    How nice of you to stitch the cat for your friend. I am sure she will love it!
    J.M is coming along nicely. I like that you stitched the border first. I always dread them. Do you do that always?
    Our hummers are here now too. We enjoy them so much!
    ~hugs

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  10. Beautiful stitching on both the finished sampler and your current WIP.
    Lovely gift for your friend too.
    The hummingbirds are so sweet. How nice to be able to watch them in your garden.
    Margaret

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  11. What beautiful stitching! This is the Day is so pretty! I also love your new sampler start.

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  12. Great hummingbird photos! The little black cat is very sweet, too. I'm sure Joan will love her.

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  13. what terrific hummingbird photos! i planted hummingbird vines and hope to get some this year!

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  14. Beautiful This is the Day finish, Barb and I know the kitty stitch will be joyfully received. Great progress on your current WIP.
    I am hoping the humming birds will be visiting my yard soon. So far, I've not seen any. :-(

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  15. Your stitching looks lovely Barb, congrats on the fantastic finishes, and the WIPs look great!

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  16. So glad I'm not the only one to have dust in the bathtub! JM is such a great sampler.

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  17. Wonderful finishes, Barb! And, your new WIP looks like it is going to be another lovely finish!!

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  18. Thank you for the beautiful pictures

    bisous from FRANCE

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  19. What lovely stitching work! I laughed at the dusty bath tub! I think we all share a common bond with dust! Thanks for sharing the hummingbird pics - aren't they just beautiful birds?

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  20. It's so pretty, your blog header.
    Your two finishes look so great. And the new WIP is just as lovely. I've seen this sampler a lot on the blogs but each time I discover a new beautiful detail. Have fun stitching it. And enjoy your grand-daughter's visit.

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  21. I love your new blog header, the feathers on the wings and the cute little fish. I hadn't seen the 1888 sampler before, but love the colors on it.

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  22. Such a pretty finish, Barb! And your new start is gorgeous. The little black cat if perfect for your friend...

    Oh, my, it won't be long 'til you meet your new little granddaughter!! I can only imagine how excited you are :)

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  23. Lovely stitching and I so enjoyed reading your post.

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  24. Beautiful finish Barb! I love that verse too and say it daily. Great new start too! Where has our good weather gone? It's been so cold lately! I want the sunshine and warmth back!! Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter!

    Hugs

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  25. I'm having house guests on the weekend, and I'm glad I'm not the only one with a dusty bathtub!

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