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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mostly Cross Stitch!

Tomorrow is the day we share our SAL, "Away We Ride".  The DH and I are planning a bit of a road trip so I won't be able to post my progress.  So I decided to do it today.  Plus, I wanted to show you the beautiful frame from Valley House Primitives that I have used to frame "Salute to Abigail". I love the way it looks!

 If you like traditional framing, I think they are the best.  I can't find frames like this anywhere else.

 This photo is more true to the color of the frame.

By the end of this evening, I hope the right border will be finished.  I am busy with another project for my dear friend who had knee replacement 4 weeks ago.  That has slowed this one down a bit.


 I'm sure you are all tired of hearing me complain about our heat!  We did break the record on Mon. with temps of 97 degrees!  That evening we took our lawn chairs and went over to sit and read by the water.  The fires have created beautiful sunsets. I would gladly give up the sunsets for the fires to end!

Thanks for joining me and I hope you all have a great end of the week and a good week-end!  I hope to have some interesting photos from our little road trip to share with you next week!

24 comments:

  1. You really are having our typical summer weather and we have yours! Very strange. But, I am loving it! That is a great frame for Abby. The SAL is coming along great. Gorgeous sunsets.

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  2. Beautiful frame, great progress and gorgeous sunsets ~ but I agree, would give them up for the fires to end.

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  3. Abigail looks so pretty in that frame.
    Great progress on Away We Ride also.
    Beautiful pic, but hope the fires and temps subside soon.
    Marilyn

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  4. Beautiful Sampler and the frame is perfect.
    Wonderful progress.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  5. Both beautiful pieces! Gorgeous pictures too...

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  6. Love your framed piece ! Great progress on your Halloween stitching ! Hope it cools off soon .. It is so chilly here this morning that I need a sweatshirt ..Our weather sure is weird this year ! Have a great weeekend !

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  7. Salute to Abigail looks fantastic! So does your Away We Ride, although I'm envious of your progress on the border. I'm working on finishing the border on mine, and keep messing up my count. Look forward to your next progress pic!

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  8. I need to get some of mine framed. Yours looks great. I love Away We Ride. And I love seeing your progress on it. I'm going to look forward to your weekly progress pictures.

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  9. I love that frame for Abigail Adams! It is a great fit! We are having odd weather too, tho opposite of you...cooler than normal. NOT complaining! Hope the weekend is a blast! Hugs!

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  10. Enjoy your road trip! It's good to get away, even when home is in such a beautiful place.
    I like the frame very much. It suits the piece very well - lucky to find the source!

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  11. What a beautiful frame for your beautiful cross stitch. I wish I was in that kayak out on the water. Enjoy your road trip - I can't wait to see pictures.

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  12. I just adore you Abigail finish and the frame is perfect!! I have seen so many lovely finishes of her on the web lately that it makes me mad with myself that I didn't join this club. AWR is progressing quickly and I can't wait to see your finish!! Laura

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  13. I hope you have fun on your trip!

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  14. that is crazy weather for your area! we have been cool enough that i have been building fires!

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  15. Salute to Abigail is wonderful - you found the perfect frame for it. We reached 101 on Monday. It was terrible! We did, finally, get one small 20 minute shower last evening so got maybe 0.1" of rain - at least it damped things down a bit and helped to clear the air.

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  16. Your framed piece is awsome, Barb--I do love that frame! And nice progress on your other sampler, too.

    I hope you have a great road trip! And please keep trying to send us some of your heat--it is going down to 49 tonight... brrrrr!!!!

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  17. It hasn't been that hot here! Thank goodness! Love that frame! Stitching is looking great! Hope you have a fun trip!

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  18. Such a wonderful frame for Abigail!! And, nice progress on "Away We Ride"!

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  19. Abigail is beautiful in that frame. My mind also sees music staffs moving around it - it would be a great frame for a musical design, too!

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  20. The perfect frame for your sampler. Have a great trip.

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  21. What a beautiful frame, just perfect for your sampler!
    We've had quite a week of storms, but the temperature is much cooler and I'm hoping the fires further north are now under control!

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  22. I agree, VHP frames are the best! I have 4 pieces framed with their frames and they are all stunning and some of my favorite pieces in my home. Your Salute is no exception...stunning work! I love your Away We Ride as well :)
    You should be in the Midwest...our summer has been similar to what I'm sure you are used to. We have hardly been in the 90's at all this summer. Its been very odd. But I'm not complaining!!!

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  23. What a lovely frame for Abigail! And you are making nice progress on Away We Ride. What gorgeous pictures! I'm really not sure where our summer has been. We've actually been chilly the last several nights. On the plus side we have been able to give our air conditioner a break. :)

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  24. You chose a great frame for Abigail.
    I hope that now that it has become a bit cooler the fires came to a halt. I love these sunset pictures. Must have been great to watch it in person.

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