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Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Gift and a Cross Stitch Catch-Up!


 This has been a very busy week.  The class where I work as a volunteer had their big play of the year filled with music and dancing.  They are 4th -5th graders so we had lots of practices.  The big performance was Thurs. evening. I'm not used to getting going so quickly in the morning(thanks to retirement!).  All went well and I'm glad it's over for another year.
Fri. was a great day.  I got my pillow from Carol at the blog "Stitching Dreams".  Carol is a wonderful stitcher and her finishing is amazing.  I was so happy to win one of her lovely creations.  Most of you know of her blog but if not you really need to take a look.  Carol does wonderful things with a needle and linen.
I was also lucky to be able to buy one of Marly's boxes.  She is another wonderful blogger who does great things.  Her blog is called "Samplers and Santas."
Good news, the elf is no longer headless.  In fact, I just need to stitch a back , put in the fluffy white, put the ornament together and send it off to Hannah for her first Christmas!!



 The pillow has an honored place on my antique bucket bench with the little raccoon Woolpet!

 The beautiful pillow, perfect for this week!

 Carol does an amazing job stitching on such a small count linen!

 Instead of gold cross stitches , I used little gold beads.  I am going to use fluffy thread on her coat.

 This is my current project.  I wanted a simple sampler that I could finish by Christmas!
I hope all of you have a wonderful week-end.  We are headed off to take a beach walk.  It has been cold but the sun is out and it is suppose to get to 50 this afternoon!

20 comments:

  1. The elf stitching is adorable!

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  2. Carol's creations are awesome, aren't they? I love your little elf and the fluffy stuff is going to be the perfect finishing touch.

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  3. Hi, Barb, the little wool pets are so cute and I love the crocks on your bucket bench also. I really like your new sampler project, those were my maiden name initials.
    Melinda

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  4. That little turkey is adorable, I love the way Carol finished it. Your elf is looking so good too and I can't wait to see you stitch up the new sampler. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Your elf ornament is adorable ! So glad you won Carols ornament ! She does finish her stitching beautifully ! Can't wait to see your new sampler !

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  6. Lucky you! What a wonderful gift from Carol. Very cute elf and a neat sampler start. Sunny and warm here this afternoon.

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  7. Gold beads are a great addition! That pillow is lovely!

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  8. Cute pillow; the Elf is quite adorable with her head. :)

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  9. Lucky you to be the recipient of one of Carol's wonderful creations. She makes adorable things.
    Your little elf is coming along so great. And your new sampler charts looks very inspiring.

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  10. That little Turkey pillow is too cute, love your crocks too!
    The Elf is turning out great, she will love it.
    The Sampler you chose is really Christmas-y.
    Marilyn

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  11. What a lovely gift from Carol! Your elf looks great and I love the new project! I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Lovely gift and lovely stitching. Good luck with Shakespeare's Peddler, it looks like a very nice sampler.

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  13. So glad you liked my turkey pillow, Barb--he looks quite happy in his new surroundings :) Your collection of crocks is lovely--I love anything blue and white!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

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  14. Carol's work is just amazing you are so lucky.

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  15. Oh that stitching is simply adorable! And the racoon wool pet - love!!!! I must remember to snap some pictures of a xstitch christmas table runner I did and send to you. My memory!!! Have a beautiful week!

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  16. I love the raccoon Barb!! So cute. Cute Thanksgiving pillow! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  17. What a wonderful gift - so cute!! Your stitching is lovely as well! :). Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog!

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  18. Love your pillow, and the felted pumpkin and pilgrim are awesome. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.

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