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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Gift and Some Stitching

I very quietly celebrated a birthday last week and my DD made a wonderful gift for me.  She had been experimenting with copying NW native designs in wool.  The raven is a very important symbol to the NW tribes.  She presented me with the most beautiful raven! 

Isn't it just lovely !  I am very proud of her talent as an artist.  Of course, this is a one-of-a-kind.

Now on to some stitching.  I am really getting close to finishing Mary.  I was in a mood to do something more patriotic but decided to finish her first as I am within a week of being done. She is growing on me. I am now doing some of the over one verse-not my favorite part!


As you can see, I have the red flowers in the middle to finish but decided to get to that over one verse.

Finally, here are a few flowers blooming in the garden right now.
 

 
Thanks so much for joining me and have a wonderful week!


28 comments:

  1. Raven looks great! Mary will be a great finish, don't blame you for sticking with her.

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  2. Oh that Raven! Art gallery worthy piece in my book. Very envious! Mary is coming along and is going to be something special. Isn't it great watching the flowers bloom?

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  3. Oh that Raven! Art gallery worthy piece in my book. Very envious! Mary is coming along and is going to be something special. Isn't it great watching the flowers bloom?

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  4. Lovely Raven, she is a clever young lady. I love your stitching.

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  5. Bellissimo! E meraviglioso anche il ricamo

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  6. Belated birthday wishes!
    Your daughter is so so talented, what a beautiful creation. This Raven is just perfect :)
    Lovely stitching as always!

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  7. Happy belated birthday!!! LOVE that raven. Your DD has such great talent! Lovely stitching! Not long now and it shall be done!

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  8. You are making great progress on Mary. Your daughter is very talented; the raven is stunning.

    Robin in Virginia

    PS What is the purple flower in the second picture called? Very pretty!

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  9. The Raven is too cool!
    Mary looks good, you're almost done now.
    Love, love, love that pale pink iris, they're my favorite.
    Marilyn

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  10. Happy Birthday Barb! Love the raven your daughter made .. She is very talented! Your stitching and flowers are beautiful! Can't wait to see what red,white and blue you are going to stitch!

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  11. Happy birthday! Love love love the raven! I will send you easy, quick, over one vibes

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  12. Happy birthday! Love love love the raven! I will send you easy, quick, over one vibes

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  13. Happy Birthday to you!! :) your daughter has made a very pretty gift for you :)
    Great progress on your stitching and lovely blooms!!

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  14. a late happy birthday to you! that bird is wonderful! what a talent!

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  15. What a gorgeous gift from your daughter. She is a very talented artist!

    Happy Birthday, Barb!

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  16. Did you get a nice gift, sweet daughter !!!
    Congratulations!

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  17. Your daughter is a very talented artist! What a treasure she's created for you! :)

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  18. Happy Quiet Birthday! Your daughter made you a nice gift--those are the best kind! You are making great progress on Mary--look forward to seeing all the over-one done soon! I dislike it too! Hugs!

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday! The raven is wonderful, she is a very clever artist.
    Your sampler is looking lovely too. I actually like stitching lettering, even over one!

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  20. What a lovely personal gift from your daughter for your birthday.
    Your stitching is looking very pretty.

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  21. Happy birthday! What a lovely gift from your daughter! Your stitching is lovely! I love your flowers! I love Irises!

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  22. Happy Birthday Barb! I just LOVE your Raven. We did a large unit study of the NW Indian Tribes when I was in grade school and I just fell in love with their art and culture. That Raven is amazing and your daughter should be very proud of her skills. Have a happy week enjoying the sunshine and your beautiful garden.

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  23. Happy Birthday: Love the Bird, so lovely, I am happy your Daughter is so talented.
    Love your Sampler.
    Your flowers are beautiful.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  24. Happy Birthday last week.
    What a gorgeous gift your daughter made just for you, it's so pretty and will be cherished for years to come.
    Mary is looking good

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  25. Happy belated birthday wishes! The gift that you received from your daughter is so wonderful. She is so talented and I remember some more felt figures that she made for you in the past.

    You are doing great on the Mary sampler. A good idea to finish it before starting your patriotic stitching as there isn't too much left. Although that over one stitching always takes longer than the over two - at least with me, lol. Good luck!

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  26. Happy, happy birthday, my dear friend. Such a lovely gift from your talented daughter and you are so close with Mary, how wonderful!

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  27. happy belated birthday. That is such a cool raven!

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  28. Belated birthday greetings.

    Your sampler and your flowers are beautiful.

    Your daughter is so talented. I love it when you show her wonderful creations.

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