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Thursday, January 29, 2015

More Cross Stitch

Greetings from the very sunny somewhat warm Seattle area.  Really this weather has me concerned.  We are not getting the snow pack we need.  For us, in what they call the lowlands, that means rain.  We are sunny now for almost a week with just a one day exception and that day was only cloudy, no rain.  Well, the weather man says it's because it's an "El Nino" year! I even saw green on my roses.  We just might get an arctic blast and that's another thing that has me concerned. Oh well, you can't control the weather so on to  some cross stitch.

 Last year(actually during the super bowl) I stitched "Paper Snowflakes"  by Brenda Gervais.  I didn't finish it last year.  So after Christmas I got it out.  It was time to decided what to do with it.  Because it is so seasonal, I didn't want to invest in framing so I made it into a pillow for our bed.  I still had that 15 year old fabric that I used in the shams so it made a logical choice for the pillow. I am happy with the results. While in the bedroom I decided to take photos of the pieces that I have in this room.  This is the place where I display many of my finished projects that are not seasonal.

 On one side of the window.

 The other side of the window.

 Above the DH's chest. 

 A corner by a closet.

Last but certainly not least, our Space Needle all bathed in Seahawk colors!! Today they added a giant 12 flag to the top.   Go Hawks!

26 comments:

  1. That's a good idea with the seasonal piece. I'm often put off stitching some designs as I think they're too seasonal and then I don't know what to do with them if they're on the large side - what a neat idea. Love seeing the Space Needle.

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  2. Your pillow looks beautiful! Great idea using the sham fabric as backing. Loved seeing your wonderful display of your framed samplers. love Annette

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  3. Barb, such a lovely finish! The pillow is gorgeous! And your framed finishes - what a great collection! Wonderful! :-)

    Cathi

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  4. What a beautiful collection of framed pieces. Irene xxx

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  5. That turned out cute as a pillow.
    All of your Samplers are beautiful.
    And a LOT of them!
    Love the Space Needle, :)
    Marilyn

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  6. Very nice stitching finish, and a really great idea to make it into a pillow for the bedroom. And it goes perfectly well eith all the other framed pieces on the walls. They are looking gorgeous.

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  7. Beautiful stitching! Could you identify the sampler in the "other side of the window" photo with the two small pieces below it? They're all wonderful samplers but that particular one really catches my eye. Thanks for sharing your work with all of us.

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  8. I love the pillow--beautiful stitching and finishing! And, the tour of your framed pieces in the room--so many and all of them so lovely!!

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  9. go hawks!!! i might have to quit football if the patriots win! wonderful stitching! i have been teaching myself embroidery and beading and i am not too good at it.

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  10. Your pillow turned out lovely! What wonderful pieces you have hanging on your walls! Thank you for the photo walk.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

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  11. Your samplers are beautifully displayed; thanks for the tour. Hope the game makes you happy!

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  12. Such beauty displayed! I love each piece that you do! The pillow turned out very well, love the pillows too!! We too were supposed to get the El Nino affect but I don't think it reached us this far in. It has in the past and I agree, the weather patterns have me concerned. If everyone would just ride their bike more! :) GO HAWKS!!!!

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  13. Oh, Barb, your samplers are all so beautiful!! Seeing them makes me wish I stitched larger pieces more often. The truth is, we have very little wall space in our home--lots of windows and doors. But, I should certainly try to do at least a few! And what a good idea to make a little pillow for that cute stitched piece :)

    I hope you do get some colder weather--that sounds worrisome! I'll send you some of our 21° weather :)

    We'll be rooting along with you, Barb!

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  14. So many lovely finishes Barb. Your recent one is very pretty.

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  15. "Snowflakes" looks great. Barb so enjoyed seeing all the samplers you've framed and have displayed where you can enjoy them each day. That's wonderful!

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  16. Wow, Wow and double Wow!!! Your finished pieces are stupendous!!!!! I love every project you have shown here.

    Go Seahawks!

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  17. Go Hawks! I like the flag, too!

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  18. Your samplers are lovely. Thank you for sharing them.

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  19. Loved the pillow! You have some beautiful artwork there! And you did John Foster! I have the border done so far... I may pull it out this year... Hugs!

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  20. Your samplers are all so wonderful displayed there on your walls. Paper Snowflakes looks lovely as a pillow too.

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  21. Wow! Just amazing...loved the pillow....truly beautiful works of art!

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  22. Amazing collection of samplers!!
    The 12s are out and proud here in the Tri-Cities! :D I'm sure there will be several all decked out in their fan gear at church this morning, lol!

    Go Hawks!!

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  23. So nice to see so much of your beautiful stitching.

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  24. Your stitching is gorgeous Barb!

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