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Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Finish, A Start, and a Walk!

I hope this has been a great week-end for all of you.  It has been spectacular here.  Actually a taste of summer with sun and temps in the 70's.  We have spent lots of time outside getting the deck and the yard ready for summer.  In the yard, we put up the bird bath and fountain.  Tomorrow we plan to fertilize all the plants.  That's going to be a big job!!
In the stitching realm, I finished one design and started a new one.  We all seem to have different habits for stitching.  I generally do one design at a time.  I stitch almost every evening from 7:30 or so till about 10.  My DH loves TV, I can take it or leave it except for a few programs.  Anyway, that's how I got started stitching in the evening.  I would do more at times during the day but good old arthritis only lets me stitch for a few hours a day.
I'm also including a few pictures we took from a walk last week.  We went to a state park called Penrose Point.  It's about a 2 mile walk and much of it is through the woods and often there are water views.  It's a very pretty walk.

 Bittersweet September is all finished!  This is a BBD  from the Ladies Prim Society.  The only changes I made were the linen, 36 ct. to a 32 ct.and the color of the pot on the roof. I am trying a new finish for this design.  I will show you as I get it finished.  I'm not in a hurry as I will most likely use this in the Fall.


 The start of Mary Jane Smith, and I did the traditional happy dance when the border met up just right! I think this is going to be a fun sampler to stitch.  Did you notice, no house?  After the huge white house and the house in Bittersweet September, I am taking a break from houses.  However, not for long as I love houses in samplers!! 

 Two big apple trees and no house!

 We loved the way the clouds were reflected in the water.


 Dead trees provide homes and food for the wild creatures and the birds.

Have a great week and thanks for joining me!

25 comments:

  1. What a super stitch - I will be interested to see how you decide to finish it, and look forward to watching the progress of your 'house free' stitch! Wasn't the weather beyond lovely this past weekend?

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  2. Lovely finish. I'm curious too see how you finish it off. Very pretty pics of your outing too. It looks so peaceful there.

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  3. OH, what a beautiful BBD finish you have here. I can also stitch fall designs all over the year, they are all so nice because of all these fall colours they usually have. Nice new sampler that you started.
    It's always a delight to see the pictures that you take during your walks and trips.
    Have a wonderful day today in your garden.

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  4. Bittersweet September turned out so pretty.
    Love the Fall colors in this one.
    Mary Jane will be a beautiful sampler.
    Great pics, the sideways tree is cool. lol
    Marilyn

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  5. Beautiful finish and lovely colours :-)

    That's how I started stitching too, DH will watch anything, but I only watch certain programmes :-)

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  6. Congrats on the beautiful finish!

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  7. Congratulations on your fall finish! Looking forward to seeing how you finish it! You are off to a good start on Mary Jane; glad your border met. What a fabulous area to walk in!

    Robin in Virginia

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  8. Such a sweet finish! And I love your new start. I think we must be related! I love big house samplers, stitch every night, and do so while watching baseball with the hubs! Laura

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  9. Bittersweet September is beautiful...love that border! And your new start is so pretty...those birds are a hoot! Every once in a while I actually do a piece without a house...makes me feel like a renegade...LOL...have a great week. And yes baseball is a very long season. My team is the Cincinnati Reds and they are killing me already this season.

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  10. Love your finish Barb ! Your new start will be beautiful ! Enjoy your yard work !

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  11. A very pretty finish. Looking forward to more of your current project.
    Those are gorgeous photos,love the clouds reflection photo.

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  12. Congrats on your finish, its wonderful!

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  13. A great finish, I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it.
    I used to be a OAAT (one at a time) stitcher but then I started doing SALs and Challenges which necessitated more than one project at a time! I'm still happier focusing on one piece for a length of time.

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  14. Love the finish! I love the border on your start - looks great!! Pictures are lovely - boy I am just full of LOVE lol!!

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  15. Such lovely stitching and scenery! I'm going to follow you on your wanders because they are beautiful.... and I might need to follow you when you stash too. :)

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  16. Barb, you know I'm a pushover for traditional samplers, o it will be great fun to see Mary Jane Smith come to life. I can tell already that the border on her will be spectacular.

    And speaking of spectacular...wow! What a breathtaking walking route you had. Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us.

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  17. Congratulations on your latest finish, Barb! It's really gorgeous.
    The walks you find to share are so appreciated. What a beautiful part of the state!

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  18. Beautiful finish!!:)
    I usually stitch in the afternoons, one project per week.

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  19. That is an awesome finish!! The house is gorgeous and the colors just sing out "this is Autumn!!". Beautiful. Well, I will eventually get down to the shop that will teach me - my husband is recovering from surgery so my time is being nursemaid to him for now! Your walk pictures are just beautiful! We are snowing today. Yes indeed, after temps in the 20's last week (celcius) we are snowing. Oh Canada!! :)

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  20. Your stitching habits sound a lot like mine, Barb. But we're the opposite when it comes to TV--my husband hates it and I love to have it on when I stitch :)

    Your finish is lovely and I'm so envious of your time in the garden. We had a few nice days last week, but now it is chilly again.

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  21. Great finish! Looking forward to how you finish-finish it now! And absolutely love the reflection picture! Wow! I am not working now, so I could have lots of time to stitch... and sometimes I actually do! I like the tv on or else listening to podcasts or books. We are all multi-taskers!

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  22. A lovely finish. Looks like you had beautiful weather for your walk. I don't 'watch' many programs either, preferring to have something that I can listen to on the TV instead.

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  23. Gorgeous finish - intrigued by the hints about a new way to Finish. Thank your for sharing your walk with us.

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  24. Bittersweet September is gorgeous! I'm excited to see how you finish it too. Beautiful walk!

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  25. Lovely finish, I look forward to seeing what you do with this now.
    Lovely pictures outdoors provide so many opportunity's
    for pictures, now that spring has arrived.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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