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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Is Here!

I have seen the snow in many parts of our country.  It seems very early for that much winter weather.  Wasn't it yesterday we were eating on the deck?  The old expression "time flies" is so true.  We woke up to winter here in the Seattle area.  No snow but very cold, temps in the 20's.  You notice I'm not really complaining.  I am one of the weird people that can deal with being cold better than being hot!
Anyway, I have stopped Fall stitching and am trying to get a bit of a head start on Christmas.  I actually have much less Christmas stitching than Halloween.  This year, however, I am enjoying a few holiday designs.

 Here is my final Word Play design.  I stitched all but two, October and June.  If you saw my last post, you know that I have more  than enough Halloween designs.  I did the PS June and it goes in the place on the wall where I hang the Word Plays.  This color is really off. I stitched on Lakeside Linen's Vintage Sand Dune and the red I used was GA Cranberry.  I also changed the green that was called for.  I wanted a more pine green color.

 Can you believe this is the same linen as above? That shows you how bad both colors are showing up today on my camera.  This looks almost pink-yuck!  Anyway it does show the wonderful Valley House Primitive frame that I use for all the Word Plays.

 When I shared my plans with them, they put this wonderful back on the frame so I can easily change the design from month to month!

 The frozen bird bath!!

 This has never happened before and we never close down the fountain until November. It is really frozen. I hope there will be no cracks!



Still a bit of wonderful Fall color on the pyracantha .
Thanks for joining me and if you are in this polar vortex, stay warm!!

25 comments:

  1. we are scrambling to get everything covered up and put away before the deep freeze. i always think that you can keep adding clothes when you are cold but you can only take so much off when you are hot! i love cold weather!

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  2. Ooh, I love winter, although I am enjoying the spring flowers this year (apart from my hay fever, that is!). Lovely stitching, as always, Barb. Clever idea with the wordplay frame.

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  3. The bird bath is amazingly beautiful; hope it fares well. Lovely stitches and frame.

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  5. Do not mind cracks, it looks beautiful!

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  6. The frozen birdbath is beautiful! I don't think we've had a freeze yet, but probably by the end of the week. Love your stitching.

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  7. Love your pictures! I thought t was eary for snow but then I remembered it's already November - this year has gone by ridiculously fast! 44 days until Christmas - crazy! I also like colder weather better - ahhhhh!

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  8. I'm more prepared for the cold this year than I usually am. But we don't have a water feature to deal with. :) Stay warm, my friend!

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  9. The ice in the fountain looks amazing ! Hope it's ok underneath ! Love those wordplays!! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Great way to easily change out your framed item. Brrrr! We did not get the severe cold. The fountain is pretty hope it is okay.

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  11. Great idea with the frame.
    I love the way your fountain looks.
    It looks like a big iced cake. lol
    Love your little Pilgrim Woolpets also.
    Marilyn

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  12. Lovely stitching !! The frozen bird bath looks nice but poor birds, how are they going to manage?

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  13. I'm definitely an Autumn / Winter person!! Nice, warm and cosy at home, stitching & drinking tea... Bliss :)
    Love your stitching, those wordplays look perfect.
    Beautiful pictures following Mr Frost's visit.

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  14. We are in the polar vortex for sure. It's very cold here for November. This morning I see we had a light dusting of snow over night. I like your word play finish. I need to stitch those someday.

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  15. We have had winter since last week. We even have snow on the ground. So cold and so early!!! I think our snow is here to stay! Love your stichings - the first one is lovely!!

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  16. I love the cooler temps as well. Beautiful photos from your garden. Today we had rain. Your fountain is lovely.
    Beautiful stitching and great idea to have the back of the frame open to switch out samplers. Great idea!
    love Annette

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  17. I love your Word Play finish--I have those to stitch--one day! : )

    We woke up to a dusting of snow this morning, here in Arkansas--way too early for that, in my opinion.

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  18. Lovely stitching,I love December's word play.I prefer colder weather too.Ours is still warm for this time of year.Your frozen fountain looks like a doughnut with frosting on it! I hope it isn't damaged.

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  19. Forgot to say I like your header photo:-)

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  20. Hi Barb, Thank you for your wonderful comment to my husband on my blog!!! I hope you are staying warm too. It is so cold and I am wearing warm clothes and staying in stitching too. I love seeing your beautiful work here and I too love With thy Needle and Thread! Your header is so so cute!!! :)

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  21. Wonderful stitching. I hope your bird bath is going to be OK but it does look beautiful all frozen up. Love the new header too.

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  22. And yet another great Wordplay finish, Barb--I really love your color changes. The finish is just perfect :)

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  23. Love your Wordplay finishes and frame! It is seriously freezing cold here -- January temps in November is not a good thing. I hope your bird bath is ok.

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  24. I have ONLY stitched November wordplay. I have plenty of other monthly things to display! But I liked that one and wanted to try stitching it. Mine is a stuffed hanging pillow. My framer did that type of back for me on other sets--it is great! Hope by now you have been able to get to the fountain for winterizing!

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