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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cross stitch update and Give Away!!

Thanks so much to all of you who looked at my Poulsbo post.  The area in my post was the part of town down near Liberty Bay(part of Puget Sound).  Up the hill there is another part of town with things like grocery stores, offices, and other places necessary for modern life. I do love our quaint little part of town by the water!  Now for today's post.  First, I am giving away a December Word Play.  If you would like it, please let me know in a comment  on this post.  I had a Sr. moment and ended up with two of them!!!!!! I will be drawing a name on Sunday. I would love to give one of them to one of my super followers. The rest is just a short catch up on the projects I have been working on. Pardon the poor photos , we are in the middle of another fall storm and the lighting is horrid !

 November Word Play is finished and in the lovely frame from Valley House Primitives!

 I am busy working on "Turkey Love" by Plum Street Samplers.

Thank goodness, I'm up to date on the Mary's Sampler sew along. I did change the color of the scarf on the shepherd.  All my browns were looking the same!


 Here is the December Word Play. I plan to stitch it in more reds and greens than the chart calls for.

 Look what the DH and I found at an antique mall yesterday.  It is an old chocolate mold from the 30's.  We got it for $30.  We found it on the internet for over $100.  Made our Day!!








When I saw that it did have a mark, I knew that we were doing pretty well with the price.  It will be fun to use him in Christmas decorating.
Thanks for taking a look and hope your week is going well!

18 comments:

  1. I don't think I've seen 'Turkey Love' before, I love it. I will have to go look it up. I changed the scarf colors on my shepherd too, the browns were blending in too much. And I love you Santa mold. Don't put me in your give away, I would feel bad if I won because I won the last one. :)

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  2. Great progress on Turkey Love and Mary's Sampler.
    I see you're in a Plum Street Samplers mood! :)
    Love her designs.
    The mold is too cool.
    PLease enter my for the Dec WordPlay.
    Thanks!
    Marilyn

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  3. Hi Bsrb, your stitches pieces are wonderful! And what a lucky find with the Santa mold. Using him this holiday season should be a joyful thing! .

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  4. Hello!
    Mold is super neat! What a great find! I love the word play - both November and December. The turkey one is cute - can't wait to see it finished!

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  5. Nice finish and progress! Santa mold is super cute and always love a good deal. I would like a chance for the December word play. Thanks!

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  6. Your word play looks fabulous all framed up. My Mary's sampler colors are looking very much the same but it is growing on me. Sort of a low impact effect?

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  7. I think the stitchings look great, even with the stormy lighting. Wish we were having a storm but that might come this weekend. But bringing snow. Yuck! Please throw my name into the hat for the word play. Your work is worthy putting on display! Yay for the chocolate mold, nice find!

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  8. I love the Turkeys' knees and long legs:-) lovely stitching

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  9. I am in love with your words play stitching - so nice~! Great deal and cool Santa chocolate mold - Yeah for great finds! I really enjoyed your blog - new follower!

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  10. Hi your word play looks great! I need to stitch it! However, don't put me in the drawing, as I already have the chart. Your Santa mold is a great find.

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  11. Love your November Word Play, Barb--don't you love the colors of autumn stitching? Really cute Turkey Love piece, too :)

    Will you make chocolate with the mold? Gosh, I had no idea those things sold for so much!!

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  12. I'm finally home and getting things back into some semblance of order! Your chocolate mild is a wonderful find and will make a lovely Christmas decoration. The word plays are lovely - I'd love to enter!

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  13. Some lovely stitching going on!

    Oh, love that mold! Now I want to see a chocolate Santa made for your grandson :)

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  14. Lots of lovely stitching! And, I love the Santa chocolate mold--will you be making chocolate Santas soon?? : )

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  15. I love your Santa mold. I have some newer molds, but the old ones are very expensive here. I'd love to be entered in your Dec wordplay giveaway. I have only finished a couple of these!

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  16. Your November Word Play is so pretty. The frame is just perfect for the piece! Turkey Love and the PSS Mystery Sampler WIP's are coming along nicely. I pulled the threads for the Mystery Sampler....just have to start it :) Please throw my name in the hat for the December Word Play giveaway. Thanks for your generosity.
    Carolyn

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  17. Great fall stitching! Turkey Love is such a beautiful design. I can see on your blog and on those of others that PSS stitching can become addictive, lol.

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  18. oooooo just catching up to see what you have been up too and love the word play and oooooo re the mould you got a good bargain there :) just going to peep at your other posts ..lol love mouse xxxxx

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