The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Wintery Post!

I can't thank you all enough for the very nice things you said about my Thanksgiving decorating.  It must be those 30 years I spent in a classroom that has me decorating for holidays!!
Yesterday and last night we had a storm that brought snow to the mountains.  This morning dawned sunny with blue skies so we went out to take a few pictures of the Olympics with snow.  Then it was off to the grocery store.  I had my handy camera so I decided to give you a tour of winter brews!! I love the packaging!  I do enjoy a beer now and then but on my pre-diabetes diet, they are very rare. 
I am starting the post with my current cross stitch project, a Christmas ornament for sweet little Hannah!

 I have had this chart for a long time.  In fact, I can't remember where or when I bought it.  I do remember thinking the little elves would make cute ornaments.


 Here is the start of Hannah's ornament.  It is the one with the doll.  I hope to do the head tonight.  Right now I call it  the headless elf!

 I get this view going to the grocery store.  One of the countless things in my life that I am thankful for!






 This would be a good time to stop if you are not interested in seeing the amazing beer containers!  Some of the scenes make me want to jump right into them.






 Not sure I agree with this one!






Probably my favorite for color and design!



Thanks so much for joining me.  I hope you are all having an amazing week-end filled with beautiful things!

19 comments:

  1. I love your sweet little start! The design of those carries is fantastic--I would like to frame a couple of them!:)

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  2. Wow, what a view you get going to the grocery store! Your little elf for your grand daughter will be just perfect.

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  3. I LOVE those beer cartons! I would buy them just to display the cartons. Your Autumn at Hawks Run has inspired me. I have had this piece kitted up since it first came out, but didn't like a few of the blocks. Your solution is perfect..........I have my pattern in the car and am going to buy a square piece of linen to stitch nine of the blocks on! Thanks so much for your inspiration....................and I love ALL your Thanksgiving stitching and decorating.

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  4. Great new start for Hannah. The views are so amazing where you live.
    I love the beer carton graphics!

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  5. Oh those little elves are cute! The beer carton artwork is fabulous! Amazing how they put so much effort in the packaging. I guess that is to entice us to buy it! Hope you are having a good weekend.

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  6. Those elves are so cute! That is going to make an adorable ornament!!! The mountains are gorgeous and I love the art on the beer boxes.I don't drink beer (Im a wine girl) but those boxes make me want to buy them up and try it. Love Love Love the camper one.

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  7. Those elves are so cute! It will make a cute ornament. I loved the beer boxes and designs on them. I showed the post to my hubby. He is a craft beer fan.

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  8. Beautiful photos of the snow on the mountains,Barb.
    I love your beer bottle pictures and names.I like looking on the shelves at our speciality beers too. The names alone make me smile..I wonder what "Bishops Finger" tastes like,I'm almost tempted to try it :-)
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your elf,I love the stripey stockings.

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  9. Love your mountain pictures! Nice start on the elf! Not a beer drinker, but the Red Hook ones looks like a coverlet pattern!

    Robin in Virginia

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  10. Like the headless elf, haha! My favorite is the Hibernation; we have an airstream travel trailer.

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  11. Ale masz cudowny widok! Zazdroszczę! Piękne góry.

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  12. That is going to be one cute ornament.
    OMG! That mountain with the snow on it is gorgeous!
    I must confess, I like looking at the beer cartons also.
    They had some cool ones out at Halloween time.
    Marilyn

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  13. those mountains are just gorgeous! i love all the brew packaging. and the felt header is precious!

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  14. Love the new little Cricket design you are stitching. I'm sure Hannah will love it. I can see Mount Baker too from the top of my hill, but not that close up!! Ooh those beers look tasty and the packaging is super cool!!

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  15. This cute little elf will be wonderful for Hannah. A great idea. Cricket has a lot of lovely designs but I think I have never stitched one of them. I should go through the charts that are in my stash ...
    You really live in a great region. I totally love the mountains and can't get enough looking at them when I'm somewhere with high mountains. I also live in a mountaineous region but our mountains are not naerly as high as what I see in your pictures.
    Great beer packaging. I'll have to show this to my DH, lol.

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  16. That is going to be one adorable ornament for Miss Hannah, Barb!! And I'll have to share the beer packaging with my husband when he gets home tonight--he is a total craft beer maniac :) I'm not a fan, but I love how excited he gets about a good beer!!

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  17. Love your blog! I'll be following...
    Hugs
    mimma (in Italy)

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  18. Those elves will make cute ornaments!

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  19. Wow, just look at all the beer! If I were to drink, I would choose the Jolly Roger. Your stitching is just perfect!

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