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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Gift. A Win and a Finish!

     This beautiful stitched card came several days ago from my birthday twin, "she's younger", Sue D. over at "Stitchershideaway.com".  I was totally surprised, and I must add very happy about it as well.  This is the first stitchy gift I've ever received, and I thought it was so sweet of her to think of me.  Thank you again Sue.  Look at all the different types of stitches in this! Sue said that I could make this


into a fob, ornament or whatever, but right now I'm wanting to just enjoy the card itself the way it is.

     Shortly after I received Sue's gift, I found that I was a winner for a mystery gift from Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Oh my goodness! Have you ever ordered from Nancy? Beautiful hand dyed items.  So the package came and here's what I won! So generous! I love all the chenille trims.  The threads of course.  I mean what stitcher doesn't love threads? She was thoughtful also in send me the Alphabet Ornament Collection for the letter L.  How cool is this win? Thank you so much Nancy.



     As for the finish mentioned in the title of this blog goes.....Remember "America" by Heart in Hand?
I had dyed the Aida with beet water, and loved the way it came out.  Just three different color threads needed for the stitch, and here's the finished results.  I love the way it came out and will use it in my



patriotic holidays display.  I got the star material at Hobby Lobby, and with that alone, it just wasn't enough, so I went into my material stash and found the red.  Perfect I think.  The stitching alone took just
six hours and 15 minutes.  A fun quick stitch.

     Our cherry tree out front has all bloomed and now it's all green with new leaves.  I meant to post this picture sooner so you could enjoy the color with me, but did forget to.  This was taken when it was still not in full bloom.


Until next time my sweet friends and followers, be safe and well.  Beautiful weather is here.  Get out and enjoy it as much as you can.  Whether is be for a short walk everyday or just sitting on your front porch with your stitching or a good book.  Breathe in some of the beautiful fresh air.  Always remember of course, to "feel the colors".  Love each and every one of you and thank you so much for stopping in.  Means a lot to me.


19 comments:

  1. What a great picture of you! You are a lovely lady!! Nice gift and win! Always makes a person feel blessed, doesn't it? Your patriotic finish is just perfect too. Have a sweet day!

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    1. Thank you so much. What a nice thing to say. I never think of myself as a lovely lady, but I am a fun lady!

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  2. I love the picture of you...and the tree is nice, too. What great gifts you received! And super stitching/finishing also!

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    1. Hi Wilma. I'm thinking about all those tiny ducklings that you showed us on your blog. I bet they're growing so fast.

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  3. What a lovely picture of you. Enjoy all the wonderful goodies you received. I love your finish and the fabric really compliments your stitching.

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    1. Thank you Mary. It was fortunate that I had the red fabric in my stash. How is Brentley's afghan coming along?

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  4. Love that stitchy card. You by the tree though is super sweet. Nice to see you lovely lady.

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    1. You're so sweet. Thank you for all your visits.

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  5. What a sweet birthday card. I haven't done cross stitch for years. With retirement just 5 weeks away, I might get a chance to go up to the attic and drag it down. Your America project reminded me that I have an American flag project up in the attic just waiting to be finished.

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    1. You must be so excited about retiring! Look at all the time you'll have to work on all your lovely projects. Your house and yard as well. I'm so happy for you.

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday. Your project looks great and congrats on the beautiful win. You mentioned that Sue D. from Stitcher's Hideaway sent you the card. Have you ever been to one of her retreats? If so, it's possible that our paths have crossed. Take care and have a great weekend.

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    1. No Cynthia. I haven't been to one of Sue's Hideaways but would love to go to one. She is such a fun lady and I bet the sessions are every bit as enjoyable.

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  7. You are the sweetest flower in the entire bouquet of life!

    Love that picture of you!

    Linda in VA

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    1. Oh my goodness Linda. What a lovely thing to say. You're so sweet.

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  8. Girlfriend--- you have the won the Vera Hobo bag in my giveaway. Your prize is in thanks for sharing my contest with your friends. Please send me your mailing address --- you can email me at the address listed on my sidebar.

    Congrats!

    I love you--
    xoxo
    Vicki

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki. I love the bag and am so looking forward to having it as my very own. You are such a generous and dear lady.

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  9. What a beautiful gift from your sister! And I know the threads of Nancy, In fact, I have several in stock. Your stitched 'America' has turned out beautiful. I love the blossoms of the cherry tree too!

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    1. Thank you Joke. I was just over to your blog looking at all your finishes again. It inspires me to see how many beautiful pieces you have done. The quilts, shawls, hats and cross stitching is beautiful.

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  10. Your tree is beautiful in bloom. I love your finished pillow, it is gorgeous. I hope you have a great week.

    Sandy

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