Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cross stitch, Birds, and a Walk!

Thank you so much for all the kinds words about my Spring finishes.  I almost have all the Easter/Spring things up around the house.  I like to do bunnies and eggs for Spring so I will be leaving them up for a bit beyond Easter. We had another wonderful day, temps in the 50's and sunny so the SBA and I took a nice walk to a place about 40 minutes from our house .  It is a state park called Penrose Point State Park. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

 I am really enjoying this quick little stitch!

Tonight I will be stitching some of the strawberries.

 We heard a loud banging on the deck and look who was at our suet feeder. That bird must be at lest 10 to 12 inches long.

 The flickers are especially pretty!

Now we are on the walk.  Can you believe a wild flower was blooming?!

 There were some very big trees.  Thanks to the dear SBA, you can see just how large the trees are.

 And the ferns.  Almost as tall as the SBA.

This is actually under water. Notice the floating seaweed.

 I thought is was such a pretty spring green color.

 We do have lots of moisture up here. Love that hanging moss!

From the point, Mt. Rainier was spectacular!! Notice the reflection.

 Notice the mountains to the left.  That is part of the Cascade Range.  That let's you see just how tall Ranier is compared to other mountains. 

Lots of sea birds were in the water.  I'll have a few more pictures tomorrow.  I hope you are having a nice restful week-end!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Framed for Spring!

I am so happy that my pictures of Spring coming to the Northwest were enjoyed by many of you, especially those who are still in the grip of winter.  It looks like many places got more snow today!! We just got rain and quite a bit of it.  Yesterday I went on a field trip with the class that I volunteer in. We walked all over Seattle so I was very happy that it was not raining.  We went to the Seattle symphony to hear Peter and the Wolf.  My little group of 6 was fun to be with and  the class was just great on the ferry ride of one hour each way. 
I have shown the two spring projects that I did awhile back.  I am not really happy with either of them so I decided not to spend any more time or money on them.  So both are framed with frames I have  used for other things. 

My main objection to Meg's Bunny was the very pastel appearance of the sampler. It is framed in an old frame that usually has a mirror in it.  I like the frame.  We got it years ago at an antique show.  

I have used this frame for several seasonal pieces.   As I have said before, the white egg needs to be much whiter.  If I did this again I would use the DMC white or even the bright white.  Also, I was not happy with the coverage of the floss.  However, it will do ok for a seasonal piece.

While I am getting my materials together for the sampler"This is the Day" I am doing this little flower design.  I have had the chart for a long time plus it will fit into one of my faux finished frames.
I hope you are all having a good week! And let's hope for a nice early spring and lots of flowers!!