Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sampler in Blue progress

 Touch wood but so far I have not made a cross stitch counting mistake!!  Certainly helps that the entire piece is done in only one colour ;)
 Here's my painted piece that I had played with a few weeks ago where I lay down masking tape, sponged around it with acrylic paint, took the tape off and voila, a white picket fence. I free motion machine sewed some vines which you can't see very well as I should have used darker green thread. I laid a piece of red organza over red felt, cut out the red circles and attached them all with french knots.  Also added some grass stitching along the bottom.
 MooShoo stinker cat had to have a look see too :)
 Had to take a picture of Mr. Handsome Mule Deer Buck as he strolled through the yard and then stopped to look at me through the window.  What a beaut he is.
Flashy, entertaining to watch and vocal with their raucous call, we have 4 to 8 magpies in the yard every day.  This one certainly looks well fed.

Have a good week everyone :)

24 comments:

  1. Good morning! I'm loving your blue sampler and the painted poppy piece. Gorgeous!!! And Mr. Buck IS handsome!! Have a great day!

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  2. What a clever technique for the picket fence! and the finished piece is gorgeous. Kitty approves, methinks. What a stunning photo of the deer! Ours are very shy - usually only see them as they are bounding away

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  3. Love that blue piece and I hope you are successful at being error free! The flower garden is so interesting in how you created it. Like the hollyhocks! The deer is beautiful he should be glad you were looking at him through a camera lens and not a scope lens!

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  4. Your cross stitch looks great Jenny and I'm loving the painted piece. I see MooShoo couldn't resist a peek!

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  5. Love the poppies! And, what a cute photo with the back of your cat's head!

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  6. Lovely blue cross stiches and gorgeous poppies....
    Have a cozy week !
    Anna

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  7. I love red poppies and yours are perfect (all the better when we're surrounded by dirty yucky-looking snow).

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  8. You have made good progress on the cross stitch and the poppy garden, too. Do you really have time to stitch with so much going on outside your window?

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  9. Your stitcheries are stunning! so happy the cross stitch has gone on without a hitch! love the "all one color". the deer are God's most beautiful creatures....but alas, there are millions! Deer are just so extra special, me thinks!!! ;)
    The wild birds down here in Florida are looking quite well fed lately too! we have a feasting going on down here in my neighborhood alone....many backyard wildlife habitats! Such fun in the winter!
    xoxo-Julie

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  10. I love the contrast between the cross-stitch piece and the poppies piece. I must try the overlaid felt technique. It's a great result

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  11. once again you have delighted us with your beautiful stitchery.

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  12. The poppy garden has turned out a treat you must be so pleased with it and nice cross stitch too!

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  13. The garden piece is very beautiful ; I want,summer to arrive soon :)

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  14. That is gorgeous! Of course that's easy for me to say... it's blue!

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  15. The finished poppy garden is beautiful! Now I am waiting to see the completed cross stitch.

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  16. the cross stitch is lovely and I love your poppy picture! i think maybe you don't have the same superstitions as us though as seeing a single magpie is bad luck!

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  17. Love the picture of the deer - how lovely to have hime come visit. Your fence picture is looking great - those poppies are very effective.

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  18. The poppy garden really caught my eye on this windy snowy morning! It's also fun to see birds that we don't get in my part of the world.

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  19. Your cat obviously is very impressed with the quality of your work, as am I. Happy cross stitching!

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  20. I love your picture...beautiful:)

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  21. Beautiful! All beautiful - photos too! : ) You are so busy. Thank you for linking up!

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  22. your painted peice is wonderful.
    I am always amazed by all the wild life which come close to your home. it is so cute.

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  23. Good morning, your painting is just awesome! I love it! enjoyed the wildlife photos too enjoy your weekend

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  24. Love the poppy painting/stitching. I've been meaning to try something similar.

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