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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stitching and Spring-Maybe?

I hope this post finds you all doing well.  We have been very busy.  We had some great visitors last week, my SIL and her son.  We took them all over in the rain!  After all, Seattle had to live up to it's reputation.  Actually it was one of the rainiest periods we have had! Even considering the weather, we had a very nice visit!  Our nephew teaches in China so his stories were very interesting.  I didn't get pictures because of the rain.  We didn't want to get the camera wet!
I put some recent pictures of my garden on this post.  You will see how mild it has been.  I'm also sharing my latest stitching project. 

 I always put the stitching first.  That way you can stop reading if that is your interest.  Here is my current project.  I am using the suggested floss except the white.  I am using GA oatmeal instead of Shaker White. It shows up better on the Vintage Sand Dune linen(Lakeside Linen) I am using.

 Progress so far.  That is a very big house so I am doing it a bit at a time. The photo is much darker than the project.  It is almost dark outside.
 
 We have never seen these so early!! This is an early variety but I am still surprised.

 In another week, we will have more Hellebores of different colors.  They are all showing lots of buds.

 The heather is very pretty right now.

 I love this witch hazel.  See that blue sky.  I took this the week before company!!

Here are my sweet little friends from next door.  They came for a short visit.  
Have a great week and thanks for joining me !

25 comments:

  1. I really like Blackbird Designs...I'm doing the Beatles-inspired projects, starting with Strawberry Fields. I like what you are stitching. The birds are quite amusing! Send us some rain...I am in drought-stricken CA...

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  2. Love your new project! And it definitely looks like spring has sprung where you are.

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  3. Oh my, oh my, Barb, I can't get enough of all these lovely pictures of your garden. So many flowers that have been coming out of the ground already. We are still very far away from such a moment although the snow has started to melt for two days now. But that just means that instead of 14" we only have about 10" now, lol.

    I love your new BBD project. And it already shows some very nice progress. I feel the urge to start a new BBD project myself, maybe I should pull out one of the anniversaries.

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  4. Great start.
    Love the flowers pics, especially the With Hazel.
    The kids are too cute.
    Marilyn

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  5. I love this time of year, so full of promise in the gardens, and on cold nights warm snuggly homes.

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  6. Love your current project Barb!
    So nice to have company. Lovely pics, hopefully all that rain will bring lots of spring flowers.

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  7. I love your new start--nice progress on it already!

    You certainly have some cute friends!! : )

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  8. it sure looks like spring has found you! we are about to get our coldest weather of the year. i'll should check and see if my witch hazel has bloomed yet. i think it is still too early here.

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  9. It is refreshing to see Spring flowers now... rather than icky snow or such. You have made a great start on the BBD piece. Hugs!

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  10. Love your new project ! I think its going to be a while before we see any flowers here ! Yours are so pretty !

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  11. Your plants are looking great! Our temperatures keep flip flopping. Your new project looks good.

    Robin in Virginia

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  12. The first Spring flowers! Hope to have the same kind of flowers here soon! :o)

    Cathi

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  13. A lovely design you have chosen Barb and your flowers are way ahead of my garden.Great to see some colour.

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  14. I LOVE that stitching!! It is going to look so lovely when its done - you have such great talent! I need to find someone or some store that can get me started....I look at your designs and just love them. I might have to start a wanted ad!!! I won't subject you to the weather we are having. Ugh. Its wretched. :) But that's the prairies in winter!

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  15. I didn't think much of the pattern until I saw yours...love it! I need to get that pattern! Pretty flowers already! I did hear a bird singing about Spring today !

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  16. That's a beautiful new project. I look forward to seeing the completed needlework. Are you going to the Flower Show - or Garden Show....I never know which it is. I went last year, but will be heading to Edmonton tomorrow so will miss it. Such good ideas there!

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  17. "Where My Heart Blooms" is very pretty. Your muscari are way ahead of mine!

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  18. Oh, I've always meant to stitch Where My Heart Blooms, too, Barb--maybe seeing your final finish will finally get me going :) Loved seeing the spring flowers--we won't have any here for a couple of months. It must be nice to have such a nice long spring season.

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  19. Your stitching project looks fantastic.

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  20. Nice stitching, I long for warmer weather and the plants to bloom.

    Catherine

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  21. A wonderful start on your stitching. Great garden photos too. I love to see the Spring flowers.

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  22. I can't believe you have all those flowers already. Lucky you. We got some snow yesterday but thankfully not like the NorthEast. Thank you for frequently visiting my blog your comments are so appreciated.

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  23. Gorgeous flowers, Barb and a lovely new design. I have just been by my LNS and I went a bit mad and bought a slew of new designs which I am pretty sure you would love - so watch out for my next post where I confess all - I think I have a serious pattern addiction! lol!

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  24. You're so lucky to have spring blooming already! The only sign of spring we have is the ice cream shop opening next week. I just won the Where My Heart Blooms chart.

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