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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Winner, A Finish, and a Gift!

It has taken me a few days to let you know the winner of my drawing for the chart Hearts & Flowers.  My DH pulled the name of Pam out of the hat on Sunday.  Pam has a great blog called "My Stitch-N-Stuff." Thanks so much to all of you who entered the drawing.
 I have started Paper Snowflakes by With Thy Needle and Thread, but not much to show yet.  Blogs are just great.  I would not have done this design from the pictures but I saw it finished on a blog and it was so pretty, I decided to stitch it up.  It's another one of those designs that can stay up all winter, not just for the Christmas holidays.
We have had another dry mild week here so I have a few more garden photos to share.  We actually hope it will rain soon!! I talked to a very good friend who lives near Chicago on Sun.  I am so sorry for the nasty weather many of you are experiencing.  I hope my pictures give you hope that Spring really will come!

The colors of this finish are so much prettier than they show on this photo.. It is a gray day and the colors are just not showing up.  I love it in the antique frame.  It reminds me of one of the old fashioned Valentines.


I'm not sure of the name of this bush. It is blooming in our neighbor's yard.

My white hellebore is in full bloom now.

 This hellebore has a pretty pink tint.

On Sat. we went to visit my BIL and SIL.  They live about an hour north of Seattle.  If you were following my blog around Halloween you will remember that I have a witch collection.  They saw this picture and thought it would be a great addition to my collection.  I agree.  Thanks Rick and Cheri!  By the way, my BIL says I look just like the one third from the left.  I'm sure he was just joking!!

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you all have a good week!

22 comments:

  1. Congrats to Pam!
    Your Heart & Flowers looks perfect in that frame.
    Great flower pics, the pink one reminds me of Cotton Candy, it looks so fluffy.
    Great Witch pic also,
    Marilyn

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  2. Congratulations Pam! I'm going to head over to her blog and check it out. I love your witch picture Barb!

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  3. OMG that's a great photo!!! Congrats to the winner of your giveaway and thanks for sharing your garden photos. It's freezing here again so the reminder that spring will eventually come is welcome.

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  4. I have that pattern. I really liked the verse. Did you do it in the colors recommended? The photo is fantastic!

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  5. Oh Barb -- what a pretty sampler! And I am enjoying the flower photos -- I need that little taste of Spring right now -- if that groundhog predicts more winter on Sunday I'm going to propose we make stew out of him!

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  6. Pretty finish ! Love all your floer pics.. The witch photo is great ! I love that Paper snowflakes too ! Can't wait to see your progress !

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  7. Such a pretty finish and well done to Pam for winning the giveaway. I think that witch photo is fantastic!

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  8. Lovely finish Barb. I love your garden pictures,they brighten up this dreary day here in Cheshire.
    Like your blog header too:-)

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  9. That's a wonderful finish, Barb.
    I really want to see spring as soon as possible when I see the lovely garden pictures you show here. Although I can't complain as we are having a mild winter, too. We have the same bush you neighbour has - it blooms in the winter and has such lovely pink flowers.

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  10. Congrats to Pam!!

    I love that sweet heart finish in the frame. I am amazed you have flowers blooming already. Very pretty!

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  11. Love the photo - wonderful!! Stitching sure is pretty!!

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  12. Congratulations to Pam! And what a hoot that witch picture is, Barb--so perfect for your collection...

    I'm amazed at the flowers already blooming--your weather must be very mild compared to ours. It sure was lovely to see your photos after a whole month of seeing nothing but white snow here in Pennsylvania!

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  13. Lovely update! That pic of the witches is fun! What a great addition to your Halloween displays.

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  14. Congratulations to Pam! Love the photo!! All those hats! We are still in the midst of our ongoing deep freeze. I don't think we will ever see spring.

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  15. Congrats to Pam! I love your finish and the frame is just perfect. The witch picture of the witches will be a great addition to your collection!
    Happy Stitching,
    Carolyn

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  16. Congrats to your winner - I will go over for a look at her blog. That pink bush is very pretty - I wish I knew what it was. We will be watching on Sunday and cheering your team and our team!

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  17. lol I see by your header you are ready for the big game. Good luck! Your finish is wonderful and I love the frame. What a fabulous picture of the witches. I am sure I look like one of them too. :o)

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  18. Your stitching looks beautiful in the frame you chose.
    Very pretty garden flowers so lovely to see at this time of year.
    A nice addition to your witchy collection :)
    Margaret

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  19. Congrats to Pam ~ that's a great chart!! The witch photo is fabulous!! Great addition to your Halloween goodies! Seeing your flowering photos makes me long even more for spring!

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  20. I'm so envious of your blooming flowers, we are a couple of months until my hellebores are in full flower. Go Hawks!

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  21. Beautiful flowers! It'll be a long, long time before we ever see the ground again. I hope we'll get less precipitation and you get some.

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