The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

An Olympic Finish!

Thanks so much to all of you who enjoyed seeing  the family treasures. When we finally decide where to display them, I'll show you in a post.  Right now they are hanging in my craft room.  I am enjoying them a lot. I did get my Olympic project done on Sat. evening.  That was one night before the Closing Ceremony.   Paper snowflakes was such a pretty stitch.  Now I will be putting it away until next winter.  We have had a much milder winter than many of you, but I'm still ready for spring!

"Paper Snowflakes"  by Country Stitches- With Thy Needle and Thread. I used 32 count antique ivory linen and the floss that was called for.  The only exception was the white.  I used Oatmeal by GA.  It seemed brighter than the Weeks Parchment.  This was the first time I used Valdani floss.  I loved the colors.  The reds are so much prettier than they show in this photo.

 We have had several days of rain.  I took these pictures one morning while I was sitting in my family room having coffee.  The little Annas seems to be saying, " Is it raining again??"

You can see the raindrops on its little beak and on its back.  I'm glad we had some delicious sugar water for this little bird.
Thanks for joining me.  I hope you are all enjoying your week!

27 comments:

  1. Paper Snowflakes is a beautiful piece. I wish there was more time to stitch all the lovely designs out there!

    Are Annas a hummingbird? They look so small and have such pretty coloured feathers.

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  2. The Snowflake project is lovely! Great pictures of bird - wow!

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  3. Very lovely Barb! :-) I love the pictures of the hummingbirds. I can't wait for ours to come back.

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  4. Your An as look most content. I think they are happier with warmer weather. What a pretty winter stitch. I do like her designs.

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  5. Gorgeous stitching Barb.how lovely to be visited by hummingbirds :-)

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  6. Oh, Paper Snowflakes turned out so pretty.
    I like ant ivory, it's a nice color.
    Thanks for sharing pics of youe little Anna's.
    Thry are so cute.
    I can't wait to put out our feeders for them, that is if we ever have Spring here in WI. It's bitter cold here again.
    Marilyn

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  7. Gorgeous Barb ! I NEED to stitch that :)

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  8. Such a cute design. Your stitching is lovely.
    I miss our hummingbirds so much! We put seven feeders along the back of our house and it sounds like a huge beehive all day long. I love the way they chatter too.
    *sigh* I am SO over this cold weather!

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  9. Congrats on your finish! I have been stitching a WTN&T piece for my Olympics stitching too and hope to have it finished today. How lucky you are to have hummingbirds already!! Still much too cold here for their return but we are all praying for spring!! LOL!! Laura

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  10. Paper Snowflakes is a beautiful sampler. Congratulations on finishing it! I too am ready for spring even though I'll have lots of garden work when it arrives. :)

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  11. Your Paper Snowflakes turned out beautiful. I love using variegated floss. It's like your use two different flosses but you don't have to change threads. :) The look is always gorgeous. I am sooo ready for Spring. It snowed again this morning. It didn't stick to the ground but I am so ready for warmer weather.

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  12. Oh Barb! That stitching is just beautiful! I love it! We are (still) in a deep freeze. -48 celcius tonight with the wind. Yay for the Canadian prairies. So to say we are ready for spring is correct! Love the sweet little bird - so delicate!

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  13. That is such an adorable finish, Barb! I think the change you made in the white thread was wise--it definitely shows up well.

    I've never been more ready for spring than after this winter!! I can't wait for our hummingbirds to return--they are so sweet to watch...

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  14. Such a pretty finish Barb. I often trade out white floss to make sure it shows up well on my linen choice. Those are great pictures of the hummingbirds.

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  15. Beautiful finish! We can stop cutting snowflakes any time now. Hahaha.

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  16. Hi, Barb,
    What kind of little birds are they?
    Melinda

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  17. Oops, hit enter too soon. The beaks look like hummingbirds, but the colors are different from ours. Our hummingbirds are constantly moving, like little helicopters, they never just sit.

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  18. Barb, what a lovely finish! Great colors!
    I saw your last post and enjoyed the sweet clothes. I, too, have some old items that I don't know who the maker or recipient was, but still enjoy them.

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  19. Oh Barb, your new finish looks so great. It's an adorable design and is also on my wishlist - like so many others of Brenda's designs. She is one of my favourite designers.

    I'M also ready for spring although we have had the mildest winter since more than 20 years. But I want to see green leaves on the trees and bushes and flowers on the meadows now.

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  20. Your stitch is really gorgeous!!!!

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  21. Gosh, that's gorgeous! Congrats!

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  22. Really nice hummingbird photos!

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  23. Congrats on your finish!! Such great photos of the birds!

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  24. ohhh well done on getting the stitching finished and its the first time I have seen this one and I love it .... also the wee hummingbirds are such dainty birds with the most gorgeous blueygreen colours :) and hopefully spring is almost upon us I have spring flowers blooming :) love mouse xxxx

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  25. Beautiful work & i just love the hummingbird photos!

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