The Heron

The Heron
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Back to Stitching!

Many thanks to all of you for your sweet comments about the game.  Here are my final thoughts for this season.  While this entire region is still talking non-stop about the game, it appears they are trying to be a bit more philosophical.  Yesterday was all moaning.  Today, they seem to be trying to understand why that play was called.  Anyway , they are a young team and I hope will grow from this experience.
 Today I am showing my latest project for that little oval antique frame I got last fall.  Vonna at "The Twisted Stitcher"  gave me a great idea.  During the holidays she talked about a sampler tree.  She suggested ways you could take a small motif from a larger sampler and make an ornament from it. I took designs from the BBD Anniversaries of the Heart series, Snow Garden, added a few snowflakes and there it was.  Now I am searching for a Spring design for that frame.  I plan on doing 4 different designs that I can change for the seasons.

 I did change the colors a lot from the original. It is stitched on 32 count Sand Dune linen by Lakeside Linens.



 I stitched this last year.  I made the color changes in the small design so it would look good with this one.

This is the grouping above the desk.

Thanks again for all your wonderful comments.  I think my cloud friends(that's the name my DH has given to all of you) are the best!!! Have a great week!

27 comments:

  1. Here I sit, waiting to start a workshop and your post popped up. Lovely distraction! I think your arrangement is beautiful with the new little project. What a good idea!
    The Game - well, we watched and couldn't quite believe it. What an ending!

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  2. I love what you have done! Very inspiring! :-) They are both beautiful!

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  3. I really like the winter scene you created for your oval frame! Well done! Looking forward to seeing what your spring picture will look like.

    Robin in Virginia

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  4. Love your new finish ! Can't wait to see the rest of the seasons you stitch ! Wish there was a different ending to the game !

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  5. Ohh love the little house and snowflakes! Perfect grouping!

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  6. I love the winter stitching! Those snowflakes look 3D almost! The linen and frame go very well together!

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  7. Oh, you are good at thinking out of the box! The little vignette is sweet :)

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  8. oooooo very pretty and just perfect for that frame :) can't wait to see the other designs you choose to go in there too :) love mouse xxxxx

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  9. I love this little house section from the January Anniversary and wow, it looks completely different. THis anniversary was the only one I didn't really like while I was stitching it, I just liked it when it was finished and I could see the overall design. But I love your colour choices so much better. And it's a perfect match for the CHS heart.

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  10. What a cute little house, love the Snowflakes.
    The grouping looks good too.
    Marilyn

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  11. What a pretty house,cheerful warm colours with winter snowflakes.

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  12. I love what you've done! It looks wonderful in that little frame & is a perfect addition on your wall ;)

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  13. I love your little Winter finish. and it looks perfect with the other piece!!

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  14. I love what you have done! It's just perfect in that frame :-0

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  15. Love what you did this piece. Can't wait to see what you stitch for spring!!

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  16. How lovely! Your "sampler" piece is really well put together, it's just perfect on the wall above your desk1

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  17. Love the idea of stitching pieces for each season, and how you put these two together. Still shaking my head about the game but like you said they are young and this was a learning experience for them.

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  18. Well that is just GENIUS!!!! Love it!!!!!!!

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  19. I have two separate pop-in frames I use for different stitches. One is seasonal, one is LK Flip Its. But I can certainly put any design in them... got me thinking now! I hit send too soon last comment... wanted to say, we were watching the game and that last interception, my Daughter JUMPED UP, grabbing her head in agony, she was so upset! I should have taken a picture, except I was groaning myself! Hugs!

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  20. What a super display Barb! I've done the littlest bit of Valentine decorating this year.

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  21. They both look pretty together :)

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  22. Love the arrangement, love the frame, love the colors! blessings, marlene

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  23. Oh I love your Winter's Theme :) Can't wait to see your Spring Theme!

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  24. A beautiful finish for your winter display. looking forward to what you stitch for Spring.

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  25. Great job! Its the personalization that really makes a piece special!

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  26. Hope the Seattle area is recovering after the loss, Barb--I know it will take a while for things to settle down. I love your latest finish and your little grouping looks just perfect! You have such lovely antiques in your home :)

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  27. Beautiful stitching. Vonna has great ideas and I love what you've stitched for your frame.

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