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Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Bit of Everything!

What is it with the weather??!! It was 93 in Seattle yesterday. We had only one other day over 90 this entire summer. I know some of you have had heat all summer but the problem up here is, NOTHING is air conditioned.  That includes restaurants and almost all homes.  In fact, I can't think of anyone who has an air conditioned home.  Oh well!  Fall will eventually get here.  I went plant shopping to get my favorite pansies plus I am busy with 3 cross stitch projects. Takes my feeble mind off the heat!


Sept. Word Play.  The linen is not pink, as shown in the picture.  I love my camera but sometimes it seems to have a mind of it's own.


I especially like the little school house.  This was definitely school oriented.  That is one reason I liked it.


 Progress on Caleb's Halloween stitch.


 My favorite orange whiskers pansy! I love to use these in containers for fall.

I put them with these cool black ones. Tomorrow I hope to do lots of planting.
Thanks so very much for joining me today. 

16 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike... I went plant shopping this week too. :) I didn't get pansies though.I love the orange one!! The Halloween piece you're working of for Caleb is coming along.

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  2. Gosh I love those pansies! The color of them is wonderful! Good looking stitching going on there! Loving Caleb's Halloween stitch, great fabric color!

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  3. Your word play piece looks great. Wow! You have already made great progress on Caleb's piece - love it. Those pansies are amazing! I love the black one.

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  4. Love Word Play and Caleb's piece is really coming along! Love the black and orange pansies. I may need to go plant shopping....

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  5. Beautiful pansies and stitching!

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  6. Great WP finish and progress on the Halloween piece. Caleb will love it!
    Love the black and orange pansies for Fall.
    What a great idea.
    Marilyn

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  7. Lovely stitching on Word Play and I do like the design you are stitching for Caleb.
    I planted some pansies a couple of weeks ago and I wish there had been some orange ones like yours..such a pretty colour and the dark veins look like cat's whiskers:)Hope you have a good weekend.

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  8. Love the wordplay finish. Caleb's piece is looking great, what a fun design to stitch.
    Your planters are going to look amazing with those combination of pansies in them. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Yikes on the heat ! We have had it too , but it is gone for the weekend( but we have air conditioning !) !Love your pansies !I am also working on that Sept. wordplay.. wish mine was done ! Yours looks fabulous ! Can you tell me what the little orange things with the green are ? Are they supposed to be pumpkin people ? Love,love,love your Halloween stitching !

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  10. I would gladly take some of your heat, Barb--today our high here in western PA is only going to be 62!! I have pretty much written off the summer of 2013...

    Your Sept. Wordplay is so sweet--and perfect for you! I was just thinking last night I need to get back to stitching this series. And Caleb's skeletons are adorable dancing in their graveyard :)

    Orange and black pansies! Wow--I've never seen either of those colors--how Halloweeny :)

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  11. I've never seen an orange pansy around here. Fabulous with the black! I hope those degrees are blowing across the country to PA!!!

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  12. I love every element of the September Word Play! And I never thought I would say cute skeletons, but cute skeletons! :) Beautiful pansies! Funny, I never think to do any planting in the fall. Our weather has kind of been all over the place too. I would love to live in an area where air conditioning wasn't needed. I hate having to spend pretty much the whole summer in it.

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  13. Another lovely finish. Your Word Play looks great in the frame.
    Nice progress on the spooky piece :)
    Margaret

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  14. Great finish on the wordplay. And very nice progress on the Halloween piece.
    These pansy colours are gorgeous, colours that I have never seen before on pansies.

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  15. It has been terribly hot here too. I have been looking at the pansies in the garden centres but have felt too hot to do any planting. Perhaps this weekend....

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  16. September word play looks so sweet and the Halloween pieces is coming along beautifully. Gorgeous pansies, too.

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