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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cross Stitch and Dahlias

I hope all of you have had a great week-end!  It was  very nice here in the Pacific NW, highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's, my kind of weather.  I am happy to report that I have finished my August goals early! I have finished "A Wicked Plant"  and more importantly sweet Hannah's sampler based on Dawson's Sampler by Cherished Stitches. After the cross stitch, I have photos of our dahlias.  I think this must be a perfect place to grow them.  I have never had them as big and healthy, before moving here.  I hope you enjoy seeing them!

 I have great trust in my followers but I am very careful about things that go out to the entire world on the web, so I have covered her last name and town.  I truly hope that none of you are offended by this. The colors in the sampler were chosen to look good in the nursery. I love the style of this sampler because she can grow with it.

Daddy and Hannah!

 "A Wicked Plant" by Barbara Ana.  This was one fun stitch.  The letters were suppose to be black but I liked the sarsaparilla color.

I can't have a Halloween stitch without sharing one of my latest signs that summer is coming to an end-  lots of spiders in our yard!

 I hope you enjoy the dahlias!!



















Have a wonderful week!! thanks for joining me!


25 comments:

  1. A beautiful sampler for a gorgeous little girl. She is growing fast!
    Your Dahlias are stunning.
    Margaret

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  2. Hannah and her sampler are beautiful!!! I like your color change on Wicked plant - looks wonderful. Congrats on both finishes.
    Your dahlias are so spectacular - wow.
    love Annette

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  3. OMG!!!! That is one big spider!! The dahlias are so gorgeous. I wish that they would do better here.
    Hannah's sampler is gorgeous. I love the colors.
    Great Wicked Plant finish too.
    What is next??

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  4. Beautiful birth sampler ( and baby) !! Love, love, love the Halloween piece ! Your dahlias are gorgeous ! The spider , I would be screaming and running away :)

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  5. Gorgeous sampler , for a lovely little girl. I'm sure she will love it .
    Very nice flowers .xxx

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  6. Hannah is so cute! I love her sampler with the little animals at the bottom. And 'Wicked Plant' looks like it would be wicked fun to stitch!

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  7. Your stitching is wonderful! Love the flowers! Hannah and her daddy are adorable!

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  8. A beautiful sampler for a beautiful little girl! And your dahlias are gorgeous.

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  9. Your stitching is beautiful, as usual.
    Love the photo of Daddy and Hannah-that is good to see.
    And the dahlias! Well, my mouth just hung open, they are gorgeous!
    I think they do well here in our mild climate.

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  10. Congrats on the finish. It's a gorgeous stitch.
    Hannah is a beautiful little babe!
    Your flowers are so pretty but I could have done without the spider. OH yuck!!
    ~You have won my giveaway dear friend! I'll email you shortly for your address.

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  11. your cross stitch is wonderful. i think you are smart to be careful! gorgeous dahlias!

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  12. I love A Wicked Plant Barb,I like most of Barbara Ana's designs,especially her Hallowe'en ones. Your finish for Hannah is gorgeous as are your Dahlias.They were a favourite of my Mums.

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  13. Oh Barb! Such beautiful pictures! Stitching is gorgeous, little darling Hannah and her dad and perfect and I LOVE spiders of any kind! Never can be too careful, I for one am not offended. Have a great week, we are in the midst of a wretched heat wave. Ugh.

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  14. Hannah's sampler is so pretty, as is Hannah herself! :) Cute finish on A Wicked Plant too! Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers and yours are gorgeous!

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  15. Hannah's sampler is just wonderful! It's perfect for your darling granddaughter.

    Also enjoyed seeing the photos of your garden. You always post such beautiful photos--a real feast for the eyes!

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  16. Hi, Barb,
    Hannah's birth sampler is lovely, and I think you are smart to cover up the other information. I stitched Evan a birth sampler when he was born 24 years ago, but back they there weren't as many beautiful designs.

    The dahlias are lovely. Do you have to dig all these up for the winter? They are tubers or bulbs, aren't they?

    Melinda

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  17. The Baby Sampler turned out gorgoeus.
    Love Wicked Plant, I like your color change for the letters.
    Beautiful, beautiful Dahliahs!
    They remind me of my Grandma. :)
    That first pic of the fringed one is gorgeous.
    Marilyn

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  18. Forgot to say............
    Hannah is too cute!
    Marilyn

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  19. Beautiful flowers and your sampler is lovely.

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  20. Those are fantastic finishes! Congratulations!

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  21. Lovely work and beautiful dahlias. I love those flowers - so many colors and shapes!
    Lori

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  22. Beautiful sampler Barb! She will cherish it forever! Love your dahlias too. Such happy flowers :D

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  23. Such a beautiful birth sampler for Hannah, with all the bunnies and sheep and angels. She's a beautiful little girl.

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  24. What a great sampler for a beautiful little lady.

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  25. awww she is a cutie pie and the sampler for her is gorgeous :) the dahlias are stunning too beautiful colours :) love mouse xxxxx

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