The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Catch Up!

Thanks so much to all of you who said such nice things about the antique sampler and its frame.  If I did not respond, I'm sorry.  I expect your comment to show up on my email but many of them did not show up this time.  I have no idea why.  Blogger can be a pain at times!!
I'm still busy with PT.  It is really taking a long time to get this knee back in good working order.  I can walk just fine but definitely slower than the pre-knee .  They( the PT folks) want it to bend  to 120 degrees with ease.  I don't know if it will ever do that.  On the days I don't go to PT I work at home for at least 40 minutes on bending exercises! Well enough of that!!
I finished Betsy and have gone back to Liberty Lane.  My DH helped me to work out an alphabet instead of the words Liberty lane. I'm anxious to see how it will look.
The garden continues to look wonderful so I included a few photos!

I wish the white sheep stood out more, I used the suggested DMC floss except for the reds.  There I used 355 and 356.  This turned out ok but I'm not crazy about it.

 I finished the big white house last night.  Two more houses to go.

 The Black Lace Elderberry is almost covered with flowers.


The Ghost Weigelea  has pretty colored leaves in the fall.

 I love growing delphinium.

and Calla Lillies!
Thanks for joining me!

22 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous finish Barb. Betsy looks wonderful and I think the sheep look just right as they are.
    Your Liberty Lane WIP looks great too.
    Lovely pictures of the flowers in your garden.
    Margaret

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  2. Congratulations on getting Betsy finished! You have made good progress on your Liberty Lane piece. Oh my goodness, your garden shots are lovely.

    Robin in Virginia

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  3. Betsy is a lovely finish, and Liberty Lane is looking great! ! The flower photos are very pretty!

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  4. Congrats on Betsy, a lovely finish. Amazing flowers xx

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  5. your flowers are gorgeous! i always love the stitching!

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  6. Congratulations on your Betsy finish! Perfect for 4th of July which is coming up fast. Love your flower photos!

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  7. I hope your knee gets back to normal soon.
    I think Betsy turned out pretty, and Liberty Lane is looking good too.
    Great flowers pics.
    Marilyn

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  8. Love your finish! And Liberty Lane is coming along nicely! Pretty garden pictures - I have tried several times to grow delphiniums and for some reason haven't had any luck. :)

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  9. Lovely finish Barb,I like your sheep,I like the whole design:-)
    You sound like you are making steady,if slow,progress it is a lot for ones body to adjust to especially when ones mind is saying ..I want to do more than I can.
    Lovely photos of your garden.my delphiniums are just flowering, they are a lovely shade of deep purple.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. Congrats on your lovely finish. It sounds like you are making progress with your knee. Good for you! Liberty Lane is going to be a beauty too. I like the patriotic colors.

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  11. I know the recovery from knee surgery takes a long time, Barb... At least you are making progress even if you wish it were faster.

    I so love Betsy!! I can see the sheep just fine on my computer--I'm sorry they don't show up better in real life. Looking forward to seeing Liberty Lane with the charted alphabet--how nice that you husband can help out with your hobby :)

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  12. Hi Barb! Slowly but surely you are getting stronger I am sure!! Love the stitchings - I especially love the one of the houses. I can't wait to see that one done! Love the garden pictures. Our gardens are coming along slowly but nicely. I can't wait for the first tomato!

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  13. Piękne prace! Kocham domki. Pozdrawiam.

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  14. Your stitching looks perfect, though we all know how it feels to not be as happy with a finish as we had hoped. Sorry you're feeling that way. Looks great to me!

    Your garden is beautiful. I have (ahem) two flowers this year, and one was a gift. Oh, well. My thumbs are brown instead of green, and I don't like being out in the heat, and my allergies won't let me, anyway... Just sayin', haha.

    Try to be patient with your knee. I'm sure you'll get there, because you're doing your part along with the therapists. Keep up the good work (and I'm sure it is WORK!).

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  15. Betsy is gorgeous - I presume it is Betsy Ross? Who is the designer, may I ask? Liberty Lane is looking good - so interesting to see the different colourways to mine. Good luck with the PT.

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  16. I've been off the grid a little bit. I've missed you and your stitching.

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  17. I quite like your sheep and your houses Barb. That is a stunning elderberry and lovely delphiniums.

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  18. I did end up using white on Betsy's sheep, and they still don't show up great... Did you consider outlining/back stitching them? The LL houses are very nice, too. And your flowers are amazing.

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  19. You're getting lots of stitching done as you recover from surgery! Be patient with pt, you'll get close to that 120°. :)
    Delphinium are so pretty and pair nicely with roses. Your garden is beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful stitching. Your garden is beautiful. Be patient with the knee, it will happen with all the work you're putting in to the exercise regime.

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  21. Betsy is looking gorgeous, what a great finish. I particularly love the little red birds, I think there are three of them. So lovely.

    You certainly have to do a lot of exercices until your new knee functions as it is supposed to do.But it just takes time. I hope you will soon see more and more progress.

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