The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cross stitch and Flowers

Thanks to all of you who are taking time to read this. Plus, I have a few new followers.  I am so glad to have you visit my blog.  I had 3 goals for my cross stitch this month.  First, finish the August Word Play, second to finish "A Wicked Plant", and third to finish Hannah's birth sampler.  I think I will make it.  That is, if I can keep the wicked frogs away.  They have been visiting quite regularly.
The garden is full of beauty this time of year.  I spend about a 1/2 hour each day watering and dead-heading the plants. We have had wall to wall sun and warm temps.  Who said it rains all the time in the Pacific
NW??!!

 August Word Play.  I changed several colors.  I thought the project, as charted,  was a bit drab for my kitchen where this wonderful Valley House Primitives  frame hangs each month. I love being able to just change out the stitched work.

 Now for the frog story.  See that little gray blob at the bottom near the date.  Well when I got close to the black cat, I realized it was too close.  The problem was in the border up by the bats so out came the border to the big bat,  both bats, the date, and the almost finished gray blob!!!! I am now back on track and am working on the words.  Two more days till it is finished I hope.



A dahlia that is new to the garden this year.



Thanks so much for joining me. Have a wonderful week-end.  We work at the lighthouse on Sat. and it is National Lighthouse Day so it should be busy.  I'll try to get some good pictures!

17 comments:

  1. Lovely stitching. That two tone flower is amazing .X
    Enjoy your weekend .

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  2. Hasn't the weather just been gorgeous this summer? Someone just told me they thought we might have a shower soon, but I am enjoying all the sunshine. Love your stitching...the wordplay looks great with your color changes.

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  3. love the Halloween piece ..it has been popping up all over the place ... and I am in it and didn't know it ...lol
    gorgeous dahlias and isn't nice to be able to spend time in the garden :)
    enjoy your weekend :) love mouse xxxxxx

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  4. Keeping my fingers crossed those frogs won't bother you. Love your word plan and covet that Halloween piece - I can't wait to see your finish.

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  5. I love your August word play. I love the color changes that you have made. Your flowers are beautiful.

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  6. Love A Wicked Plant. :)
    Hope you meet all of your stitching goals.
    The Dahlia is gorgeous!
    Looking forward to pics of the Lighthouse.
    Marilyn

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  7. Wow that dahlia is amazing! Your stitching is looking great!

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  8. You are certainly busy with stitching projects. I look forward to seeing the completed baby sampler. I just bought fabric and pattern for a baby sampler that I've always loved. It's by Tippard Tapestries, and it's called 'Precious Baby Sampler'. I just love it.
    I sent you an email to let you know that I will send you the Santa with an umbrella pattern when I've finished with it. I'll let you know when that is!

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  9. Another really lovely word play Barb,and your flowers are looking beautiful.

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  10. Those blasted frogs! I do love the Barbra Ana piece and your word play looks great. Lovely, lovely flowers in your garden. I am looking forward to the lighthouse pictures.

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  11. Great update! So nice to see your garden.
    I love your Word play finish and the wicked plant.

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  12. The garden is beautiful, as always!

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  13. Gorgeous flowers ! Love your August wordplay ! Still have to start mine :) Your Halloween stitching is wonderful ..

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  14. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    Your stitching is lovely and your flower photos are gorgeous!

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  15. I really need to get started stitching some of the Word Play charts...I've been collecting them. I love yours for August - great job! I will be watching to see if you do September's...I haven't bought it yet because I'm just not too crazy about the theme being all school-stuff. (with no kids I don't get into the whole back-to-school thing LOL). Thanks for the lovely flower photos!

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  16. I just love that Halloween piece, it's gorgeous. I hope that the frog hasn't visited since you took the last picture, lol.

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