Wednesday, March 1, 2017

winter work



This is what I am working on now.
It will go on the wall in my sewing room when it is done.
I am thinking about gardening, but it is way too early here to do 
anything but start clippings from last year's pink geranium.


 The obedience plants above came to me in the mail 
 from my, Kerri.
I love them, and so do the bees.


Poppies are another favorite. 
I like the way they start in
the garden but end up everywhere.



17 comments:

  1. I like the colours in your embroidery. The flowers are beautiful too

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    1. Is cross stitch popular in Scotland? It has been here for the past 15 or so years. Lately though, regular embroidery seems to making a comeback. I do samplers most of the time.

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  2. Nice embroidery, Sandra. Do you have some printed patterns or do you draw them yourself?

    Just today I was looking at our garden thinking about how long it will take before it wakes up, surely no more than a few weeks. I'm looking forward to seeing those colours again!

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  3. Haha, we will have to wait longer than a few weeks here! I am looking forward to spring flowers as well.
    This piece is from a pattern, but I have designed a few myself. Did you know there is software to turn photos into counted cross stitch?

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    1. No, I didn't, but I guess there is software for everything nowadays, isn't there? :)

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  4. Sandy, love your sampler! I cross-stitch and I made a sampler that I designed for our family. Since then...We have more grandchildren and now we also have six great grandchildren. I don't think I'll ever get caught-up!!!
    Your photos are so beautiful~

    Big Hugs

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    1. I hope you post your sampler sometime!
      Photography is a hobby I really enjoy. Iv'e not done much with my camera this winter, but will be back at it soon.

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  5. The poppies will be "popping" up soon :)

    I wish you a wonderful weekend, Sandy :)

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    1. I kno, and can't wait! Flowers are lovely, but wildflowers have always been favorite.

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  6. Nifty Sandy_!
    __ The crocuses have said hello, and the wild undergrowth have silently begun to absorb a change, and show their (2017) green. What would we do without nature's changes_? _m

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  7. I can't wait for the sight of the early blooming flowers. We are getting more snow today, as I am sure you are.

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  8. Your cross stitch is lovely. A craft I tried many years ago but didn't have the patience for. Lol.

    I love poppies so much. Gorgeous flowers in so many beautiful shades. I think the brilliant red ones are my favorite.🌞

    Have a super week Sandy.

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  9. I like poppies in any color. Once, I had a wildflower mix with at least 12 different colors. It would have been smart to save seeds, but I didn't.

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  10. I would love to see poppies spread throughout the land. I do have a red plant that comes back every year, but it has not spread. Usually the deer leave them alone, but once in a while they take a bite of the bulb - NO.

    Your stitching is lovely. I think spring, the beginning of spring often has us dreaming of gardening and other projects.

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  11. The orange ones seem to do better here. I have red ones in the garden, but they don't naturalize as well as the orange variety.

    It is amazing that our minds turn with the seasons!

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  12. I love poppies, geraniums (haven't heard of the other plant you mentioned) and that sampler needlepoint is beautiful. I would love to start a new hobby but i have compulsiveness and would need to buy every color thread the store has. I've only done one needlepoint in my life and it was a sampler calendar with lots of flowers on it - very challenging and i loved it (did it about 40 plus years ago and have no idea where I put it or if I threw it away when I was young and frivolous, lol).

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  13. Just buy the colors for one sampler and see how you like working on it. I have no idea where this flower pattern came from. It was in my cross stitch box, so I did it.

    I hadn't heard of obedient plant before my friend sent the pants to me, but I love it!

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