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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stitching and Dahlias!

Hi Cloud friends!  I hope all of you have had a great week-end.  The DH and I had a nice slow one so that was good.  We actually had a very good rain on Friday and then a bit more on Sat.  We needed it so badly.  It was kind of interesting.  We went for coffee Sat. AM  after the Farmer's Market and everyone was smiling and saying , "Isn't the rain great!"  I forgot my camera but the veggies at the market were wonderful.  I think plants have liked all the sun this summer. One thing I look forward to each summer is the U Pick Dahlia farm.  I grow my own but find that I hate to cut them.  The farm has a deal  I can't pass up, 12 flowers for $4.  I try to get up there every week! There are about 20 rows of flowers to choose from.
I am busy stitching "Bittersweet September" by BBD.  This was a selection from the Ladies Prim Society in the Fall of 2013.  I am using the suggested floss and just some linen from my stash. It is such a sweet little piece.  I finished the house last night. I did get quite a bit of the house done on Fri. watching the Hawks in the first game of this year.  We didn't do too well, glad that game does not count!

 The top border calls  for a satin stitch.  I will do this when the rest of the design is finished.

 The alphabet is done over one, I do one row in the afternoon when the light is good!

 Enjoy the dahlias!! Remember 12 blooms for only 4$!



Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

24 comments:

  1. Great progress on your stitching!! Your Dahlias are looking so beautiful and you got a nice deal for those.

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  2. Bittersweet is looking great.
    Love the Fall colors in this piece.
    The dahlias are so beautiful.
    That's a bargain, for sure!
    Have a great week.
    Marilyn

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  3. bittersweet is coming along nicely!! Those flowers are so pretty and what a deal 12/$4 :)
    Have a great day

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  4. Your cut dahlias are spectacular.They were a favourite of my Mums.She grew them en masse every year:)
    Lovely stitching Barb.You always choose such attractive designs..

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  5. Your dahlias are gorgeous. Your WIP is looking good.

    Robin in Virginia

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  6. :Pretty stitching and pretty flowers!

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  7. The Dahlias are FANTASTIC!! wow such lovely colors!! Stitching looks great - did you try the sew method?

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  8. Gorgeous Dahlias! And I love your stitching project.

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  9. Oh, the weekend was wonderful here (for me, at least) because it was very cool and very rainy and it felt like heaven after the hot days we were having last week. I went outside and let the rain make me wet several times, lol. Sounds strange, huh? But that was what I was dreaming about when it was so hot.

    Your new stitching piece is gorgeous, I love the designs and the colours and everything about it.

    Those dahlias look so gorgeous. I also never cut flowers from the garden, I love to see them grow there.

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  10. The dahlia are gorgeous, Barb, and I went to a Farmer's Market, too, on Saturday - so much fun!

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  11. I envy you your rain - we were supposed to get some, but only got the lightest of sprinkles for 10 minutes or so. The dahlia bouquet is lovely.

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  12. I'm so glad you got some much-needed rain, Barb... Seeing the footage on the fires in the Northwest is heartbreaking... It rained here last night, too--first in a long time!

    Your newest sampler is looking great and I just love the dahlias--what a deal!!

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  13. Bittersweet September is looking great!!!!

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  14. I LOVE LOVE your Bittersweet September! And your dahlias are stunningly gorgeous!

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  15. Pretty dahlias and at a good price. I love going to the farmers market, I come home with yummy goodies. Love the design, I could kick myself for not joining the club. I joined the one country sampler had years ago, but they are not as good as the ones I got, even I have stitched a few.

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  16. I love your Bittersweet September--wonderful progress!! The Dahlias are beautiful--a great deal!

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  17. Wow Barb - those flowers are stunning! blessings, marlene

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  18. Lovely sampler and the perfect seasonal colours too. Glad you finally got some rain. You would be welcome to some of our's!

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  19. Now I remember why I gave away Bittersweet September--I do not like that much over one stitching! But you are progressing quite nicely!! I love all the dahlias!! Gosh, and that is such a great price!! Hugs!

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  20. Great progress on Bittersweet September. The flowers are just gorgeous! Can't beat that price!

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